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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 27th, 2009

Banks

Codie Nathan Stiwinter, 24, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Codie Nathan Stiwinter age 24 who died Friday night of injuries received in an accident. He was a 2003 graduate of Jackson County High Sc ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Elaine H. Ley, 84, Cumming
Mrs. Elaine H. Ley, age 84, of Cumming passed away Friday, February 27, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mrs. Ley, a homemaker, lived most of her life in Roxborough, PA; moving ...

Gwinnett

Joanna Bennett, 60, Buford
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel announces the death of Ms. Joanna Bennett, age 60, of Hollis, New York who died Sunday, Februry 15, 2009.Graveside service will be held at 12:00 Noon ...

Rabun

Robert Allen Champagne, 34, Lakemont
Robert Allen Champagne, 34, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away at his residence on Friday, February 27, 2009.He was born in Augusta, Georgia and was the son of the late Carol Hall B ...

White

Betsy Smith Wilkins, 89, Helen
Mrs. Betsy Smith Wilkins, age 89 of Helen passed away Friday February 27, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Wilkins was born in Atlanta Georgia on July 5, 1 ...
Elbert (Bud) Evans, Jr., 71, Cleveland
Elbert (Bud) Evans, Jr., age 71, of Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA passed away Friday, February 27, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are sc ...
Mary Louise Haas, 88, Cleveland
Mrs. Mary Louise Haas age 88 of Cleveland passed away Friday February 27, 2009 at a Private Health Care Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Haas was born in Cook County Illi ...
Mr.Elbert Evans Jr., 71, Clevland
Memorial Park funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Elbert Evans Jr. of Cleveland.
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.