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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 29th, 2013

Forsyth

David Lewis Hamby, 76, Cumming
David Lewis Hamby, age 76, of Cumming, GA died October 29, 2013. Mr. Hamby, a native of Cumming, was the son of the late Lewis Franklin & Ellene Mullinax Hamby. He was also pre ...
Terrell H. Higgins, 82, Cumming
Terrell H. Higgins, age 82, and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 following a long term illness. He was a loving husband, father, and very special P ...

Gwinnett

Frank Alexander Sbrocco received eternal peace on October 29th. He was preceded in death by his parents Jennie and Dominic Sbrocco and sister-in-law, Eleanor Sbrocco. He is surviv ...
Philip Wayne Birchall, 50, Lawrenceville
Philip Wayne Birchall, age 50, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 12:30 pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at Oakwood Baptist Church, 42 ...
Rita Streetman, 82, Suwanee
Rita Streetman, age 82, of Suwanee, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Streetman; son, Michael Streetman; sister, Rebecca Smith. ...

Habersham

Aileen Haley Conn, 55, Clarkesville
Mrs. Aileen Haley Conn, age 55, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 30, 1958 in Athens, GA, she was a dau ...

Hall

Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the services for Inez Josephine O'Kelley Watkins of Lula who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Health Syst ...
Ruby Martin Samples, 93, Gainesville
Ruby Martin Samples, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Southern Traditions in Buchanan, Georgia following an extended illness. ...
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, Flowery Branch
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband of twenty eight years, Donald Overbeck, parents, William a ...

Jackson

Roger Wesley Sears, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Roger Wesley Sears, age 52 of Commerce, who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Sear ...

Lumpkin

Charles Vandervender, 72, Dahlonega
Charles Vandervender 72 of Dahlonega passed away on 10/29/2013. Graveside service at 4 PM on 10/30/2013 at Antioch church.
Zak McConnell, 26, Dahlonega
Zak McConnell, age 26, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Zak was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and an accomplished musician. He was a teaching assist ...

Other

Gladys Marie White Woods, 93, Fayetteville
Gladys Marie White Woods, age 93, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Doctors Hospice of Georgia.Born on November 07, 1919 in Banks County, she was a ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William "Bill" Ralph Robarts, Jr., 76, of Carnesville, Ga., who passed away on October 29, 2013.Mr. Robarts was born in Tamp ...

White

Clarence Earl Sible, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Clarence Earl Sible, age 70 of Cleveland. Mr. Sible passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements are i ...
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.