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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 17th, 2009

Forsyth

Brenda M. Pruitt, 63, Cumming
Mrs. Brenda M. Pruitt, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her daughters Teresa Day and Debbie Pruitt both of Cumming; sons Calvin Pruitt a ...

Gwinnett

Douglas E. Mertens, 86, Buford
Douglas E. Mertens, age 86 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 17, 2009. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. Following the ...

Hall

Mr. Melvin Garland Blair, 51 of Lula went home to be with God, Saturday October 17, 2009 after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday Oc ...
Funeral services will be held for Thomas Randolph "Tommy" Griffin , 62, of Emory Griffin Rd., Gillsville at 2:00 pm Monday October 19, 2009 in Lebanon United Methodis ...

Jackson

Frances E. Mathis, 92, Nicholson
Mrs. Frances Mathis Smith, age 92, of Nicholson, who passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Roy Smith of Nicholson. Daughter, Wynette Sullivan ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Jacqueline Veritta Lewallen age 64 of Commerce who died Saturday Oct. 17, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Carlos and Addie ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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