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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 17th, 2011

Banks

Dorothea Celeste Taylor, age 90, of Largo, Florida, and longtime resident of St. Pete Beach Florida, passed away January 17, 2011.Mrs. Taylor was born on November 27, 1920, Gainesv ...

Dawson

Emily Johnson Newberry, 83, Dawsonville
Emily Johnson Newberry, age 83, of Dawsonville, Ga. died Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. She was born March 17, 1927 in Ensley, Al ...

Habersham

Corrie Mae Thompson, 93, Clarkesville
Ms. Corrie Mae Thompson, age 93, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of Honea Path, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011, following an extended illness. Ms. Thomp ...
Dorothea Shore Taylor, 90, Baldwin
Dorothea Shore Taylor, age 90, of Largo, Florida, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011.Mrs. Taylor was cremated in Florida and a local memorial service will be held at a later d ...
Flora Jean Cook, 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Flora Jean Cook, age 80, of Clarkesville, will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 4:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Cashion, Rev. F ...
George Ralph Tench, age 71 of Demorest, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011, following a brief illness. Born in Habersham Mills, GA. on March 17, 1939, he was the son of George M. ...
Mary Lou Dixon Ruark of Clarkesville, GA. died Monday, January 17, 2011, in Commerce, Georgia where she was lovingly cared for by the staff of the Alzheimer's Care Center. Mrs ...

Hall

David Leroy Conner, 49, Oakwood
Mason & Ward Funeral Home announces the Home Going of Mr. David Leroy Conner, 49 of Oakwood on Monday January 17, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an exte ...
Ida Plantz, 80, Hoschton
Ida Plantz, age 80, of Hoschton, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm ...
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82, Gainesville
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82 of Gainesville died January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. A Memorial Mass is set for 11:00 am Tuesday, Ja ...
Vernon Grogan, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Vernon Dale Grogan, Sr., 84 of Gainesville died Monday January 17, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Mr. Grogan had lived in Hall Cou ...
Wiley H. Oliver, 80, Lula
Funeral services for, Wiley H. Oliver age 80 of Lula will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday Jan.19,2011 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Holly Springs Baptist C ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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