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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 11th, 2014

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Celso Rivera, 98, Auburn
Celso Rivera, age 98 of Auburn, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. The f ...

Forsyth

Joseph Murphy Eudy, 88, Cumming
Joseph Murphy Eudy, age 88 of Cumming, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preced ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Flora Lawrence Hudgins, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Hudgins. She is survived by her daughter and ...
J. R. 'Joe' Spence, Jr, 84, Sugar Hill
J. R. "Joe" Spence, Jr., age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years, Mrs. Bill Brogdon Spenc ...

Habersham

Betty Jean McConnell Underwood, age 80, of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on July 1, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Pa ...

Hall

Frank Hennington Nix, Jr., 75, Gainesville
Frank Hennington Nix, Jr. beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend died suddenly on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was born February 27, 1939 in Greenville, MS. Frank, a ...
Mildred Irvin Bray, 85, Gainesville
Mildred Ophelia (Irvin) Bray of Gainesville, Georgia and Maysville, Georgia lost her long and courageous battle with health issues on July 11, 2014. She will be remembered as a lo ...
Ora Frances Brown, 91, Clermont
Ora Frances Brown, 91, of Clermont passed away July 11, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of Claud and Hazel Hulsey. She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church. She r ...
Raymond Myron Reed, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Raymond Myron Reed, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 pm Su ...
Virginia Turpin, 80, Lula
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Virginia Turpin, age 80 of Lula, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and wi ...

Jackson

Scott Douglas Casper, age 51 of Talmo, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Tracey Lee Shoufler, 56, Pendergrass
Ms. Tracey Lee Shoufler, age 56, of Pendergrass, GA died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Shoufler was born in Oak Park, IL to Betty Highfield Shou ...

Lumpkin

Wayne Painter, 72, Dahlonega
Wayne Painter, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Friday July 11, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born November 5, 1941 in Dawson County to the late Charlie ...

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"Smiley" Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise, age 62, of Villa Rica, Georgia died Friday, July 11, 2014."Smiley" was born and raised in Dahlonega, Georgia and had lived ...
Virginia Charlene Head, 72, Greensboro
Virginia Charlene Head, age 72, of Greensboro, Georgia died Friday, July 11, 2014 following an extended illness.Virginia was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and had lived the p ...
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