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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 11th, 2011

Forsyth

Jeanne A. Schehr, 61, Cumming
Jeanne A. Schehr, 61, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 11th, 2011 after a courageous battle.At this time the family will be having a memorial service at a later ...

Gwinnett

Larry H. Quickel, 74, Dacula
Larry H. Quickel, age 74 of Dacula, GA died suddenly Friday, November 11, 2011.Mr. Quickel has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11 AM ...

Habersham

Carolyn Nix Skelton, 63, Mt. Airy
Carolyn Nix Skelton, age 63, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 11, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Skelton was born in ...
Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes, 97, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes, age 97, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burre ...

Hall

Barbara "MamaBob" Griffin Strickland, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Herbert Barner Buffington, age 94, of Lula passed away November 11, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Buffington was born September 21, 1 ...
Jeffeory "Scott" Butts, 38, Gainesville
Jeffeory "Scott" Butts, 38 of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 following an extended illness.He is preceded in death by his father Mr. Doyle But ...
Kathleen "Pat" Cleghorn, 79, Gainesville
Kathleen "Pat" Cleghorn, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral ...

Jackson

Charlie F. McEver, 19, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Charlie F. McEver, 19, of 276 Crestwood Cir. in Commerce who passed away at his residence early Friday morning. Born in Commerc ...
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.