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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 29th, 2009

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Doris Ann Nix Martin, 71, Statham
Doris Ann Nix Martin, age 71, of Statham, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, ...

Forsyth

Baby Max Carlson Elzey went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Frances Burruss. Survivors include his parents Nath ...

Habersham

Donald R. Higgins, 66, Cornelia
Donald R. Higgins, age 66, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009, following an extended illness.Mr. Higgins was born on June 12, 1943 in Habersham County, Georgia ...
John Kenneth Caudell, 76, Cornelia
Mr. John Kenneth Caudell, age 76, of Cornelia passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, following an extended illness. Born in Banks County, GA on July 18, 1933, Mr. Caudell was t ...
Rickey Lamar Roberts, 58, Mount Airy
Rickey Lamar Roberts, age 58 of Mt Airy, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Hall County, on November ...

Hall

Anna Brannon Whiting Pepper, 90, Gainesville
Anna Brannon Whiting Pepper, age 90, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

George Owen Webb, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. George Owen Webb, age 86, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009. Mr. Webb, born in Jackson County, was a son of the ...
Ollin Clyde Weir, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ollin Clyde Weir, age 86, of Atlanta, who passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. Mr. Weir was born on August 18, 1923 in Jefferson ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Shirley Lawrance Porter, age 79, of School Street, Jackson, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the Sylvan Grove Hospital. Mrs. Porter was born February 1, 1930 ...
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