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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2009

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Michelle Almond, 38, Winder
Miss Michelle Almond, age 38 of Winder, passed away Friday, February 6, 2009 following an extended illness. Survivors include her mother Margaret Roberts of Dahlonega; father and s ...

Dawson

Cleve Bruce, 73, Dawsonville
Cleve Bruce, 73, of Dawsonville died Friday February 6, 2009 at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. B ...

Forsyth

Essie Mae Smith Mathis, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Essie Mae Smith Mathis, age 96, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Friday, February 6, 2009. She was the oldest female member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. ...

Gwinnett

James N. Bowe, 80, Buford
James N. Bowe, age 80 of Buford, Georgia, died Friday, February 6, 2009.Graveside service will be held Monday, February 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford ...

Habersham

Mary Coarsey Tyson, 87, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Mary Coarsey Tyson age 87 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday February 6, 2009 at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Tyson was born in Tift County ...
Ruby Lee Tomlin Cantrell, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ruby Lee Tomlin Cantrell, age 92, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev ...

Hall

Aurora Ayala, 71, Alpharetta, Ga
Byars Funeral Home anoounces the death of Aurora Ayala, age 71 of Alpharetta Ga.. Funeral services will be held at 6pm on Monday at St. Brendan Catholic Church.

Jackson

Paul Edgar Christian, 68, Jefferson
Mr. Paul Edgar Christian, age 68, of Jefferson GA, died Friday Febuary 6, 2009 at St. Maryâ

White

Louise Gilreath Free, 76, Cleveland
Mrs. Louise Gilreath Free, age 76 of Cleveland, Mrs. Free passed away Friday, February 6, 2008 at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Free was born in Gainesville Ga. o ...
Maurice James Starling, 76, Sautee Nacoochee
Mr. Maurice James Starling age 76 of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday February 6, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Starling was born in Tam ...
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