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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 29th, 2009

Forsyth

Gary Charles Morgan, 65, Cumming
Gary Charles Morgan, 65, of Cumming, GA died on October 29, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. A long-time resident of Bloomingdale, IL, he was born in Pocahontas, AK, Gary was the ...
Hammond A. Young, 98, Cumming
Hammond A. Young, 98, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Acworth, NH and most recently of Dawsonville, GA died on October 23, 2009. His son, Bruce, and daughter, Sally, were at his side. ...

Hall

Esther Day, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Esther Day, age 84, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009.Funeral Mass will be held 11:30 am Friday, October 30, 2009 at St. Michael Catholic Chur ...
Jack House was born February 6, 1922 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was the son of John William House and Clara Jo Hill House. He attended schools in Gainesville, Oakwood, Candler a ...
James T. Squries, 76, Gainesville
Mr. James T. Squries, age 76 of Gainesville, Ga died Oct. 29, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Centerfrom a brief illness. Service to be announced by Mason and Ward Funeral H ...
James Terrell Squires, 76, Gainesville
Mr. James Terrell Squires age 76 of Gainesville passed away Thursday Oct. 29, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Squires was born June ...

Jackson

Jessie Griffeth, 92, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Jessie Griffeth, age 94, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2009. Miss Griffeth, born in Jackson County, was a d ...
Robert L. Hall, 65, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Robert Lee Hall, age 65, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2009. Mr. Hall, born in Emmanuel County, was an Army Vete ...

Lumpkin

James Wesley Fields Sr., 78, Dahlonega
Mr. James Wesley Fields Sr., age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died October 29, 2009.Mr. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from Fieldale and was of ...
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.