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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 16th, 2016

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Doris Iler Langley, 79, Winder
Doris Iler Langley, age 79, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
William Franklin Thigpen, age 83, of Auburn passed Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, Dawsonville
Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 13, 1973, he was a lifelong res ...

Forsyth

Geraldine Brown, 81, Cumming
Geraldine Brown, 81, of Cumming passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Me ...
Frankie Bowman Nobles, 76, Cumming
Frankie Bowman Nobles, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Frank was a United States Navy Veteran. He was preceded ...
Sarah Frances (Boles) Tidwell, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and was a beloved mother and grandmoth ...

Habersham

Ruth Frederick Downey, 75, Cornelia
Ruth Frederick Downey, age 75, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2016. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to expres ...

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Cora Mae Crow, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Cora Mae Crow, of Gainesville, Passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ch ...
Robert Hugh Hawkins, Jr., 80, Clermont
Robert Hugh Hawkins Jr., age 80 passed away on July 16, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Robert (Bob) was a resident of Hall County where he was a carpenter/builder for ...
Pearlie Mae Williams, 79, Gainesville
Ms. Pearlie Mae Williams was born May 1, 1937 in Gainesville, GA to the late James and Annie Mae Williams.  She departed this life on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Willowood Nurs ...

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David Arnold Waldrop, 53, Bogart
David Arnold Waldrop, age 53, of Bogart passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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.