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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 5th, 2017

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Delores Ann Snelson, 76, Winder
Delores Ann Snelson, age 76, of Winder passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Melody Joyce Mashike, 58, Cumming
Melody Joyce Mashike, 58 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...

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Effie Frances Waite, 86, Sugar Hill
Effie Frances Waite, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA, formerly of Rumford/Mexico, ME was carried on angels wings to her eternal home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 5, 2017.&nb ...

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Gary Clyde Dunlap, 84, Lula
Mr. Gary Clyde Dunlap, age 84, of Lula passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Tarpon Springs, Florida after a brief illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 12, ...
Crystal Dawn Shirley, 35, Clermont
Crystal Dawn Shirley, age 35, of Clermont, GA passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Crystal loved fishing and enjoyed sharing that time with her children. She was everybody&rsqu ...
Mrs. Shannon Janine Drewry-Clements, age 64, of Oakwood was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March ...
Clarence W. Dean, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence W. Dean age 88 of Gainesville. The Rev. Terry Crawford, Rev ...
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