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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 27th, 2016

Forsyth

Julian M. Caine, 85, Cumming
Julian M. Caine, age 85 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016. He was  a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church and served as Chairman of the deacon Board for ...

Habersham

Barbara Hardy McDonald, 78, Cornelia
Barbara Hardy McDonald died February 27, 2016 after a prolonged illness.  She was 78 years old.   Mrs. McDonald was born on January 29, 1938 in Cornelia and was the ...

Hall

Tom Rider, 97, Gainesville
  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Tom Rider age 97 of Gainesville. Pastor Ken Ausborn will officia ...

Lumpkin

Patti Davidson-Biesbrock, 69, Dahlonega
Patti Davidson-Biesbrock, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA passed way unexpectedly Saturday, February 27, 2016.   Patti believed and trusted in Jesus Christ, and is now with her ...

Rabun

Frank Wilson, 90, Clayton
Frank Wilson, 90, of Clayton, Georgia passed away February 27, 2016.   Frank was born in Highlands, North Carolina the son of the late Andy Mayberry Wilson and Effie Car ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80