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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 19th, 2011

Banks

Odus H. Morris, 79, Maysville
Mr. Odus H. Morris, age 79 of Maysville, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Morris was born in Acworth to the late, Henry Lee and Leecy Morris. Mr. Morris ...
Ms. Shirley McAllister Evans, age 69, of Homer, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Evans was born in Charlotte, NC to the late Robert and ...

Dawson

Avery D. Holbrook, 74, Dawsonville
Avery D. Holbrook, age 74, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 19, 2011. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the chapel of Little and Davenpo ...

Forsyth

Shirley Ussery, 73, Cumming
Shirley Ussery, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Garland Ussery.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, ...

Hall

Michael Patrick Cooley, 33, Gainesville
Michael Patrick Cooley, age 33, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Michael loved hockey and University of Michigan Wolverine football. Survivors include his w ...

Jackson

Larry J. Parker, 68, Commerce
Mr. Larry J. Parker, age 68, of Commerce passed away October 19, 2011 following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held 1:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Me ...
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