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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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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