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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 5th, 2011

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Rita L. Cross, 101, Cumming
Rita L. Cross, 101, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, GA. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the ...

Hall

Christopher "Chris" Harper, 25, Gainesville
Mr. Christopher "Chris" Harper, age 25, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 in Lincolnton, NC following a sudden illness.Funeral Services will be held a ...
Frances Daniel Hammond, 94, Gainesville
Frances Daniel Hammond, 94 years young, passed away from us here on earth and into God's eternal heavenly home on Saturday, November 5, 2011. She was a loving wife and mother, ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Eddie Watson, age 63, of Lula, who passed away on Friday, November 4, 2011.Mr. Watson was born in Commerce, GA, a son to the l ...

Jackson

John Floyd Whitmire, 97, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Floyd Whitmire, age 97, of Commerce, formerly of the Holly Springs Community, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Mr. Whit ...
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.