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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 12th, 2013

Habersham

Ella Mae Merritt, 58, Cornelia
Ella Mae Merritt, age 58, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to express online condolences t ...
James Edward Pilgrim, 69, Mt. Airy
James Edward Pilgrim, age 69 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Pilgrim was born June 21, 1943 in Cleveland to A ...

Hall

Charlie James Poole, 80, Gainesville
Charlie James Poole, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Ruthalene Sosebee Murphy, 79, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday February 16, 2013 in Bethel Baptist Church in White County for Ruthaline Sosebee Murphy, 79, of Gainesville. The Rev. Shannon Rhodes ...

Lumpkin

Estelle Walker, 92, Dahlonega
Estelle Walker was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born November 30, 1921. She died at the family home on February 12, 2013 after a long and difficult struggle wit ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "Jimmy" Wesley Parr, Jr. 50, of Colbert, Ga. who passed away Tuesday February 12, 2013.Mr. Parr was born in Clearwater ...
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