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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 7th, 2012

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Kevin Wayne Childers, 45, Winder
Kevin Wayne Childers, age 45, of Winder passed away Monday, September 3, 2012. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Friday, September 7, 2012 at Galilee Christian Church with ...

Dawson

Grace Smith Abernathy, 79, Dawsonville
Grace Smith Abernathy, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Friday September 7, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born October 31, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the late Od ...

Forsyth

Marion Elizabeth Webb, 75, Cumming
Marion Elizabeth Webb, age 75, of Cumming, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Everett and Cassie Webb.She is survived by her si ...

Habersham

Mildred Purcell Hill, 89, Hendersonville, NC- formerly of Cornelia
Mildred Purcell Hill formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012, after an extended illness. Mildred grew up in Banks County, Georgia. She was one of ...

Lumpkin

William Louis Wilcheck, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. William Louis Wilcheck, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, September 7, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mr. Wilcheck was a native of Columbus, G ...

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Bonnie Lou Dean, 82, Cleveland
Bonnie Lou Dean, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, September 07, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Dean was born December 12, 1929 in White County to ...
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