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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 ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died