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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 23rd, 2009

Dawson

Robert E. Primmer, 60, Dawsonville
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Robert E. Primmer, age 60, of Dawsonville, Ga. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Columbus, Ohio.

Forsyth

Mrs. Faustine (Tina) Cruse Harrison, age 81 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and a loving mother and grandmother. She w ...

Hall

Emma â, 80, Conroe, TX, formerly of Hall County
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Gary Leo Cole, 53, Gainesville
Gary Leo Cole, age 53 of Dogwood Circle, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Crestview Nursing Home, Atlanta, Georgia, following an extended illness. Graves ...

Jackson

Willie Grace Davis, 84, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Willie Grace Davis age 84 of Athens, Ga. who died Friday May 22, 2009 of an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Hoyt Thomas ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of infant Robert Wayne Lance III who passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Graveside services ...
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