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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 12th, 2009

Dawson

Ethel Mae Ezell, 79, Dawsonville
Ethel Mae Ezell, 79 of Dawsonville, GA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009, at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrang ...
Myrtle Latrell Gunter, 80, Dawsonville
Mrs. Myrtle Latrell Gunter, age 80, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009. A Baptist by faith, Mrs. Gunter is preceded in death by her husband, Dea Gunter. Surviv ...

Forsyth

Eddy Morris Frady, 64, Suwanee
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. Eddy Morris Frady, age 64, of Suwanee who died at Northside Hospital Forsyth Wednesday, February 11, 2009. A nat ...
Hope Tarkington, infant daughter of Kelly and Wes Tarkington, left us to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 12, 2009. Services will be private. Online condolences may be expres ...
Jimmy Lee Cowan, 61, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy Lee Cowan, age 61, of Cumming, who died Wednesday, February 11, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Byars ...
Rachel Fortner, 27, Richlands, Virginia
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming, Georgia announces the death of Miss Rachel Fortner, age 27, of Richlands, Virginia. Arrangements for the funeral to be held in Richlands, Virginia wi ...
Thelma Mae Bryant, 75, Cumming
Mrs. Thelma Mae Bryant, age 75, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009. She was a member of Settingdown Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ro ...

Habersham

Bennie Lee Patton, 74, Cornelia
Bennie Lee Patton, age 74, of Cornelia, GA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009 at the residence of his daughter. Mr. Patton was born on March 12, 1934 in Habersham ...
William Alvin Payne, 79, Demorest
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Hall

Etta Powers, 96, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Dewberry #2 Baptist Church Cemetery for Etta Powers, age 96 of Gainesville who passed away on Thursday, ...
Larry G. Gibbs, 60, Ellijay
Mr. Larry G. Gibbs age 60 of Lower Cartecay Ellijay died Thursday February 12, 2009.Mr. Gibbs was born on February 7, 1949 in Hall County. He is the son of the late Buster Gibbs &a ...
Robert Harrison Knowles, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Harrison Knowles, age 76, of Gainesville, died Thursday, February 12, 2009.Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2;00 P.M. February 14, 2009 at Memorial Park South C ...

Jackson

Walter Holder, 92, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Holder, age 92, of Hoschton, who passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Mr. Holder, born in Hall County, was a son of the ...

White

Hazel Ann Burt, 80, Sautee
Mrs. Hazel Ann Burt, age 80 of Sautee, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. Burt was born on December 12, 1928 in White County to the late Walt ...
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