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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 8th, 2009

Dawson

Carol Landrum Johnson, 51, Chatsworth
Carol Landrum Johnson, 51, of Chatsworth died Tuesday December 8, 2009 at Murray Medical Center following a sudden illness.Born January 22, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan to the late De ...

Forsyth

Betty Anne Knickerbocker lived with early onset Alzheimer's for the past 19 years, and passed away Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009 in Cumming, Georgia, near her daughter, Christine. Fore ...

Habersham

Hubert Dale Harris, 50, Cornelia
Hubert Dale Harris, age 50, of Cornelia, GA, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at a private care facility.Mr. Harris was born on October 20, 1959 in Habersham County, Georgia to the l ...

Hall

Hobert Rosoe Felts, 87, Gainesville
Hobert Rosoe Felts, 87, of Gainesville, GA died on December 8, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Born in Corbin, KY, he was the son of the late Willie and Addie Felts.Blind fro ...
James Clyde Turk, 82, Chestnut Mountain
Mr. James Clyde Turk 82 of Chestnut Mountain passed away on Tuesday, Dec 8 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Turk was the son of the ...
Kimberly Rigsby, 48, Flowery Branch
Kimberly Rigsby, age 48 of Tree Park Circle, Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Holly Springs Medical Center. Memorial services are sche ...
Paul David Drechsel, 84, Gainesville
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Paul David Drechsel will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Westminster Church in Gainesville with Pastor Chuck DeBardel ...
Sandy Meredith, 71, Clermont
Sandy Meredith, age 71, of Clermont died Tuesday, December 8. Born in Tampa, FL, she lived for many years in Jacksonville, FL before moving to the Atlanta area in 1976. Sandy was ...
Sarah Louise Minette, 64, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sarah Louise Minette, age 64, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 08, 2009. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Home 412 ...

Jackson

Christine Marlow, 90, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Christine Marlow, 90, of 164 Wilson Cemetery Rd., in Nicholson who died on Tuesday at her residence. Mrs. Marlow was the daughter of the la ...
Dwight Franklin Lord, 53, Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dwight Franklin Lord, age 53 of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Mr. L ...
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