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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 20th, 2011

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Carmen Vance "Cotton" Martin, 87, Gainesville
Mr. Carmen Vance "Cotton" Martin, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday March 20, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Little &am ...
Joann Elisabeth Cannon Silhan of Gainesville, Georgia, passed Sunday, March 20, 2011 at her residence following a long illness. A Memorial service is planned for 2:00 pm Saturday, ...
Mary Ethel Banks NeSmith of Clayton went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 20, 2011.Mary was born April 9, 1923 in Barwick, Georgia. She was the daughter of William Roy and ...
Ruth L. Carroll, 73, Flowery Branch
Ruth L. Carroll, age 73 of Flowery Branch, GA died Sunday, March 20, 2011 after an extended illness. Mrs. Carroll has been cremated. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March ...

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Sara Frances Jackson,79, of Talmo ,Ga. passed away Sunday March 20, 2011 at N.E. Ga. Medical Center . Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday March 23, 2011 in Wards Funera ...

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Mary Ethel Banks NeSmith of Clayton went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 20, 2011.Mary was born April 9, 1923 in Barwick, Georgia. She was the daughter of William Roy and ...
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.