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Local Obits for Fri. May 23rd, 2014

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Willie Clarence Smith, 77, Maysville
Mr. Willie Clarence Smith, age 77, of Maysville, GA died Friday, May 23, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Maysville to the late Willie and Mary Allene Mealor Smith. He ...

Hall

J C Broom, 77, Danielsville
J C Broom age 77 of Danielsville, GA passed away May 23, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Jeannette Virginia Rudeseal, age 80, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 following an extended illness. Mrs. Rudeseal was born September 26, 1933 in Habersham Co ...
Richard J. Breese, 67, Oakwood
​Mr. Richard J. Breese, 67 of Oakwood passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Breese, Oakwood; brother and sister in law, ...

Jackson

Wilda 'Boot' Patman, 85, Commerce
Our loving mother, Wilda "Boots" Patman entered into a peaceful eternal rest. When she said "open the gates", it was as if she's saying "I'm com ...

Other

Betty O Tribble, 81, Canton
Betty O Tribble, age 81, of Canton, Georgia, passed away May 23, 2014. Betty was born and raised in Cherokee County and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming, Georg ...
J.C. Broom, 77, Danielsville
Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 25, 2014, in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. J.C. Broom, 77, of Daniesville. Rev. Grady White and Rev. Elmer Maddox will off ...

Stephens

Karen Darlene Eddinger, age 67 of 71 Dogwood Road, Toccoa passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at her residence. The daughter of the late Lyle and Marcella Eddinger. She was born in ...
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