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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 31st, 2009

Forsyth

Berta Hazel â, 91, Cumming
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Habersham

Lucille Verner Alley, 100, Clarksville
Funeral services for Lucille Verner Alley, age 100, will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009, at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Don McClain and Rev. Charles Black ...

Hall

Mr. Charles Collins Foster IV, of Gainesville, Georgia, died on October 31, 2009. He was a former co-owner and operator of Roswell Funeral Home. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by ...
George Wilson Brown, 78, Alpharetta
Mr. George Wilson Brown, age 78 of Alpharetta, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2009. Mr. Brown was a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church and was owner of Brown's Greenhous ...
Geraldine Wheeler, 84, Gainesville
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Lumpkin

Dessie Ridley Lunsford, 90, Dahlonega
Dessie Ridley Lunsford, age 90 died on October 31, 2009. She was born and raised in Lumpkin County. After marriage, she and her husband lived in Suches, Georgia and raised their ...
Karen Shonts, 56, Dahlonega
Mrs. Karen Shonts, age 56, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday October 31, 2009 at her home following a brief illness.Mrs. Shonts was a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who had lived i ...

Towns

Mr. James Richard Massey, Sr., age 75, of Commerce, GA died Saturday October 31, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Massey was born June 3, 1934, to the late, ...
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.