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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 21st, 2015

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Martha E. Downing, 81, Auburn
Mrs. Martha E. Downing, age 81, of Auburn, Georgia passed away October 20, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. A native of New Jersey, she was a daughter of the ...

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Anthony Graham “Tony” Woodall, age 50 of Alto passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 17, 1965, he was the son of K ...

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Reverend Joe Lopez, 85, Gainesville
Reverend Joe Lopez, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2015 at Memorial Park ...
Jose Mendez, Gainesville
Jose Mendez died Wednesday October 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga. His funeral service will be held at 3 PM Friday in the Hillside Chapel Funeral Home Chapel and interment will follow in ...
Winne Jean Henson Pless, 84, Gainesville
Winnie Jean Henson Pless, 84 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Born on September 18, 1931 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ponce De ...
Ryan Presley, 27, Gainesville
Ryan Presley, a cinematographer and lifelong resident of North Georgia, died unexpectedly on October 20, 2015 at the age of 27.         &nb ...

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Timothy Brian Brock, 35, Hoschton
Timothy Brian Brock, age 35, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  No memorial services have been planned at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, G ...

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Billy William Benefield, 56, Carnesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy William Benefield, age 56, of Carnesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Mr. Benefield was born in Gainesville, Ge ...

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Gertrude Hollan, 83, Toccoa
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Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.