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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 4th, 2011

Forsyth

Ella Verna Doorley, 89, Cumming
ELLA VERNA DOORLEY, 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 after a short illness at Northside Hospital Forsyth.The family will be announcing a Celebratio ...

Hall

Kenneth Lee Guyton, 55, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Saturday August 6, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Kenneth Lee Guyton age 55 of Gainesville. The Rev. Larry Morrison ...

Jackson

James Edward Stephens, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Edward Stephens, 69, of Jefferson who passed away Thursday August 4, 2011.Mr. Stephens was born in Maysville, Georgia the son of ...
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.