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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 17th, 2009

Habersham

Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, 69, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, age 69, of Clarkesville, will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Harvest Christian Church. Pastor Rick ...
Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, 84, Demorest
Funeral services for Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, age 84, of Demorest will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Russ Barker and R ...

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Jane Abbey Shurack, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Jane Abbey Shurack, age 71, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009. She was born December 25, 1937 and died of lung cancer at The Cohen Ho ...
Michael Douglas Allen, 33, Gainesville
Funeral services for Michael Douglas Allen, age 33, of Gainesville, will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev ...
William Clyde â, 85, Lula
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Rabun

Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, Clayton
Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, of Clayton, Georgia, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at her home.She was born June 7th 1909 in Rabun County to Henry and Mary Duncan Perry. She was emp ...

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Andrew George Tampa, 83, Cleveland
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, announces the death of Andrew George Tampa, age 83 of Cleveland and formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2 ...
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