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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 5th, 2009

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Jean M. Emmert, 80, Cumming
Mrs. Jean M. Emmert, age 80 of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Born in Houston, Texas she had recently moved to Georgia to be closer to her family. She quietl ...

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Noel William Roper, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Noel William Roper, age 87, of Gainesville. The Rev. Randy Strickland ...
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Wilene Hudgins, 68, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Wilene Hudgins, 68, Gainesville. Mrs. Hudgins passed away Wednesday at her residence following an extended illness. Arrangements later by ...

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Diane Theresa Yerdon, 53, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Diane Theresa Yerdon, 53, of Danielsville, who died Monday in Danielsville. Born in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of Catherin ...

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Harvey Montgomery Pert, 51, Cleveland
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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