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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 23rd, 2010

Dawson

Charlie A. Ridley, 71, Dawsonville
Mr. Charlie A. Ridley, age 71, of Dawsonville, GA, died April 23, 2010.Mr. Ridley was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Louise Ridley.He was a deacon of First Baptist Chur ...

Forsyth

Eben Hardie, Jr., 77, Cumming
Mr. Eben Hardie, Jr. of Cumming, GA died suddenly on April 23, 2010 while doing something he loved; playing tennis. Eben, also known as Dad and Papa to his children and grandchildr ...
Kathleen Lynn Balster, 63, Cumming
Kathleen Lynn Balster, 63, died April 23, 2010, at home in Cumming surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Corpus Christi, TX on December 18, 1946 to the late Capt. Leonard ...

Habersham

Roland Jackson Livingston, age 89, of Baldwin passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. No funeral services will be held. Arrangements are in the care of the Whitfield Funeral Home, Sout ...

Hall

Lucy Elizabeth Carlan Staton, 85, Gainesville
Lucy Elizabeth Carlan Staton, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...
Marion Horace Godfrey, 86, Gainesville
Marion Horace Godfrey, age 86, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010 at BJC Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Apri ...

Jackson

Martha Elizabeth Childs, 74, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Childs, age 74, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 23, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Childs was born in Fulton County, GA to the late Jack R. and Lillian Murph ...

White

Eunice Free Hulsey, 76, Cleveland
Mrs. Eunice Free Hulsey, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Hulsey was born November 24, 1933 in Cornelia to the late ...
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