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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 6th, 2009

Forsyth

Donald McGill, 65, Suwanee
Mr. Donald McGill, age 65, of Suwanee, GA (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2008. He was cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home ...
Lillian Butterfield, 100, Alpharetta
Byars Funeral Home, Cumming, Ga. announces the death of Lillian Butterfield, age 100 of Alpharetta, GA.Services are pending at this time and will be announced. Online condolences ...
Michael Scott Hansen, 33, Tallahassee, Fl
Michael Scott Hansen, 33, of Tallahassee, Fl passed away on January 6, 2009. Scott was born January 1, 1976 in Atlanta to Butch and Mary Anne Hansen. His mother preceded him in de ...

Hall

Dr. H.E. Valentine, 91, Gainesville
Dr. Herbert Edward (Herb) Valentine, Jr. passed away TuesdayJanuary 6, 209 at home with his family. He was born August25, 1917, at his home place in Valentines, Virginia. Hegraduat ...
Pat Whitehead, Gainesville
A celebration of the life of Patricia "Pat" Whitehead of Gainesville will be held 11:00 am Saturday January 10, 2009, in the Chapel of Wards Funeral Home. Pastor Alan Mor ...

Jackson

Evelyn Waldrip Purgason, 72, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Evelyn Waldrip Purgason, 72, of Commerce who died Tuesday at BJC Hospital in Commerce. Born in Gwinnett County, she was the daughter of th ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Michael "Mike" Ledford, age 56, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Mr. Ledford, born in Clark ...
Lucille Jordan Saxon, 90, Lumberton, NC
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Lucille Jordan Saxon of Lumberton, NC who died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Elizabethtown, NC. She was ...
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