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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 21st, 2013

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Ronald Eugene Faith, 66, Auburn
Ronald Eugene Faith, age 66, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfunera ...

Gwinnett

Jean Crowe Howell, 71, Buford
Mrs. Jean Crowe Howell, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Talmadge Howell; daughter, Connie Fancher; ...
Louise Stewart Smith, 83, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Louise Stewart Smith, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Zonie Samples Stewart; father, Ancil Neil S ...

Habersham

John Wesley Harper, 92, Cornelia
Funeral services for John Wesley Harper, age 92, of Cornelia will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. James Dumas and Rev. Scott L ...
Pernell Taylor Smith, 87, Demorest
Mrs. Pernell Taylor Smith, age 87 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center.Born on January 21, 1926, in Coker Creek, Tennessee, she was a da ...

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Clara Florine McDuffie, 81, Gainesville
Clara Florine McDuffie age 81 of Gainesville passed away August 21, 2013 at her residence.Mrs. McDuffie was born December 17, 1931 in Habersham County to the late Thomas and Nealer ...
Gary David Smith, 66, Gainesville
Gary David Smith, son of David V. and Elizabeth Smith, was 66 years old when he died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. He was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Gainesville, Ga. A visitation will ...

Jackson

Helen L. Willingham, 77, Braselton
Helen L. Willingham, age 77, of Braselton, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was a good hardworking and supportive mom with a great sense of humor who was loved by many an ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Joe "Woody" Wood, 66, of Talmo, Ga. who passed away Wednesday August 21, 2013. Mr. Wood was born in Talmo, Ga., a son ...

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Carroll John Ver Steeg (C.J.), 76, New Smyrna Beach, FL,
Carroll John Ver Steeg (C.J.), age 76, of Cumming also of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013. He was a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, NY. C.J. was ...

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Sue Farmer, 69, Cleveland
Mrs. Sue Farmer, age 69 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Farmer was born on January 31, 1944. She was a homemaker and attended Town Creek ...
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