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Local Obits for Thu. May 9th, 2013

Banks

Margaret Sheppard, 72, Gillsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Sheppard, age 71, of Gillsville, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013.Mrs. Sheppard was born in Weaverville, Nor ...

Gwinnett

Amy Crook Daniel, 78, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Amy Crook Daniel, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clinton Daniel. She is survived by her ch ...

Habersham

Leigh Betts, 60, Demorest
Leigh Betts, age 60, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Leigh was born on February 2, 1953, in Washington, D.C. She ...

Hall

Joseph Douglas Ralston, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Douglas "Buddy" Ralston, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 ...
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson, 5 w, Gainesville
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson age 5 weeks of Gainesville passed away May 9, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness.She is the daughter of Kendrick Peterson and Africa Ramsey. O ...

Jackson

Juanita Irene Payne, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Juanita Irene Payne, age 78 of Commerce died Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.Mrs. Payne was born in Eatonton to the late, Oscar and Zonnia Eller ...
Raphael D. Barnett, 86, Commerce
Raphael D. Barnett peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. Raphael was born January 25, 1927 in Jackson County. Raphael was a native ...

Other

Louise Marie Hoopaugh, age 85, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was a member of Beaver Run Baptist Church. Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ol ...
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.