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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 19th, 2016

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Clifford Jones, 51, Statham
Clifford Jones, age 51, of Statham passed away Monday, December 19, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Tommy Baker, 47, Cumming
Tommy Baker, age 47, of Cumming passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Tommy was a wonderful man and a great husband. He loved his work with Fulton County, helping others, and pick ...
Joseph J. Gregory Jr., 59, Cumming
In Loving Memory of Dr. Joseph J. Gregory, Jr. September 2, 1957 - December 19, 2016. Dr. Joe Gregory left a lasting impression on the lives of many people in his lifetime. As a de ...
Rheba Carol Toll, 79, Cumming
In loving memory of Rheba Carol Toll 79, of Cumming, Georgia. Rheba passed away December 19, 2016. Visitation will be from 2-5pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home on Thursday Dec ...

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Thomas E. Alexander, 92, Mt. Airy
Thomas E. Alexander (Tom) age 92 of Fort Walton Beach, FL formerly of Mt. Airy passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 19, 2016. Over the last few months Tom was com ...
The Very Reverend Charles E. Mallard, Doctor of Ministry, Chaplain (Col), United States Army Retired, age 77, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Decemb ...

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Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Keith Dewberry, 61, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 19, 2016 following an extended illness. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dece ...
Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth Lee Hayes, 54, of Flowery Branch, passed away December 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held on December 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Pa ...
Gladys Humphries McQueen, 106, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 21, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Gladys Humphries McQueen age 106 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kevin Holma ...
Lawrence Wasserman, 79, Oakwood
 Mr. Lawrence Wasserman, age 79 of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.       &nbs ...

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Anita Vivian Guffin, 66, Alpharetta
Anita Vivian Guffin, age 66 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at Westview C ...
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80, Augusta
Robert Lee Thornburg, 80 passed away Monday, Dec. 19 at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.  Robert had been a resident of the Ga. War Veterans nursing home, following an ...

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Jewell Weaver Scott, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Jewell Weaver Scott, age 81 of 1430 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Hilla ...
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