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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 9th, 2009

Forsyth

Clyde Weldon Eberhardt, Sr., of Roswell, Georgia, died Sunday, August 9, 2009, 19 days before his 9lst birthday. Mr. Eberhardt was preceded in death by his first wife Eileen (Sue) ...
John H. Martin, 54, Dunwoody
John H. Martin, age 54 of Dunwoody, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009. Memorial Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be exp ...
Kathryn J. Strickland, 67, Cumming
Kathryn J. Strickland, age 67 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Glen Strickland of Cumming, GA.; son, John Strickland of Smyrna ...
Willie Mae McBrayer, 89, Cumming
Miss Willie Mae McBrayer, age 89 of Cumming and formerly of Atlanta, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009. She retired from Nabisco, Inc. and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church ...

Habersham

William Randolph Dixon, 85, Demorest
William Randolph Dixon, age 85 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, August 09, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Gashton County, North Carolina on September ...

Hall

Catherine C. Fassbach, 87, Flowery Branch
Catherine C. Fassbach age 87 of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Sunday August 9, 2009 at her daughterâ
Deetra Anderson Norman, 37, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 12,2009 at Lanier Christian Church for Deetra Anderson Norman, age 37, of Gainesville died on Sunday August 9, 2009, ...
Katie Broom Cochran, 89, Gainesville
Katie Broome Cochran, 89, of Gainesville, went on to be with the Lord at 1:37 a.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2009, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Mrs. ...

Jackson

Abigail (Abby) Pethel, 1, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Abigail Ann â

Lumpkin

Mrs. Anita Marie M. (Kirchner) Kennison, age 54 of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009. She was a member of both Dawson County and Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce ...
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.