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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 5th, 2009

Banks

Horace Wilson, 73, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Gillsville Baptist Church for Horace Wilson, age 73, of Hwy 52, Gillsville. Burial will be in Gillsville ...

Forsyth

Boyd Henry Wood, 71, Cumming
Mr. Boyd Henry Wood, age 71 of Cumming, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. He was a member of the Lafayette Lodge # ...

Gwinnett

Richard Joseph Keyes, 48, Stone Mountain
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard Joseph Keyes, age 48, of Stone Mountain, passed away on January 5, 2009. Mr. Keyes was born on August 27, 1960 in Boston, MA, ...

Hall

Louise Williams, 77, Flowery Branch
Louise Williams, 77, of 1074 Bridle Creek Drive, Flowery Branch, GA; died January 5, 2009. The family will receive friends Friday, January 9, 2009 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Unio ...
Paul "David" Crumley, 64, Gainesville
Paul "David" Crumley, age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, January 5, 2009, at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thurs ...
Mr. Robert L. (Robbie) Hatcher, Jr., age 48, of Gainesville, passed away at his residence January 5, 2009 after a brief illness.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Robbie was prope ...
William H. Reeves, 77, Gainesville
William H. Reeves, age 77, of Gainesville Highway, Winder GA passed away Monday January 5, 2009 at Barrow Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held ...

Jackson

Anita McConnell, 64, Maysville
Mrs. Anita McConnell, 64, Maysville died Sunday, January 4, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. McConnell was the owner and operator of Joyland Child Development Center i ...
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