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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 15th, 2013

Dawson

Paulette Nichols, 56, Dawsonville
Paulette Nichols, age 56 of Dawsonville, passed away, Friday, February 15, 2013. She was a member of Silver City Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Tonya Shirvani, Ant ...

Habersham

Betty Jo Slater Byrd, 79, Cornelia
Betty Jo Slater Byrd, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, following a brief diagnosis of cancer. Ms. Byrd was born on April 5, 1933, in Carnesvi ...
Rowe Truman Hart, 89, Alto
Rowe Truman Hart, age 89 of Alto, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 1, 1923, he was a son of the late Will ...

Hall

Herbert Brown (Kit) Braselton, Sr. of Braselton, Ga. died at home on February 15, 2013. He was born in Braselton Feb. 16, 1920. as the youngest son of Green Braselton and May Dunca ...

Jackson

Elaine Yankee Harber, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Elaine Yankee Harber, age 76 of Commerce died Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Harber was born in Rome, GA to the late, Richard Murrell Yankee, Sr. and Helen ...
Elena Beard Nash, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Elena Beard Nash, age 96, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 15, 2013 at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce. Mrs. Nash was born in Dayton, TN to the late S. White and Harr ...
Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, Jefferson
Mrs. Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Jackson County GA, she was the daughter ...

White

Mary Damera, 84, Cleveland
Mary Damera, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Damera was born March 23, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to the ...
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