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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 16th, 2014

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Robert E. Simmons, 49, Auburn
Mr. Robert E. Simmons, age 49, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014 from th ...

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Mary Shirley Stephens, 88, Cornelia
Mary Shirley Stephens, age 88, of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Habersham County on March 22, 1926, she was a daughter ...

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Linda Ruth McEntire, 69, Flowery Branch
Linda Ruth McEntire, age 69 of Flowery Branch, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are sched ...
Yvonne Green, 75, Gainesville
A Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday July 17, 2014 at Gainesville First Church of the Nazarene for Mrs. Yvonne Green, 75, of Gainesville.Little & Davenport Fune ...

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Roy G. Crawford, 85, Commerce
Mr. Roy G. Crawford, age 85 of Commerce died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Crawford was born in Homer to the late, Jim and Bessie Crawford. Mr. Crawford was a ...
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