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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 25th, 2009

Dawson

Richard A. Kibler, Dawsonville
Richard A. Kibler of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Kenmore, NY died November 25, 2009. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Pistner Kibler, Dawsonville; children, Kari and William Campbel ...

Forsyth

Alice Norfolk, 78, Cumming
Alice Norfolk, 78 of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, December 25, 2009.Mr. and Mrs. Norfolk relocated to Cumming from Buffalo, NY in 2004 to be closer to their family and escape th ...
Barbara Lee Knox, 59, Cumming
Mrs. Barbara Lee Knox, age 59 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Knox. Survivors include her cousin, Sarah â
Marjorie Etta Weeks, 76, Cumming
In Loving Memory of Marjorie Etta Weeks born May 18, 1933, died December 25, 2009. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Harold T. Weeks; 4 children, Bernadette G ...

Habersham

Carolyn I. Pritchett, 79, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Carolyn Irene Brooks Pritchett, age 79, of Clarkesville, will be held on Monday, December 28, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Rick Pr ...
Jerry Williams, 61, Demorest
Jerry Williams, age 61 of Demorest, passed away Friday, December 25, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on August 19, 1948, he was ...

Hall

Arrie Cranford McClure, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Arrie Elizabeth Cranford McClure age 92 of Gainesville passed away Friday December 25 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral Services are s ...
Emory Leroy Coker, Sr., 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Emory Leroy Coker Sr, age 77,went home to be with his lord on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2009. He was member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and served as a Deacon and he ...

Stephens

Marvin Allen Farmer, 58, Toccoa
Marvin Allen Farmer, age 58, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, December 25, 2009, following an extended illness.Born in Jacksonville, FL on November 22, 1951, he was the son of th ...

White

Cordie Owenby, 89, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Cordie Evelyn Owenby, age 89 of Cleveland. Mrs. Owenby passed away Friday, December 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Me ...
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