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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 27th, 2016

Forsyth

Julian M. Caine, 85, Cumming
Julian M. Caine, age 85 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016. He was  a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church and served as Chairman of the deacon Board for ...

Habersham

Barbara Hardy McDonald, 78, Cornelia
Barbara Hardy McDonald died February 27, 2016 after a prolonged illness.  She was 78 years old.   Mrs. McDonald was born on January 29, 1938 in Cornelia and was the ...

Hall

Tom Rider, 97, Gainesville
  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Tom Rider age 97 of Gainesville. Pastor Ken Ausborn will officia ...

Lumpkin

Patti Davidson-Biesbrock, 69, Dahlonega
Patti Davidson-Biesbrock, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA passed way unexpectedly Saturday, February 27, 2016.   Patti believed and trusted in Jesus Christ, and is now with her ...

Rabun

Frank Wilson, 90, Clayton
Frank Wilson, 90, of Clayton, Georgia passed away February 27, 2016.   Frank was born in Highlands, North Carolina the son of the late Andy Mayberry Wilson and Effie Car ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69