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Local Obits for Wed. May 6th, 2015

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Frank Speciale III, 42, Winder
Frank Speciale III, age 42 of Winder passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

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Harry Dean Maret, 80, Cumming
  Harry Dean Maret, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 6, 2015. Born in Atlanta, GA, Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Escar and father, Paul, and 3 brothers and ...

Gwinnett

Cecil Harold Johnson, 80, Sugar Hill
Cecil Harold Johnson, age 80 of Sugar Hill, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Hazel Marie Anderson Wood, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Marie Anderson Wood of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Rev. Connie Berry, Rev. Raym ...

Hall

Dorothy 'Jean' Hodnett, 77, Gainesville
              Dorothy “Jean” Hodnett, 77, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at No ...
Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, Gainesville
              Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her residenc ...
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, Flowery Branch
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.      &n ...

Jackson

Elijah Grant Buice, Inf, Jefferson
Mr. Elijah Grant Buice, infant son of Andrew and Tonya David Buice of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by ...

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Vangeng Yang, 91, Oxford
Vangneng Yang, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home.  The family will ...

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Jerry Lee Williams, 69, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Lee Williams age 69 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announces later by Barrett ...
Patricia Ruth Clark, 77, Cleveland
Patricia Ruth Clark, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born on June 22, 1937, in Cleveland, GA, to t ...
Ethel Campbell Ragan, 94, Cleveland
Heavens gates swung open wide as Mrs. Ethel Campbell Ragan age 94 of Cleveland went home to be with her Heavenly Father and her husband of 54 years the late Rev. Harry Ragan. Mrs. ...
Darrell Ray Willis Sr. age 53 of Sautee passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015. Mr. Willis was born in Gainesville, Texas the son of the late Edgar Willis and Gladys Saturday. He was ...
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