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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 18th, 2009

Forsyth

Mary H. Griffin, 70, Cumming
Mary H. Griffin, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 18, 2009 at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Doug) Haney of Cumming; son, Daren Griffin of Doravill ...

Hall

Charles Thomsen, 96, Murrayville
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Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, of Gainesville died December 18, 2009. A native of Habersham County, Mr. Lewallen lived most of his life in Hall County. He was a member of Pine Grove ...

Jackson

Thomas Fayne Johnson, 46, Jefferson
Thomas Fayne Johnson, age 46 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Mr. Johnson was born in South Carolina, the son of Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Peter Venture, 98, Dahlonega
Peter Venture, age 98, of Dahlonega, GA died December 18, 2009.Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Ritzie Venture.Peter was baptized in July 1942 and was appointed a dir ...
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.