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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 9th, 2011

Banks

Karen R. Hill, 60, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Mrs. Karen R. Hill 60 of Homer who died Sunday Oct. 9, 2011. Survivors include her husband Mr. Harold Hill of the home, her mothe ...

Forsyth

Carlos Cecil Stapleton, 62, Cumming
Carlos Cecil Stapleton, loving husband of Carlotta for 38 years, father of Adam and Carly, grandfather of Emmalise, expectant grandfather of Lillian, and CEO of Georgia Highlands M ...
Kenneth Ernest Gilpin, 87, Cumming
Kenneth Ernest Gilpin, 87, of Cumming, GA died on October 9, 2011. Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late James and Jennie Gilpin. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, ...
Marie Land O'Neill, 90, Cumming
Marie Land O'Neill, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. She was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church and was also the co-owner of Janemarie C ...
Sandi Schreiber, 69, Cumming
Sandi Schreiber, age 69, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Curtis Stephens of Cumming; sons and daughter-in-law, Chris and ...

Hall

Bertie (Glover) Skinner, age 76, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Skinner, parents, Jack & Ruby Glover; sister, ...
Buchanan Brietz Marshall, 29, Flowery Branch
Buchanan Brietz Marshall, age 29, of Flowery Branch passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 9, 2011. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 ...
Mrs. Evelyn McDuffie Cronic, 85 of Lula died Sunday, October 9, 2011.Born in the New Bethel Community of Franklin County, Georgia, Mrs. Cronic was the daughter of the late Edgar Za ...
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.