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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 2nd, 2013

Dawson

Lois Virginia Bowen Hester, 85, Dawsonville
Lois Virginia Bowen Hester, age 85, of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She liked to sew, read and loved the outdoors. Lois was preceded in death by her husban ...

Forsyth

Georgianna Ball, 61, Cumming
Georgianna Ball, "Gigi", age 61, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Born in Oklahoma City, Gigi was a respected business owner of a Norcross manufacturi ...
Nathan Len Headrick, 36, Cumming
Nathan Len Headrick, 36, of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2013. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of Gary and Bonnie Headrick of Cumming, GA.Nathan was a loving son, brother and ...
Virginia Abi Garrett, 100, Cumming
Virginia Abi Garrett, age 100, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1925. Virginia is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Pamela Ann Hall Mertes, age 69, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirty four years, Michael Mertes, Dacula, GA; childre ...

Habersham

Clifford Loy Sanford Smith, 71, Clarkesville
Graveside service for Clifford Loy Sanford Smith, age 71, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery. The fami ...
Jo Wikle Cook, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral service for Jo Wikle Cook, age 72, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 5, 2013 from the Providence Baptist Church. Interm ...
Kenneth Wayne Pennington, 80, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Pennington, age 80 (1933-2013), went home to be with his Heavenly Father on October 2, 2013. His loving and devoted wife of almost four decades, Linda Ward Penningto ...
Marshall McMahan, 77, Mt. Airy
Marshall McMahan, age 77, of Mount Airy, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, following a sudden illness.Mr. McMahan was born in Celo, North Carolina on October 18, 1935, to th ...

Hall

Janice Allene Hatfield Burgess, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, October 2, 2013.Janice was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where she was co-owner with her late husba ...
Mildred M Ortner, 93, Gainesville
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Lanier Village Estates for Mrs. Mildred M. Ortner, 93, of Gainesville, GA. Little & Davenport Fun ...

Jackson

Frances Virginia King, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Frances Virginia King, 68, of Jefferson who passed away Wednesday October 2, 2013. Ms. King was born in Monroe, Ga., a daughter of the ...
Margaret 'Peggy' Frank, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret "Peggy" Frank, age 67, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, after an extended illness. Mrs ...
Margaret Pardue Frank, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Pardue Frank, age 67, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.Funeral Services are Pending at this time. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gaynelle Fitzgerald Collins, age 78 of 1055 Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin, Georgia.A daughter o ...

White

Joel Francis Klinger, 63, Cleveland
Joel Francis Klinger, age 63, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away October 02, 2013 at his residence from complications of cancer. He was born in Berlin, Wisconsin on August 31, 195 ...
Opal Mae Holcomb Wimpy, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Opal Mae Holcomb Wimpy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs. Wimpy passed away, October 2, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
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