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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.