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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 25th, 2009

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Aaron Shore, 68, Homer
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Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Estelle Marie Haynes Denton, 78, of Homer, who died Sunday, January 25, 2009.She was the daughter of the late Earnest and Willie Mae Sears ...
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Willie Junior Smith, 72, Mount Airy
Funeral services for Willie Junior Smith, age 72, of Mt. Airy, will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Old Toccoa Baptist Church. Rev. John Humphries, Rev ...

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Earl Griffin, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Earl Lamont Griffin, 77 of Flowery Branch, Ga. passedaway Sunday January 25, 2009 at the Northeast GeorgiaMedical Center.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Ja ...

Lumpkin

Marion Virginia Spinks Suit died at her home in Dahlongea on January 25, 2009. She was born in Fulton County June 19, 1922 and attended Girls High School in Atlanta.She was predec ...
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.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86