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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 3rd, 2009

Banks

Grace Meeks, 85, Gillsville
Grace Meeks, age 85 of Gillsville, Georgia passed away Monday, August 3, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednes ...

Jackson

David Mark Holland, 40, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Mark Holland, age 40, of Commerce, who passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009. Mr. Holland was born on June 29, 1969 in Hall Coun ...
Merlin J. Stewart, 70, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Merlin James Edward Stewart, age 70, of Commerce, who passed away on Monday, August 3, 2009. Mr. Stewart, born in Hall County, was a ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Young, 60, Dawsonville
Mr. Donald Ray Young, age 60, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Monday August 3, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness.Mr. Young was born in Walker County, GA No ...

White

Terrell Roberts, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Terrell Roberts, age 81, of Cleveland passed away Monday August 3, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born in White County to the late Joe an ...
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