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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 1st, 2016

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David Adams Binnion, 75, Winder
   Mr. David Adams Binnion, age 75, of Winder, Georgia passed away February 1, 2016 at his residence.  A native of Texas, he was a Son of the late Hank and Irma Adam ...

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John Paul Kidd, 83, Cumming
John Paul Kidd, age 83, passed away peacefully at the Cumming Embracing Hospice House surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 31, 2016. He was preceded in death by his f ...

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Melvin Martin, 96, Demorest
Melvin Martin, age 96 of Demorest, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016. Born in Madison County, Georgia on March 19, 1919, he was a son of the late Loris and Pammie Lewallen M ...

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Frances (Fran) McConnell Amend, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away on December 16, 2015 after an extended illness following a stroke and hip fracture. Frances was born in W ...
Juanita Sumner Davis, 93, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Juanita Sumner Davis, age 93, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will b ...
Leroy Dowell, 87, Gainesville
          Mr. Leroy Dowell, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 01, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center followi ...
Jane Cuddeback Elwell, 80, Gainesville
          Mrs. Jane Cuddeback Elwell, age 80, passed away at her residence at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia. Servic ...
Bobby Joe Reed, 79, Gainesville
      Mr. Bobby Joe Reed, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.   ...

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Larry Milton Ayers, 58, Commerce
  Larry Milton Ayers, age 58 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday Feb. 01, 2016.       Mr. Ayers was the son of the late Herman and Lois Turpin Aye ...

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Timothy Kenneth Mullinax, 45, Dahlonega
  Timothy Kenneth Mullinax, age 45, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, February 1, 2016.  Tim was born March 6, 1970 in Cumming, GA and has resided in Dahlonega for the ...
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.