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Charles Edward Maxey, 85, Winder
Charles Edward Maxey, age 85, of Winder passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

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James William "Bill" Rice, 82, Dawsonville
Mr. James William "Bill" Rice, age 82, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home.Bill was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and d ...

Habersham

Demmie Lucille Shirley Mason, age 81, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 1 2013.Mrs. Mason was born on November 24, 1931, in Cornelia, Georgia; daughter of the l ...
William Phillip 'Bill' Sands, 79, Clarkesville
Funeral services for William Phillip "Bill" Sands, age 79 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. To ...

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Emmie Joyce Gilbert, 77, Gainesville
Emmie Joyce Gilbert, age 77, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gilbert; parents, Eugene and Jessie Dell Holmes ...
Mary Catherine Nix, 91, Clermont
Mrs. Mary Catherine Nix age 91 of Clermont, Ga. died Sept. 30, 20l3 at a private nursing home. A memorial service will be held a at a later date. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Mary Grace Carney Coker, 70, Gainesville
Mary Grace Carney Coker, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rush "Jim" Palmer, Jr., age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Mr. Palmer was born in Chat ...
Tracy Hope Cowart, 49, Jefferson
Tracy Hope Cowart, age 49, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Thelma Lorene Strickland Carruth, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, October 1, 2013.Lorene was born and raised in Lumpkin County, spent 47 years in Watkinsville, GA with h ...

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Nancy R. Lloyd, 61, Atlanta
Nancy R. Lloyd, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully, on Oct. 1, 2013, just a mere two months after losing her beloved husband of 61 years, Bob. She was the daughter of the late Earl ...
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