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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 27th, 2011

Barrow

Ms. Linda Helena "Linny" Benak, age 62, of Statham, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011. She was a Registered Nurse for over thirty plus years and worked last with Athen ...

Dawson

Ricky Bragg, 48, Dawsonville
Ricky Bragg, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 27, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born January 21, 1963, Ricky was a native of Atlanta but had lived i ...

Forsyth

Sarah Pearl Mills, 66, Alpharetta
Sarah Pearl Mills, age 66 of Alpharetta, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30th at 2:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Re ...
William (Bill) Anglin, 60, Canton
William (Bill) Anglin, age 60, of Canton, formerly of Roswell, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Ida Anglin and brother, Mack An ...

Gwinnett

Ada Catherine Loggins Tullis, age 74 of Buford, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are schedule ...

Hall

Elizabeth Siebrasse, 86, Flowery Branch
Elizabeth Siebrasse, age 86 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Bell-Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.No funeral services are scheduled at ...
George Thomas Stump, 83, lost his battle to cancer on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.He was born on March 11, 1928 in Christiansburg, Virginia and although spending much of his life in G ...
Helen Williams Johnston Mullane, born on September 25, 1913, passed away July 27, 2011 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 97. She was the daughter of James Lamb Johnston, Jr. and Elis ...
Joseph Dean "Joey" McHan, 48, Gainesville
Joseph Dean "Joey" McHan, 48, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 27, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Gayle, stepson, David, his father Dewe ...
Joseph Dean McHan, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Dean McHan, 48 of Gainesville died Wednesday July 27, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Mason ...
Martha Rebecca "Becky" Mackey Burch departed this life on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness.She was born in Heath Spr ...
William Herbert "Willie" Mason, age 71, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011, ...

Lumpkin

Cora Leaona Head, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cora Leaona Head, age 96, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday July 27, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Head lived most of her life in L ...
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.