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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 23rd, 2012

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William Bruce Rooks, 55, Auburn
William Bruce Rooks, age 55, of Auburn passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, ...

Gwinnett

Judith M. Jankauskas, 61, Dacula
Mrs. Judith M. Jankauskas, age 61, of Dacula, GA passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Joseph Jankauskas; son, Justin Jankauskas; daughter in law, ...

Habersham

Elbert Bradford Greemon, 98, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mr. Elbert Bradford Greemon, age 98, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Anthony ...

Hall

Arthur Weisenbacher, 99, Gainesville
Mr. Arthur Weisenbacher, age 99, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are ...
Louella Wagoner, 75, Gainesville
Louella Wagoner, age 75 of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. Louella's passion in life was cooking for her family and friends and tending to her flower ...
Ralph Edwin Hope, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Ralph Edwin Hope, 91, of Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 after an extended illness. Mr. Hope was born March 12, 1921 in Forsyth C ...

Other

Mary Ellen Savage Thompson, 87, Loganville
Mrs. Mary Ellen Savage Thompson, age 87, of Loganville, GA passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Warren Thompson. She is survived ...
Mrs. Rebecca A. "Becky" Johnson, age 88, passed away at her home in Marietta, Georgia on Sunday, September 23, 2012 following a brief illness.A memorial service will be h ...

Stephens

Teddy Lamar Mashburn, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Teddy Lamar Mashburn, age 60, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at his home.Born February 10, 1952 in Alpharetta, GA, he was a son of the late Willie and Sarah ...

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Katie Wynelle Peters, 68, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Katie Wynelle Peters age 68 of Cleveland. Mrs. Peters passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Me ...
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