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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 9th, 2011

Forsyth

Brenda J. Backwell, 67, Decatur
BRENDA J. BACKWELL, 67, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011.The family will be having a private family service.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & ...

Gwinnett

David Glasco, Snellville
David Glasco, of Snellville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 9th, 2011.At this time arrangements are pending.Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services will be in charge ...

Habersham

Cameron Jonah Jackson, 10, Apex, N.C.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Cameron Jonah Jackson, age 10 of Apex, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 09, 2011. On Wednesday, November 9th, ...
Lillian Smith Bradshaw, 93, Clarksville
A Memorial Service for Lillian Smith Bradshaw, age 93 of Demorest, GA will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville, GA. Rev. Tommy ...
Nezzie Free Strange, 81, Cornelia
Nezzie Free Strange, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 09, 2011, at Limestone Heritage, Gainesville, Georgia following an ...

Hall

Aaron Junus Couch, 81, Gainesville
Aaron Junus Couch, age 81 of Weaver, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama.Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 12, 2011 a ...
Joan Elaine Gee, 59, Gainesville
Joan Elaine Gee, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Monica Ebert, 56, Buford
Monica Ebert, age 56 of Buford, GA died suddenly Wednesday, November 9, 2011.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev ...

Jackson

John James Seymour, 85, Commerce
Mr. John James Seymour, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Seymour was born in Madison County to the late Luther David and Cecile Fortson ...

Lumpkin

Mary Frank Clonts Wynn, 68, Dahlonega
Mary Frank Clonts Wynn, RNC, aged 68, a resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on November 9, 2011 of complications from chemotherapy, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She wa ...
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.