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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 8th, 2009

Forsyth

Joseph Holder, 90, Cumming
Mr. Joseph Holder, age 90 of Cumming formerly of Memphis, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 08, 2009. Mr. Holder worked for Layne and Bowler for 45 years in Memphis and was an Arm ...

Gwinnett

James Donald Whitley, 77, Norcross
James Donald Whitley, age 77, of Santa Anna Drive, Norcross, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness. ...

Habersham

Patricia Lynn Garrish Fossier, age 49, of Baldwin, GA, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon by Whitfield Funeral Home, ...

Hall

Billy Joe Tomlin, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Joe Tomlin, 75, of Gainesville died September 8, 2009. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Tomlin retired from Macklenburg & Duncan Company and was the former own ...

White

Leonard Anderson, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Leonard Anderson age 76 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday September 8, 2009 at a private Healthcare Center following an extended illness. Mr. Andersonâ
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