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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Emmett Norman Day, 94, Cumming
Emmett Norman Day, age 94 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Emmett was a deacon and member of Haw Creek Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. A long ti ...
Gladys Henderson Gilbert, age 87 and a native of Forsyth County passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Gladys was the oldest member and pas ...

Habersham

Ricky J. Mull, 41, Alto
Lt. Ricky J. Mull, age 41 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Towns County on March 14, 1971, he was a retired Lieuten ...
Willie Ray "Bill" Glore, 79, Cornelia
Mr. Willie Ray "Bill" Glore, age 79 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Troup County, Georg ...

Hall

John William Grizzle, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 Corinth Baptist Church for John William Grizzle, 92, of Gainesville. Rev. Henry Loggins will officiate. ...
Keith Lester, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Lester, 69 of Flowery Branch died Wednesday September 19, 2012 at his residence.A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Lester was the son of the late D.P. and Betty Wad ...
Lemuel Thay Pruitt, 77, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Lemuel Thay Pruitt, age 77 of Clarkesville. Mr. Pruitt passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 following a period o ...
Martha Ann Taylor, 86, Gainesville
Graveside services will be held Saturday November 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Ocean Springs, Mississippi for Martha Ann Taylor, 86 of Gainesville. Miss Tay ...
Mary Nell Graham Abercrombie, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Nell Graham Abercrombie, 73 of Gainesville died Wednesday September 19, 2012 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Abercrombie was the daughter of th ...
Rhonda Diane Adams, 53, Oakwood
Rhonda Diane Adams, age 53 of Oakwood, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Sandra Ann Allen, 71, Gainesville
Sandra Ann Allen, 71, of Gainesville, passed away September 19, 2012. Born on August 9, 1941 in Atlanta GA, she was the daughter of the late James Wootson and Ann Ruth Prather Thor ...
Zackary Christopher Washburn age 9 of Clermont passed away Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012 following an extended illness.Zackary was born in Florence, South Carolina on February 7, 2003 to ...

Other

Dennis Gordon Pennington, 64, Alpharetta
Dennis Gordon Pennington, 64, was a proud Marine Veteran, a professional singer, and loving father and husband. He was born February 17th, 1948 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Dennis mar ...

White

Thomas Elmer Fitzsimmons, 69, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death Mr. Thomas Elmer Fitzsimmons, age 69 of Cleveland. Mr. Fitzsimmons passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Mr. Fitzsimmon ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86