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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 25th, 2009

Forsyth

Harvey Lee Gaines, 83, Cumming
Mr. Harvey Lee Gaines, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Gaines; son-in-law, James Edwin Boles; brothers, Mack ...
Mrs. Rosella Reynolds Richards, age 76 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009. She was a member of Cumming First Baptist Church and the Gleaners Bible Study class. ...

Gwinnett

Beatrice Holder, 89, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Beatrice Holder, who passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Woody Beatrice Gaddis Holder, age 89, of Braselton, who passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Mrs. Holder, born in Gwinnett County, was a daughter of the late, Estee Gaddis, Sr ...

Habersham

Ray James Clarke Jr., 67, Clarkesville
Ray James Clarke, Jr. age 67 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday April 25, 2009 at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, NC. Mr. Clarke was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia th ...
Reitha Irene Spivey Jones, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Reitha Irene Spivey Jones, age 89, of Clarkesville, will be held on Saturday, May 02, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Reverend John Hum ...
Ruth Taylor Welch, 82, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Ruth Taylor Welch, age 82, of Mt. Airy, will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev. Guy Willia ...

Hall

Gertrude Bishop Flanagan, 81, Gainesville
Gertrude Bishop Flanagan, age 81 of Carolyn Street, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral se ...

Jackson

Loretta Jean Helton Deem, 40, Jefferson
Loretta Jean Helton Deem, age 40, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Mrs. Deem, born in Marion County, Indiana; was an Interior Decorator and a member of C ...

Stephens

Annie Sue Lois Foster, 64, Toccoa
Memorial services will be held at a later date for Annie Sue Lois Foster, age 64, of Toccoa.Mrs. Foster passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Athens.Born in ...
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