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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 7th, 2009

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Janie Limbaugh, 54, Cumming
Mrs. Janie Limbaugh, age 54, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Elizabeth Buice; brothers, Henry Buice and R ...
Mark Millis Golly, 56, Cumming
Mark Millis Golly, 56, of Cumming, GA died at his home on January 7, 2009. A native of LaGrange, IL he was the son of the late Perry Wallace Golly and Jane Lynn Golly. His brothe ...

Gwinnett

William Harvey Watson, III, 72, Alpharetta
William Harvey Watson, III, 72, of Alpharetta, GA died at his home on January 7, 2009. Born in Jackson, MS he was the son of the late W. H. Watson Jr. and Sarah H. Watson. His si ...

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Floyd Monroe Dills, 68, Flowery Branch
Memorial Park announces the death of Mr. Floyd Monroe Dills, age 68, Wall Rd., Flowery Branch, GA.
Jack L. Walker, Atlanta
Graveside services will be held for Jack L. Walker, of Atlanta, 2:00 pm Friday January 9, 2009, Graveside Dunagans Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family will receive frie ...
Lillian Burns Paine, 79, Gainesville
Lillian Marie Burns Paine was born December 2, 1929 in Brunswick, GA. She was the wife of Thomas Paine, Sr. and is survived by her children, Dr. Pamela Paine and Thomas Paine, Jr. ...
Lucille Echols Greenway, age 85, of Lula, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Greenway was born on April 27, 1923 in Jackson County, Georgia ...
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