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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 4th, 2014

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Wake Leon Davidson, 74, Alto
Wake Leon Davidson, age 74, of Alto, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the residence.Mr. Davidson was born on May 18, 1940 in Alto, Georgia to the late Earl ...

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Danny Spear, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Spear, age 49, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at his residence with family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, ...
Doris "Dot" Burkett, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 6, 2014 at Pine Crest Baptist Church for Doris "Dot" Burkett, age 70 of Gainesville. The Dr. Mike Williams and Dr ...
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, 80, Clermont
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, age 80 of Clermont, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled ...
Willard D. Kanady, 62, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home for Willard Dean Kanady, 62, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Hillsid ...
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