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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 1st, 2014

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John Arlon Maddox, 31, Winder
John Arlon Maddox, age 31, of Winder passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held 7:00 pm Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family wi ...
Larry Melvin Steward, 60, Winder
Larry Melvin Steward, age 60, of Winder passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. Rev. Chip W ...

Forsyth

Dillon Gayton, 21, Cumming
Dillon Gayton, age 21, of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Dawsonville. Dillon is preceded in death by his ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Charles "Gene" Jenkins, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Edith Gordon Jenkins, Dawsonv ...
Kathleen A. Amrozowicz, 71, Lilburn
Kathleen A. Amrozowicz, age 71, of Lilburn passed away Wednesday January 1, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 pm Friday, January 3, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. Pastor R ...

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James Henry Yawn, 72, Murrayville
James Henry Yawn, age 72 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Rashawn Miguel Taylor, 24, Gainesville
Rashawn Miguel Taylor, age 24, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away December 21, 2013. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, at 1:00 p.m. at Landmark Pentecostal Church, 470 Woodsmills ...
Robert Carroll McCall, 63, Oakwood
Robert Carroll McCall, age 63 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. No servic ...
Terri Rozena (Barnes) Burch, age 57, of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services will be h ...
Mr. Wayne Roger Smallwood, 63, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.Born in Flowery Branch Ga on June 9, 1950, he was the son of the late Eleck and Pearl Souther Smal ...
Willie B. Smith, 83, Flowery Branch
Willie B. Smith, age 83 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...

Jackson

Lynn Knight, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Lynn Knight, age 52, of Commerce, who passed away on December 24th, 2013. She was the daughter of Bobby Ayers and Sandra Hembre ...

Lumpkin

Diane Fair, 58, Cornelia
Mrs. Diane Fair, age 58, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness.Diane was born in Lumpki ...

Stephens

Bertie Mae Roberts, 85, Toccoa
Ms. Bertie Mae Roberts, age 85 of Falls Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. A daughter of the late James Clayton and Geni ...
Hiram Kelly McDonald, 70, Toccoa
Mr. Hiram Kelly McDonald, age 70 of 112 Brookdale Road, Toccoa, Georgia entered his home eternal on New Year's Day, January 1, 2014.Hiram was born July 25, 1943 in Greenwood, ...
Patricia Dale Moseley Murray, 66, Eastanollee
Mrs. Patricia Dale Moseley Murray, age 66 of 268 Pressley Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at her residence.A daughter of the late Vaughn and Margi ...

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Harold Sims, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Harold Thomas Sims, age 87 of Cleveland. Mr. Sims passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.Harold ...
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