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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 25th, 2011

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Hugh Henderson, 67, Cumming
Mr. Hugh Henderson, age 67, a native and lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Janice Henderson of C ...

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Dr. L.G. Hicks, Jr, 86, Clarkesville
Dr. L.G. Hicks, Jr. died Sunday September 25, 2011 after a long illness. He was born on May 18, 1925 in Godfrey, GA. to Loy Grover Hicks, Sr. and Flora Garrison Hicks. He grew up ...

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Anne Yevics Gress, 63, Gainesville
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on January 7, 1948 to Edward Yevics and Margaret Yevics . She married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Gress and they celebrated 42 years of marri ...
Annie Belle Parks, 87, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville, announces the death of Annie Belle Parks, age 87, of Gainesville. Mrs. Parks died Sunday September 25, 2011 at New Horizons West Nursing ...
Cecil Madison Dale, 67, Gainesville
Cecil "Mike" Madison Dale, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Mildred Sailors Adams, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Mildred Sailors Adams, 76 of Gainesville died Sunday September 25, 2011 at her residence. Mildred Sailors Adams was born in Shelby, North Carolina in 1935. She later moved wi ...
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.