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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 16th, 2009

Forsyth

Martha Corn Grogan, 61, Cumming
Martha Corn Grogan, age 61, a native and life long resident of Forsyth County passed away suddenly Thursday, October 15th, 2009. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and was ...

Gwinnett

Linda Sue McCord, 51, Lawrenceville
Linda Sue McCord, age 51 of Lawrenceville, GA died Friday, October 16, 2009. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 3:00 at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Th ...

Hall

Rev. Howard D. Blalock, 90, Oakwood
Rev. Howard D. Blalock, 90, of Oakwood passed away Friday October 16, 2009 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday Octobe ...

Lumpkin

Debbie Bittinger, Dahlonega
On Oct. 16, 2009 the Bittinger/Olsen family tragically lost Debbie Bittinger of Dahlonega, due to fatal injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Daytona, Fla.Debbie was born ...

White

Mrs. Eula Virginia Henderson Roberts, age 88, of Cleveland passed away Friday October 16, 2009 at her residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Roberts was born in White County on ...
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