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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 7th, 2009

Banks

George Mason, 69, Homer
George Mason, age 69, of Banks County, Georgia, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Mason was born on November 12, 1939 in Homer, Georgia to the late John and Carr ...

Forsyth

Amelia (Amy)
Mr. John Richard (Dick) Yates, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Yates was a Navy Veteran of World War II where he received a Purple Heart. During his ...
Lawrence (Larry) Geld, 80, Cumming
Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Geld, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Geld was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the A ...
Mary Jayne Erdman, 89, Cumming
Mrs. Mary Jayne Erdman, age 89, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Erdman; daughter-in-law, Miriam R. Siewe ...

Habersham

Betty Jean Gunn Davis, 64, Clarkesville
Betty Jean Gunn Davis, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009, at Habersham Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on December ...

Hall

Annie Ruth Johnson, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesvil ...
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, Gainesville
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, age 66 of Boone Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Helen Frances Ogle, 86, Murrayville
Helen Frances Ogle age 86 of Murrayville passed away Saturday Feb. 7, 2009 at the Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Miss Ogle was born January 26, 1923 in Hall ...
Mary S. Hart, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary S. Hart 86, of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 7, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held Tuesday February 10th at 2:00 at Timber Ridge Bapt ...
William R. Gignilliat, 90, Gainesville
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Jackson

Rickey Westbrooks, 54, Carnesville
Rickey Westbrooks, age 54 of Carnesville, passed away Saturday, February 07, 2009. Born in Jackson County on September 29, 1954, he was the son of the late Billy Joe and Violet Bra ...

Lumpkin

Jimmy Foster, 66, Dahlonega
Jimmy Foster, 66, of Dahlonega died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Mr. Foster was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin C ...
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