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Local Obits for Thu. May 28th, 2009

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Katherine B. Darnell, 84, Cumming
Mrs. Katherine B. Darnell, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009. Mrs. Darnell was a very active member of Daves Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by ...
Roy P. Otwell, Jr., a longtime resident of Cumming, GA, died at his assisted living residence, Governorâ

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Emily Brown James, 91, Gainesville
A time of visitation will be held at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on Monday June 1, 2009 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. for Mrs. Emily Brown James, 91, who passed away in Gai ...
Jack Herbert Moya, Sr., 59, Gainesville
Jack Herbert Moya, Sr., age 59 of Waterwood Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
James Rickey Cathey, 55, Gainesville
James Rickey Cathey, age 55, of Cleveland Hwy. Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. F ...
William Barry Jones, 47, Gainesville
William Barry Jones, age 47, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Mr. Jones was born in Glynn County, Georgia to ...
Willonell Collins Sutton, 79, Gainesville
Ms. Willonell "Nell" Collins Sutton, 79 of Dorsey Peek Road, Gainesville died Thursday May 28, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall C ...

Jackson

James Harrison Haynes, 57, Eastanollee, Georgia
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the death of Mr. James Harrison Haynes, age 57, of Eastanollee, Georgia who died Wednesday at Stephen County Hospital in Toccoa. Born In Ja ...
Teresa Carol Worley, 48, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Teresa Carol Worley, age 48, of Commerce who died Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at BJC Hospital. Born in Jackson County, she was the daughte ...
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.