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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 13th, 2009

Forsyth

Ralph Pirkle, 78, Cumming
Mr. Ralph Pirkle, age 78 of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009. He was a native of Forsyth County and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and of Odd Fellows. Mr. Pirk ...
Ruby Mae Hamby, 79, Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Mae Hamby, age 79, Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her father, John Elgbert Bol ...

Gwinnett

Hermalee Samons, 84, Alpharetta
Mrs. Hermalee Samons, age 84 of Alpharetta formerly of Paintsville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009. Hermalee was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Samons in 1 ...
Jane Landers, 83, Alpharetta
Jane Landers, age 83 of Alpharetta passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009. Funeral Services will be held in Fort Valley, Georgia and will be announced. Online condolences may be expre ...

Jackson

Ralph Charles Miller, 83, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ralph Charles Miller, age 83, of Braselton, who passed away Monday, July 13, 2009. Mr. Miller, born in Fulton County, was a son of the la ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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