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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 9th, 2009

Dawson

Darliss â, 56, Dawsonville
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Forsyth

Ernest J. Zingleman, 45, Cumming
Beloved husband, father, son, and brother, Ernest J. Zingleman, age 45, of Cumming, Ga., died July 9, 2009 after a courageous 9-month battle with brain cancer.He earned a B.A. from ...

Gwinnett

Edward F. McCarthy, 56, Dacula
Edward F. McCarthy, age 56 of Dacula, Georgia died Thursday, July 9, 2009 after a brief illness. A Memorial service will be held Monday, July 13, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill M ...
Li-Hui Chu, 87, Alpharetta
Li-Hui Chu, age 87 of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009. A private Funeral Service will be held at Byars Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2009. In ...

Habersham

Jackie King Wallace, 49, McDonough
Jackie King Wallace, age 49 of McDonough and formerly of Cornelia, GA, died Thursday, July 9, 2009. Mrs. Wallace was born on June 7, 1960 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late H ...

Hall

Hoyt Dorsey Davidson, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Hoyt Dorsey Davidson, age 91 of Gainesville. The Rev. Brian Malcolm , Rev. Clack ...
Nelle Flowers Williams, 82, Gainesville
Nelle Flowers Williams, 82, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born in Gaston County, NC on Decemb ...

Jackson

Ila Jane Skelton Roberts, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ila Jane Skelton Roberts, age 89, of Jefferson, who passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009. Mrs. Roberts, a native of Jackson County, was a d ...
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.