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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 28th, 2009

Forsyth

Ann Echols, 77, Cumming
Ann Echols of Cumming, GA, formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from complications of back surgery. Ann was born on July 14, 1932 in Atlanta, GA. S ...
Ruby â, 79, Cumming
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Scott Alan Kennedy, 56, Cumming
Scott Alan Kennedy, age 56 of Cumming, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at his home. A native of Allen County, Indiana, he was the son of David and Betty Kennedy. He is survived b ...

Habersham

Carl Barrett, 80, Demorest
Carl Barrett, age 80, of Demorest, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Barrett was born on January 11, 1929 in Tow ...
Hazel Inez Gordon Davidson, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Inez Gordon Davidson, age 75, will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 11 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Ivester, Rev. Vickers, and Rev. ...
Homer Keith Ramey, 57, Cornelia
Homer Keith Ramey, age 57, of Cornelia, GA, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Ramey was born on February 20, 1952 in Habersham Co ...

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Jimmy Cutrell, 66, Gainesville
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville to honor the life and Ministry of Jimmy Cutrell. Jimmy ...
Rosa Lea Cloer, 78, Flowery Branch
Rosa Lea Cloer, age 78 of Meadow View Lane, Flowery Branch, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funer ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Prince, 47, Dahlonega
Mr. Donald Roy Prince, age 47, of Dahlonega, GA died October 28, 2009.Mr. Prince lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He worked at Milton Foods in Gainesville for over 21 year ...
Loye C. Head, 82, Plainville formerly Dahlonega
Mr. Loye C. Head, age 82, of Plainville, GA and formerly of Dahlonega died October 28, 2009.Mr. Head was born in Lumpkin County, GA and had lived in Lumpkin County most of his life ...

Towns

James E. Chastain, 76, Pickens County
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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