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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 16th, 2014

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Daniel Joseph Curtin, Jr., age 68, of Auburn passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.or ...
Floyd Newman Bennett, 81, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Floyd Newman Bennett, age 81, of Winder, Georgia, who entered into rest Thursday, October 16, 2014. Mr. Bennett was born in Gainesvill ...

Forsyth

David Brooks, 66, Cumming
David Brooks, age 66, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. David was an Aircraft Technician for both Eastern and Northwest Airlines and especially enjoyed hunting. S ...
Ralph Cowart, 86, Atlanta, formerly of Forsyth County
Ralph Cowart, age 86, of Atlanta passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. A native of Forsyth County, Ralph was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by hi ...

Hall

Alicia Veé Carroll, 63, Murrayville
Alicia Veé Carroll, age 63 of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
James William Hoyt Parks Jr, 85, Gainesville
Mr. James William Hoyt Parks Jr. age 85 of Gainesville passed away on October 16, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday October ...
Joseph Lee Gravitt, 72, Gainesville
Joseph Lee Gravitt, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Ray Payton Duncan, 68, Flowery Branch
Ray Payton Duncan, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Tara Leigh Gunter, 41, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Tara Leigh Gunter, age 41, of Lula who passed away on Thursday October 16th, 2014. She was the daughter of Alvin Lowell Gentry a ...

Lumpkin

Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Linda Paulette Buffington of Dahlonega. Services will be announced by Wards Funeral Home,758 Main Street, Gainesville.

Stephens

Aubrey Chester King, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Aubrey Chester King, age 80, of 363 Dragonfly Cove, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Stephens County Hospital. Son of the late Ernest and Louise King, ...
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