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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 3rd, 2013

Dawson

Jerry Ray Davis, 58, Dawsonville
Jerry Ray Davis, 58, of Dawsonville passed away on one of his favorite days of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2013.Born June 8, 1954 in Memphis, TN to the late Howard and ...

Forsyth

Leon Jackson Johnson, 77, Cumming
Leon Jackson Johnson, of Cumming, GA, age 77, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2013. Leon loved God, family, friends and the great outdoors. He was also a lifelong member of C ...

Gwinnett

Allen M. Moore, 88, Suwanee
Mr. Allen M. Moore, age 88, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bascum and Alma Moore; and sister, Lillith McDowell. He ...
Emory P. Maddox, 81, Buford
Emory P. Maddox, age 81, of Buford, GA died on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Frank Pratt ...
Lois Jordan Benson, 86, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Lois Jordan Benson, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully, with family at her side, Sunday, February 3, 2013. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Ben ...

Habersham

Dorothy Beaver Addis, 76, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Dorothy Beaver Addis, age 76, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Macedonia Baptist Church. Rev. Leon Miller and R ...

Hall

James Love Godfrey, Jr., 73, Gainesville
Mr. James Love Godfrey Jr. age 73 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday February 3, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday ...
Mary Evans, 67, Oakwood
Mary Evans, age 67, of Oakwood passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966. www.lawsonfuneralhome.org. ...

Jackson

Ann Hooks, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ann Hooks, 68, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday February 3, 2013.Arrangements are incomplete at this time.Evans Funeral Home ...

White

Tommy Westmoreland, 37, Cleveland
Tommy Ken Westmoreland, age 37 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Westmoreland was born June 27, 1975 in Gainesville to Jewell and Virginia Ni ...
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