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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 5th, 2015

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Dorothy Davis Wilson, 84, Winder
Mrs. Dorothy Davis Wilson, age 84, of Winder, Georgia died July 5, 2015.  Mrs. Wilson was preceded by Her Husband of 68 years, James Olin “Jimmy” Wilson, ...
Ginger Dianne Gentry, 62, Winder
Ginger Dianne Gentry, age 62, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Frances Ward, 82, Winder
   Mrs. Frances Ward, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 5, 2015.  A Native of Blount County, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Doc and Virgie Harr ...

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Robert Hugh Sutton, 68, Buford
Robert Hugh Sutton, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Samuel Sutton. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seve ...

Hall

Donnie Lamar Brown, 39, Oakwood
Mr. Donnie Lamar Brown, age 39 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, Gainesville
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away July 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberly and Jackson Funeral Home.
Jeffrey A. Ries, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey A. Ries, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &nb ...

Jackson

Helen Lanette Looney, 63, Tignall
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen Lanette Looney, age 63, of Tignall, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mrs. Looney was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a daug ...
John Barry Lavendar, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mr. Lavender was born in Athens and was the son of ...
John Barry Lavender, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this tim ...
Gordon Schmidt, 82, Hoschton
Gordon Schmidt, age 82, of Hoschton and formerly of Marietta died Sunday, July 5, 2015 from illnesses.  Born in 1933, he was raised on a farm in Oklahoma and graduated from Go ...

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Mrs. Bertie Mae Cheek Fitzgerald age 85 of Comer formerly of Pendergrass, Ga, passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzgerald ...

White

  William Pete Rocksandich, 79, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 after a long illness.   Known as “Bill” or “Rocky” to his many friend ...
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