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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Oct 2nd, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Donnie Calvin Nichelson, age 55 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 2, 2009. Donnie was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by father Clarence ...
Ira Herbert Dailey, 82, Cumming
Ira Herbert Dailey, age 82 of Cumming, GA, passed away suddenly on October 22, 2009. Herb was a native Georgian, whose 50 year baking career began in Atlanta, with Colonial Baking ...

Hall

Thelma Ruth Sexton, 82, Gainesville
Thelma Ruth Sexton, age 82 of Roper Hill Road, Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, October 2, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Fune ...

Lumpkin

Michael Claude Gilstrap, 45, Dahlonega
Michael Claude Gilstrap, age 45, of Dahlongea, Ga. died Friday October 2, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming. Michael was a grading contractor. He was a deac ...

White

Linda Louise Cote, 64, Cleveland
Linda Louise Cote, age 64 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Friday, October 2, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mo ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died