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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 15th, 2009

Dawson

Vera G. Cochran, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vera G. Cochran, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday Feb. 15, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following an extended illness.Mrs. Cochran was born in ...

Forsyth

Jane Burge Epperson, 92, Fayetteville
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Jane Burge Epperson, age 92, of Fayetteville, Ga. Memorial services are to be announced.

Habersham

Gladys Dodd Crocker, 91, Cornelia
Gladys Dodd Crocker, age 91 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County on October 12 ...

Hall

Donna Lynn Waters, 37, Gainesville
Donna Lynn Waters, age 37 of Lighthouse Lane, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009 at her residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thur ...
Edward O. (Ed) Reed, 86, Oakwood
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in the Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Edward O. (Ed) Reed, 82 of Reed Drive, Oakwood. The Rev. ...
Lois Blalock, 98, New Holland
Miss Lois Blalock, age 98, of New Holland passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at New Horizons West Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...

Jackson

Rev. James D. Cool, 81, Lincolnton, N.C., formerly of Jefferson
Mason and Ward Funeral Home announces for Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton N.C. the death of Rev. James Darel Cool,age 80, of 901 Tait Street in Lincolnton. Rev. Cool died on Sun ...
Thomas Aubrey Highfill, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Aubrey Highfill, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on February 15, 2009. Mr. Highfill was born on March 14, 1936 in Jackson ...
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