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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 18th, 2011

Gwinnett

Helen L. Purdy Vinson, 82, Buford
Helen L. Purdy Vinson, age 82, of Buford, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended ...

Habersham

Arzo Newsome, 89, Baldwin
William Arzo Newsome, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Mr. Newsome was born on April 14, 1921 in Banks Co., GA to the late Albert E. Newsome, ...

Hall

Mrs. Charleen "Schotzie" (O'Connell) Garrison, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.F ...
James M. 'Jimmie' Brown, 76, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday January 21, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Jimmie Brown, 76, of Gainesville. Rev. Melvin Baugh will be officiating. Burial w ...
Mary Claudine Clark Turk passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday the preceding week. Funeral ...
Paul Kenneth "Smut" Smith, 73, Maysville
Paul Kenneth "Smut" Smith, age 73, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born in Athens, GA to the late Matt ...

Jackson

Brenda Lee Holder, 49, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home P.O.Box 234 Jefferson, GA 30549 706-367-5467 fax-706-367-4280 Unpaid Obit Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Brenda Lee Holder, age 49 of Jefferson, Geo ...
Curtis Beck, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Curtis Beck, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
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.