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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 13th, 2009

Banks

David Payne, 82, Hollingsworth Community
David Payne, age 82, of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009. Mr. Payne was born on February 19, 1927 in Bank ...
Kenneth Lee Bush, 69, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Kenneth Lee Bush, Sr., 69, of Maysville who died on Sunday at his residence. He was married to Norma Lee Smith of the residence. S ...

Forsyth

Judy Edwards, 64, Cumming
Judy Edwards of Cumming, Georgia, passed away December 13th at the age of 64, after a short illness. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Judy entered the medical field as a Certified Paramedic. ...

Habersham

Willard Lee Walker, 74, Cornelia
Willard Lee Walker, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2009. Born in Loyall, Kentucky on November 22, 1935, he was the son of the late John Wiley and Jossie Wald ...

Hall

Bruce Francis Barker, 68, Oakwood
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Elbert "Sambo" Cheeks, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Elbert "Sambo" Cheeks, 81, of Gainesville, died Sunday December 13, 2009. Funeral arrangements are in complete at this time. For further information contact Young ...
Helen Camp Preissler, 95, Gainesville
Helen Camp Preissler, formally of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Sunday, December 13th at age 95 in Gainesville.She was born Mary Helen Camp on June 9, 1914 at her parentsâ
Hershel Lane Holtzclaw, 79, Gainesville
Hershel Lane Holtzclaw, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ...
James Donald Lewis, 74, Gainesville
Jimmy died peacefully on December 13, 2009 at his home in Gainesville, Georgia at age 74. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, LaNelle Lewis, four children and ten grandchildren ...
Juanita Wood, 80, Oakwood
Mrs. Juanita Stephens Wood, age 80, of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2009 a ...
Patricia Pauline Satterfield, 52, Gainesville
Patricia Pauline Satterfield, age 52, of River Run Circle, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Robert Jackson Gibson, 83, Buford
Robert Jackson Gibson, age 83 of Buford, GA died Sunday, December 13, 2009. Funeral service will be held Monday, December 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inte ...

Jackson

Mr. Thomas J. Branning, age 78, of Ila, GA died Sunday December 13, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Branning was born in Duval County, FL, to the late, Lewis James and Emeline McIver B ...

White

Jane Mary Ringo, 88, Sautee
Mrs. Jane Mary Ringo age 88 of Sautee, passed away Sunday December 13, 2009 at her residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Ringo was born December 15, 1920 in Bronx, New York to ...
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