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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 23rd, 2014

Banks

Louise McDonald, 81, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Louise McDonald, age 81, of Maysville who passed away on Tuesday September 23rd, 2014. Ms. McDonald was the daughter of the late ...
Steve Mitchel David, 61, Maysville
Mr. Steve Mitchel David, age 61, of Maysville died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his residence.Mr. David was born in Commerce to the late Marshall and Clara Cody David. Mr. David ...

Forsyth

Gordon Knight Brown, 85, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Jean, daughte ...

Habersham

John E. 'Johnny' Fritchey, 82, Clarkesville
Funeral services for John E. "Johnny" Fritchey, age 82, of Clarkesville, will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday,September 27, 2014 from the Harvest Christian Church. Rev. R ...

Hall

Charles Francis Greenwell, Jr., age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memo ...
Charlotte A. Hollis, 59, Gainesville
Charlotte A. Hollis, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedu ...
Therese Hannan Vesel, 74, Gainesville
Therese Hannan Vesel, 74, of Gainesville, GA died on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 27, 20 ...
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.