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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 28th, 2011

Dawson

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, Dawsonville
Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health.Born December 15, 1914 in Ha ...

Forsyth

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, Cumming
Donna Jean Edgil, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011. She attended River of Life Church of God. Donna was a medical receptionist for over 35 years worki ...

Gwinnett

Bessie Herrera, 92, Lawrenceville
Bessie Herrera, age 92 of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 after an extended illness.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Carrenia Pritchett Bonds, age 92 formerly of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at Habersham Home following an extended illness.Born on November 26, 1918 in Banks ...
Willard B. Garrison, 84, Cornelia
Willard B. Garrison, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Banks County on September 08, 1927, he was a son ...

Hall

Burl Jackson Word, 85, Flowery Branch
Burl Jackson Word, husband of 57 years to Ruby Word, father of three, grandfather of eight, and friend or relative to many, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, Septem ...
Isabelle Jackson, 76, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Isabelle Jackson, 76 of Gainesville who passed a ...
Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...
Ralph J. Swafford, Gainesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Ralph J. Swafford of Gainesville who passed away on Wednesday at the Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Gwinnett Cou ...
Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...

Jackson

Eugene Halski, 91, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Eugene "Gene" Halski, age 91, who died peacefully Wednesday September 28, 2011 at his assisted living residence in Athens. Liste ...
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.