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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 9th, 2010

Forsyth

Joseph Edward McGee, 69, Alpharetta
Mr. Joseph Edward McGee, age 69, of Alpharetta passed away Friday, April 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lorene McGee.Survivors include his wife, Patric ...
Mrs. Louise Wilkins Monette Shelton, age 85, of Cumming died Friday, April 9, 2010 at her home. Mrs. Shelton was born in Halifax Co. on July 22, 1924 to the late Eva Byerley and W. ...

Habersham

Alice Sewell Reagan, 89, Cornelia
Alice Sewell Reagan, age 89, of Cornelia, GA passed away April 9, 2010, at the residence. Mrs. Reagan was born in Fentress County, TN on January 22, 1921. She was the daughter of ...
Jerry Dan Shubert Sr., 63, Baldwin
Jerry Dan Shubert Sr., age 63 of Baldwin, passed away on Friday, April 09, 2010, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, GA on February 17, 1947, ...

Hall

Burton Josiah Miler, 89, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Burton Josiah Miller, age 89 of Clermont. Mr. Miler passed away Friday, April 9, 2010 at his residence following an e ...
Ophelia R. Cook, 87, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday April 11 in Antioch United Methodist Church for Ophelia Roark Cook age 87 of Gainesville. The Rev. Randy Strickland and Rev. Fred W ...
Ruby Louise Bennett, 76, Gainesville
Ruby Louise Bennett, age 76 of Miami, Oklahoma, formerly of Hall County, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Osborn Care Center following an extended illness.Graveside services ...

White

Janie Mae Ellis, 60, Cleveland
Janie Mae Ellis, age 60 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Ms. Ellis was born in Lumpkin County the ...
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.