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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 17th, 2010

Forsyth

Eden Joseph Martinez, inf, Cumming
Eden Joseph Martinez, infant son of Roberto and Lori Martinez of Cumming, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2010. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 a ...
John Kerry Whittier, 60, Smyrna
John Kerry Whittier, age 60, of Smyrna passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010. A memorial service is pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. Online condolen ...
Kenneth Repsher, 56, Jasper
Kenneth Repsher, 56, of Jasper passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at his home. The body was cremated with the family present.Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdo ...
Lillie Mae McPherson, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Lillie Mae McPherson, age 85, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin McPherson and son, Winfred McPherson. Survi ...

Gwinnett

Gary Jerome Appling, 44, Buford
Gary Jerome Appling, age 44, of Buford died suddenly on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Funeral service will be held Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Ch ...

Habersham

Willie Faye Ballenger Maney, age 80, of Baldwin passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Stephens County Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Banks County on June 26 ...

Hall

David Lee Dispain, 54, Oakwood
Mr. David Lee Dispain, age 54, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, February 19, 2010 at Memorial Park South Funer ...
Earl Keene, 87, Gainesville
Earl Keene, age 87, of Ridgewood Avenue, Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Memorial services a ...
Eleanor Cowart Young, 92, Gainesville
Eleanor Cowart Young passed away peacefully on February 17, 2010 at the age of 92.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.Eleanor lived at Smoky Springs R ...
Frankie Mae Hunter, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Frankie Mae Hunter, age 77, of Gainesville passed away on February 17, 2010 at NE Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11:00 am at M ...
Jack Elbert Hamilton, Sr, 74, Gainesville
Jack Elbert Hamilton, Sr., age 74, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at his residence following a long battle with cancer.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...

Jackson

William Kenneth Dunlap, 73, Braselton
Mr. William Kenneth Dunlap, age 73, of Braselton passed away Tuesday February 16, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Dunlap was born April 24, 1936 in Gwinnet ...

White

Harold Dean Grindle, 66, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Harold Dean Grindle, age 66, of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Grindle was born in Dahlonega on November 24, ...
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.