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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 4th, 2017

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Barbara Ann Milum Wiggins, age 78, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 4, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home after a long battle with dementia.  She was born in Columbia, TN ...
Coley Lamar Avery, 32, Cumming
Coley Lamar Avery, 32 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017. He was born on June 22, 1984 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Ricky and Patricia Avery who both survive him ...

Hall

John L. Dyer, 80, Gainesville
Mr. John L. Dyer, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in ...
W. Ralph Long, 82, Murrayville
Mr. W. Ralph Long, age 82, of Murrayville, GA passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born February 27, 1935 in Kennesaw, Georgia to parents Joe Roy an ...
Carolyn Parks, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Carolyn Parks, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.           ...
Bobby Lee Stewart, 72, Gainesville
Bobby Lee (Bob) Stewart, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 following a sudden illness.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March ...
Betty Phillips Woodliff, 93, Gainesville
  Mrs. Betty Phillips Woodliff, 93, of Gainesville, died Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 18, 1923 to the late Eva Mae Moore Phil ...

Other

Margie Lee Beavers, 74, Ellijay
Margie Lee Beavers, age 74, of Ellijay, GA passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017.   She was a loving mama and nana who took anyone in to her home and took care of them. ...

Stephens

Lois Heaton Martin, 90, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Heaton Martin, age 90 of 365 County Line Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late John Lee and Sa ...
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