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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 7th, 2011

Dawson

Tyler Kenneth Seay, 16, Dawsonville
Tyler Kenneth Seay, 16, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday June 7, 2011.Born June 2, 1995, Tyler was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. He attended both Dawson County School an ...

Forsyth

Herbert Ascott (Buddy) Lang, Jr., age 59, of Cumming, GA died on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. He was born on August 17, 1951 in Atlanta and was the son of the late Herbert Ascott Lang, ...

Hall

Charles Munroe, 72, Cornelia
Charles Munroe, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of Oakwood, Georgia and Massachusetts, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness.M ...
Helen Ruth Maddox, 85, Gainesville
Helen Ruth Maddox, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Mond ...
Russell Ellwood Lind, 82, Gainesville
Surrounded by love and filled with his strong Faith in our Lord, Russell Elwood Lind passed away early Tuesday morning, June 7, 2011. Born June 21, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minnesota ...
Sheila Kay Webb, 49, Gainesville
Sheila Kay Webb, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Fr ...

Jackson

Lucy Margaret Benton, 93, Commerce
Mrs. Lucy Margaret Benton, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Benton was born in Oglethorpe County, GA to the late Benjamin and ...

Lumpkin

James Frank Tallman, 50, Murrayville
Mr. James Frank Tallman, age 50, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County) died June 7, 2011.Mr. Tallman was a former resident of White County.He is survived by a sister, Patricia Tallma ...
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.