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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 21st, 2015

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Martha E. Downing, 81, Auburn
Mrs. Martha E. Downing, age 81, of Auburn, Georgia passed away October 20, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. A native of New Jersey, she was a daughter of the ...

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Anthony Graham “Tony” Woodall, age 50 of Alto passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 17, 1965, he was the son of K ...

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Reverend Joe Lopez, 85, Gainesville
Reverend Joe Lopez, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2015 at Memorial Park ...
Jose Mendez, Gainesville
Jose Mendez died Wednesday October 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga. His funeral service will be held at 3 PM Friday in the Hillside Chapel Funeral Home Chapel and interment will follow in ...
Winne Jean Henson Pless, 84, Gainesville
Winnie Jean Henson Pless, 84 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Born on September 18, 1931 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ponce De ...
Ryan Presley, 27, Gainesville
Ryan Presley, a cinematographer and lifelong resident of North Georgia, died unexpectedly on October 20, 2015 at the age of 27.         &nb ...

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Timothy Brian Brock, 35, Hoschton
Timothy Brian Brock, age 35, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  No memorial services have been planned at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, G ...

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Billy William Benefield, 56, Carnesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy William Benefield, age 56, of Carnesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Mr. Benefield was born in Gainesville, Ge ...

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Gertrude Hollan, 83, Toccoa
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Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died