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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 22nd, 2009

Forsyth

Eleanore C. Bauer, 97, Cumming
Mrs. Eleanore C. Bauer, age 97, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Bauer and grandson, Todd M. Bauer. Su ...
Hoyt Wilbanks, 81, Cumming
Mr. Hoyt Wilbanks, age 81, a native and life long resident of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II ...
Johnny Alan Sewell, 51, Cumming
Johnny Alan Sewell, age 51 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grac ...
Johnny Sewell, 51, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Johnny Sewell of Cumming Ga.. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hall

Johnnie Newell, 65, Braselton
Johnnie Sue Turk Newell, age 65 of Old Winder Highway, Braselton, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Fu ...
Marcos Daniel Malcom, Inf, Gainesville
Marcos Daniel Malcom, infant son of Marcos Galo and Laurie Malcom, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Graveside s ...
Martha Sue Head, 75, Gainesville
Martha Sue Head, age 75 of Lea Street, Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
Vicki LeSesne Clark, 53, Gainesville
Mrs. Vicki LeSesne Clark, age 53, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009 at her residence following a brief illness.Mrs. Clark was born in Hall County. She was prec ...

Rabun

Althea Irene Hopper English, 87, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2009.She was born in Rabun County, Georgia and was the daughter of the late James Sylveste ...

Stephens

Irene Anderson Peck, 91, Toccoa
Irene Anderson Peck, age 91, of Toccoa, GA passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009, at Lanier Park Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Towns

Doris Faye Whisenant, 72, Gainesville
Byars Funeral Home anniunces the death of Doris Faye Whisenant of Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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.