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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 18th, 2016

Forsyth

Sammy Gene Hester, 61, Cumming
Sammy Gene Hester, age 61, of Forsyth County passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and is preceded in death by father, Gene Ha ...
Paisley Jo Toole, inf, Cumming
Little Miss Paisley Jo Toole, infant daughter of Brandon and Emily Toole of Cumming,  passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  She is preceded in death by her grandmother ...

Gwinnett

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, 62, Lawrenceville
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, age 62 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Duluth, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was a drummer for the group Edge. He was preceded in dea ...

Habersham

Lois Helen Johnson Shortt, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born in Alma, Georgia on October 19, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Corinna Pirkle J ...

Hall

Doris Irene Cain, 93, Murrayville
Doris Irene Cain, age 93 of Murrayville, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Mrs. Cain was born June 21, 1923 in England. She was a seamstress for Roswell Manufacturin ...
Frances West Reynolds, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances West Reynolds, 82 of Gainesville died Sunday September 18, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Reynolds was the daughter of the late Herschel and Ola Cro ...
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