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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 27th, 2016

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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 ...

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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 ...
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