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Douglas Charles Bell, 60, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas Charles Bell, 60, of Winder, Ga., who passed away Wednesday July 4, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Bell was born in Gainesville, G ...

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Alvaro Tadeu Paula, 52, Cumming
Alvaro Tadeu Paula, 52, of Cumming, GA went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2012 at Hospice Atlanta. Born in Goiania, Brazil, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Paula. His ...

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Jeanette Wood Simmons, 96, Baldwin
Jeanette Wood Simmons, age 96, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Mrs. Simmons was born on November 14, 1915, in Cordele, Georgia; daughter of the late Ma ...

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Allie Diane Suzanna Vinson, inf, Gainesville
Allie Diane Suzanna Vinson, infant daughter of Johnthan Vinson and Sara Beth Edge, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services we ...
Judith Bishop Hyde, 66, Lula
Judith Bishop Hyde, age 66 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Judy Elaine Buffington, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Elaine Buffington, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...
Pamela Kay Christmas, 56, Murrayville
Pamela Kay Christmas, age 56 of Murrayville, passed away July 4th, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a long illness.She was born February 8th, 1956 in Atlanta, Geo ...
Raymond Michael Holmes, 60, Braselton
Raymond Michael Holmes, age 60 of Braselton, died July 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Hamilton Mill M ...
Zenoba Isabell "Jo" Jones, 84, Gainesville
Zenoba Isabell "Jo" Jones, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at New Horizon's North Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...

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Jerry Lester Gravitt, 40, Commerce
Jerry Lester Gravitt, Jr., age 40, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

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Mrs. Wynelle "meme" Caudell, age 84, of Martin, GA died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston, GA.Mrs. Caudell was born on September 27 ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.