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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 9th, 2016

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James Douglas Marsh, 82, Statham
Mr. James Douglas Marsh age 82 died September 09, 2016 with cancer. His career (Since 15 years old until retirement in his 60’s) was a painter and drywall finisher.  ...

Forsyth

Sue Samples, 64, Cumming
Sue Samples, age 64, of Cumming went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, September 9, 2016.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmot ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Louise Johnson, 77, Loganville
Nancy Louise Johnson, age 77, of Loganville passed away Friday, September 9, 2016.    Survivors include her sons Gary Johnson, Eddy Johnson, Darryl Johnson and Kenn ...
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.