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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 6th, 2015

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Rhett Lamar Conner, 74, Gainesville
Rhett Lamar Conner, 74, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.         &n ...
Louis Hill Propes, 87, Oakwood
Louis Hill Propes, 87, of Oakwood passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.          & ...
Joseph Tortorici, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Tortorici 70, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 following an extended illiness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 2:00pm i ...

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William Harold Brown, 103, Commerce
                        William Harold Brown, Commerce, Georgia, ag ...
William Gary Morgan, 82, Commerce
Mr. William Gary Morgan, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, August 06, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Morgan was born in Gadsden, AL to the late William George an ...
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