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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 2nd, 2011

Banks

Lee Martin, 60, Commerce
Lee Martin, 60, of Watkinsville passed away September 2, 2011, at St. Anne's Hospital in Athens.Born in Moultrie, Ga.,he was the son of Arlene Martin and the late Otha Leroy M ...

Habersham

Cliff Raymond Brannon Jr., 57, of Morrow GA, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Vitas Hospice.Born in Demorest, GA on August 15, 1954, he was a son of Marilyn Hardy Brann ...
DWIGHT DEAN BOOTH, 53, Clarkesville
DWIGHT DEAN BOOTH, 53, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on September 2nd, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a Paramedic/ Firefighter with Lumpkin County and a ...

Hall

David DeLong, 55, Gainesville
Mr. David "Butch" DeLong, 55, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Macon, GA on December 24, 1955 he was the ...
Frank Turk, 78, Oakwood
Frank Turk, 78, of Gainesville and Oakwood, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011.Funeral services will be held Monday, September 5, 2011, at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Little & ...
James Andrew England, 73, Gainesville
James Andrew England, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday Morning, September 2, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are ...
Mattie Mae Jordon, NA, Gainesville
Mattie Mae Jordon, of Gainesville, Passed Away Friday August 2, 2011. Arraignments to be Announced by Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St. Gainesville www.wardsfh.com
Mittie Mae Teasley Jordan, 93, Gainesville
Mittie Mae Teasley Jordan, 93, of Gainesville passed on Friday September 2, 2011. Home Going Services will be held 10:00 am Wednesday September 7, 2011 at Antioch Baptist Church ...

Jackson

Ambray Sorrow, 79, Commerce
Mr. Ambray Sorrow, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mr. Sorrow was born in Jackson County to the late Osie and Lila Slater Sorrow ...
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.