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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 30th, 2013

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Elizabeth Elrod Martin, 94, Gainesville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday November 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church for Elizabeth Elrod Martin age 94 of Gainesville. Dr. Bill Coates and Otto Toledo wi ...
Elsie Juanita Gunter, age 77 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her daughter's residence following an extended illness. The family w ...
Lois Carter Hunt, 90, Gainesville
Lois Carter Hunt, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Morning, October 30, 2013 following a period of declining health. Funeral services are scheduled for Fr ...
Loyd H. Smith, 63, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday November 1 ,2013 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Loyd H. Smith , 63 , of Gainesville. Burial will follow in Alta Vista cemetery . T ...
Velma Sadell Crawford, 99, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Velma Saddell Crawford, age 99 of Clermont. Mrs. Crawford passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Funeral services ...

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James Reynolds, 87, Hayesville, NC
Mr. James Reynolds, age 87, of Hayesville, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Mountain Home Nursing Service following an extended illness. Gr ...

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Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Georgia Leona "Dolly" Jackson, age 94 of Lula. Mrs. Jackson passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.