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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 24th, 2011

Habersham

Billie V. Anderson, 82, Demorest
Billie V. Anderson, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011, a local hospital. Mrs. Anderson was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 3, 1929, ...

Hall

Hattie Coellen Price, 78, Oakwood
Mrs. Hattie Coellen Price age 78 of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday September 24, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday Se ...
Joyce Humphries Crawford, 71, Gainesville
Joyce Humphries Crawford age 71 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Crawford was born in White County the daughter of t ...
Judy J. Johnson, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Judy J. Johnson, 89 of Flowery Branch died Saturday September 24, 2011. A private Memorial Service will be scheduled in Arkansas at a later date. Memorial Park South Funeral ...

Jackson

James (Jimbo) Howington, 58, Jefferson
James (Jimbo) Howington age 58 of Jefferson Ga, passed away on Saturday September 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services a ...

Lumpkin

Flora Vernell Satterfield Davis, born February 16, 1925 in Lumpkin County, Ga. died September 24, 2011 in Dahlonega, Ga.She was a longtime resident of Lumpkin County. Vernell was r ...
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.