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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 16th, 2013

Banks

Horace F. Carlan, 77, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Horace F. Carlan 77 of Homer who died Feb. 16,2013. Survivors include a sister Linda Hanley of Ila, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.Fun ...

Forsyth

Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, Cumming
Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, died February 16, 2013 with her family and friends by her side. Nancy, born in Cumming, Georgia was a devoted wife of 52 years, mot ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Ellen Simmons, 96, Buford
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Simmons, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Hoyt Simmons; son-in-law, Morg ...

Habersham

Valerie Lathan Galloway, 74, Mt. Airy
Valerie Lathan Galloway, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on June 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Daw ...

Jackson

Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, Jefferson
Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, of Melvin Phillips Rd Jefferson GA passed away Saturday February 16, 2013 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services w ...
Mary Ellen Sorrow, 84, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sorrow, age 84 of Nicholson died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Sorrow was born in Nicholson to the late, Otha and Ruby Crawford Archer. Mrs. ...
Mary Frances Snelling Bowlan of Commerce died February 16, 2013. Mrs. Bowlan was born July 24, 1929 in Wilkes County, Georgia. She was the youngest of seven children of Edwin Dav ...

Lumpkin

Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, 75, Dahlonega
Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence.Jocelyn is the daughter of the late O.L. and Elizabeth Cochran. She ...

White

Sebrena Jean Grizzle, 44, Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega
Sebrena Jean Grizzle, age 44, of Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, GA.Mrs. Grizzle was pr ...
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.