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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 11th, 2016

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Donnie Eugene Crowe, 51, Winder
Donnie Eugene Crowe, age 51, of Winder passed away Monday, April 11, 2016.    Donnie lived in Athens, TN for about 20 years where he met his late wife Lori Mack Cro ...

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Gene Charles Calderwood, 87, Gainesville, formerly of Clermont
Gene Charles Calderwood, age 87, a longtime resident of Clermont, GA & more recently Gainesville, passed away peacefully under hospice care on April 11. He was born Septembe ...
Jaquerian “Jay” Harrison passed away on the evening of April 11th, 2016 leaving behind his mother Laquitta Harrison, his father and wife Demetric&nb ...
Christine Lois Hudson, 95, Gainesville
Christine Lois Hudson age 95 of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 11, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Friday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church at 11 AM. Prof ...
Edward James McGarry, 77, Gainesville
Mr.  Edward James  McGarry, 77, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. Mr. McGarry is an Eagle Scout. He joined the Cub Scouts at the age of 9 and beca ...
Linda Richards, 87, Gainesville
Linda Richards, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 3050 ...

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Richard Emmett Blessing, 75, Jefferson
Mr. Richard Emmett Blessing, age 75, of Jefferson, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, April 11, 2016. Mr. Blessing was born in Fort McClellan, Alabama, a son t ...

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Clifford Lamar Fair, 80, Alpharetta
Clifford Lamar Fair, age 80, of Alpharetta passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. Graveside funeral services will be held Sunday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. at Sawnee View Gardens with ...

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Leona Kinsey Autry, 89, Lawrenceville, formerly of Cleveland
Leona Kinsey Autry, age 89 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at her residence.    Ms. Autry was born on December 19, 19 ...
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