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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 14th, 2009

Habersham

Ms. Bertha Jewell Shirley, age 88, of Alto, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at a private care facility. Ms. Shirley was born on December 25, 1920 in Habersham ...

Hall

Loretta F. Rhodes, NA, Lawrenceville
Loretta F. Rhodes, Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at her residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 20 ...
Sheree Lee Collis, 52, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheree Lee Collis, age 52 of Gainesville. Mrs. Collis passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at her residence follo ...

Lumpkin

Ernest Ray Harris, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Ernest Ray Harris, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday Feb. 14, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Harris was born in Forsyth County, GA January 4, 1929 ...

White

Shirley Whelchel, 86, Sautee
Mrs. Shirley Whelchel age 86 of Sautee, passed away Saturday February 14, 2009 at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this ...
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.