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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Alvan Haywood Williams, 89, Cumming
Mr. Alvan Haywood Williams, age 89 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at his residence. Services are pending and will be announced. Online condolences may ...
Mildred Beam Albright, 87, Doraville
Mrs. Mildred Beam Albright, age 87, of Doraville, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009. She was a very sweet lady who retired from K-Mart in 1985 and was a member of the Goo ...

Habersham

Flora Nell Black, 81, Cornelia
Flora Nell Black, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born on July 10, 1927 in Habersham County, G ...

Hall

Frank Vetrano Jr., age 62, of Old Cornelia Highway, passed away Feb. 20, 2009 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center following a brief illness. Frank was self employed and owner of G ...
Juanita Hawkes, 88, Gainesville
Juanita S. Hawkes, age 88 of East Main Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Winder Health Care following a brief illness. Funeral services ar ...
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, Gainesville
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, of Gainesville, GA passed into eternal rest on February 20, 2009 after a long and courageous fight. The son of the late Luis and Meta Ullrich, he was ...
William Jacob Snyder, 74, Gainesville
William Jacob Snyder, age 74 of Little Circle, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funer ...

Lumpkin

Lawton Waters, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. Lawton Waters, age 71, of Dahlonega, died Friday February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Dawson County. He was precede ...
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