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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 3rd, 2009

Banks

Grace Meeks, 85, Gillsville
Grace Meeks, age 85 of Gillsville, Georgia passed away Monday, August 3, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednes ...

Jackson

David Mark Holland, 40, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Mark Holland, age 40, of Commerce, who passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009. Mr. Holland was born on June 29, 1969 in Hall Coun ...
Merlin J. Stewart, 70, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Merlin James Edward Stewart, age 70, of Commerce, who passed away on Monday, August 3, 2009. Mr. Stewart, born in Hall County, was a ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Young, 60, Dawsonville
Mr. Donald Ray Young, age 60, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Monday August 3, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness.Mr. Young was born in Walker County, GA No ...

White

Terrell Roberts, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Terrell Roberts, age 81, of Cleveland passed away Monday August 3, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born in White County to the late Joe an ...
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