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Local Obits for Sun. May 15th, 2016

Habersham

William G. Crawford, 63, Cornelia
William G. “Speck” Crawford, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mr. Crawford was born on August 17, 1952 in Hall County, Georgia. He ...
Ray Tolbert, 80, Baldwin
Funeral services for Ray Tolbert, age 80, of Baldwin will be held  on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chad Parker and Rev. Tommy Sto ...

Hall

Bill Edmonds, 77, Gainesville
Bill Edmonds, age 77, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 following a brief illness. Bill was born in Stephens County, Ga to the late William Warren and Mary Le ...

Jackson

Jo Ann Short, 77, Commerce
Jo Ann Short, age 77 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday May 15, 2016.   Mrs. Short was the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Motley Brumfield and was the widow of H ...

Lumpkin

Ted Keen Flynt, 62, Dahlonega
Ted Keen Flynt, 62, of Dahlonega, Georgia, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on May 15th, 2016.  Ted is survived by his wife Judi of 34 years, daught ...
Kenneth Doyle Harkins, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. Kenneth Doyle Harkins, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his residence. Born in White County on August 28, 1952 to parents George Byers and Mary Lee M ...
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