Our Obituaries

Richard E. Hendrix

June 7, 1935 - December 10, 2017

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Elizabeth Bullock Dean

February 27, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Elizabeth Bullock Dean passed away peacefully on December 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospice House. She was born February 27, 1928 in Madison County, daughter of the late Hershel Rudolph and Eulla Mae Bullock. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Dean of Athens and her son, George W. Dean Jr. She is survived by her children, Valerie Dean DeVore (Ted) and Wayne Dean (Fran); grandchildren...
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Henry Stevens Gillen

September 9, 1925 - December 3, 2017

Henry Stevens Gillen, 92, of Watkinsville, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017.A native of Oconee County, Mr. Gillen was a son of the late D.B. Gillen and Clara Ree Miller Gillen. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in Europe and retired from Anaconda Wire and Cable. Mr. Gillen was a member of and deacon at Mars Hill Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, Mr. Gillen was preceded...
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Amy L. Long

November 5, 1958 - December 2, 2017

Amy Long, 59, of Athens, Ga., passed away December 2, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Amy was a beautiful soul inside and out, born November 5, 1958 in Utica, New York to Dorothy and Jerry Long and was the youngest of two children. Amy later moved to Athens where she lived to be closer to her family. She graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in the fine arts. She was an...
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Clois C. Brown

June 29, 1924 - December 1, 2017

Clois C. Brown Jr., of Athens, GA, died on December 1, 2017 at the age of 93. He was the son of the late Clois C. Brown and Nellie Charles Brown. He grew up in Elberton, GA and was educated in the Elberton public schools.He graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1949 with a degree in Industrial Management and he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order social fraternity. He started...
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Hermann Harry Kosak

May 2, 1924 - November 29, 2017

Hermann Harry Kosak passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 93.Born in Vienna, Austria, Hermann was the son of Cecilia Kosak Kaplan and Solomon Selzer. Mr. Kosak graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in Brussels, Belgium in 1945.He and his sister Margit Kaplan, who preceded him in death, were survivors of the Holocaust. They immigrated together to the United States...
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James Randolph Whitley

August 7, 1948 - November 27, 2017

James Randolph "Buddy" Whitley Jr., 69, of Nicholson, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017.Born in Clarke County, Mr. Whitley was a son of the late Randolph Whitley and Rachel Alford Whitley. In addition to his parents, Mr. Whitley was preceded in death by his sister, Renay Shelton and a grandson, Michael Scott Little.Survivors include wife, Brenda Jean Smith Whitley; children, Hattie Tatum ...
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Annie Ree Heaton

October 30, 1933 - November 26, 2017

Annie Ree Huff Heaton, 84, of Athens, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017.A native of Oconee County, Ms. Heaton was a daughter of the late William Huff and Nora Lee Bowen Arnold. In addition to her parents, Ms. Heaton was preceded in death by her son, Bert "Bo" Heaton and sister, Jeanette Veal.Survivors include daughters, Kathy Stocum of Elberton and Pam Wiley (Johnny) of Comer; four...
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Bonnie Faulkner Tolbert

January 30, 1950 - November 16, 2017

Bonnie Faulkner Tolbert, 67, of Athens, died November 16, 2017 following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Athens, GA on January 30, 1950 to William and Marie Faulkner. Bonnie graduated from Athens High School in 1968 and proudly served on the reunion committee. She attended trade school where she learned secretarial skills and was employed at Westinghouse/ABB/Power...
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William Roy McInvale

December 7, 1922 - November 12, 2017

William "Roy" McInvale, 94, of Athens, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017.Born in Talladega, AL, Mr. McInvale was a son of the late Artis Lee McInvale and Minnie Bell Hurst McInvale. He graduate of the University of Georgia earning a degree in Business Administration and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force. Mr. McInvale was awarded the American Theater and Asiatic Pacific Theater...
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Robert E. Gibson

February 6, 1928 - November 10, 2017

Robert Gibson, 89, of Athens passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born on February 6, 1928 to Geneva McLeroy and Carl E. Gibson. Reared in Athens, Bobby graduated from Athens High School and attended the University of Georgia. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he went on to attend the UGA School of Law, and became a partner at Erwin, Epting, Gibson and McLeod.He married Sylvia...
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Jan M. Okey

May 24, 1936 - November 9, 2017

Janaan Marie Flitsch Okey led a life of spirited independence, optimism, and generosity right up until she died of cancer on November 9, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. She grew up on a farm outside Cassville, Wisconsin, and her father, Willard Flitsch, and mother, Alyenne Brander Flitsch, cultivated in her a great capacity for hard work and curiosity mixed with strong doses of fun and thoughtfulness. ...
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Josephine Mildred Levy Platek

March 29, 1922 - November 8, 2017

Born March 29, 1922 to parents Pauline and Lucien Levy in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College High School, NYC, class of 1938, and Hunter College, class of 1942; the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Norman Platek, to whom she was married 42 years.She traveled throughout her life but always...
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Dorothy Nell Martin

December 21, 1945 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Victoria Michele Davion

August 24, 1960 - November 5, 2017

Professor Victoria ("Vicky") Michele Davion died November 5 at home in Athens. Born August 24, 1960 to actors Ellen Caryl Klein and Alexander Davion in Los Angeles, she grew up in New York City and earned a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, specializing in environmental and feminist ethics and political philosophy. Vicky joined the University of Georgia's Philosophy...
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Jimmy Ray Tolbert

August 26, 1959 - November 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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John Edward Adams

June 30, 1944 - October 31, 2017

John Edward Adams, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017.He was born in Starke, FL and resided in Athens. Mr. Adams was a son of the late Henry Herlong Adams and Norma Jean Mosley Adams. He was a real estate appraiser and worked as a banker for C&S Bank.He is survived by Joan McWaters Adams; children, Sam Adams (Jenna) of Hartwell and Amy McCormick (Will) of Cocoa, FL; stepchildren, Valerie...
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Celeada Gay Cochran

March 18, 1942 - October 27, 2017

Celeada Gay Cochran, 75, of Athens, Ga., went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was born March 18, 1942 in Fancy Gap, Va., the daughter of the late Carlie Columbus and Irene Snow Hawks. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Wade Stuart Cochran. She was a supportive military wife, following her husband most everywhere he was stationed. ...
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Larry Russell Pinson

June 12, 1950 - October 18, 2017

Larry Russell Pinson, 67, of Nicholson, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.A native of Athens, Mr. Pinson was a son of the late Ollie Pinson and Nell Skinner Pinson. He worked for Georgia Power for 41 years.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Pinson.Survivors include his wife, Anita Cobb Pinson; daughters, Leigh Hardy ...
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Richard Allen Cooke

June 2, 1930 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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David Carl James

August 17, 1942 - October 16, 2017

David Carl James, 75, of Athens, went to be with the Lord on his 58th wedding anniversary, Monday, October 16, 2017.A native of Jackson County, Mr. James was a son of the late Carl James and Viola Thomas James. He was a retired electrician with Fowler Products.In addition to his parents, Mr. James was preceded in death by his son, Harvey David James.Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years,...
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Sarah E. Bullock

February 5, 1930 - October 13, 2017

Sarah Eidson Bullock of Athens, Ga died peacefully Friday, October 13th surrounded by her children. She was born February 5, 1930 to Hubert Louis Eidson and Alice Bray Eidson of Athens, Ga. Sarah spent her career in retail working for Heery's Clothes Closet and Foster's Jewelers as well as time spent in her later years working with children at Jack and Jill Nursery. Sarah was a lifelong member of...
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Carl Bruce Bottiaux

January 27, 1945 - October 11, 2017

Carl Bruce Bottiaux, 72, of Greensboro, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017.A native of Detroit, MI, Mr. Bottiaux was a son of the late Fidele Bottiaux and Marie Rowland Bottiaux. He worked in Human Resources Recruiting for Troy Design Services.In addition to his parents, Mr. Bottiaux was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Phipps Bottiaux.Survivors include children, John Bottiaux ...
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May 9, 1937 - October 10, 2017

Bessie Mae Callaham, 80, of Athens passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.Bessie was the daughter of Roxie Kathleen Gosnell and William Claude Leachman and a member of Oconee Heights Baptist.She was preceded in death by her husband, James Avery Callaham and a granddaughter, Danielle Kathleen Griffin.Survivors include her children, Wanda Arnold, Shelby Callaham Griffin (Russell) and Danny...
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Allen D. Stephenson

May 6, 1927 - October 8, 2017

Allen D. Stephenson, 90, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospice House. He was born on May 6, 1927 to Allen D. (Sr.) and Georgia Smith Stephenson in Raleigh, NC. After graduating from Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, he served in the United States Navy during WWII with duty at the Naval Air Station in St. Louis and the Pacific Theatre of Operations aboard the...
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James Craft

January 17, 1952 - October 7, 2017

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Mia Bentley

September 26, 2017 - October 6, 2017

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Edna Ward Ellis

November 4, 1920 - October 5, 2017

Edna Ward Ellis, 96, of Athens, was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Edna was a native of Boone, NC and was a daughter of the late Lionel A. Ward and Birdie Mast Ward. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. William S. Ellis Sr. USN, (Ret).Edna was a full time homemaker. She and her husband Bill were longtime members of Young...
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Joanna B. Burton

June 14, 1930 - October 4, 2017

Joanna Bridges Burton was blessed with the gift of being in the presence of the Lord and reunited with her beloved husband and other family members on October 4, 2017.Joanna was born at home in Athens, GA on South Pope Street on June 14, 1930. She married Andrew James Burton, Jr. on May 13, 1961. An avid Bulldog and Braves fan, Joanna was a true Southern lady and a devoted wife, mother,...
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John Curtis Conaway

March 25, 1961 - October 4, 2017

"Treeman" John Curtis Conaway left for his long walk in the forest on Wednesday, October 4 from Athens, GA. He loved his children above all else but also had a passion for music (especially jazz), art, literature, nature, animals, coffee, and the Athens community. In his 56 short but full years, he had a successful tree service, reached number one in the U.S. for track in high school and college,...
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Laura Mae Minton Thompson

August 19, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Laura Mae Minton Thompson, 83, of Statham, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017.A native of Morganfield, KY, Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late Buford Minton and Medora Hampton Minton. She served as a dietician with Clarke County Schools in Georgia and Clay County Schools in Kentucky. Mrs. Thompson was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, KY and while living in...
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Helen Begley Boatman

February 10, 1941 - September 23, 2017

Helen Begley Boatman, 76, of Athens, GA, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017.Born in Kingsport, Tennessee, Helen was the daughter of the late James Begley and Lottie Moore.Survivors include her children, Traci Hudson and James Hudson; sisters, Gayla Hatch and Donna Arnold; grandchildren, Tyler Hudson. Hudson Welter and Wyatt Welter.Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Boatman...
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Charles Frank Mason

August 18, 1940 - September 21, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Frank Mason, 77, passed away September 21, 2017 in Athens. Born in Cleveland and raised in Brecksville, Ohio, he was the son of Eleanor Mason Anderson and Frank Mason and stepson of Adelbert Anderson. Chuck was a resident of Athens for over 40 years.Aside from his family, University of Florida football, and UGA Gymnastics, Chuck's greatest passion was music. He served as Director...
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Maxine Kicklighter Davis

October 22, 1935 - September 20, 2017

Maxine Kicklighter Davis, 81, of Athens, Georgia died September 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Dr. Richard Davis, Sr. She is survived by son Richard Davis (Suzy) of Long Creek, SC, daughters Jan Finney (Steve) of Athens, and Catherine Praeger of Lawrenceville, GA, and four beloved grandsons, Davis and Drew Finney and Ben and Sam Praeger. Maxine was born October 22...
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Anthony Bernard Little

March 18, 1981 - September 18, 2017

Anthony Bernard Little, 36, of Athens, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017.Anthony was born in Augusta on March 13, 1981, a son of Andrie Tabor of Gainesville. He was a Hip Hop artist and led the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. March in Athens.Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 5 years, Joni Reeves Little; children, King Little, Ronin Little, Chief Little and Merriele Little...
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Michael Thorndike Brown

January 21, 1953 - September 14, 2017

Michael Thorndike Brown passed away, unexpectedly, on September 14, 2017, at his home in Athens, Georgia.Born on Jan 21, 1953 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Michael grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.He spent his childhood summers in Camden, Maine. He graduated from Scotch Plains Fanwood HighSchool in 1971 and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1973 and was stationed in Lakehurst,...
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Martha Jones Schimmel

December 2, 1923 - September 14, 2017

Mrs Martha Jones Schimmel, 93, went home to be with her Lord on September 14, 2017. Martha was born on December 2, 1923 in Columbus Georgia to Chester Thomas Jones and Lutie Warlick Jones. In 1947 she met and married the love of her life Walter James (Bill) Schimmel Jr from Gainesville Georgia. They moved to Athens in order for Bill to attend the University of Georgia and later he was employed as...
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Annie Pearl Adams

June 13, 1944 - September 13, 2017

Annie Pearl Adams, 73, of Athens passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.Born in Mississippi, Annie was the daughter of the late J.B. Sims and Arlena Hickman.Survivors include her children, Kharey Adams, Kimberly Mebane Sims, Kirk Sims of Naperville, IL, Bethsheba Yahudah of Athens, Shoshanah Yahudah of Kailua, HI, Yahosuah Yahudah of Winder, Avigail Yahudah of Athens; her brothers, Noah...
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Loretta Johnson Adams

March 26, 1933 - September 13, 2017

Loretta Johnson Adams, 84, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.Born March 26, 1933 as the baby girl to Cicero and Jewell Johnson, she lived in the same family home in Center all of her life. She was a parapro at Benton Elementary School in Nicholson for 20 years. She grew up in Prince Avenue Baptist Church and was a member of New...
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Lucille Mallory Thompson

November 24, 1940 - September 13, 2017

Lucille Mallory Thompson, 76, of Carlton, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017.Survivors include children, Rogers Glenn Sr. (Deon) of Cameron, NC, Rickie Glenn Sr. (Lori) of Carlton, Mervin Glenn of Seattle, WA and Dexter Thompson (Natasha) of Athens; sister, Gloria Finch of Maryland; grandchildren, Shubricca Bell, Rogers Glenn Jr., Robert Glenn, Deanthony Glenn, Rodrick Glenn, Takeeta...
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Joey R. Royal

December 27, 1972 - September 10, 2017

Joey R. Royal, 44, of Athens, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017.A native of Jacksonville, FL, Mr. Royal was a son of Connie Hanner Royal Dozier and the late Robert Banks Royal. He was a member of the fencing team at the Paralympics in Sydney, Australia and was a rabid Georgia Bulldog fan.Survivors, in addition to his mother, include wife, Stephanie Royal of Athens; daughter, Emily Shane...
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Miriam Thurmond Drewry

September 15, 1921 - September 9, 2017

Miriam Thurmond Drewry of Talmage Terrace, Athens, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017, six days before her 96th birthday. A native of Clarke County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Franklin and Lucile Strickland Thurmond and the widow of Dean John Eldridge Drewry. She was predeceased by a brother, James Thurmond. She received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia in 1942 and...
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Mildred Jeane Shepherd Chambers

March 7, 1923 - September 8, 2017

Mildred Jeane Shepherd Chambers peacefully entered the presence of God on September 8, 2017. She was 94. She was the daughter of Myrtle Garrett Shepherd and Roy J. Shepherd. She was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida and lived most of her life in Jacksonville, Florida. She was active in the Garden Club, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Inner Wheel and...
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Matheson English Finney

November 22, 1995 - September 8, 2017

Matheson English Finney, 21, of Athens, Georgia, died unexpectedly September 8, 2017.Matt was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jack Kehoe, of Athens, Georgia.He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Finney of Roswell, Georgia and Mrs. Moira Stovall of Athens, Georgia; three brothers, Clayton, Ethan and Harrison; one sister, Ariel; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Kehoe of...
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Sterling Edward Wilhoit

October 27, 1948 - September 8, 2017

Sterling Edward Wilhoit, III, 68, of Watkinsville, Ga., lovingly known as "Beau," went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 8 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Gainesville, FL on October 27, 1948 to the late Sterling E. Wilhoit Jr. and Kate Oglesby Wilhoit. Beau was a member of Watkinsville First United Methodist Church.In the 70's he started his career as a residential...
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Dahlia Pauline Menken

July 30, 1922 - September 7, 2017

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Wilma Jane Hanley Crabbe Rush

February 2, 1925 - September 6, 2017

Wilma Jane Hanley had no idea how her life would change as she took the Army enlistment oath on her birthday in February 1945. She'd spent her first 20 years in Sacramento, California with her family: brother Albert, sisters Nora and Gertrude, and parents William and Mildred Hanley.After basic training at Fort DeMoines, Iowa, she was assigned to the 70th WAC Hospital Company, Brooke General...
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Dennis James Gillen

July 9, 1961 - September 6, 2017

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Gregory G. Akeley

July 29, 1966 - September 5, 2017

Gregory George Akeley, 51, died on September 5 in Athens. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he has lived in the Athens area since 1993. A bookseller for many years, he also enjoyed drumming and other performance arts. He is survived by his beloved son, Thomas Ward Akeley; mother, Phyllis Howing; brother, Charles Vincent Akeley (Jeaniece); sister, Jeannette Glenn (Christopher); and nieces, Holly and...
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Loretta Jane Huff Buckley

August 10, 1935 - September 5, 2017

Loretta Jane Huff Buckley, 82, of Braselton, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017.A native of Franklin, PA, Mrs. Buckley was a daughter of the late George Huff and Laura Rote Huff. She was a homemaker and former member of First Presbyterian Church of Athens.Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Richard Buckley of Braselton; two daughters, Rhonda Buckley of Braselton and Risa Smith (Bill)...
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Lora Landers Antley

October 16, 1922 - September 4, 2017

Lora L. Antley, age 94, of Athens, GA, passed away on September 4, 2017.Lora spent her early life as a Marine Officer's wife. She led an active volunteer life within the service community, particularly with Navy Relief.Lora met her late husband, W. Eugene Antley (Col. USMC, Ret.) while they were students at LSU. After he retired from his second career at the University of Georgia, they indulged...
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Jose Cesar Bonilla

August 27, 1940 - September 4, 2017

Jose Cesar Bonilla, 77, of Winder, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017.Survivors include wife, Maria C. Bonilla; children, Mario Bonilla, Delmis Bonilla, Maria Sara Ramos, Teresa Flores, Blanca Bonilla, Maria Cristina Bonilla and Manuel Bonilla.The family will hold a wake on Thursday, September 7 from 9-11 a.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 7 at 1 p...
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Shirley Ann Perry Thomas

January 15, 1934 - September 3, 2017

Shirley Ann Perry Thomas, 83, of Athens, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017.A native of Massachusetts, Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker and the widow of Herman Frank Thomas.Survivors include son, Michael Thomas and wife, Denise of Rehoboth, MA; daughters, Marsha Kobrin and husband, Neil of Mill Valley, CA and Michelle Thomas of Athens; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.The family will...
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Geoffrey Adams Smith

January 6, 1973 - September 3, 2017

Geoffrey Adams Smith, 44, of Athens, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Barry T. Smith, and survived by his two beloved sons, Andrew and Campbell; mother, Saranne Guy Smith; sisters, Ashley Catherine Smith and Anna Smith Waller (Don); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and a niece. Geoff was a devoted father, loving son,...
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Beth Autry

July 23, 1956 - September 2, 2017

Beth Autry, 61, of Danielsville passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born in Harris County, Texas, Beth is the daughter of the late Howard B. Akins Sr. and Nina Powledge Akins.Survivors include her husband of over 42 years, Ronnie Autry of Danielsville; two children, Ron Autry of Danielsville and J.C. Autry (Amber) of Winder; two brothers, Ben Akins Jr. (Ann) of Ila and Ricky Akins of...
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Marlin Crafton Minor

June 6, 1937 - September 1, 2017

Marlin Crafton Minor, 80, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born in Kingsport, TN on June 6, 1937 and was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Hoil Minor.Marlin joined the U.S. Army in 1955 at the age of 19 where he served for 20 years before retiring in 1975. He served in the Korean Conflict, did two tours in Vietnam and two tours in Germany. During that time, he received two Purple...
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Talmadge Clifton DuVall

July 26, 1933 - August 30, 2017

Tal DuVall passed away on August 30, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born in Greensboro, Georgia on July 26, 1933. Tal grew up on a family dairy farm in Greene County. He attended the University of Georgia where he received three degrees - BS in Dairy Science; MS in Extension Education; PhD in Public Administration. He served in the US Army from 1954-1956. He had a long and distinguished...
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Guinette S. Moorehead

January 12, 1925 - August 29, 2017

Guinette S. Moorehead "Ms. B", 92, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017.A native of Madison County, Mrs. Moorehead was a daughter of the late Roy Strickland and Birdie Morris Strickland. She retired from the University of Georgia where she worked in food service.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Moorehead; brother, Joe Neal Strickland and...
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Thomas Edward Meyer

April 12, 1930 - August 28, 2017

Thomas Edward Meyer, 87, of Athens, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. An Athens native, Tommy was the son of the late Hammond Meyer and Annelle Erwin and was of Baptist Faith.Tommy is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Dillard Meyer.Survivors include his children, Linda Edwards (Paul), Kathy Foster, Lane Taylor (Gerald); five grandchildren, Tom and Tim Thurmond, Levi and Ethan Taylor,...
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Mary Elizabeth Savage

November 9, 1940 - August 28, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Savage, 76, of Watkinsville passed away Monday, August 28, 2017.She was preceded in death by one son, Danny Savage; a sister, Nancy Carson; and a brother, David Shelton.Survivors include her husband of 34 years, James L. Savage of Watkinsville; children, Keith Savage (Kathy) of Athens, Franklin Todd Huff of Athens, Rodney Lee Huff (Cynthia) of Watkinsville; a brother, Jerry Shelton...
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John Hunter

May 9, 1958 - August 28, 2017

John Hunter, 59, of Hull, GA, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, due to a sudden illness. Born in Philadelphia, PA, John was an avid bird hunter and outdoorsman. He was a member of Erastus Christian Church, Athens Rifle Club, Elberton Gun Club, a lifetime member of the NRA and was the CEO of Cutting Edge Pest Control.John was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Hunter and one sister, Dori...
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Kathryn Louise Fulghum Brown

December 22, 1935 - August 28, 2017

Kathryn Louise Fulghum Brown, 81, of Athens, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017.A native of Hart County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Clyde F. Fulghum and Blanche Vickery Fulghum. She worked in packaging for Flowers Inc. and was a longtime member of New Covenant Worship Center.Survivors include husband of 33 years, Roy Paul Brown of Athens, formerly of Commerce; siblings, Ruth Fulghum...
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Michael Joseph Reeves

January 21, 1992 - August 27, 2017

Michael Joseph Reeves died August 27, 2017 in Eatonton, Georgia at the age of 25. Michael is survived by his mother, Jean Reeves and father, James Reeves, both of Watkinsville, GA; his sisters, Sherri of Jacksonville, FL and Joni Reeves Little of Athens, GA; his brothers, Jared Reeves and Jason Fitzpatrick, both of Watkinsville, GA; his sisters-in-law, Katy Reeves of Watkinsville, GA and Leslie...
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Bryan Edward Mitchell

November 17, 1965 - August 27, 2017

Bryan Edward Mitchell, 51, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 27, 2017. He passed away at home from extensive injuries due to a fall while hunting many years ago. He was born and raised in Athens.He is survived by his three children: a son, Bryan Mitchell, Jr.; and two daughters, Murphy Mitchell and Morgan Mitchell; his parents, Ernie and Bonnie Mitchell; and two brothers, Ernie Mitchell,...
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James Raymond Champlin

June 14, 1928 - August 27, 2017

James Raymond Champlin, 89, of Watkinsville, GA, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. A native of Coventry, RI, Mr. Champlin was a son of the late Henry Clymer Champlin and Ida Eldora Congdon Champlin. He served on the Governor's Council of Parks and Recreation under Jimmy Carter, was President of the GRPS and was a Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia where he was the former head...
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Larry Horace King

December 14, 1945 - August 26, 2017

Larry Horace King of Anchorage, Alaska passed away on August 26, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. Mr. King, the son of Evora (Morris) and William Horace King, was born on December 14, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. King was a Lieutenant with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department from 1974 to 1977. In 1977, Mr. King became an Alaska resident and worked many years as a safety and compliance officer...
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Harry Speering

April 23, 1937 - August 24, 2017

"Robin" Speering (Harry Robinson Speering), 80, owner of Speering Printing Company here in Athens, went to be with the Lord August 24, 2017 about 6 p.m. He is survived by one sister, Geraldine Speering Miller; a brother-in-law, James K. Miller; nephews, Daniel Miller, Allen Miller and wife, Julia and great-niece, Caroline Miller (all living in Tennessee).Robin finished his BA degree at...
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Ruth Stewart Human

October 16, 1926 - August 23, 2017

Ruth "Bootsie" Stewart Human, 90, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017.A native of Madison County, Mrs. Human was a daughter of the late James Stewart and Nay Gunter Stewart. She was a retired supervisor for Angus Manufacturing and a longtime member of Victory Baptist Church.Survivors include daughters, Debbie Benson of Athens and Linda Nicholson (Jimmy) of Franklin, TN; son, Steve...
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Virginia Bruce Etheridge

August 18, 1939 - August 22, 2017

Virginia Bruce Etheridge passed away on August 22, 2017 at Pruitt Health-Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, Georgia. Virginia was born on August 18, 1939 in Royston, Georgia to the late Otis and Willie Bruce. As a child, she lived on Staten Island, New York and attended P.S. 30 and Curtis High School. She also spent a few years in high school and college in Oklahoma.Virginia started her career as...
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Jack Blanton Caskey

August 27, 1933 - August 21, 2017

Jack Blanton Caskey, Jr. was born on a hot August morning in Memphis TN. Five years later when he should have gone to kindergarten, his mother kept him home because she could ".not think of giving my baby boy up so soon. I want him home with me for another year." He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN, served in the U.S. Navy for two years and attended Southwestern College in...
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Leatrice Olivia Haffner

August 25, 1925 - August 18, 2017

Leatrice Shuman Haffner1925-2017Leatrice Shuman Haffner died on August 18 in Athens, GA, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. Leatrice walked every day, worked out with a personal trainer, and entertained her Facebook fans as "Lil Mama Eats" before she was disabled by a stroke on January 6. She was pampered until the end by her daughter, Patricia Thomas, and daughter-in-law Meriwether Rhodes, of...
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Patricia Anne Hunt Page

October 12, 1935 - August 16, 2017

Patricia Anne Hunt Page, 81, of Bogart, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Ms. Page was a daughter of the late Robert William Hunt Sr. and L.E. Shiflet Hunt. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Statham.Survivors include children, Curtis and Molly Page of Athens, Bruce and Rhonda Page of Winder and Sheila and Travis Cain of Statham; brother,...
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Arthur Carlos Howell

April 14, 1924 - August 15, 2017

Arthur "Archie" C. Howell of Athens, GA passed away on August 15, 2017. Archie was the son of the late Latta and Turza Howell from Barnesville, OH. Starting in 1957, he was a purchasing agent at Westinghouse. He retired in 1985. After retiring, he did volunteer work for Athens Regional Medical Center, The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, The Athens Classic Center, and Town and...
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Reuben Seymour Sheinberg

March 13, 1924 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Harry Roth

January 7, 1930 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Raymond A. Tilghman

June 9, 1925 - August 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Caecilia M. Van den Boom Hahn

January 22, 1925 - August 13, 2017

Caecilia M. Hahn (nee van den Boom), 92, of Athens, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Born in Emmerich, Germany, Caecilia attended Lyceum (Girls' High School) where she graduated Summa cum Laude in 1943. She studied at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin from 1943-1944, before returning home when World War II forced the closure of the University. She survived the...
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Joann Paul Sokol

February 20, 1928 - August 12, 2017

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Billy Ray McKeller

July 27, 1936 - August 9, 2017

Bill McKeller, born on July 27, 1936 in Donalsonville, GA, died of multiple myeloma on August 9, 2017 at home in Athens, GA. Bill was the ultimate family man and neighbor, dedicating his time and energy to his wife, children and those around him. His was a most generous soul, fully committed to family and others in need; often kind to total strangers he happened to meet along the way. His...
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Milton Burchfield

June 5, 1952 - August 6, 2017

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Donald E. DeMaria

January 6, 1934 - August 6, 2017

Donald Emanuel DeMaria was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 6, 1934 and died in Athens, Georgia on August 6, 2017. While he only was five feet, six inches tall, he was a giant to all who knew him. Each day, his infectious smile, big belly laugh and kind words and actions brightened the lives of so many. After growing up in Brooklyn and Holyoke, Massachusetts, he graduated from Samuel J....
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Walther Hahn

January 5, 1923 - August 5, 2017

Walther L. Hahn, 94, of Athens, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 5, 2017.Born in Berlin, Germany, Walther attended Humboldt Gymnasium (High School) where he graduated in 1941. After serving honorably in the German Armed Forces during World War II, he returned to Berlin where he enrolled in the Friederich-Wilhelm University and then later in the Pädagogische Hochschule (PH) ...
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Perry A. Howell

February 10, 1960 - July 31, 2017

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Richard Bennett Hanson

June 11, 1944 - July 28, 2017

Richard Bennett Hanson, 73, of Hull, went home Friday, July 28, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Mr. Hanson was a son of the late Jesse Bennett Hanson and Bertha Hill Hanson. He retired from the construction industry.Survivors include wife, Sandra Wellborn Hanson of Hull; children, Richard H. Hanson (Michele) of Hull, Dawn Fouche (Eddie) of Hull, Jeffery Hanson (Hillary) of Buckhead and Vickie...
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Barbara Mann Rudy

January 31, 1930 - July 26, 2017

Barbara Mann Rudy, formerly of Athens, died in Alpharetta early Wednesday morning July 26, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John P. Rudy; her sister, Virginia Adams of Cambridge, Massachusetts; their son, Preston and his wife, Travis Silcox of Sacramento, California; their son, Christopher and his wife, Tracy Powell-Rudy and daughter, Samantha of Pleasantville, New York, and...
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Stanley H. Henderson

February 8, 1937 - July 25, 2017

On July 25, 2017, Stanley Haywood Henderson, 80, of 1091 Laurel Place, Athens, GA, was released to the fullness of his Maker. A native of Austin, Texas, Mr. Henderson was born on February 8, 1937, and was the son of the late Raymond Haywood Henderson and the late Letha Elizabeth Stanley Henderson of Houston, Texas. He was a graduate of San Jacinto High School, Houston, Texas, and received a BBA...
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Nancy Alinda Deal

October 9, 1940 - July 22, 2017

Nancy Alinda Deal, 76, of Athens, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017.She was born on October 9, 1940 in Covington, Georgia, to Gladys and Hubert Crawley. A member of Athens High School Class of 1958, Nancy went on to work in local medical offices and Athens Regional Hospital, as well as the Athens Business Council. Nancy was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and...
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Midori Roe

June 1, 1931 - July 20, 2017

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Patricia Ann O'Neal

February 4, 1945 - July 20, 2017

Patricia Ann Murrow O'Neal, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017.A native of Athens, Mrs. O'Neal was a daughter of the late Marcus E. Murrow and Dorothy Kidd Jacobs. She worked as a data processor with ACE Hardware and was a member of Sinner Point Baptist Fellowship in Oakwood.Survivors include husband of 39 years, John Wayne O'Neal of Gainesville; brother, Bobby Murrow of...
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Dorothea Dean Dow

May 3, 1919 - July 16, 2017

Dorothea Dean Dow (Dodie), age 98, of Athens, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospice House.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 800 Timothy Rd., Athens. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
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Nathan Woodrow Wheeler

May 8, 1944 - July 13, 2017

Nathan Woodrow Wheeler Sr., 73, of Athens, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late Ben Wheeler and Ethel Martin Wheeler. He was a self-employed trucker known by his trucking friends as "Handy Man."In addition to his parents, Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Tyner Wheeler and son, Chipper Wheeler.Survivors include...
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Ann Thomas Woodruff

December 31, 1927 - July 11, 2017

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Thomas Eugene Strickland

January 20, 1928 - July 9, 2017

Thomas Eugene Strickland passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Athens, Georgia.He was born in Rome, Georgia on January 20, 1928. He was very active in many community and charity organizations. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the Marine Corps Reserves. He retired from Bell South Telephone Co. in 1987.He was passionate about the...
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Elizabeth Anne Davis Nufrio

March 1, 1955 - July 9, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Davis Nufrio, 62, of Watkinsville, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017.A native of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Nufrio was a daughter of the late Stephen Davis and Frances Sieling Davis. She worked as a registered nurse with Athens Regional Medical Center for 32 years.Survivors include children, Michael Nufrio (Carrie) of Atlanta and Dana Tomlinson (Jason) of Cumming; sisters, Patricia...
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Maria Martinez

April 16, 1940 - July 8, 2017

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Angelita D. Moon

November 10, 1937 - July 7, 2017

Angie (Angel) Moon (nee Angelita de la Garza) was born on November 8, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas. Angel died peacefully surrounded by family in Athens, Georgia, at 10:45 p.m. on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79. Angel is survived by brother, George de la Garza, Jr., San Antonio; sisters: Elizabeth Pitney Biggers, Ellijay, Georgia; Linda Payne Massengale, Marilyn de la Garza Flores, both of San...
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Romeaser Slay Lewellen

February 5, 1943 - July 1, 2017

Romeaser Slay Lewellen passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was 74.She was a resident of Oconee County, Georgia. Romeaser was a graduate of the University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State University. She retired from the University of Georgia.Romeaser is survived by her sister, Amanda Slay Summerville and Penny Slay Bloodworth and family and lifelong friend, Maret.The family would like to...
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Bobby Ray Smith

April 18, 1947 - June 30, 2017

Bobby Ray Smith, Sr., 70, of Danielsville, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. Mr. Smith was the son of the late Hoke and Estelle Smith of Danielsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Laverne Davis Smith. Mr. Smith was a retired security guard. He was of the Baptist denomination, living it each day by helping his fellow man with love, caring and by listening to them. Survivors include...
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Judy Kathleen Judy Cobb

December 14, 1927 - June 30, 2017

Marion Kathleen Judy Cobb, (Born: December 14, 1927 - Died: June 30, 2017), recently answered a last request to 'take dictation'. This was a direct order from above. Judy, known for her lightning fast short-hand skills and in possession of a myriad of tiny, top spiral bound notebooks containing the scribbles of an ancient language, had the premonition this task was imminent. Judy could...
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Nell Briscoe McBride

July 19, 1932 - June 29, 2017

A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Campton Methodist Church Cemetery, 1345 Shoal Creek Rd., Monroe, GA.
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