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Azzie Lee Cole, 87, Winder
    Azzie Lee Cole, age 87, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.   Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawso ...

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Avis Craig Conner, 85, Cumming
Avis Craig Conner, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community in Cumming, Georgia, after a long struggle with Alzheimer&r ...
Glenn Francis Connors, 77, Cumming
Glenn Francis Connors, age 77 of Cumming, formerly of Warwick, NY,  passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Beth Connors; sons, Glenn Connors, Se ...
Henry Dewitt Martin, 76, Cumming
Henry Dewitt Martin, age 76, of Cumming passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016.  Mr. Martin was first and foremost a God-fearing man, a loving husband, father, brother, grandfathe ...
Chloe Okelo, 21, Cumming
On Sunday May 22, 2016 heaven received their new life of the party, because the world's spunkiest angel returned to her heavenly home after an adventurous and abundant life. He ...
Noah W. Stapler, 86, Cumming
Noah W. Stapler, age 86 of Cumming, originally of Ocee Community, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, June 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm at home surrounded by family. Noah loved gardeni ...

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Louise Gerrin Acrey, 86, Cornelia
Louise Gerrin Acrey, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Acrey was born on May 31, 1930, in Habe ...

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Larry Ellis, 68, Flowery Branch
 Mr. Larry Ellis, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.      Funeral serv ...
Mr. Walter Eugene Thrailkill, 49 , of Lula died Thursday June 2, 2106 at his residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Littl ...

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Dr. James Harold Mason, Jr., 75, of Atlanta and Tifton, GA and Denver and Steamboat Springs, CO, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Dr. ...
Leroy Leonard Edwards, 85, Athens
Mr. Leroy Leonard Edwards, age 85, of Athens, GA died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, IPU.  Mr. Edwards was born in Commerce to the late Oris and Margia Thurmond Ed ...

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Mary Elaine "Lainie" Johnson, age 62, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on June 1st 2016 after a short but intense experience with pancreatic cancer.  Lain ...
Terry Anthony Sutton, 56, Danielsville, formerly of Cleveland
Terry Anthony Sutton age 56, of Danielsville formerly of Cleveland passed away Thursday June 2, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County October 28, 1959 the son of J ...
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
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.