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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 13th, 2009

Banks

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Monday February 16, 2009 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Woodrow Watson, 66, Alto, Ga. Rev. Tommy Ross and Rev. Steve Dyer officiating ...

Forsyth

Mabel Lane Wilder, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Mabel Lane Wilder, age 83 of Cumming passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Cumming Nursing Home. She was a 25- year member of the First Baptist Church of Darien where sh ...
Walter Harrison Rucker, Sr. passed away Friday, February 13, 2009 following a long illness. Born July 17, 1926 in Elbert County, Georgia, he spent most of his adult life in Forsyth ...

Habersham

Horace Carlton Wilson, 69, Cornelia
Horace Carlton Wilson, age 69, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Friday, February 13, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Wilson was born in Habersham County, on March 10, 1939 to the late Geor ...
Louie Eugene Dean, Sr., 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Louie Eugene Dean, Sr., age 86, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bobby Gastley ...
Susie Belle Norton, 75, Cornelia
Susie Belle Norton, age 75, of Cornelia, GA, died Friday, February 13, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Norton was born on January 4, 1934 in Banks County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

James Robert Riley, 90, Gainesville
James Robert Riley, age 90 of Victory Street, New Holland, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009 at New Horizons North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funera ...

White

Jeffery Porter Davis, 45, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jeffery Porter Davis, age 45 of Cleveland. Mr. Davis passed away Thursday, February 12.2009 at his residence followin ...
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