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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 23rd, 2011

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Lillian Wright Hood, 81, Gainesville
Lillian Wright Hood, age 81 of Gainesville, died Monday, May 23, 2011. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 12noon at the St. John Baptist Church, Gainesville. P ...
Nebiyou Menker "Jim" Girma, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Nebiyou Menker "Jim" Girma, age 46, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Jim was born on November 14, 196 ...
Nellie Dills, 75, Flowery Branch
Nellie Matney Dills, age 75 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011 following a brief battle with leukemia. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 20 ...
Terry Shannon Helms, 38, Braselton
Terry Shannon Helms, age 38, of Braselton GA passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011.Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Memorial Park South Chapel. Ento ...
William Wiley Waters, 82, Gainesville
Graveside Services are scheduled for 3:00p.m. Wednesday May 25, in Memorial Park Cemetery for Mr. William Wiley Water, age 82 of Gainesville. The Rev. Don Underwood will officiate. ...
Yolanda Goodwin, 35, Gainesville
Yolanda Goodwin, age 35, of Gainesville, Ga died Sunday, May 22, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251

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James Edward Black, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Edward Black age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011. Mr. Black was born in Pendergrass, GA, a son to the ...
Kory Thomas Potts, 23, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kory Thomas Potts, 23, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Sunday May 22, 2011, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, af ...

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Eunice Gowan Phillips, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Eunice Gowan Phillips, age 83, of Dahlonega, Ga. died May 22, 2011. Memorial services are scheduled for 11am Saturday May 28th, 2011 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlon ...
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