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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 19th, 2011

Banks

Ida Mildred Pruitt, 58, Homer
Ida Mildred Pruitt, age 58 of Homer, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 at a private nursing facility.Born in Jackson County on February 16, 1953, she was the daughter of Virginia P ...

Gwinnett

Ona Elviria Patari, 95, Suwanee
ONA ELVIRIA PATARI, 95, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Sunday June 19th, 2011 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home. The family will be planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service ...

Habersham

Clarence Hopper, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Clarence Hopper, age 88, of Toccoa, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brian Robertson officiating. ...

Hall

Doyle W. Price, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Doyle W. Price age 79 of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Sunday June 19, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga. Funeral services are to be scheduled at a later date. Memorial Par ...
Gladys Bowers, 86, Gainesville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the death of Ms. Gladys Bowers, age 86, of Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time
Jimmy Dale Barton, 62, Gillsville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 7:00pm. Tuesday June 21 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Jimmy Dale Barton age 62 of Gillsville. The Rev. Henry Loggins will offic ...
John Benson, 90, Gainesville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the death of Mr. John Benson, age 90 of Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
John Carlyle Benson, 90, Gainesville
On June 19, 2011, John Carlyle Benson, in his own words, "Changed Worlds". He was born October 8, 1920, the tenth child of Annie Mae Wysong and James Darlington Benson of ...

Jackson

Diana Lynn Holcombe, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Diana Lynn Holcombe, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Monday, June 20, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Holcombe was born in LaFayette City, AL to Judy Bacon Jackson of La ...

Lumpkin

Alice E. Richmond,, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Alice E. Richmond, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, died June 19, 2011. Her body has been cremated and her cremains will be buried at a later date in Lauderdale Memorial Park in Fort ...

White

Jason Edwin Shepherd, 36, Antelope, CA
Mr. Jason Edwin Shepherd, age 36 of Antelope, CA passed away June 19, 2011 at his residence in California. He is survived by his mother: Kathryn Randall, Cleveland; father: Neil S ...
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.