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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 27th, 2012

Barrow

Mrs. Althea Chavez Griffiths, age 62, of Auburn, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Robert L. Griffiths, Auburn, GA; ...

Gwinnett

Derrick T. Bradley, 21, Lawrenceville
Derrick T. Bradley, age 21 of Lawrenceville, GA died Thursday, September, 27, 2012. Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Dorothy Allene Hochgertle, 88, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Dorothy Allene Hochgertle - 'Dot'
Ruben Eduardo Orduna, 75, Sugar Hill
Mr. Ruben Eduardo Orduna, age 75, of Sugar Hill passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Emory University Hospital, following an extended illness.A private Memorial Service will ...

Hall

Gloria B. Sorrells, 60, Murrayville
Gloria B. Sorrells age 60 of Murrayville passed away on Thursday September 27, 2012 at her daughter's residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Peggy Sue Love, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Peggy Sue Love, age 69, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p ...
Steven Allen Skinner, 46, Oakwood
Steven Allen Skinner, 46, of Oakwood passed away Thursday September 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will ...

Jackson

Marty Troy Holcombe, 31, Jefferson
Marty Troy Holcombe, age 31, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

Lumpkin

Verna Truelove Rogers, 51, Dahlonega
Verna Truelove Rogers, age 51, of Dahlonega, GA, died Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Verna was a lifelong resident of Lump ...
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