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Local Obits for Wed. May 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Donna Lorraine Chappell, 86, of Cumming, GA died on May 21, 2014. Born in Atlanta, IL she was the daughter of the late Milton Clair and Mildred Gresham.Donna was a loving wife, mo ...

Gwinnett

Allen L. Kattmann, 71, Lilburn
Mr. Allen L. Kattmann, age 71, of Lilburn passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. A native of Spar ...

Hall

Mrs. Hannah Eavleen Watkins Strickand, age 97 of New Holland, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 after a long illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Mary Elizabeth Smartt, 88, Chestnut Mountain
Mrs. Mary Van Voorhis Smartt, 88, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving and grateful family. Born on a farm in ...
Peggy Bernice Snow Robinson, 87, Gainesville
Peggy Bernice Snow Robinson of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 21st, at Morningside Assisted Living Facility. Peggy was brought into this world on May 27, 1926; ...
Rose Marie Kirby, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Rose Marie Kirby, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Lumpkin

Dewey Rider, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Dewey Rider, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, May 21, 2014.Dewey Rider was a local business man, a devoted husband, a loving father. Dewey started a milk business back ...

Other

Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas, 26, of Canon, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, GA.Deputy Thomas was born on November 09, 1 ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93