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Local Obits for Sun. May 17th, 2009

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Brooks Roy Burdette, 47, New York
Brooks Roy Burdette died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in New York. Born Oct. 6, 1961 in Hogansville, Georgia, Brooks was a 1979 graduate of Hogansville High School, an honors graduate o ...
Louis Young â, 79, Albany
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Ruby Lockman Roberts, 87, Clarkesville
Ruby Lockman Roberts, age 87, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009 following a period of declining health.Born in Jackson County, GA on July 17, 1921, Mrs. Roberts ...

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Cecil E. Ladd, 68, Atlanta
Cecil E. Ladd, 68, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Sunday May 17, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, FL.He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law Juanita & David Gentry ...
Edith Elder, 87, Flowery Branch
Edith Elder age 87 of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Graveside services are schedule ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died