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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 14th, 2009

Dawson

Luther V. Coheley, 67, Dawsonville
Luther V. Coheley, age 67 of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Monday, September 14, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Mary Coheley of Dawsonville, GA.; daughters, Barbara (Al) Naj ...
Rose Mary Hitt Little, 76, Dawsonville
Rose Mary Hitt Little, 76, of Dawsonville died Monday September 14, 2009 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born December 20, 1932 in Pickens County to the lat ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Mildred Madeline Westbrook, age 88 of Cumming, passed away Monday, September 14, 2009.Survivors include her husband, William (Dan) Westbrook of Cumming; sister Rozell Zimmerma ...

Habersham

Jimmy Kenneth Moore, 62, Demorest
Jimmy Kenneth Moore, age 62 of Demorest, passed away Monday, September 14, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on February ...
Zinebell Ausburn Wade, age 86, of Alto, GA, died Monday, September 14, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wade was born on May 8, 1923 in Banks Count ...

Hall

Emma Paisley Swenson, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Emma Paisley Swenson, age 79, of Gainesville , GA, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 following a sudden illness.A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 ...
Herbert Chasley Blalock, 94, Flowery Branch
Herbert Chasley Blalock, age 94, of Smith Street, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, September 14, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral serv ...
Lorene Farr Benfiel, 87, Gainesville
Lorene F. Benfiel, age 87 of 4 Second St. Gainesville passed away Monday, September 14th at her home following an extended illness under the care of Hospice. Funeral ser ...

Jackson

Grover Bruce, 61, Commerce
Mr. Grover Bruce, age 61, of Commerce, GA died Monday September 14, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Bruce was born in Banks County to the late, Mark and Willie Mae Seay Bruce. He was a ...
Jimmy Pruitt, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jimmy Pruitt, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009. Mr. Pruitt, a native of Jackson County, was a son of t ...
Louise Tench, 58, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Louise Tench, 58, of Athens (Center) who died on Monday at BJC Hospital in Commerce. Born in Jackson County, GA, she was the daug ...
Nancy Dianne Kendrix, 62, Jefferson
Nancy Dianne Kendrix, age 62, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009. Mrs. Kendrix, born in Toccoa, was daughter of the late, Dave Andrews and the late, Flora ...

White

Shirley D. Schneider, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Shirley Anne Dunn Schneider, born November 4, 1931, of Sautee, Georgia, died on September 14, 2009. She was a life-long resident of Atlanta, Georgia until moving to the north Geor ...
Willie Bell Fields, 94, Cleveland
Mrs. Willie Bell Fields age 94 of Cleveland passed away Monday September 14, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fields was born in White County the daughter ...
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.