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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 4th, 2009

Banks

Anita McConnell, 64, Maysville
Anita Louise Jarrett McConnell, age 64, of Gainesville was called home on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born on Aug ...

Forsyth

Christine Dowie Moore, 33, Cumming
Christine Dowie Moore, born October 21, 1975, of Cumming, GA died January 4, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Christy was a loving mother of two beautiful ch ...

Gwinnett

Benjamin Joseph Ellerd, 24, Lawrenceville
Benjamin Joseph Ellerd, 24 of Lawrenceville died SundayJanuary 4, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobileaccident.Ben had lived in Gwinnett County for most of his life andwa ...

Habersham

David Nicholas "Nick" Palmer, 49, Clarkesville
David Nicholas "Nick" Palmer, age 49 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, January 04, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness.Born in Fulton County on April ...

Hall

Mr. Charles Terrell "Terry" Ledford, age 51, of Murrayville, GA died Sunday January 4, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Ledford was born in Lilburn ...
Daniel Broome, 59, Lula
Daniel Broome, age 59, of Bertha Gragg Road, Lula, GA. Surrounded by his loved ones in his home, Daniel Broome went to Heaven after a long battle with cancer shortly af ...
Dean F. Huffman, 63, Gainesville
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Dean F. Huffman, age 63, of Gainesville, Ga. A memorial service will be announced later.
Ethel Nell Mobley, 86, Gainesville
Ethel Nell Mobley was born June 15, 1922 to James Otto Davis and Dezzia Taylor Davis in Gainesville, Georgia. She went to be with the Lord January 4, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Mr. Michael R. Pratt, age 47, of Point View Circle, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 04, 2009 at the Shepherd Spinal Center from injuries sustained in an accident. ...
Mildred Gowen Sosebee, 78, Gainesville
Mildred Gowan Sosebee, age 78, Gainesville, GA, passed away January 4, 2009 at New Horizons West Nursing Home, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 ...
Sarah Lois Adams, 99, Gainesville
Sarah Lois Adams, age 99, of Mountain View Rd., Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday January 4, 2009 at Lanier Park Hospital following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held T ...

Lumpkin

William W. "Capt. Bill" Jackson, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday January 4, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Jackson was born in Purley, England and had lived in Dahlonega ...

White

Leon Chastain, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leon Chastain of Sautee. Mr. Chastain passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness ...
Samuel Leon Chastain, 64, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Samuel Leon Chastain, age 64 of Sautee. Mr. Chastain passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his residence following ...
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.