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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 6th, 2012

Hall

Timothy Lee Fortenberry, 58, Gainesville
Timothy Lee Fortenberry, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Gateway Healthcare & Rehab, Cleveland, following an extended illness. ...
Eddie Swansey, 51, Flowery Branch
Eddie Swansey, 51 of Flowery Branch died Thursday September 6, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Eddie was employed at Wrigley' ...
Ruth Katherine Coker, 85, Oakwood
Ruby Katherine Coker, age 85 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...

Stephens

Mr. Henry Johnson Brown, Jr., "Papa Brown" age 82, of Toccoa, died Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home. Born June 18, 1930 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Henry J ...
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