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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 29th, 2009

Dawson

Jeanette â, 77, Dawsonville
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Forsyth

Kathy Born, 50, Cumming
Mrs. Kathy Born, age 50, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Annie McKenzie and daughter, Alicia Born. ...

Gwinnett

Stanley Jay Stone, 53, Atlanta
Stanley Jay Stone, age 53 of Atlanta, Georgia, died Thursday, January 29, 2009.Graveside Service will be held Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem United Methodist Chur ...

Habersham

Frances L. Tench, 63, Clarkesville
Frances L. Tench, age 63 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on Octobe ...

Hall

Edith Marie Jones, 89, Gainesville
Edith Marie Jones, age 89 of Mt. Vernon Road, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 at her sonâ
Lillie M. Brown, 88, Gainesville
Lillie Mae Brown, age 88 of Rosewater Drive, Warner Robins formerly of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Elberta Healthcare of an extended illness. ...
Loma Palmer Taylor, 92, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Loma Palmer Taylor, age 92, of Hudson Drive, Gainesville who passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Peachtree Plantation f ...
Norma Embleton Wilson, 87, Gainesville
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Rabun

Nancy Short Jones, 72, Clayton
Beck Funeral Home of Clayton announces the death of Mrs. Nancy Short Jones, age 72, who died peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2009 at the home of her daughter in Hot Srings, Arkan ...

White

Rose W. Hobbins, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announcers the death of Mrs. Rose W. Hobbins, age 88 of Cleveland. Mrs. Hobbins passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
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