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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 3rd, 2009

Dawson

Darrell Michael Bell, 58, Dawsonville
Darrell Michael Bell, born April 26, 1951 of Dawsonville, GA, passed away to our Heavenly Father, on July 3, 2009.Darrell used his imaginative mind to write and have published two ...

Forsyth

Greyson Laine McKnight, 87, Cumming
Mrs. Greyson Laine McKnight, age 87 of Cumming, GA, passed away at home with her family around her, Friday, July 3, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Ma ...

Habersham

Cheryl Marie Witt, 35, Calhoun
Mrs. Cheryl Marie Witt, age 35, of Calhoun, formerly of Acworth, died Friday, July 3, 2009. Funeral services will be held 2 pm, Monday, July 6, 2009 at Acworth United Methodist Chu ...
Melinda Charlene Massey, 35, Cornelia
Melinda Charlene Massey, age 35, of Cornelia, GA passed away, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at the residence. Ms. Massey was born in August 4, 1973 in Hall County, GA. She was of the Con ...
Russell B. Miller, 88, Clarkesville
Russell B. Miller, age 88, of Clarkesville, GA passed away, Friday, July 3, 2009 following an extended illness. Born in Carroll County, Mississippi on August 7, 1920, he was the so ...

Jackson

Jimmy Wayne Green, 55, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Jimmy Wayne Green, age 55, of Commerce who died on Friday, July 3, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Jackson County ...
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.