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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 2nd, 2013

Dawson

Yvonne C. Melancon, 84, Dawsonville
Yvonne C. Melancon, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Saturday March 2, 2013 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 16, 1928 in New Orleans, LA ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Pauline (Polly) Harris Arrington age 92 was born on March 30, 1920. She was a resident of Forsyth County and a member of Salem Baptist Church on Hwy 306 in Forsyth Co. She is ...

Habersham

Services for Oscar John "O.J." Allen, Jr. age 70 of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2013, from the Hill's Crossing Baptist Church with Rev. Walt ...

Hall

Anne Dobbins Puckett, 84, Buford
Mrs. Anne Dobbins Puckett, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Puckett; son, Ferrell Dobbins; and stepson, ...
James Waymon Brown, 45, Gainesville
Mr. James Waymon Brown age 45 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Saturday March 02, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial Services are sch ...
Charles Henry Johnson, 86, Gainesville
Charles Henry Johnson died at his home on Saturday, March 2, 2013 after an extended illness. Born in Siloam, Georgia, on December 12, 1926, Charlie was a well-known and beloved cit ...
Esther Louise Campbell, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Esther Louise Roberts Campbell age 96 of Lula passed away on Saturday March 02, 2013 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Gloria Cassity Stargel, 83, Gainesville
Gloria Cassity Stargel, 83, of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 2 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Decatur, Georgia and lived a few years in Fitzgerald, ...
Howard P. Crane, 89, Braselton
Howard P. Crane age 89 of Braselton, Ga. died Saturday March 2, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Gainesville, Ga. and worked for Potter and Brunfield for many years, he was of ...
Lewis Henson, 64, Oakwood
Mr. Lewis Henson, age 64, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Gold City Nursing Home, following a prolonged illness.Funeral Services will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March ...
Lorene B. Tatum, 86, Buford
Mrs. Lorene B. Tatum, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Tatum; daughter, Shirley Virginia Bailey; and pa ...
Patricia Cox Westbrook, 84, Gainesville
In Loving Memory of Patricia Cox Westbrook of Gainesville, GA Born: January 3, 1929 Died: March 1, 2013 Patricia is survived by her stepmother Frances Cox, sister Carole Hudgins, d ...

Jackson

Frankie Massey Holden, 71, Jefferson
Mrs. Frankie Massey Holden, age 71 of Jefferson died Saturday, March 02, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Holden was born in Jefferson to the late, Frank and Addie Griffin Massey. Mrs ...
Linda Joy Weathers, 60, Jefferson
LINDA JOY WEATHERS, age 60, of Jefferson, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Weathers was born on October 15, 195 ...

Lumpkin

Ann Cantrell Rainwater, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ann Cantrell Rainwater, age 76, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed way Saturday, March 2, 2013 after an extended illness.Ann was born November 3, 1936 in Helen, Georgia to the late ...

Stephens

Pauline Chapman Tench, 72, Toccoa
Pauline "Polly" Chapman Tench, age 72 of Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Per her r ...

White

Martha Turpen Pasternak, of Clarkston, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, February 03, 2013, at the age of 87. Born on July 22, 1925, she was a daughter of the late N.U. Turpen, Sr. ...
Melton Lavern Gibby, 83, Cleveland
Melton Lavern Gibby, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 02, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Gibby was born June 1, 1929 in Greenville, SC to the late Calloway and Hazel Ad ...
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