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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Geneva Janette Crain, 83, Alpharetta
Mrs. Geneva Janette Crain, age 83 of Alpharetta, GA, and long time resident of Lakeland, FL, and Springdale, AR, passed away September 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her hu ...
George F. Welch, 93, Cumming
Mr. George F. Welch, age 93 of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buford, GA and was preceded in death by his son, ...

Habersham

Susie Johnson Carson, age 84 of Alto, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009, at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness. Born in Stephens County on July 08, 19 ...

Hall

L.P. (Mac) McNeal, 83, Gainesville
On Sunday September 20, 2009, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, L.P. (Mac) McNeal, 83, of Gainesville went to be with the Lord. Mac was a devoted husband, father, and g ...
Sutton Lewis Shirley Jr., 80, Gainesville
Sutton Lewis Shirley Jr., age 80, of Shirley Road, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009 at his residence following a brief illness. Memorial serv ...

Lumpkin

Christine Edith Whiton, 48, Dahlonega
Memorial services for Christine Whiton, 48, of Dahlonega will be held at 7p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Bethel United Methodist Church Lumpkin Campground Rd., in Dawsonvill ...
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