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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 19th, 2013

Forsyth

Dolores Caroline Hall, 101, Cumming
Dolores Caroline Hall, age 101, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013. Dolores was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and loved to cook and play Bingo. She is preceded in de ...
Donna Tate Castleberry, age 55, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013. Donna was the likeness of her mother Bonnie Tate, the ultimate caregiver and the pinnacle of ...
William Harshel "Bill" McGannon, 75, of Cumming passed away Thursday September 19, 2013 following a long illness.Born July 7, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Harshel ...

Gwinnett

Anna Elizabeth Beard, 82, Dacula
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Beard, age 82, of Dacula, GA passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013. She is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Henry Houston Beard, Dacula, GA; ch ...

Habersham

Robert Allen, 83, Demorest
Robert Allen, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Mr. Allen was born in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1930. He was preceded in ...

Hall

George C. Dobbs, Jr.,, 83, Gainesville
George Calvin Dobbs, Jr., 83 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 following an extended illness.Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, S ...
Tammie Lynn Helton, 44, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Tammie Lynn Helton, 44, of Maysville who passed away on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Habersham County, GA, she was the da ...
Vera Lee Allison White, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Vera Lee Allison White, 92, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Born in Gainesville, GA. on August 23, 1921, she was the daughter of James Thomas ...
Walt Pendley, 82, Oakwood
Mr. Walt Pendley, 82, of Oakwood, GA. passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Born in Marble Hill, GA. on July 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Sam and Amanda Mealer Pend ...

Jackson

J.C. Swain, 86, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for J.C. Swain, 86, of Commerce who passed away on Thursday at NE GA Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Swain was the son of the la ...
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