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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2015

Banks

Thelma Brewer, 97, Lula
Thelma Chambers Brewer, age 97, of Lula, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.Funeral services are 2 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart ...

Forsyth

David E. Webster, 81, Cumming
David E. Webster, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. David attended Salem United Methodist Church in Dawson County. He was a Past Master of Georgia Lodge ...
Kelly Wayne Standridge, 56, Cumming
Kelly Wayne Standridge, born February 1, 1959, died February 20, 2015. He was the son of the late Kelly Standridge and Janie Phillips Standridge. Wayne is survived by his daughter, ...
Marie Martin, 77, Cumming
Marie Martin, age 77, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Ch ...

Habersham

Ruth Dill Alexander, 86, Mt. Airy
Ruth Dill Alexander, age 86, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Alexander was born on August 13, 1928 in Habersham County ...

Hall

Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, Flowery Branch
Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Smigelsky was born on April 20, 1 ...
Darline B. Anderson, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Darline B. Anderson, 90 of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday February 20, 2015.Private Family Funeral services will be held.Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, ...
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, Alto
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, of Alto, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...
Thomas Joseph Haggerty, 31, Flowery Branch
Thomas Joseph Haggerty "TJ" by all that knew him, from Flowery Branch, Georgia, died un-expectantly on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 31 years old. Survived by his mother ...
Vicente Galvan, 73, Gillsville
Mr. Vicente Galvan, age 73 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Wilbur Eugene 'Gene' Lowe, 93, Gainesville
Wilbur Eugene "Gene" Lowe, age 93, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services are sc ...

Jackson

Vans Randell Brinson Clinkscales, Commerce, Georgia passed Thursday morning at her residence, Traynham , after a brief illness. She was born to Benjamin Wardlaw and Floride Randell ...

Lumpkin

Marty Joe Howard, 56, Dawsonville
Marty Joe Howard, age 56, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Friday February 20, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness.Marty was born in Gainesville, GA January 1 ...

Rabun

Jean S. Keener, 70, Tiger
Jean S. Keener, 70, of Tiger, Georgia went to be with the Lord February 20, 2015.Jean was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ralph Curtis Shirley and Myrtle Craig Shirl ...
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