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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 9th, 2009

Forsyth

Jay Strickland, 56, Cumming
Jay Strickland, 56, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, November 9, 2009. The son of the late Jimmy and Shirley Strickland, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Marion ...

Hall

Elizabeth B. Bickers, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Bickers, 92, Gainesville passed away Monday November 9,2009. Arrangements later by Wards Funeral Home Gainesville.
Elizabeth Bickers, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Bickers, a long-time resident of Gainesville, passed away peacefully in the early hours of November 9th, at Altus House Hospice, in Atlanta, GA. She was born Novemb ...
Elizabeth Taylor Conley, 89, Gainesville Mill
Elizabeth Taylor Conley, age 89 of Gainesville Mill, passed away Monday, November 9, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Conley was born ...
Jean Farmer Stephens, 76, Gainesville, GA
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jean Farmer Stephens, 76, Stephens Rd., Gainesville. Arrangements to be announced later.
Jeannine Fortner, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Jeannine Fortner, age 74, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, November 09, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A Celebration ...
Leonora Pendergrass, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Leonora Pendergrass, 86 of Gainesville died Monday November 9, 2009 following an extended illness at Willowwoods Nursing Center in Flowery Branch. A native of Fayette County, ...

Lumpkin

Jessie Lee Brackett Hudson slipped gently from this life to the next on November 9, 2009 at her home in Dahlonega. By God's Grace, she was surrounded by loved ones, which was ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.