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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 4th, 2013

Gwinnett

Joseph Brown, 88, Lawrenceville
Joseph Lil Brown, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on February 4, 2013. He was born June 18, 1924 in Concord, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Daisy Brown, br ...
Sherri King Pirkle, 63, Buford
Ms. Sherri King Pirkle, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn King. She is survived by her daughter and son- ...

Habersham

Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, 63, Turnerville
Funeral services for Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, age 63, of Turnerville will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 5:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will fol ...
Gladys Davis Pitts, 85, Mt. Airy
Gladys Davis Pitts, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Oaks at Scenic View, following a period of declining health. Born in Madison County, North Caro ...

Hall

Harley Parker, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harley Parker, age 88, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lillie Parker; and brothers, Roy Parker, ...
Ira D. Forrester, 88, Clermont
Funeral service will be held for, Ira D. Forrester,Sr. age 88 of Clermont, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Interment will be in the c ...
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr, 90, Gainesville
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr., 90, of Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Belleville, IL.) passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Yates was born on Jan. ...

Jackson

Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday February 3, 2013. Mrs. Hooks was born in Jefferson, Georgia the ...
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
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70