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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 4th, 2009

Banks

Reba Segars Parker, 88, Lula
Reba Segars Parker, age 88, of Lula, Georgia, died Sunday, October 4, 2009 at her residence.Mrs. Parker was born on August 14, 1921 in Banks County, Georgia to the late William And ...

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Gregory F. Vinci, 94, Cumming
Gregory F. Vinci, age 94 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Coletti Vinci. Survivors include his son and daughte ...
Harlus Coody, 70, Cumming
Mr. Harlus Coody, age 70, of Cumming passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009. Mr. Coody was a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church where he served as Chorister. He was a beloved fath ...

Gwinnett

Keith Barry Whitmire, 49, Snellville
Keith Barry Whitmire passed peacefully in his sleep to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 4th, 2009. Always ready to give a defense for the hope within him, Barry ...

Hall

David Rayburn Coggins, age 58 of Cagle Road, Lula, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Memori ...
Geraldine Coker Smith, 84, Gainesville
Geraldine (Jerry) Coker Smith, born September 14, 1925, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on October 4, 2009, she was 84. Born in Magee, Mississippi, she was the d ...

Jackson

Mattie H. Chambers, 100, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mattie H. Chambers age 100 of Nicholson, Ga. who died Sunday Oct. 4, 2009.Survivors include 3 sons Henry Chambers of Watkinsville, Claude ...
Troy H. Owens, 76, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Troy H. Owens, 76, of Nicholson, who died at his residence on Sunday evening.Born in Franklin County, GA, he was the son of the late Edgar ...

White

Larry Leon McCoskey, 63, Cleveland
Larry Leon McCoskey, age 63 of Cleveland, GA passed away October 4, 2009 following an extended illness. Larry was born and raised in Indiana and was a graduate of Purdue ...
Sara Jo Evans, 69, Cleveland
Sara Jo Evans, age 69, of Cleveland passed away Sunday October 4, 2009 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Mrs. Evans was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, the daughter of the late James ...
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