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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 29th, 2009

Banks

Jerry T. Free, 68, Gillsville
Jerry T. Free, age 68 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Hall County, on February 07, 1941, he was the so ...

Forsyth

Mary Baker, 69, Tate
Mrs. Mary Baker, age 69 of Tate, GA, passed away Friday, August 28, 2009. She was a member of Conns Creek Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hoyt Thoma ...

Gwinnett

Elma Jean Grant, 83, Buford
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Elma Jean Grant, age 83, Frontier Way, Buford, Georgia.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Park Funeral Ho ...

Jackson

Dennis D. Gipson, 72, Carnesville
Mr. Dennis D. Gipson, age 72, of Carnesville, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Gipson was born in Franklin County, GA to the late Tarsus and Leona Baird Gip ...
Kenneth Edenfield, Jr., 47, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Edenfield Jr., age 47, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Mr. Edenfield was born on February 26, 1962 ...
Ruth Beck Fitzpatrick, 93, Commerce
Mrs. Ruth Beck Fitzpatrick, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Banks County to the late Henry and Zula Wood B ...
William Donald "Don" Hix, Jr., age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home of Jef ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Donald (Don) Hix Jr., age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Mr. Hix was born on March 27, 1941 i ...

Stephens

Reba Beatrice Jordan, 85, Martin
Reba Beatrice Jordan, U. S. Navy Retired RN, age 85, of Martin, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston. She was born March 24, 1924 in Fra ...
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