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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 20th, 2011

Forsyth

Walter Stetson Gifford, 54, Cumming
Walter Stetson Gifford, age 54, of Cumming, lost his 3 year battle with cancer on April 20, 2011. He was born in Canonsburg, PA, July 28, 1956 to the late Rev. Charles A. Gifford, ...

Gwinnett

Philip William Metz, 87, Dacula
Philip William Metz, age 87 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Mr. Metz has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later.Phil was preceded in death by his wif ...

Hall

James M. Winters, 83, Gainesville
James M. Winters, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday ...
Shirley Lagerstrom McDonald, 82, Gainesville
Ms. Shirley Lagerstrom McDonald, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on April 20, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a heart attack.A memorial service to c ...
Stanley Eldean Wilson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Eldean Wilson, age 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are ...

White

Joel Kite, 72, Cleveland
Joel Kite, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Kite was born October 31, 1938 in Atlanta to the late Mary ...
Paul J. Kite, 72, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Paul J. Kite, age 72, of Cleveland. Mr. Kite Passed away at his residence following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at ...
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