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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Jane L. Drake, 84, Cumming
Jane L. Drake, 84, of Cumming, GA died on January 5, 2011 at Cumming Nursing Center. Born in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Jennie Lester.A loving mother an ...

Habersham

Elzora Perkins O'Connell, 90, Prattville, Alabama
ELZORA PERKINS O'CONNELL, age 90, a resident of Prattville, Alabama passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011.Mrs. O'Connell was born in Habersham County, Georgia, on Apri ...

Hall

George Raymond Kobaly, 77, Winder
Mr. George Raymond Kobaly age 77 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.
Helen Margaret Bancroft Robison Stine, "Mimi", passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011 after a brief illness. Helen was born in Kent, England on August 28, 1927 to the late ...
James Ronald (Ronnie) Crow 65 of Pelzer, South Carolina (formerly of Clermont) passed away January 6th. Gray's Mortuary of Pelzer is in charge of arrangements
Maria Alvarez,, 79, Gainesville
Maria Alvarez, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
William Bill Burton, 80, Cumming
William Bill Burton, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011. Bill's hobby was working as he enjoyed working in the Lawn and Garden Center at Wal-Mart. He wa ...

Jackson

Jackie Lowell Troville, 64, Hoschton
Jackie Lowell Troville, 64, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday January 6, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness.Born October 18, 1946 in Foley, Alabam ...
Nona Lee Dodd, 91, Commerce
Mrs. Nona Lee Dodd, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Dodd was born in Commerce to the late, Young and Gertrude Burroughs Hawks. Mr ...
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.