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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 1st, 2009

Forsyth

Billie Ruth Rauch, 69, Talking Rock
Mrs. Billie Ruth Rauch, age 69 of Talking Rock, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ja ...

Habersham

Arvil Kinsey, 63, Clarkesville
Mr. Arvil J.D. Kinsey, age 63 of Clarkesville, formally of Cleveland died Wednesday, July 1, 2009 following injuries sustained from an automobile accident.Mr. Kinsey was born in Wh ...
Flossie Autrey McMahan, 71, Cornelia
Flossie Autrey McMahan, age 71, of Cornelia, passed away July 1, 2009 at the residence following an extened illness. Born in Burnsville, NC on September 20, 1937, she was the daugh ...
James Allen Morris, 95, Cornelia
James Allen Morris, age 95, of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Born in Toccoa, GA on January 14, 1914, he was a son of the late Amos Allen and Mollie Ruth Jackson ...

Hall

Billy Royce Crane, 49, Gainesville
Billy Royce Crane, age 49 of Roper Hill Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are s ...
Kermit E. (Bud) McCormack, 89, Flowery Branch
Kermit E. (Bud) McCormack passed away at home on June 16th, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 29, 1920 in New Rochelle, NY to Frank and Rhea McCormack.Bud was ...
William F. (Bill) Dill, 84, Gainesville
Mr. William F. "Bill" Dill, 84 of Imperial Drive, Gainesville died Wednesday July 1, 2009. Born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Mr. Dill was the son of the late William Fol ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Marie Bonner Pattillo Lindsey, age 90, of Jefferson, who passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Mrs. Lindsey, born in Alexander City, Alaba ...

White

Kenneth Brown, 45, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Kenneth Brown, age 45 of Cleveland.Arrangements are incomplete at the time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Clevelan ...
William Paul Opelt, 65, Cleveland
William Paul Opelt, age 65 of Lazy Drive, Cleveland, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. His wishes were ...
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.