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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 24th, 2009

Forsyth

Marjorie McGraw, 72, Cumming
Mrs. Marjorie McGraw, age 72 of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Thomas Upson and Beatrice Thomas Upson. Surv ...

Gwinnett

Frances Hardigree Hutchins, 79, Lawrenceville
Frances Hardigree Hutchins, 79, of Lawrenceville died Saturday October 24, 2009.Born May 13, 1930 in Hoschton, GA to the late Thedford and Varie Allen, she lived in Lawrenceville f ...

Habersham

Ora Sullivan, 85, Demorest
Ora Sullivan, age 85, formerly of Demorest, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009. Mrs. Sullivan was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest and a former member of thei ...

Hall

Funeral services will be held for, Della Grant, age 89 of Hall County. Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 25,2009 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Guy Lee will of ...
Don Colbert, 66, Murrayville
Mr. Don Colbert, age 66, of Murrayville, GA died October 24, 2009. Mr. Colbert was born in Hall County and had lived in Murrayville for most of his life. He was self-employed ...

Jackson

Clara Bellamy, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Clara Mae Logan Bellamy, age 85, of Jefferson who passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Mrs. Bellamy was born on October 3, 1924 ...
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.