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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Thomas Leroy Payne, 72, Cumming
Thomas Leroy Payne, age 72, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.  A resident of Cumming, Ga., he is survived by his wife, Jennifer Payne an ...

Gwinnett

Ana Nicoara, 81, Dacula
Ana Nicoara, age 81 of Dacula, GA died Thursday, February 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment wi ...

Hall

  Dr. Leslie Raymond Bassett, age 93 of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial services are scheduled for Satur ...
Dorothy Young Cochran, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Young Cochran age 93 of Gainesville, Ga. Died Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Med. Center. Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm Saturday February 6, 2016 at the ...
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, Gainesville
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, died February 4, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Lanier Village Estates, outside of Gainesville.  She was born Ja ...

Lumpkin

Gene “Bub” “Dipper” Womack, age 78, died peacefully at home on January 29, 2016. Gene was a born again Christian and now resides in his heavenly home. Gene ...

Union

Betty Ruth Popham Brown, 72, Blairsville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Popham Brown, age 72 of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Erlanger Health System following a sudden illness.     &nbs ...

White

Keith Elrod, Sr, 60, Cleveland
Keith Elrod, Sr., age 60, of Cleveland, GA, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Elrod was born in Demorest, GA on May 28, ...
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
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.