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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 8th, 2011

Dawson

Conrad A. "Buzz" Baer, 74, Dawsonville
Conrad A. "Buzz" Baer, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 8, 2011 at his residence following a battle with lung cancer.Born June 2, 1937 in Elwood City, PA ...

Habersham

John Henry Ferguson, 70, Demorest
Mr. John Henry Ferguson, age 70, of Demorest, passed away Thursday, September 08, 2011 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born on February 5, 1941 to the late Andrew Jack ...

Hall

Dr. Gwendolyn B. Mundy, 82, Oakwood
Gwendolyn B. Mundy, age 82, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after years of declining health following a stroke. She was prec ...
Ronald Philip Brooks, 64, Oakwood
Ronald "Ronnie" Philip Brooks, age 64, of Oakwood passed away on Thursday, September 08, 2011.Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:00pm from th ...

Jackson

Frances Geraldine Boswell, 74, Maysville
Mrs. Frances Geraldine Boswell, age 74 of Maysville died Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Boswell was born in Commerce to the late, Clyde and ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Howard Thomas "Fuzz" Ervin, 72, of Bethlehem who passed away at his residence on Wednesday. Born in Morgan County, he ...

Stephens

Peggy Leigh Walker, 45, Toccoa
Peggy Leigh Walker was born October 1st, 1965 in Toccoa, GA and passed away on Thursday, September 8th, 2011. She served in the United States Navy for three years from 1985 until 1 ...
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.