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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 7th, 2014

Gwinnett

Richard B. Smith, 82, Buford
Retired fireman Richard B. Smith, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on March 7, 2014. He was survived by his wife of forty-four years, Theo Holcomb Smith, Buford, GA; children, Sh ...

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Doris Jones Chandler, 82, Gainesville
Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday March 10, 2014 in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery for Doris Jones Chandler age 82 of Gainesville. The Rev. Marshall D ...
J. B. Williamson, 90, Gainesville
J. B. Williamson, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services to be announced by Memorial Park Fun ...
Jerry Richard Walls, 70, Gainesville
Jerry Richard Walls, 70, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014. As he entered into Heaven, he was at his home, surrounded by his family who loved him dearly ...
John Ben Williamson, 90, Gainesville
John Ben (J.B.) Williamson, age 90 of Gainesville passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Marc ...
Lamar Charles Stowers, 55, Gainesville
Lamar Charles Stowers, age 55 of Gainesville passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an ­­extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
Roger Anthony Williams, 60, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roger Anthony Williams, age 60, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, March 7, 2014. Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. ...

Jackson

Timothy Matthew Osborn, 35, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Timothy Matthew Osborn 35 of Commerce who died March 7, 2014. He was the son of Donna Carlan Osborn and the late Huston Wayne Osborn. He w ...

Other

Cheryl Sheppard Kniffen, 53, LaGrange
Cheryl Sheppard Kniffen passed away surrounded by her loved ones at home on March 7, 2014. Her death was the result of a fourteen year battle with breast cancer. She was 53. > > ...

Rabun

Peggy Juanita Haslett Hamby Collins died following a short battle with Chronic Myleomonacytic Leukemia on Friday, March 7, 2014. Born May 30, 1943, in Gainesville, GA, she grew up ...
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