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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 18th, 2009

Banks

Mary Nell Segraves, 86, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Nell Segraves, age 86 of Commerce who died late Thursday evening at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Madison County, Ga., she w ...

Habersham

Zora Mae Cragg Moore, 78, Mt. Airy
Zora Mae Cragg Moore, age 78 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009, at her residence following a brief illness. Born in Habersham Count ...

Hall

Betty Sue Ware, 70, Formerly of Gainesville
Young's Funeral Home announces the death of Betty Sue Ware, 70 formerly of Gainesville, who passed away on June 18, 2009.The family will receive friends from 7pm to 8pm Monday ...
Carole Ann Lester, 62, Gainesville
Carole Ann Lester died at her home comforted by her husband of 40 years in Gainesville, Georgia, Thursday morning, June 18, 2009, following a short battle with cancer. She was born ...
Lydia C. Berry, 39, Gainesville
Lydia C. Berry, age 39 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2009. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St. Gainesville.
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