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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 9th, 2013

Forsyth

James Wallace Rhodes, 85, Cumming
James Wallace Rhodes, Sr., age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born August 10, 1927 in Columbus, GA. He attended The University of Florida on a GI bill a ...
Shirley Mae Potts, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Shirley Mae Potts, age 85, of Cumming, formerly of Bedminster, NJ, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth Reifsnyder, Barbara Morgan, Nancy ...

Gwinnett

Steven L. Tench, 49, Buford
Mr. Steven L. Tench, age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin C. Tench. He is survived by his daughters, Nora Ash ...

Habersham

Helen M. Kiley Garvey, 90, Baldwin
Helen M. Kiley Garvey, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Habersham Home West.Mrs. Garvey was born on May 6, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts. She ...

Hall

Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, age 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a ...
Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 9, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Conner had lived in Hall County f ...
Revis D. Blakeney, Jr, 60, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Revis D. Blakeney Jr., age 60, owner of Cloneworks Computers and Networking went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. Revis was raised in Ga ...
Wayne Lovett, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Lovett, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He is survived by his children, Jeff Lovett, Buford, GA, Kerri Lovett, Flowery Branch, GA and Lo ...

Lumpkin

Stephen Brent Waters, 33, Dahlonega
Stephen Brent Waters, 33, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013.Born October 25, 1979, Mr. Waters was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lumpkin County for the pas ...

White

Heinz Adolf Potschka, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Heinz A. Potschka, age 71 of Cleveland. Mr. Potschka passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Memorial services are scedul ...
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Robbins was born May 6, 1923 in Union County, M ...
Ola Fay Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Hom ...
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