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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 27th, 2017

Dawson

George English, 78, Dawsonville
George English, (Billy) age 78, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017. Billy was an Army veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge #235 in Alpharetta and the American Le ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Dawsonville
Mary Louise Primel, 64, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Cumming, GA.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  C ...

Forsyth

Eric Grady Griffin, 48, Cumming
Eric Grady Griffin, 48, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Eric was of the Methodist faith and a member of Creekside United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. Eric ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Cumming
Mary Louise Primel, age 64, a 38 year resident of Cumming, Georgia, passed away July 27th, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer. Mary was born February 23, 1953 in Clevelan ...

Habersham

Faith Denese “Aunt Sacy” Long, age 59, of Mount Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. Ms. Long was bo ...

Hall

James R. Maltbie, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. James R. Maltbie age 76 of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday July 3 ...
James Bernard Sheffield, 52, Gainesville
James Bernard Sheffield age 52 of Gainesville, died Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm July 30th in the Little Davenport Chapel, ...

Other

Deborah L. “Debbie” Lancaster, 50, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Survivors include her fiancé, Gary D ...
Ruth Tribble Forrester, 89, Waleska
Mrs. Ruth Tribble Forrester age 89 of Waleska, Ga passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness.           Funeral services are sc ...
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