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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 29th, 2014

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John David Nesbitt, 28, Auburn
John David Nesbitt, 28, of Auburn, GA passed away on January 29, 2014 after losing his courageous battle with ALS. He was preceded in death by his father John R. Nesbitt, brother C ...

Gwinnett

Glyn Olen Bailey, 71, Dacula
Glyn Olen Bailey, age 71, of Dacula passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Glyn was an employee of 25 years at Lockheed Martin and Alcan Cable. He had a passion for motorcycles ...

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Minnie Louise Tharpe, 90, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Monday February 3, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Ms. Minnie Louise Tharpe , 90 , of Gainesville,Ga . Rev. Bruce Fields will officiate ...
Onree Kinsey Dean, 81, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 1, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Geneva Onree Kinsey Dean age 81 of Gainesville. The Rev. Terry Cr ...

Jackson

Agnes M. Black Underwood, 84, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Agnes M. Black Underwood, age 84, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Mrs. Underwood was born in ...

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Charles Richard Metz, 88, Sandy Springs
METZ, Charles Richard (Dick) of Sandy Springs, GA died January 29, 2014 at the age of 88. Born on June 20, 1925 in Mishawauka, Indiana and preceded in death by his parents Cecil E ...

Stephens

Mrs. Diane Carolyn Shannon Lynn, age 56 of 151 Richardson Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A daughter of the ...

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Betty Jean Weatherford Braswell, 86, Sautee Nacoochee
A graveside service for Betty Weatherford Braswell, 86, was held Saturday, February 1, at the Collins First Baptist Church Cemetery in Collins, Georgia, with the Rev. Dr. Mary Leon ...
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