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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 19th, 2009

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John E. Prokop, 78, Allentown, PA
Mr. John E. Prokop, age 78, of Allentown, PA passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at his daughterâ

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Anthony Maggio, 72, Gainesville
Anthony Rosario Maggio, born October 24, 1936, in Woodhaven,New York to the late Alexander and Martha (Calavetta)Maggio. Tony spent his formative years on Long Island.He served in ...
Brenda L. Shoemake-Cole, age 45 of Oakwood Road, Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Mr. Donald Harbin was born October 6, 1935 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. (Dora) Harbin. He peacefully entered into rest on February 19, 2009 at home. Preceding him in death ...
Edna Jaramillo, Gainesville
Edna Ann Jaramillo, 74, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away February 19, 2009. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior in December of 1978 and is in heaven with her Lord today. Sh ...
Ernest Howard Roberts, 84, Oakwood
Ernest Howard Roberts, age 84 of Flat Creek Road, Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Willow Woods Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services ar ...
Ernest Roberts, 84, Oakwood
Ernest Howard Roberts, age 84 of Flat Creek Road, Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Willow Woods Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral ...
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.