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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 21st, 2009

Forsyth

Beulah Lee Payne, 84, Cumming
Ingram Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Beulah Lee Payne, age 84, of Cumming who passed away Monday, May 19, 2009.Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband John H. Pa ...
Rod Singleton, 55, Woodstock, Georgia
Rod Singleton, age 55 of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Georgia. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Online ...
William Frederick Bryant, Jr., age 70, of Cumming, GA died on May 21, 2009 in Destin, FL. The son of Wylene Bryant of Canton, GA and the late Fred Bryant, Bill was also predecease ...

Habersham

Everett Pitts, 75, Mt. Airy
Everett Pitts, age 75, of Mt. Airy, Georgia died Thursday, May 21, 2009 following an extended illness. Mr. Pitts was born on April 16, 1934 in Habersham County, Georgia ...

Hall

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Jackson

Barnard Rogers Edwards, 72, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home anounces the death of Mr. Barnard Rogers Edwards, age 72, of Commerce who died Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at BJC Hospital. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of ...

Rabun

Thurston Eugene Wilbanks Sr., 65, of Dillard, GA, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, May 21, 2009.He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late Julius Peter Wil ...
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.