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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, Cumming
Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on October 29, 2016.  Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he was the son of the late Otfrid and Irmgard H ...

Habersham

Ernest Raymond Mabe, 98, Mt. Airy
Ernest Raymond Mabe, age 98, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Mabe was born on December 13, 1917 in Danbury, North Carolina ...

Hall

James Lamar Burgamy, 73, Flowery Branch
James Lamar Burgamy, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016.  James loved to play football.  He was the first to make Allstate in Hall County.&n ...

Jackson

Sherman H. Salyers, 82, Pendergrass
Sherman H. Salyers, 82, of Pendergrass passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November ...

Lumpkin

Dorsey Gibson, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Dorsey Gibson, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Dorsey was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the Burling ...
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