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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 8th, 2014

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Christopher Scott Bishop I, age 56 of Winder passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, ...

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Brenda Sue Swafford, 64, Cumming
Brenda Sue Swafford, age 64 of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Survivors include her children, Joey Swafford of Cumming, Billy Joe Swafford, Jr. of Cumming, Melinda S ...
Laurie Maxwell Gowen, 49, Cumming
Laurie Maxwell Gowen of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Laurie's heart failed after a 12 year struggle ...
Richard Douglas (Doug) Vaughan, 76, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 and entered heaven with a healed body, perfect vision, a renewed sense of ...
Roy Andrew Douglas, 66, Cumming
Roy Andrew Douglas, 66, of Cumming, GA passed away on August 8, 2014. Born in Alpharetta, GA he was the son of the late William and Lily Mae Douglas.He is survived by his wife, Ma ...

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Linda Bagwell Lynn, 67, Sugar Hill
Linda Bagwell Lynn, age 67, of Sugar Hill passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Bagwell; sister, Donnis Bagwell Terry; and stepson ...

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Christine Masters Johnson, age 68, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 following an extended illness.Mrs. Johnson was born on December 12, 1945 in Conyers, Geor ...

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Grace L Soucie, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Grace L Soucie, 87, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville H ...
Katy Grizzle Morris, 42, Harrison
Ms. Katy Grizzle Morris, age 42, of Harrison suddenly passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from the Chapel of Memorial P ...
Norman F. Reed, Sr, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Norman F. Reed, Sr., age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 1 ...

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Willie Lou Knight, 92, Winder
Willie Lou Knight, age 92, of Winder passed away Friday, August 8, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...

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Madgie Illene Donaldson, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Madgie Illene Donaldson, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Donaldson passed away Friday, August 8, 2014.Funeral services 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