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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 28th, 2009

Banks

Ethel Evans Morgan, 84, Homer
Mrs. Ethel Evans Morgan, age 84, of Homer, who passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009. Mrs. Morgan, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, Fletcher Evans and the la ...
Roy E. Broome, 81, Homer
Roy E. Broome, age 81, of Homer, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009.Mr. Broome was born in Jackson County, Commerce, GA, on January 20, 1928 to the late F.E. and Mamie Lee ...

Forsyth

Grace Echols, 88, Cumming
Mrs. Grace Echols, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jake Echols and grandson, Mitchell Echols ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Lance R. Sperring, 65, of Buford, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 20 ...
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.