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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 22nd, 2009

Forsyth

Deloris Dianne Tisdale, 65, Gainesville
Deloris Dianne Tisdale, age 65 of Gainesville, Georgia (Forsyth County) passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Services are pending at this time and will be announced. Online con ...
Mark Douglas Patow, 42, Cumming
Mark Douglas Patow, 42, of Cumming, GA died at his home on July 22, 2009. He was born in Orange County, CA.He is survived by his beloved wife, Christina Patow of Cumming, GA; pare ...
Mr. Russell Alan (Rusty) Harben, age 49 of Cumming, Georgia, died on Monday, July 20, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, John S. Harben Jr. of Dawsonville. Survivors inc ...

Habersham

Karen S. Turner, 46, Alto
Karen S. Oliver Turner, age 46 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Hall County on August 10, 1962, ...

Hall

Anthony Lamar Poole, Gainesville
Anthony Lamar (Tony) Poole, age 58 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...
James D. Puckett, Gainesville
James D. Puckett of Sourwood Drive, Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be announced late ...
James Dillard â, 87, Gainesville
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Jackson

Jack Wesley Ellington, 75, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jack Wesley Ellington, age 75, of Braselton, who passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July ...
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