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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 24th, 2011

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Alvin Francis Simons, 93, Turnerville
Alvin Francis Simons, age 93, of Murphy, NC formerly of Turnerville, GA, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011.Born in Prattsburgh, New York on July 13, 1918, he was the son of the ...

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Katherine Hawthorne Cooper, 82, Gainesville
Katherine Hawthorne Cooper, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011.Mrs. Cooper was born on May 23, 1929, in Rome, Georgia, to the late Charlie C. ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died