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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 22nd, 2009

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Annie Laura Smith, 91, Cumming
Miss. Annie Laura Smith, age 91 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and an avid quilter. She was preceded in death by he ...
Helene Daville, 77, Stockbridge
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Helene Daville, 77, of Stockbridge. Services will be announced at a later date and will be held in St. Marys, Ga.
Winnie Mae Picklesimer, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Winnie Mae Picklesimer, age 85 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dolphus Picklesimer, Jr., parents, John and Mattie ...

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Harold E. Campbell Jr, 87, Clarkesville
Harold E. Campbell Jr., age 87 of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009. Mr. Campbell was born in Conway, New Hampshire on November 29, 1921 to the late Harold E. Ca ...
Robert "Jack" Tatum, 92, Demorest
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest announces the death of Reverend Robert "Jack" Tatum who died at his residence at Magnolia Hill Assisted Living in Demorest ...

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Bronson Davidson, 82, Flowery Branch
Bronson Davidson, age 82 of Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at New Horizonâ
Effie Mae Sullens, 69, Gainesville
Effie Mae Sullens, age 69 of Stallworth Street, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, May 22, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Glenn Henry (Buddy) Dyer, 68, Gainesville
Glenn Henry (Buddy) Dyer age 68 of Harmony Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral ...
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