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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 26th, 2013

Gwinnett

Janie Hanson, 78, Lilburn
Janie Hanson, age 78, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. She is survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Alice Winn, Lula, GA, Molly Hunt, Demorest, GA an ...

Habersham

Katherine Wall Powell, 86, Mt Airy
Katherine Wall Powell, age 86, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013, a local area hospital following an extended illness.Mrs. Powell was born in Clarkesvill ...

Hall

George C. Pickard, 88, Gainesville
On 10/26/2013, George C. Pickard, age 88, died at his Gainesville, GA, residence following a period of declining health. Born in Durham, NC, and raised in Chapel Hill, he was the ...
Marilyn Feldman Thomas, Gainesville
Mrs. Marilyn Feldman Thomas of Gainesville died October 26, 2013. Arrangements to be announced. Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street, Gainesville, Georgia.
Mrs. Mildred Morgan Puckett, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Kent Puckett, Sr.; parents, Guerry and Evelyn ...

Jackson

Ronald Beck, 59, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ronald "Ronnie" Beck, age 59, of Pendergrass, Ga., who passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013.Mr. Beck was born in Gaines ...
Zuella Bonds, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Zuella Bonds, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. Mrs. Bonds was born in Ila, GA to the late Charlie and Aletha Gai ...
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.