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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 26th, 2011

Forsyth

William R. (W.R.) Hyder, born May 28, 1927 died January 26, 2011 at age 83. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father Riley Hyder; mother and ...

Habersham

Mary Caroline Cargill, 85, Demorest
Mary Caroline Cargill, age 85, passed away peacefully in Demorest, Georgia on January 26, 2011. She was born in Columbus, Georgia on June 21, 1925 to the late Walter Hurt Cargill, ...

Hall

Clark Earle Mecum, 100, Gainesville
Clark Earle Mecum, 100, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mr. Mecum was born in Surrey, Warren County, Illinois on February 16, 1910. Clark was the son of C ...
Fulton Alex Armour, 69, Lula
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Fulton Alex Armour, 69, of Riverdale, GA, formerly of Lula. Complete arrangements to be announced by Little & Davenp ...

Lumpkin

Cecil Harold Ferguson, 69, Dahlonega
Cecil Harold Ferguson, 69 of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 26, 2011. Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 29, 2011 at 2pm and visitation beforehand at 1pm until 2pm.

White

Alfred E. Smith, 89, Cleveland
Alfred E. Smith, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Friendship Health Care in Cleveland, Georgia following an extended illness. Funeral services wi ...
Mr. P. Parks Duncan, 78, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. P. Parks Duncan, age 78, of Cleveland.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Alexander Funeral ...
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