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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 4th, 2012

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Douglas Charles Bell, 60, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas Charles Bell, 60, of Winder, Ga., who passed away Wednesday July 4, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Bell was born in Gainesville, G ...

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Alvaro Tadeu Paula, 52, Cumming
Alvaro Tadeu Paula, 52, of Cumming, GA went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2012 at Hospice Atlanta. Born in Goiania, Brazil, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Paula. His ...

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Jeanette Wood Simmons, 96, Baldwin
Jeanette Wood Simmons, age 96, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Mrs. Simmons was born on November 14, 1915, in Cordele, Georgia; daughter of the late Ma ...

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Allie Diane Suzanna Vinson, inf, Gainesville
Allie Diane Suzanna Vinson, infant daughter of Johnthan Vinson and Sara Beth Edge, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services we ...
Judith Bishop Hyde, 66, Lula
Judith Bishop Hyde, age 66 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Judy Elaine Buffington, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Elaine Buffington, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...
Pamela Kay Christmas, 56, Murrayville
Pamela Kay Christmas, age 56 of Murrayville, passed away July 4th, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a long illness.She was born February 8th, 1956 in Atlanta, Geo ...
Raymond Michael Holmes, 60, Braselton
Raymond Michael Holmes, age 60 of Braselton, died July 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Hamilton Mill M ...
Zenoba Isabell "Jo" Jones, 84, Gainesville
Zenoba Isabell "Jo" Jones, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at New Horizon's North Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...

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Jerry Lester Gravitt, 40, Commerce
Jerry Lester Gravitt, Jr., age 40, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

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Mrs. Wynelle "meme" Caudell, age 84, of Martin, GA died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston, GA.Mrs. Caudell was born on September 27 ...
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