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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2009

Forsyth

Mildred L. â, 87, Cumming
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Wanda Lee Cowart, 79, Cumming
Mrs. Wanda Lee Cowart, age 79, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 7th, 2009. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 9th, at 3:00 pm at Coal Mountain Baptist Church Cemete ...

Gwinnett

Francis John Eggert, 94, Alpharetta
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Francis John Eggert, 94, of Alpharetta, Ga. Memorial Services will be announced at a later time.

Habersham

Roy Rafinski, 61, Mt. Airy
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Roy Rafinski, age 61, of Mt. Airy. Mr. Rafinski passed away July 7, 2009, at his residence. Condolences may be sent online by visiti ...
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Hall

Deborah Chitty Carver, 49, Gainesville
Deborah Chitty Carver, 49, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009. A native of Tennessee she had lived in Gainesville for a number of years. She was disabled but had ...
Mary Edith Bramblett, 88, Gainesville
Mary Edith Bramblett beloved mother grandmother, great grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and friend died July 7, 2009 in Gainesville, GA after a period of declining health. She was b ...

Jackson

Howard Roy Deschner, 70, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Roy Deschner, age 70, of Nicholson, who passed away on July 7, 2009. He was born on April 1, 1939 in Newton, Kansas, a son to t ...

White

Estelle Cora Abernathy, 86, Gainesville, formerly of Robertstown
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Miss Estelle Cora Abernathy, age 86, of Gainesville formerly of Robertstown. Miss Abernathy passed away Monday July 7, 20 ...
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.