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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 12th, 2009

Forsyth

Bessie (Nanny) Samples, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Bessie (Nanny) Samples, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. Mrs. Samples was a charter member of Cumming Baptist Church. She was totally devoted to her fami ...
Nola Lucille Lafon, 74, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nola Lucille Lafon, age 74, of Cumming, Ga. Services are to be announced.
Phillip Lee Warren, 61, Canton
Mr. Phillip Lee Warren, age 61, Canton, GA passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Cart ...

Hall

Carlton Wilburn Stephens, 75, Gainesville
Carlton Wilburn Stephens, age 75 of Imperial Drive, NE, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.F ...
Harriett Newman Carroll, 96, Marrietta, formerly of Gainesville
Harriett Newman Carroll age 96 of Marietta formerly ofGainesville passed away April 12, 2009.Mrs. Carroll was born January 17, 1913 in Hall County to thelate Harvey and Margaret Me ...
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, 76, Gainesville
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, age 76 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medial Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, 71, Dahlonega
On April 3, 2009, James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, age, 71 passed away at his Dahlonega, Georgia home. Jim had lived with Cancer for 13 ½ years.Jim was born in New Haven, M ...
Julie Mason, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Julie Mason age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday April 12, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Mason was born in White County, GA Feb. 12, 1935 and had li ...

White

Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County the ...
Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County th ...
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