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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 3rd, 2014

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Rev. Gene Turk, 79, Winder
Rev. Gene Turk, age 79, of Winder, Georgia died April 3, 2014. A native of Flowery Branch, he was a son of the late Joe L. and Ethel Crane Turk. He was preceded by a son, Dann ...

Forsyth

Loretta R. Skwara, 79, Cumming
Loretta R. Skwara, 79, of Cumming, GA died on April 3, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Brownville Junction, ME she was the daughter of the late Chester and Geneva Russ ...
Pauline Ivey, 97, Cumming
Pauline Ivey, 97, of Cumming passed away Thursday April 3, 2014 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness.Born January 17, 1917 to the late E. H. "Sug" and Annie Bel ...
Sammy Gene Hines, 82, Cumming
Sammy Gene Hines, age 82, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict 1952-1 ...

Gwinnett

Larry James Cain, 69, Lawrenceville
Mr. Larry James Cain, age 69, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Woods Grove Baptist C ...
Funeral Services For Mrs. Zusandra C. Lewis of Buford, Ga will be held on Saturday April 5, 2014 1:00pm at the Union Missionary Baptist Church 251 Bona Road Buford, Ga 30518: Past ...

Hall

Averi Lane Smith, 17, Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland
Averi Lane Smith, age 17 of Gainesville of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Egleston Children's Hospital.Averi was born October 3, 1996 in Gainesville, GA to ...
Cheryl Gotay Whitmer, 61, Gainesville
Cheryl Gotay Whitmer, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully on April 3, 2014, surrounded by her family, following an extended illness. A me ...
Ella Janet Chapman, 69, Gainesville
Ms. Ella Janet Chapman, age 69, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be 1: ...
Mary Juanita Cantrell Cole, 72, Gainesville
Mary Juanita Cantrell Cole, 72, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on April 3, 2014 at New Horizons Limestone following a period of declining health. A lifelong resident of Hall Coun ...
Tom R. Deaton, 60, Buford
Tom R. Deaton, 60, of Buford, GA passed away on April 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie Deaton. He is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, ...

Jackson

Olive Ruth Allen, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Olive Ruth Allen, age 83 of Commerce died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta, GA. Mrs. Allen was born in Luxor, PA to the late, Joseph and Emma Gar ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home announces the death of Richard Theodore Holland Sr. age 66 of Helen. Mr. Holland passed away Friday, April 3, 2014.Richard was born in Atlanta, Georgia on Fe ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.