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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 29th, 2009

Dawson

Eva Satterfield Taylor, 78, Wingate, NC
Eva Satterfield Taylor, 78, of Wingate, NC, died Wednesday July 29, 2009 at the Rehab and Nursing Center of Monroe following a period of declining health.Mrs. Taylor was born May 2 ...

Habersham

Mae Stephens Heimberger, age 87, of Alto, GA passed away, Wednesday, July 29, 2009. Born in Stephens County on August 14, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lando ...

Hall

Eddie Jack Abercrombie, 70, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at the Wardâ
Emory Loggins, 69, Gainesville
Emory Kimsey Loggins, age 69 of Cherokee Trail Place, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Ethel Susie Harris, 75, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for Ethel Susie Harris, age 75, of Lula. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 1,2009 in Clemons Chapel United Methodist Church, and interment w ...

Jackson

Isabella Cox Stovall, 98, Jefferson
Mrs. Isabella Cox Stovall, age 98, of Jefferson, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at her home.Mrs. Stovall, born August 3, 1910, in Clarkton, North Carolina, was a daughter of ...

Stephens

Alma Jane Elfgen Kesler, 87, Brandon, Fla.
Mrs. Alma Jane Elfgen Kesler, age 87, of Brandon, Florida, widow of James Clarence Kesler, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in Florida. Jane had been a resident of Brandon, Florida si ...
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.