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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 22nd, 2009

Dawson

Marjorie Vandivere Anderson, 83, Dawsonville
Marjorie Vandivere Anderson, 83, of Dawsonville died Tuesday December 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born July 24, 1926 to the late Worth an ...

Forsyth

Essie Bea Helm, 65, Cumming
Mrs. Essie Bea Helm, age 65, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Helm; brothers, Glay Powell and Estil Pow ...

Hall

Kathleen Charles McGinley, 48, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen Charles McGinley, age 48, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Golda Charles and her grandmoth ...

Jackson

Alfred Dunbar, 79, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Alfred Dunbar, age 79, of Athens, who passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Mr. Dunbar, born in West Virginia, was a son of the ...
Mary F. Smith, 84, Jefferson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Mary F. Smith, 84, of Jefferson, who died on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in Athens. Born in Jackson County, GA, she was the daughter o ...
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