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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 11th, 2009

Forsyth

Elbert Billy Adkins, 67, Cumming
Mr. Elbert Billy Adkins, age 67, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009.Survivors include his children, Karen Webb, Chris Adkins, Keith Adkins and Laura Shook; 9 grandchi ...
Mike Torbett, 35, Alpharetta
Mr. Mike Torbett, age 35, of Alpharetta passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009. Survivors include his sons, Michael Riley Torbott of Alpharetta and Peyton Mitchell Torbott of Toronto; ...

Habersham

Mrs. Elora Miller Anderson, age 75, of Alto passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Anderson was born on Decemb ...
Minnie Marie Addis Holcomb, 73, Clarkesville
Minnie Marie Addis Holcomb, age 73, of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at her residence following an extended illness.Born in Towns County on August 13, 1935, s ...

Hall

Janet V. Adams Gearin, 38, Oakwood
Janet V. Adams Gearin, age 38 of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Pauline B. Harrison, 81, Gainesville
Pauline B. Harrison, age 81 of Athens Street, Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...

Jackson

Mary Alice Simmons Couch, 65, Braselton
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Mary Alice Simmons Couch, 65, of Braselton and formerly, for many years, of Water Works Rd. in Commerce, who died early Tuesday mo ...
Walter Edward Rice, 78, Jefferson
Mr. Walter Edward Rice, age 78, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2009. Mr. Rice was born on May 27, 1931 in Woodruff, SC, a son to the late James and Alpha Mae ...

Lumpkin

Carol Sue Gravitt, 55, Dahlonega
Carol Sue Gravitt, age 55, of Dahlonega, GA died August 11, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.Miss Gravitt was a native of Fulton County who had lived in Dah ...
H. M. Jarrard, 78, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. H. M. Jarrard, age 78 of Dahlonega. Mr. Jarrard passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at his residence following a sud ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. H. M. Jarrard, age 78, of Dahlonega. Mr. Jarrard passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at his residence following a su ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marguerite Osborne Cothran, age 81, of Toccoa, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.Born April 2, 1928 in Banks County, she was a ...

White

Mrs. Mary Frances Cantrell, 67 of Helen passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Cantrell was born on October 23, ...
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