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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 25th, 2009

Forsyth

Matthew Gravitt, 23, Cumming
Mr. Matthew Gravitt, age 23, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Winford Nix. Survivors include his parents, ...

Gwinnett

Delle Moore Waycaster, 82, Buford
Delle Moore Waycaster, age 82 of Buford, passed away February 25, 2009. Funeral Service will at 2PM Saturday, February 28, 2009 in the chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home with ...

Hall

Delores " Lois" Adams, died Feburary 24,2009. Services 2:00 P.M Thursday February 26,2009 Wauka Mountain Baptist Church. Strickland Funeral Home Clermont.
James Vernon Murphy, 89, Gainesville
Memorial Park Riverside Chapel announces the death of Mr. James Vernon Murphy, age 89, of Dunn Drive, Gainesville, Ga.
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