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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 17th, 2011

Forsyth

Danny Parker, 32, Cumming
Mr. Danny Parker, age 32 of Forsyth County passed away Friday, June 17, 2011. Danny was of the Baptist faith and was employed at Petco as a pet groomer. He was preceded in death ...

Habersham

Charles E. "Chuck" Lee, 69, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Charles E. "Chuck" Lee, age 69, of Washington, Georgia will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, June 18, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment wil ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Stanley Russell "Rusty" Gaddis, age 55, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011. Mr. Gaddis was born in Winder, G ...
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.