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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 16th, 2011

Dawson

Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, Dawsonville
Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 16, 2011 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness.Born March 12, 1925 in Preston, Georgia to the late W ...

Forsyth

MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, Cumming
MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday April 16th, 2011.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be planned by the family and will be announced once ...

Gwinnett

Kendra Renee Easley, 23, Buford
Kendra Renee Easley, age 23 of Buford, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...
Rick Pruett, 56, Sugar Hill
Mr. Rick Pruett, age 54, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Dick Pruett. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one ye ...

Habersham

Gerald Douglas Whitmire, 68, Mount Airy
Gerald Douglas Whitmire, age 68, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011.Mr. Whitmire was born in Dawson County on May 28, 1942, to the late McKinley and Lula ...

Hall

Mr. Michael Todd Deaton, 44 of Lula, Ga. died Saturday April 16, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Marietta, ...
Philip Henry Wilson, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Philip Henry Wilson passed away on the morning of Saturday, April 16th after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier in the week. He was 55 years old.A celebration of life service w ...

Jackson

Larry Bruce Hembree, 59, Maysville
Larry Bruce Hembree, age 59, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hembree was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Bruce and Lois Chambers Hembr ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
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