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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 6th, 2009

Banks

Joel Tench, 62, Alto
Dr. Joel Tench, age 62 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, June 06, 2009 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on December 12, ...

Dawson

Malcolm Lamar Roper, 94, of Pavo, GA, formerly of Dawsonville, died Saturday June 6, 2009 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Thomasville, GA. Born March 28, 1915 in Dawson County, h ...

Forsyth

Susan Rose Wylie Datelle, age 66, of Atlanta Ga. formerly of Waterbury, CT passed away June 6th, 2009 with her husband Ralph, family and grandchildren by her side.She was employed ...

Hall

James G. Collins, 76, Gainesville
James Gilbert Collins age 77 of Summerlake Drive,Gainesville passed away Saturday June 6, 2009 at theNortheast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Collins was born on July 16, 1931 to the l ...
Mr Ben Alfred Ward, 73, Gainesville
Ben Alfred Ward, age 73 of Ash Circle, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Mr.Pat Jordan, 92, Flowery Branch
Memorial Park announces the death of Mr. Pat Jordan age 92 of Flowery Branch.

Lumpkin

Mary Lou Conner, 95, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Lou Conner, age 95, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, June 6, 2009 at her home in Dahlonega.Mrs. Conner was born in Dahlonega, GA January 11, 1914. She was the daughter of ...
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.