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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 26th, 2010

Forsyth

Mr. Billy Lamar Wright of Saint Simons Island, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at age 57 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was beloved by his family and fr ...

Gwinnett

Charlotte Edelstein Task, 93, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Charlotte Edelstein Task age 93 of Cleveland. Mrs. Task passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Gateway Nursing Home fo ...

Habersham

Kenneth Richard Gunn, 76, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Kenneth Richard Gunn, age 76 of Cornelia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced s ...
Mary Ann G. McClellan Martin, 67, Clarkesville
Mary Ann G. McClellan Martin, age 67, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Mrs. Martin was born on May 21, 1943 in Cornelia, GA. She was preceded in death by ...

Hall

Leonard Tillman Phagan, Jr., 80, Gainesville
Leonard Tillman Phagan, Jr., age 80 of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Heritage Health Care in Forsyth, Georgia following an extended illness.Funera ...

Lumpkin

Dennis Chambers, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Dennis Chambers, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died May 26, 2010.Mr. Chambers was born in Hall County, GA May 11, 1936. He had lived in Lumpkin County since 1952. Dennis was a saw m ...

White

Cecil Nathan Crumley, 81, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Cecil Nathan Crumley, age 81 of Cleveland. Mr. Crumley passed away Wednesday. May 26, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medic ...
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