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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Carolyn Juanita Rainey, 66, Cumming
Carolyn Juanita Rainey, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral services for  Mrs. Rainey will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 4:0 ...
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, Cumming
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, of Cumming passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ross was an employee of Lockheed-Martin for 20 years. He loved baseball and was an av ...
Marion Shalit, 85, Cumming
Marion Shalit, 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday April 9, 2017. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, NJ on Thursday April 13, 2017. Condolences may be ...

Habersham

Judy Lee Wade, 61, Clarkesville
Judy Lee Wade, age 61, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017, following a sudden illness. Ms. Wade was born on August 6, 1955, in Commerce, ...

Hall

Linda McCrindle McCaskill, 64, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Linda McCrindle McCaskill, age 64, of Murrayville, Ga. The Rev. Charl ...
Robert Terrell McLain, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Robert Terrell McLain, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Sunday, April 09, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April ...
Rev. Truman Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Rev. Truman Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 9, 2017. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Friday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville
Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Mission Accomplished! Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky, ...
Louise Standridge, 88, Clermont
Louise Standridge, age 88, of Clermont passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Dawson County the daughter of the late Amle and Louella Whitmire Gran ...

Jackson

Margie Pressley Gaddis, 90, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Margie Pressley Gaddis, age 90 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Ga ...

Other

Robert Charles Gilstrap, 85, Powder Springs
Robert Charles Gilstrap, age 85, of Powder Springs, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Robert was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1931, to the late Bill and Annie Mae Gilstrap ...

Union

Mary Florine Parker, 91, Suches
Mary Florine Parker, age 91, a lifelong resident of Suches, GA passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Florine was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for many years.  Sh ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs.Drucilla ‘Trudy”Abernathy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs Abernathy passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. Fune ...
Josie Dzikowski, 91, Cleveland
Josie Dzikowski age 90, of Sautee passed away Sunday April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Dzikowski was born September 25, 1926 in Augusta, GA to the late John Lester Ivey and Savannah Ive ...
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