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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 8th, 2009

Dawson

William J. Jackson, 79, Dawsonville
Mr. William J. Jackson, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. Survivors include his wife Kathryn Jackson of Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law Paul and Ju ...

Forsyth

James C. Ingram Jr., 50, Cumming
Mr. James C. Ingram Jr., age 50, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Ingram Sr. Survivors include his mother, L ...

Gwinnett

Hershel Alex Payne, 86, Lilburn
Hershel Alex Payne, age 86, of Lilburn, GA and formerly of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Payne was born i ...

Habersham

Jerry Thompson, 83, Clarkesville
Jerry Thompson, age 83, of Clarkesville, GA, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Thompson was born on September 2, 1925 in Cumming, GA to the late Rafe and Clyde Sam ...

Hall

James Barnett Waters, 63, Gainesville
James Barnett Waters, age 63 of Lighthouse Lane, Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services ...
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