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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 19th, 2013

Forsyth

Dolores Liss Weinbender, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Dolores was born in Columbus, Nebraska. She was an active member of the Catholic Church of The ...
Katherine Blanos, 91, Johns Creek
Katherine Blanos fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at her home on 11220 Linbrook Lane in Johns Creek, GA. She was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late James an ...

Habersham

Carolyn Merita Waters, 72, Commerce
Mrs. Carolyn Merita Waters, age 72 of Commerce died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Waters was born in Royston to the late, Claude and Effie Baker Brookshire. M ...
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, 57, Demorest
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Wheeler was b ...
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., 76, Cornelia
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., age 76, of Cornelia, lost his battle to cancer on October 19, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.Born on March 20, 1937 in Habersham County, he wa ...

Hall

James G. Humphrey, Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. James G. Humphrey, Sr., (Jim) (Paw Paw) passed away October 19, 2013 at the Oaks at Limestone, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Funeral services are planne ...
Jerry Lee Lance, 65, Gillsville
Jerry Lee Lance, age 65 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at ...

Lumpkin

Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72, Dahlonega
Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 after a short illness at his residence. He was originally from Joanna, SC. He was transfe ...

White

Lester M. Hammontree, 94, Cleveland
Lester M. Hammontree, age 94 of Ashburn, GA formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...
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.