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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 18th, 2017

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John Thomas Patterson, 69, Auburn
Mr. John Thomas Patterson, age 69, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville, Georgia. Born May 31, 1947 in Augusta, Georgia t ...

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Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, Dawsonville
Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Born October 7, 1940 in Pickens County to the ...

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Bobby Gene Buice, Jr, 55, Cumming
Bobby Gene Buice, Jr., age 55, of Cumming,GA, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherin ...
Francis Thomas Farran Jr., 84 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

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Viola Ellen Bates, 96, Lula
Mrs. Viola Ellen Bates, 96, of Lula, died Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Viola was the daughter of the late John and Mary Octavia Jenkins Bau ...
Floyd David Bogle, 93, Gainesville
Floyd David Bogle, 93 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & Davenport Funeral Hom ...
Michael J. Danckert, 57, Gainesville
Michael J. Danckert, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Michael was born in Marlborough, MA, raised in Northborough, MA, and received his Bachelor o ...
Alicia Velasquez Torres, 24, Gainesville
Alicia Velazquez Torres, 24 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

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Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, Hoschton
Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, of Hoschton, passed away April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, April 24, 20 ...

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Verlyn Dean Head, 74, Dahlonega
Verlyn Dean Head, 74, of Dahlonega passed away on April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical center following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul ...
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