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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Elba Nydia Rivera, 67, Cumming, formerly of Haverstraw, NY
Elba Nydia Rivera, age 67, formerly of Haverstraw, NY, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was born in Puerto Rico. She was very proud of her children, and loved to cook ...
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, Cumming
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, of Cumming, GA died on February 16, 2015. Born in Clay County, WVA, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Myrtle Hamrick. Her beloved husband, George ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, Lawrenceville
Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born in Alto, GA on March 31, 1917, she was the da ...
Franklin L. Samples, 86, Buford
Mr. Franklin L. Samples, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benoy and Mollie Samples; brothers, Harvin Sample ...
Nell Camp Bailey, 84, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Nell Camp Bailey, age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Winnie Bowman Camp; great grandparents, ...
Sue Fields Heard, 65, Dacula
Sue Fields Heard, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Fields; and grandparents, Lonnie Son and Thermos Mi ...

Habersham

Harold Jesse Roberts, 82, Baldwin
Harold Jesse Roberts, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia and formerly of Hall County, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015.Mr. Roberts was born on February 19, 1932 in Lumpkin ...

Hall

Dr. Rick Hinton, 61, Gainesville
Dr. Rick Hinton, age 61, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Monday, February 16, 2015.Rick was born August 16, 1953, in Duluth, Ga., to James Patillo Hinton and Jean Deaton Hinton. R ...
Helen Kimberly Sosebee, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Helen Kimberly Sosebee, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February ...
Maureen Wagenseil, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Maureen "Mo" Wagenseil, 70 of Gainesville died Monday February 16, 2015 at her residence.Born in Rockville Center, New York, Mrs. Wagenseil had lived in Gainesville ...

Rabun

Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, Clayton
Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, of the Persimmon Community passed away at her residence Monday, February 16, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of Georg ...
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