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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 12th, 2009

Banks

Virginia Loretta Bennett, 91, Maysville
Mrs. Virginia Loretta Bennett, 91 of Maysville died FridayJune 12, 2009 at her residence.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced laterby Little & Davenport Funera ...

Dawson

Lawton Burt, 83, Dawsonville
Rev. Lawton Burt, 83, of Dawsonville died Friday, June 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Born September 13, 1925 to the late Luther and Luna Burt, he was a li ...

Forsyth

Stanislaus Hoynowski, 89, Gainesville
Stanislaus Hoynowski, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, June 12, 2009. Memorial Services are pending at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.by ...

Habersham

Clyde Wallace Simmons, 76, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Clyde Wallace Simmons, age 76, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev. Kenn ...

Hall

Betty Anderson passed away at BJC Medical Center on June 12, 2009 surrounded by family at age 71.Betty was born in Hall County on Feb. 23, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Mr ...
Mary Beatrice Warmack, 90, Gainesville
Mary Beatrice â

Jackson

Andrea Rainwater, 29, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Andrea Rainwater, age 29, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009. Funeral services will be announced later.
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Charlie Marshall Mercer, Sr., 59, of Talmo who died on Wednesday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Duplin County, NC, he was ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jerry Alexander Wade, Sr., age 60, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, June 12, 2009. Mr. Wade, born in Fulton County, Georgia, was a ...
Willie Dean Nix, 57, Royston
Mr. Willie Dean Nix, age 57, of Royston, who passed away on June 12, 2009. Mr. Nix was born on October 18, 1951 in Jackson County, a son to the late Joe Walter Nix and the late Mar ...
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