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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 15th, 2009

Dawson

Sara L. Sweatte, 88, Dawsonville
Sara L. Sweatte, 88, of Dawsonville died Sunday December 13, 2009 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born March 24, 1921 in Sumter, South Carolina to the late ...

Forsyth

James J. Coker, 70, Cumming
James J. Coker, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Mr. Coker, known to his friends and family as Jack, was born in Mount Olive, North C ...
William Walton, 86, Roswell
William Walton, age 86, of Roswell, GA passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Services have not been planned at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.byarsfuneralh ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Angelia Evelyn Chitwood Stancil, age 43, of Demorest, will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at 3:00 PM from the Mt. Vernon Holiness Church. Rev. Sonny ...

Hall

Dorothy Delong Maynard, 99, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009, while a resident of Fidelia Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, North Carolina. Mrs. Maynard was a lifelong resid ...
Gerald Lewallen, 68, Gainesville
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Lillian A. Truelove, 86, Murrayville
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 20, 2009 at Wahoo Baptist Church for Mrs. Lillian A. Truelove, 86, of Murrayville, who passed away on Tuesday, Decemb ...
Robert Lewis Wiley, 96, Lula
Funeral services for, Robert Lewis Wiley, age 96 of Lula. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday December 17,2009 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Cameron wi ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harvey Sidney Gathright, Jr., age 70, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Mr. Gathright, born in Jefferson, ...
Jack Donald Shaw, 71, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jack Donald Shaw, age 71, of Athens, GA, who passed away on December 13, 2009. Mr. Shaw was born on July 5, 1938 in Athens, GA, a son ...
Rosaleen McSheffrey Brown, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rosaleen McSheffrey Brown, age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, December 14, 2009. Mrs. Brown, born in Ireland, was a da ...

Towns

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harvey Sidney Gathright Jr., age 70, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.Funeral Services will be announced by ...
Juanita Parrish, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Juanita Parrish, age 83 of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Daughter of the late Joseph E. (Mac) McGraw and Birdie McGraw, she was born January 1, 1926 in ...
Lilliand Truelove, 86, Murrayville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lillian Truelove, 86, of Murrayville. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Online condolences can be made ...
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