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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Bill Usbeck, 63, Buford
Mr. Bill Usbeck, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Bonnie Robertson Usbeck, Buford, GA; children, Amy ...
Chris Croft, 52, Cumming
Chris Croft, age 52 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Croft; daughter, Cortney Boles and her mother, Helen Cowart. ...
Ronny Reamer Floyd, 71, Cumming
Ronny Reamer Floyd, age 71, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015. A native of Lake City, SC, Mr. Floyd loved hunting, fishing, his animals and being outdoors. He is p ...
William "Shorty" Strayhorn, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Cumming. Shorty is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Bruno G. Canario, 90, Suwanee
Bruno G. Canario, 90, of Suwanee, GA died on January 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Elvira and Antonio Canario.Bruno served ...
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., 77, Buford
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Allene Cole Fricks; sister and brother-in- ...
LaNell M. Haggard, 74, Buford
LaNell M. Haggard, age 74 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...

Habersham

Willie Mae Ward McCommon, 90, Gillsville
WILLIE MAE WARD McCOMMON, age 90, of Gillsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Northridge Nursing Facility.Mrs. McCommon was born on November 14, 1924 in Clermont ...

Hall

Inez Brock, 86, Gainesville
Inez Brock, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Hall County she was born on January 21, 1929. Mrs. B ...
Sarah Evelyn Nix, 93, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sarah Evelyn (Pidge) Nix age 93 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and ...

Jackson

Bonnie Cowart Loggins, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Bonnie Cowart Loggins, age 77 of Commerce died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Loggins was born in Commerce to the late, Hoyt and Mamie Wil ...

Stephens

Mr. Clinton Eugene Simmons, age 59 of 676 Chapel Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Ben J. and Mary Elizabeth Whitfield ...

White

Vicki Lynn Davis, 62, Cleveland
Vicki Lynn Davis, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born on September 9, 1952, in Atlanta, GA, to the late Wi ...
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
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.