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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 14th, 2011

Forsyth

Elizabeth Hudgins Scroggins, age 74, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Thomas Scroggins; grandson, Scotty Th ...

Hall

Annette Suggs Rowe, Gainesville
Mrs. Annette Suggs Rowe, currently of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on September 14, 2011. Graveside services for Mrs. Rowe will be held on Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 PM at O ...
Jerri Lynn Saad, 54, Blairsville
Jerri Lynn Saad, 54 of Blairsville, Ga passed away on 9/14/2011 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, GA. Private family service to be announced at a later time. Arrangements p ...

Jackson

Mary S. Sears, 73, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mary S. Sears 73 of Commerce who died Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011. Survivors include 2 sons Brian Sears of Commerce and David Sears of New ...
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.