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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 6th, 2013

Banks

Helen A. (Freada) Baxter, 85, Maysville
Mrs. Helen A. (Freada) Baxter, age 85, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, June 06, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baxter was born in Commerce to the late Clyde and Susi ...

Dawson

Douglas Wayne Adams, 57, Dawsonville
Douglas Wayne Adams, age 57, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was a very loyal family man that loved being a Papa. He is preceded in death by his parents ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Dolores Moore "Doty" Sims, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, June 06, 2013 after a 4½-year battle with ovarian cancer.She was preceded in death by h ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae York Wood, 72, Batesville
Memorial services for Jessie Mae York Wood, age 72 of the Batesville Community were held on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 2:00 PM from the Providence Baptist Church. Her brother, Rev. ...
Mary Elizabeth Loudermilk Greemon, age 78 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, June 06, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on July 18, 1934, in Habersham County, she was a ...
Mike Walker, 66, Alto
Mike Walker, age 66, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Walker was born on April 7, 1947, in Gainesville, Georgia; son of the ...

Hall

Donald Maxwell, 65, Flowery Branch
Mr. Donald Maxwell, age 65, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Mary Helton Maxwell, Flowery Branch, GA; daug ...

Jackson

Cecil Lee Wilson, 77, Jefferson
Cecil Lee Wilson, age 77, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, June 6, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...
Eugene "Cookie" Weiland, Sr., age 68, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, June 6, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, ...
Kevin Brandon Veal, 25, Nicholson
Mr. Kevin Brandon Veal, age 25, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Veal was born in Commerce to Carl and Susan Kesler Veal of Nicholson. He was em ...

Other

Charles Richard Barber, 62, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel at Danielsville, announces memorial services for Charles Richard Barber, 62, of Danielsville who passed away on Thursday. Mr. Barber was a ...
David Cornthwaite, 91, St. Simon's Island
David Cornthwaite, age 91, of St. Simons Island, Georgia formerly of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Mr. Cornthwaite was born in Hertfordshire, England on M ...
Donna Jean George Triana, 51, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for Donna Jean George Triana, 51, of Danielsville who passed away at her residence on Wednesda ...
Nancy Thompson Purcel, 62, Lakemont, Ga.
Nancy Thompson Purcel, age 62, of Lakemont, Georgia, formerly of Tifton, Georgia, passed away at her home on June 6, 2013. She was born December 31, 1950 in Tift County to the lat ...

White

Daniel Franklin, 57, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, announces the death of Mr. Daniel Franklin, age 57 of Cleveland. Mr. Franklin passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. Funeral services are schedule ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.