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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 22nd, 2012

Habersham

Janice Gail Newell Mann, 67, Mt. Airy
Janice Gail Newell Mann, age 67 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 22, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W ...
Phillip A. Martin, 44, Cornelia
Phillip A. Martin, age 44 of the Fairview Community, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on February 15, 1967, h ...
Porter Welborn, 90, Demorest
Porter Welborn, age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Mr. Welborn was born in White County, Georgia on February 22, 1922; to the late James Fran ...

Hall

Judith Borders, 55, Gainesville
Judith Borders, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral H ...
Paul Hardman, 94, Gainesville
Mr. Paul Hardman "Hart" Grizzle, Sr. age 94 of Gainesville passed away Saturday morning September 22, 2012 at the Gold City Convalescent Center, Dahlonega, Ga. after an e ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Jean Hicks, 84, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Jean Hicks, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.Mrs. Hicks was an Anderson, SC native who h ...

Other

Lucy Nelson, 97, Marietta
Lucy Nelson, age 67 of Marietta, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 22, 2012. She was a graduate of Campbell High School and Georgia State University. Lucy wa ...

Rabun

Kenneth E. Byrd, Jr, 62, Clayton
Kenneth E. Byrd, Jr., 62, was called home on September 22, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Ken was a teacher, administrator, and coach. His career began at his alma mater F ...

White

Mrs. Katie Wynelle Peters age 68 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Peters was born in Atlanta Georgia the daughter of ...
Sara Diana Davis, 50, Cleveland
Diana, 50, passed away on September 22, 2012 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She was born in Batesville, MS on May 20, 1962, daughter of Bonnie Ferguson Taylor and the late Mint ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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