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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2009

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for James (Jim) Emmett Gray, Sr., 58, of Maysville who died on Friday at NEGA Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Knoxville, TN, he was the ...

Dawson

Joseph V. â, 60, Dawsonville
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Forsyth

Martha Ann Lyons, 72, Dunwoody
Mrs. Martha Ann Lyons, age 72 of, Dunwoody, GA passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009.She was a devoted wife for 48 years and loving mother. Martha was a retired Registered Nurse. She ...

Habersham

Clifford Davie Parsons Ritchie, age 94, Cornelia, Georgia, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Ritchie was born on July 24, 19 ...
Donald Compton Short, 78, Cornelia
Donald Compton Short, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. Mr. Short was born on October 2, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late William R. ...

Hall

Eddie Stephens, 88, Gainesville
Reverend Eddie Stephens, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia was called from labor on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born ...
Grace Nell Welborn Morris, 82, Gillsville
Grace Nell Welborn Morris, age 82 moved to Heaven May 16, 2009, to see Jesus and to join her husband, Coleman Morris who went ahead of her on November 22, 2005. Grace Nell was the ...
William Donice Dabney, 52, Gainesville
William Donice Dabney, Sr., age 52 of Gainesville, GA died Saturday, May 16, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father David A. Dabney. He is survived by his wife Rhonda Rena Da ...

Jackson

Autumn Elizabeth Freeman, inf, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for infant Autumn Elizabeth Freeman daughter of Thomas Freeman and Chelsey Sewell of Nicholson, Ga. who died Saturday May 16, 2009. Survivors ...
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.