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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 7th, 2010

Dawson

Lee E. Pittman, 84, Dawsonville
Lee E. Pittman, 84, of Dawsonville died Friday May 7, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Born February 5, 1926 in Walton County to the late David and Mattie Pittma ...

Forsyth

Allie Mae Hudson, 85, Cumming
Allie Mae Hudson, 85, of Cartersville, GA (and formerly of Cumming, GA) died on May 6, 2010. Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Artie Gayton. He ...
Dora R. Pruitt, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Dora R. Pruitt, age 85 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie T. Pruitt; and son-in ...

Hall

Frances Wright Farmer, 84, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Frances Wright Farmer, 84, Gainesville. She passed away Friday May 7, 2010 . The family will receive friends 6pm- 9pm Sunday and Monday at ...
Jesus Castillo, 93, Buford
Jesus Castillo, Age 93, of Buford died Thursday, May 6, 2010. Funeral services are incomplete at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.co ...
Keith Gresham, Gainesville
Keith Gresham Arrangements and professional services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Thomas Hunsucker, 50, Gainesville
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Funeral services will be held 6:00 pm Monday May 10, 2010 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for William Robert Ganoe, 51, of Lula, Ga. The family will receive friends Monday at the fu ...

Jackson

Runell Potts, 87, Jefferson
Mrs. Runell Potts, age 87 of Jefferson, GA died Friday May 7, 2010 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Potts was born in Jackson County to the late, James Neece and Emma Standridge Wilson. ...

Lumpkin

Betty Harkins Garrett, 69, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Harkins Garrett, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday May 7, 2010.Mrs. Garrett was born in Cleveland, GA, but had lived most of her life in Dahlonega. Mrs. Garrett taug ...

White

Eva Mae Parr, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Eva Mae Parr age 88 of Cleveland. Mrs. Parr passed away on Thursday, May 6 2010 at her residence following a period of de ...
Lynda Black Lunsford, 66, Cleveland
Ms. Lynda Black Lunsford, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Lunsford was born to DOROTHY COOK BLACK and the l ...
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