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Shirley  Drinkwater 

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Willie Lehman Drinkwater
4/13/1911 - 5/18/1987

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2/4/1919 - 1/21/2017
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Shirley Drinkwater
1/4/1936 - 2/10/2014
Shirley Drinkwater was born on January 4, 1936 in Morgan, Calhoun County, Georgia and died on February 10, 2014 in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia. She lived to be 78 years old.

She married Luther Elliott Cosby (1934 -2001).They had two children: Kenneth Elliott Cosby and Charles Edward Cosby.

She later married Lawrence Paul Kelly.
Census4/9/1940 Militia District 1123, Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 4 yrs old 
page 5 -#45 - W.L. Drinkwater (age 28), Ruby (21), Shirley (4). All were born in GA 
Other1/1/1960 Albany GA  24 yrs old 
Name: Shirley D. Cosby, Gender: Female, Spouse: Luther E. Cosby, Residence Year: 1960, Street address: 123 Gillispie Ave, Residence Place: Albany, Georgia, Publication Title: Albany Georgia City Directory,  
Other3/13/1998 Atlanta GA  62 yrs old 
Georgia House of Representatives
HR 1325 - Kelly, Shirley Drinkwater; commend
Recognizing and commending Shirley Drinkwater Kelly; and for other purposes. WHEREAS, Shirley Drinkwater Kelly is the much beloved secretary to some very fortunate members of the Georgia General Assembly known as the "Boys in Suite 604"; and
WHEREAS, she is the wonderful lady who provides each member in her suite very professional assistance on numerous fronts, as their secretary, receptionist, messenger, computer operator, constituent contact, and therapist; and
WHEREAS, the superb ability, dedication, temperment, and good will of this very charming and astute professional assistant have enabled each of her suite mates to perform their legislative duties with care and concentration; and
WHEREAS, she has been a blessing for the "Boys in Suite 604" since their first encounter in 1993; and her presence, skill, and highly effective work habits will be sorely missed as she leaves her den of fine men to assume new duties and grander digs in the Georgia State Capitol; and
WHEREAS, it is most appropriate that proper recognition be given to this honorable lady who has been indispensible and enhanced the performance and the work environment of these very fortunate seven.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and commend Shirley Drinkwater Kelly for her tremendous assistance and exemplary performance as the secretary to the "Boys in Suite 604" and convey to her their very deepest appreciation and sincerest best wishes.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to Shirley Drinkwater Kelly.  
Newspaper4/12/2010 Katy TX  74 yrs old 
Charles Edward Cosby, 49, of Katy, Texas passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010. He was born in Albany, Ga. on April 10, 1960.
After graduating from Campbell High School in Fairburn, Ga. in 1978, he attended DeKalb Community College and moved to Katy in 1980 with his family. He was employed by Farmington Apartments as Maintenance Manager. Eddie's passion for music lead him to perform as a member of the Fuse Box Pennies band at many local events.
He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Elliott Cosby of Dawson, Ga.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cosby of Ft. Gaines, Ga., and Mr. W. L Drinkwater of Morgan, Ga.; and stepfather, Mr. Lawrence Paul Kelly of Atlanta, Ga.. He is survived by his wife, Kim Allen of Katy, Texas; his son, Shawn Allen and his wife Danielle of Katy, Texas; three grandchildren, Shawn, Angel and Joyce; his mother, Shirley Drinkwater Kelly of Newnan, Ga.; grandmother, Ruby Smith Drinkwater of Morgan, Ga.; two brothers, Kenneth Elliott Cosby of Bailey, Colo. and Terrance Paul Kelly of Newnan, Ga.; as well as two nephews and two nieces.
Pallbearers are Terrance Paul Kelly of Newnan, Ga.; Kenneth Elliott Cosby of Bailey, Colo.; Shawn Allen of Katy, Texas; Travian Patrick of Katy, Texas; Tim Ellis of Houston, Texas and Jeff Pritchett of Houston, Texas.
A visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Chapel, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, Texas. Services were be held in the Miller Funeral Chapel Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.  Source:  Katy Times
Death Certificate2/10/2014 GA (Calhoun County) 78 yrs old 
SSN Name: Shirley D. Kelly BORN: Jan. 4, 1936 Died: Feb. 10, 2014 
Newspaper2/13/2014 Newnan GA (Coosa County) 78 yrs old 
Mrs. Shirley Kelly of Newnan, GA, passed away Feb. 10, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Kelly and son, Eddie Cosby.
Mrs. Kelly is survived by her sons, Ken Cosby of Fredrick, CO; Terry Kelly and his wife Amanda of Newnan; sisters, Montez Hammack and her husband Shep of Dunwoody; Pat Myhand and her husband Glenn of Columbus, GA and grandchildren, Nicholas, Isabel, Ethan and Ashley.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan with Father Terry Crone officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.   Source:  The Newnan Times
Graveyard/Tombstone2/14/2014 Fairburn GA (Coosa County) 78 yrs old 
Shirley Kelly- Jan. 4, 1936 to Feb. 10, 2014- Holly Hill Memorial Park.  

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2 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
10 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
11 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
15 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
16 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
21 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
24 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
26 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
29 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
35 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
38 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
39 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
43 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
45 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
50 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
53 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
54 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
58 1994 The world watches comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (S-L 9) colliding with Jupiter
61 1997 First Pathfinder vehicle lands on Mars and begin sending first photographs of Martin landscape. These are made available on the internet.
62 1998 Construction begins on the International Space Station.
64 2000 Successful cloning of animals begins in the early 2000s.
68 2004 March 2, 2004 - Mars rover MER-B (Opportunity) confirms to NASA that the area of their landing was once covered in water.
74 2010 CERN scientist trap anti-matter for the first time.
2 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
3 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
5 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
14 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
19 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
24 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
27 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
33 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
34 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
41 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
48 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
56 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
64 2000 December 28, 2000 - Montgomery Ward, the retail giant since its founding one hundred and twenty-eight years before, announces its intention to cease business. Competition from newer, low-cost retail behemoths such as Wal-Mart lead to its demise. Over the next 10 years Wal-Mart pushes most other 'dime store' businesses to closure.
64 2000 The 2000 census enumerates a population of 281,421,906, increasing 13.2% since 1990. As regions, the South and West continued to pick up the majority of the increase in population, moving the geographic center of U.S. population to Phelps County, Missouri.
64 2000 April 3, 2000 - The ruling in the case of the United States versus Microsoft states that the company did violate anti-trust laws by diminishing the capability of its rivals to compete.
64 2000 November 7, 2000 - George W. Bush, son of the former President, and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Florida holding off the naming of the winner of the President Election until the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of Bush on December 12. This ruling gave Florida to the Bush camp by a 527 vote majority, and a victory in the Electoral College, 271-266, despite gaining less popular votes than Gore.
64 2000 June 1, 2000 - For the first time since 1851, the United States of America does not participate in a major World's Fair, the Hannover 2000 World Expo, despite a record number, 187, of international participants. President Bill Clinton had withdrawn U.S. participation late in 1999 after agreement to participate in 1997. Congressional apathy toward participation in world events continues a decline in U.S. involvement after the fall of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War. A consequence of this policy has led to a rise, among some experts, of anti-American sentiment, and a decline of U.S. influence in diplomatic affairs. Less than half, 18.1 million, of the original attendance estimate, 40 million, visit Hannover's event.
65 2001 April 8, 2001 - Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles simulteneously by winning the Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This followed a remarkable run in 2000 when Woods claimed victory at the final three majors of that season; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
65 2001 NEWS HEADLINES: September 11 -- (9 11) -- The World Trade Towers are hit by terrorist flying commercial planes full of passengers.
66 2002 February 8, 2002 - Amid tight security due to terrorism concerns, the Winter Olympic Games are opened by President George W. Bush in Salt Lake City, Utah. They would continue without major incident until the closing ceremony on February 24.
67 2003 February 1, 2003 - A tragedy at NASA occurs when the Space Shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry over Texas. All seven astronauts inside are killed.
67 2003 April 9, 2003 - The U.S. coalition siezes control of Baghdad in the Iraq conflict.
67 2003 December 13, 2003 - Saddam Hussein, former leader of Iraq, is captured in a small bunker in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division. General fear of terrorism begins to subside.
68 2004 February 3, 2004 - The Central Intelligence Agency admits that the imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction (which justified the war on Iraq) was not present before the 2003 Iraq war began.
69 2005 United States labor is squeezed by global forces and the United States economy continues to decline.
69 2005 July 26, 2005 - In the first Space Shuttle flight since the tragedy of 2003, Discovery goes into orbit on a mission that returns to earth safely on August 9.
69 2005 August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast, inundating the city of New Orleans with water from Lake Pontchetrain when the levees that maintain the below sea level city break. Over one thousand three hundred people perish from Alabama to Louisiana in one of the worst natural disasters to strike the United States. (Picture Below: Damage across the Gulf Coast of the United States after Hurricane Katrina.)
75 2011 March 15, 2011 - Largest recorded earthquake hits Japan and everyone watches the horrifying scenes as survivors post videos taken with their cell phones on YouTube.
3 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
7 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
8 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
9 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
18 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
26 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
30 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
31 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
35 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
36 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
37 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
41 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
45 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
51 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
51 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
53 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
57 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
58 1994 O.J. Simpson is chased down by police and later his trial is telecast for the world to watch.
61 1997 A robust economy creates the longest prosperity in U.S. history.
63 1999 United States budget goes into surplus.
65 2001 George W. Bush is elected president. He is the son of George Bush who served as president from 1989-1993. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
68 2004 National Museum of the American Indian is established on the mall in Washington DC.
68 2004 National Museum of the American Indian is established in Washington DC.
68 2004 November 2, 2004 - President George W. Bush wins reelection over Democratic Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts. He wins 50.7% of the popular vote and 286 votes in the Electoral College.
70 2006 December 1, 2006 - United States manufacturing capacity and esteem wanes, signalled by the sale of the last shares of his General Motors stock by U.S. billionaire Kirk Kerkorian.
72 2008 October 3, 2008 - The United States Congress passes legislation, signed by President Bush, for a $700 billion bailout, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, giving the Treasury Department authority to assist distressed Wall Street and banking businesses of the United States due to the housing, banking, and subprime mortgage crises caused by excessive greed and speculation among Wall Street firms. This economic distress, coupled with oil prices above $140 per barrel during the summer, deepened the world economic crises that had been brewing all year. The bailout was supported by current President George W. Bush and both presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain.
72 2008 A major financial crisis and recession begins in earnest.
73 2009 October 31, 2009 - The economic recession continues to deepen as jobless claims climb above 10.0%, reaching 10.2% with October's monthly figures. This occurs despite efforts by the Obama administration to ramp up massive government spending pushed by the $780 billion economic stimulus package passed earlier in the year.
73 2009 Health care reforms initiated by the new US President, Obama, gives birth to the 'Tea Party' movement.
2 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
3 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
9 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
53 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
54 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
56 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
57 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
60 1996 Pope John Paul II affirmed evolution by natural selection
63 1999 Yugoslavia breaks up and Serbia is contained.
64 2000 Internet, cellphones, and social networking (using websites such as Twitter and Facebook) begin to grow in popularity and become standards for most house holds by 2010.
64 2000 China begins to emerge as an economic giant.
65 2001 April 1, 2001 - China-U.S. incident. An American spyplane collides with a fighter plane of China and makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for ten days
65 2001 October 7, 2001 - In response to the tragedy of September 11, the United States military, with participation from its ally the United Kingdom, commence the first attack in the War on Terrorism on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. By November 12, the Taliban government leaves the capital, Kabul.
65 2001 September 11, 2001 - 911 - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists hijack four U.S. airliners and crash them into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack of two planes levels the World Trade Center and the crash of one plane inflicts serious damage to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing nearly 3,000 deaths. The fourth plane is heroically crashed by passengers into a Shanksville, Pennsylvania cornfield when they learn of the plot, preventing destruction of another structure in Washington, D.C., supposed to be the White House or the Capitol building. The plot is attributed to the Al-Qaeda organization led by Osama Bin Laden.
65 2001 September 18, 2001 - Anthrax attacks by mail from Princeton, New Jersey against news and government targets begin. Federal officials announce the first case on October 4. World wide concern about terrorism continues to escalate.
66 2002 November 8, 2002 - The United Nations passes Resolution 1441 in a unanimous Security Council vote. It forces Saddam Hussein and Iraq to disarm or face serious consequences.
66 2002 November 21, 2002 - NATO invites additional members of the former Soviet bloc to join its membership. Seven nations are included in the invitation; Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
66 2002 May 21, 2002 - The United States State Department issues its report in the War on Terror. It states that there are seven nations that a State-Sponsors: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
67 2003 March 19, 2003 - The War in Iraq begins with the bombing of Baghdad after additional measures and mandates from the United Nations and the United States coalition fail to gain concessions or the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. The U.S. coalition, upon failure to extract authority from the U.N. for action due to the veto power of France, begin land operations one day later with participation from U.S., British, Australian, and Polish troops.
70 2006 February 22, 2006 - In a continuing shift of the retail industry to new platforms, the one billionth song is downloaded from the internet music store, Apple iTunes. This shift comes at the expense of many brick and mortar chains, including Tower Records. The trend of purchasing items via the internet, instead of local stores, continues to grow.
71 2007 January 10, 2007 - President George W. Bush announces a troop surge of 21,500 for the war in Iraq to stem the violence at the request of new commander General Petreus. This controversial policy begins to show positive signs once fully implemented during the summer months, with a reduction in violent attacks against coalition forces and Iraqi civilians. Progress on the political front within the Iraqi national government, however, does not keep pace with positive developments on the military front.
71 2007 The world climate and ocean temperatures continue to rise. Both polar caps are shrinking at a record breaking rate.
72 2008 November 4, 2008 - Barack Obama, Democratic Senator from Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln, wins a landslide margin in the Electoral College, 365 to 173 in the election for the 44th President of the USA over John McCain, making him the first African-American president in the history of the United States of America.
74 2010 April 20, 2010 - A British Petroleum deep water oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the largest oil spill in the history of the United States, killing eleven workers, and devastating the envirnoment. It also severely damaged the fishing and tourism industries of gulf states.
75 2011 March 15, 2011 - The largest recorded earthquake hits Japan followed by a huge tsunami. Three nucular power plants are danaged and remain in critical status for the next six weeks. Manufacturing plants in Japan can no longer produce and impacts the world economy.

Luther Cosby
Born about 1935 and died about 2000
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