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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 30th, 2012

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James Allen Smithson, 78, Gainesville
James Allen "Jim" Smithson passed away peacefully at home on April 30, 2012 after battling a long, courageous fight with Parkinson's Disease. A Memorial Service will ...
James Norman Fitzpatrick, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Thursday May 3, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church for Mr. James Norman Fitzpatrick age 70 of Gainesville. The body will lie-in-state from 1:0 ...
John L. Kenimer, 78, Gainesville
Mst. Sgt. John Leonard Kenimer also known as "Jake" in the Gainesville area, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was a member of Belton Baptist Church in L ...
Tarcisio Martinez, 85, Gainesville
Tarcisio Martinez, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

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Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, 44, Bethlehem
Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, age 44, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawso ...
Thomas Vernon Pryor, 83, Maysville
Mr. Thomas Vernon Pryor, age 83, of Maysville, GA died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Pryor was born in Albia, IA to the late Thomas Rudolph and Myrtle Marie Dix Pry ...

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Annabelle Maye Hopke, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Annabelle Maye Hopke, age 73 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hopke was born October 6, 1938 in Decatur, IL to the late C ...
Nay Hale Duke, 74, Cleveland
Nay Hale Duke, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Duke was born in Jefferson Ga on December 12, 1937 to Martha Louise Hale Duke and the l ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93