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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 6th, 2017

Forsyth

James "Randy" Barber, 63, Cumming
James "Randy" Barber 63, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 6, 2017. He is survived by his life partner Mary Henderson. His parents Haskell and Martha Barber. ...
Betty Ruth Pinson Barron, age 83, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. A loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Betty was a member at ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Vivian Beatrice Cowart, age 93, of Dacula, GA passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Cowart; and son-in-law, Donald Chester St ...

Habersham

Rita Myers, 82, Clarkesville
Rita Myers, age 82, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. Rita was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Selby Robert Myers and Glenna Wade Myers Sawyer.  ...

Hall

Laurence Kenneth Hirt, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Laurence Kenneth Hirt, known as Larry to his family and friends, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away October 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.  Larry is surv ...
William Herman Kimbrell, 72, Gillsville
         Mr. William Herman Kimbrell, age 72 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...
Suzanne Preston Williams, 57 of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. One day later, Saturday, October 7, 2017, her mother Carolyn Williams, 83 of Gainesville passed awa ...

Jackson

Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, Jefferson formerly of Greenville, SC
Robert H. “Bob” Settle, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Greenville, SC and Athens, GA, passed away on October 6, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p ...
Terry Wayne “Cornbread” Wiggins, age 48, of Commerce passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.  He was employed with Volume Transportation, Inc.  He loved tru ...

Other

Emanuel Clinton Baker, 59, Danielsville
Emanuel Clinton Baker age 59 of Danielsville passed away Friday Oct. 6, 2017 following injuries in an automobile accident.     Mr. Baker was born in Commerce t ...

Stephens

Nobie Kellar Canady, 75, Toccoa
Mrs. Nobie Kellar Canady, age 75 of Highway 320 in Toccoa passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.   A daughter of the late Lewis ...

White

Dennis Alexander, Cleveland
Dennis Alexander passed away October 6th 2017 at his rural home in the northeast Georgia mountains.  Dennis was born in the Harvey Hospital on March 27, 1938 to John and H ...
Michael “Scuba” McLaughlin 67, of Helen GA passed away Friday, September 22, 2017.  He has presided in Helen since 1981.  Michael was born in Greenfield OH to ...
Charles “Charlie” William Miller, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.   Mr. Miller was born November 25, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the ...
Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Waddell was born August 20, 1944 in Atlanta, GA to the late Albert a ...
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Jo Waddell age 73 of Cleveland passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced late ...
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