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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 31st, 2017

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Joyce A. Stansell, 77, Winder
Joyce A. Stansell, age 77, of Winder passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Gladys Bruce, 68, Dawsonville
Gladys Bruce, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 30, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born March 19, 1948 in Lumpkin County to the late Hubert and Vi ...

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Ruby Stamey Benfield, 88, Clarkesville
Ruby “Nanny B” Stamey Benfield, age 88, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, following an extended illness. Mrs. Benfiel ...
Condred Everiage Cochran, 77, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Condred Everiage Cochran, age 77 of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rusty Cochran offic ...

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Mrs. Ginger Lyn Phillips Sargent, 37, of Lula passed away on January 31, 2017.  A Memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 in the chapel of Me ...

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Carroll Anderson “C.A” Puckett, age 76, of Jackson County, who passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Mr. Puckett was a ...
William H. Steele, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William H. Steele, age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Mr. Steele was born in Chattaro ...

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Waymon Fount Earls, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Waymon Fount Earls, age 60 of 451 Fowlertown Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia. A son of the late Thomas ...

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Warren Reece, 89, Cleveland
Warren Reece, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland ...
Warren Reece, 89, Cleveland
Warren Reece, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The Chapel of Barrett Fu ...
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