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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 8th, 2009

Forsyth

Evelyn S. Smith, 79, Cumming
Mrs. Evelyn S. Smith, age 79 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009. She was a firm believer in God and a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family and friends and wil ...
Jeffery Richard Sams, 33, Cumming
Mr. Jeffery Richard Sams, age 33 a life long resident of Cumming, GA passed away Monday, July 6, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Sams. Survivors include his da ...
Mary Ellen Gilbert, 89, Atlanta
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Ellen Gilbert, 89, Atlanta. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:00 in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Gwinnett

Martha Jane Sommers, 84, Suwanee
Martha Jane Sommers, 84, of Suwanee, GA died on July 5, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Patton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie Libia. Her beloved ...

Habersham

Frances Ruth Moore, 90, Cornelia
Frances Ruth Moore, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at BJC Nursing Home following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on May 24, 1919, she was th ...

Hall

Arthur Joseph â, 75, Braselton
Mr. Arthur Joseph Remillard, Sr., age 75, of Braselton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services a ...
Carolyn Teasly, 62, Gainesville
Carolyn Teasly, age 62 of Gainesville, GA died in Atlanta, Ga. Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 10th 2009 at the Greater Timber Ridge Baptist Church at 1:00pm. Servic ...

Jackson

James Henry Ford, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of James Henry Ford, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Mr. Ford, born in St. Louis, Missouri, was a son of the ...

Rabun

Fred Ray Galloway Jr., 71, Clayton
Fred Ray Galloway Jr., 71, of Clayton, GA, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2009.He was born in Rabun County, GA, and was the son of Fred Ray Galloway, Sr. and Annie Mae Speed Gal ...
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.