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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 26th, 2009

Gwinnett

Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Daws, 62, Carnesville
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel announces the death of Mr. Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Daws, age 62, of Carnesville, Georgia, who died Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Funeral servic ...

Hall

Annie Duke, 97, Flowery Branch
Memorial Park South Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Duke, age 97, of Flowery Branch who died Thursday, February 26, 2009. Mrs. Duke was a member of the First Baptist ...
Martha Coley Harris, 71, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Coley Harris, age 71, of Poole Road, Lula, Georgia who passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Lanier Park Hospial ...
Nickolas Casey Turpin, known to his family and friends as Casey Turpin, age 23, of Lula, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following inju ...

Jackson

Ben Etris, 66, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Ben Etris age 66 of Maysville, Ga. who died Feb. 26, 2009 at his residence of an extended illness. He was an elder of the Homer Presbyteri ...
Ray Harold â, 66, Jefferson
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Lumpkin

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega announces the death of Ms. Kathleen Laurie Wyatt Peavy, age 36, who passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wa ...

Rabun

Ruth Ann Shirley Banks, 66, Clayton
Ruth Ann Shirley Banks, 66, of Clayton, GA passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Gordon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Calhoun, Georgia.She was born in Perryville, ...
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