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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 10th, 2013

Gwinnett

Mary Jane Blake Gilbert, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013. She is survived by her four children, Mary Ann Sanders and husband Joey, Flowery Branch, GA, ...

Habersham

Constance Faith Howard Thieme, 50, Clarkesville
Constance Faith Howard Thieme, age 50 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013.Mrs. Thieme was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 14, 1962. S ...

Hall

Clementine Lord Purcell, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Clementine Lord Purcell, 95 of Gainesville died Thursday October 10, 2013 at her daughter's residence in Alpharetta. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced ...
Mrs. Clementine "Clemmie" Lord Purcell formerly of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday October 10, 2013 at the age of 94 after declining health. She was the daughter of ...
Barbara Fitzgerald Banks, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Fitzgerald Banks, age 64 of 3243 Wood Creek Place, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia.A daughter of Di ...

Jackson

James Harold Kenyon, 52, Hoschton
James Harold Kenyon, age 52 of Hoschton, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013, following a sudden illness. No services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Kenyon was preceded ...

White

Ralph Chastain, 72, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Ralph Chastain, age 72, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, passed from this earth to our Heavenly Father's home on October 10, 2013 from cancer.Ralph was born on April 2, 1941 ...
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.