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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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Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died