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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 19th, 2009

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Sara Evelyn Fetter, 79, Cumming
Mrs. Sara Evelyn Fetter, age 79 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle D. Fetter; sons, ...

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James Larry Simmons, 55, Kingston N.C formerly of Cornelia
James Larry SimmonsAugust 25th 1954 - September 19, 2009 Age 55 of Kingston N.C formerly of Cornelia. He was Preceded in Death by parents James and Fannie Simmons; Sister Ruth Hill ...

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Ernest Webster Wilson, 67, Murrayville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday September 22, 2009 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Ernest Webster Wilson, 67, Murrayville. Rev. Louie Gilleland officiating. B ...
Eunice Joan Brown, 77, Gainesville
Eunice Joan Saxon Brown, 77, of Gilliland Circle passed away Saturday Sept. 19, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday Sept. 22, ...
Ralph Eugene Sherer, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Ralph Eugene Sherer, age 84, of South Bend Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009 at his sisterâ
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.