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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 25th, 2011

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Joan Ann Dahlstrand, 79, Demorest
Mrs. Joan Ann Dahlstrand, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, following an extended illness. She was born in Stamford, CT on September 24, 1931, to the ...

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Billie Ruth Raymond Barron, 76, Gainesville
Billie Ruth Raymond Barron, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011.She was preceded in death by her husband Chuck Barron; parents Howard James and Millie Bell ...

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Richard "Rick" Allen, 54, West Valley City, Utah
Richard "Rick" Allen, age 54 of West Valley City, Utah, passed away on April 25, 2011 after a 15 month battle with prostate cancer.Mr. Allen was born October 26, 1956 in ...
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.