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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 3rd, 2009

Banks

Nelson W. Lewallen, 76, Baldwin
Mr. Nelson W. Lewallen, age 76 of Baldwin passed away on Friday, April 03, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness. Born in Banks Coun ...

Dawson

Ollie Pruitt, 72, Dawsonville
Mrs. Ollie Pruitt, age 72 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday April 3, 2009 following an extended illness. Survivors include her husband Skid Pruitt of Dawsonville; children Wayne a ...

Forsyth

Jane T. Ishol, 77, Cumming
Ellen Jane Tisdale Ishol of Cumming, Georgia, died December 16, 2008. She was 77.Mrs. Ishol was born in Gainesville, Florida, where she spent much of her life. She often spoke fo ...
Ruth Pruitt, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Ruth Pruitt, age 90 of Clinton, MS, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm at Ingram Funeral H ...

Gwinnett

Velma Lewis, 87, Alpharetta
Mrs. Velma Lewis, age 87 of Alpharetta (Cherokee County), passed away Friday, April 3, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Olen S. Lewis and son, Danny Lewis. Survivors ...

Habersham

Neal Caudell, 51, Alto
Neal George Caudell, age 51, of Alto, GA, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Habersham County Medical Center.Mr. Caudell was born on December 31, 1957 in Habersham County, Georgia. ...
Nelson Lewallen, 76, Baldwin
Nelson Lewallen, age 76, of Baldwin, GA passed away on April 3, 2009 at local medical center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Whitfield Funeral ...

Hall

Emily Light Carey, formerly of Gainesville
Emily Light Carey,formerly of Gainesville,died March 8, 2009 in Arkansas. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Ward's Chapel.Ward's Fun ...
Grace Martin Phagan, 86, Gainesville
Joint funeral services were held for Mr. Lenton Phagan, age 87 who passed away Sunday April 5th, 2009 and also for his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Grace Martin Phagan, age 86, who passe ...

White

Barbara Jeanette Lyerla, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Jeanette Lyerla of Cleveland. Mrs. Lyerla passed away Friday, April 3, 209 at her residence following an extended illness ...
Garvice Paul Elliott, 86, Cleveland
Mr. Garvice Paul Elliott age 86 of Cleveland passed away Friday April 3, 2009 at a relativeâ
Ginger Lee Seabolt, 40, Cleveland
Mrs. Ginger Lee Seabolt age 40 of Cleveland passed away Friday April 3, 2009. Mrs. Seabolt was born in Richland County SC. She was a homemaker and member of Antioch Baptist Church ...
Mary Sue Bettis Grizzle, 80, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Mary Sue Bettis Grizzle, age 80 of Cleveland. Mrs. Grizzle passed away Friday, April 03, 2009 at a private nursing h ...
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