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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 29th, 2011

Gwinnett

Ray C. Palmer, 78, Lawrenceville
Mr. Ray C. Palmer, age 78 of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 30 ...

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Anita Smith Keys, 90, Oakwood
Mrs. Anita Smith Keys, age 90 of Oakwood passed away Friday, July 29, 2011. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from the chapel of Memorial Park Sou ...
Deborah Roxann "Roxie" Epperson, age 54, of Murrayville, GA died Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA."Roxie" was bo ...

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Carol Marie Lee, 49, Cleveland
Carol Marie Lee, age 49 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Lee was born December 4, 1961 in Atlanta to Tip and Vir ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86