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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 ...
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