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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 12th, 2009

Dawson

Violet A. Wallis, 91, Dawsonville
Mrs. Violet A. Wallis, age 91 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009. She was a member of Holy Ground Tabernacle Church and lived her life for her church. She was prece ...

Forsyth

Lillie Marie Mincey, 73, Cumming
Mrs. Lillie Marie Mincey, age 73 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, D.J. Mincey; father and mother, Carl and Azilee Grindle; b ...

Hall

Ethel Hortense Carlan Chambers, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ethel Hortense Carlan Chambers, age 83 of Flowery Branch passed away May 10, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Center after an extended illness.Funeral Services are scheduled for Th ...
James "Jim" E. Garrison, 76, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am from the chapel of Little and Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. James â
Joyce Rose Brooks, 73, Oakwood
Mrs. Joyce Rose Brooks, age 73, of Oakwood, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Ga. 30542, 770-967-55 ...
Juanita Reed Brown, 89, Marietta
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Homefor Mrs. Juanita Reed Brown age 89, of Marietta. The famil ...
Vida Bailey, 96, Gainesville
Ms. Vida Bailey age 96 of Gainesville, died on Tuesday May12, 2009 at the Bell-Minor Home.Ms. Bailey, was born on Oct. 12,1912 in Princeton, WestVirginia. She was a devoted member ...

Jackson

J.D. Harris, Jr., 60, Hoschton
J.D. Harris, Jr., beloved husband of Betty Robinette Harris, died May 12, 2009 at his Hoschton, GA home after a lengthy illness. Born December 22, 1948 in Cotton Valley, LA, he was ...
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