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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 3rd, 2009

Dawson

Terrell Railey, 53, Dawsonville
Terrell Railey, 53, of Dawsonville died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness.A native of Chamblee, GA, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 1 ...

Forsyth

Dean F. Hoffman, 63, Gainesville
Dean F. Hoffman, age 63 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Meadow brook Nursing Home in Tucker, Georgia. A memorial service will be announced at a ...
Ralph E. Cowart, 82, Cumming
Mr. Ralph E. Cowart, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and Deacon for over 30 years. Mr. Cowart was also ...

Habersham

Wanda Maxine Collier, 83, Cornelia
Wanda Maxine Collier, age 83, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2009.Mrs. Collier was born in Haw-Hatomka, Missouri on July 18, 1925 to the late Walter and Edith Sh ...

Hall

Eugene Allen, 42, Gainesville
Eugene Allen, 42, of Gainesville died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Allen was the son of the late Willie ...

White

William Franklin Holcomb, 74, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Franklin Holcomb, age 74 of Cleveland. Mr. Holcomb passed away Saturday, January 03, 2009 at his residence fo ...
Y.D. Thompson, 79, Cleveland
Rev. Y.D. Thompson, age 79, of Cleveland, GA died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a short illness.Rev. Thompson was born in H ...
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