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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 23rd, 2011

Forsyth

Billy Williams, 63, Cumming
Billy Williams, age 63, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Billy is preceded in death by his wife, P ...

Habersham

Mary Ella Madden Groenveld, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia passed into eternal life on July 23, 2011.Mrs. Groenveld was born on January 3, 1921, in Stratford, Connecticut. She was t ...
Rose Grossman Wiechard, 77, Clarkesville
Rose Grossman Wiechard, age 77 of Clarkesville passed away July 23, 2011. Born April 19, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, Rose was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lind. Sh ...
Sandra Luthi Black, 62, Clarkesville
Sandra Luthi Black, age 62, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Toccoa, GA on October 17, 1948, she was a daughter ...
Wilbon Carl Dooley, 75, Cornelia
Wilbon Carl Dooley, age 75, of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his residence.Born in Stephens County on June 25, 1936, he was a son of the late Jeff and Georgia ma ...

Hall

Larry Ricky Smith, 56, Gainesville
Larry Ricky Smith, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Murrayville Congregational ...

Lumpkin

Wanda Wilbanks, 63, Dahlonega
Wanda Wilbanks, age 63 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, ...
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.