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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 27th, 2011

Gwinnett

Roger Eugene Shafer, 66, Buford
Roger Eugene Shafer, 66, of Buford, GA, was taken suddenly in a construction accident on September 17, 2011, while in Wills Creek, West Virginia. A memorial service will be held Th ...

Hall

Ethridge Howell Martin, 79, Gillsville
Ethridge Howell Martin, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, ...

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Lurene Wheeler Davis, 89, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Lurene Wheeler Davis, Mrs. Davis passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thu ...
Sandra P. Riggin, 47, Sautee
Dr. Sandra P. "Sandy" Riggin, age 47 of Sautee, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A celebration of life will be held 7:00 pm Th ...
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.