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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 9th, 2009

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Jessie Lucille Ernst, 87, Athens

Habersham

Donna G. Westmoreland, 60, Demorest
Donna G. Westmoreland age 60 of Demorest passed away Monday February 9, 2009 at Northeast Ga Medical Center.Ms. Westmoreland was born in Mecklenburg County North Carolina the daugh ...
Monteen Meadows Trotter, 91, Clarkesville
Monteen Meadows Trotter, age 91, of Clarkesville, Georgia, died Monday, February 9, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Trotter was born on May 4, 1917 in Habersham County, Geor ...
Sabrina Jill Payne, 45, Cornelia
Sabrina Jill Payne, age 45 of Cornelia and formerly of Clarkesville, passed away February 09, 2009, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa following an extended illness. Born in Habersha ...

Hall

Betty B. Shooke, 75, Gainesville
Betty Beckom Shooke, age 75, of Oakland Drive, Gainesville, GA, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Charlie Lee Loggins, 85, Gainesville
Charlie Lee Loggins, age 85, of Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, February 9, 2009 at his residence following a extended illness. Funeral services are ...
James Carlton Campbell, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Springway Baptist Church for James Carlton Campbell, age 87, of Gainesville. Burial will be in Airline ...
Lula Chandler Jarrard, 96, Oakwood
Lula C. Jarrard, age 96, of Peachtree Plantation, Oakwood, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009. She was born December 18, 1912 in Hall County, Georgia the daughter of ...
Rogelio Romero, 25, Gainesville
Rogelio Romero, age 25 of Lathem Drive, Gainesville, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services were held ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Aloise E. Cochran McNichols, age 62, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009. Mrs. McNichols, born in Parkersburg, West ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.