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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 2nd, 2010

Habersham

H. Truitt Smith, Jr.,, 66, Cornelia
H. Truitt Smith, Jr., age 66, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Mr. Smith was born in Newnan, Georgia on March 20, 1944, to the late Henry Truitt, Sr ...
Rennie M. Fry, 72, Mt. Airy
Rennie M. Fry, age 72 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, December 02, 2010, at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County on January 27, 1938, he was the son ...

Hall

Bryson Ross Ivie, 22, Athens
Mr. Bryson Ross Ivie, age 22 of Athens, GA died December 2, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Ivie was born in Clarke County to Wesley Ferrell and Doris Kay Ross Ivie of Athens, GA. Mr. ...

Jackson

Sara Tolbert Gee, 79, Pendergrass
Mrs. Sara Tolbert Gee, age 79 of Pendergrass, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010 after a period of declining health. Mrs. Gee was born in Jackson County Georgia ...

Stephens

Rev. Jack Sosby (Walter Jackson Sosby) died early Thursday at Emory University Hospital in Decatur. Rev. Sosby's service as a Southern Baptist minister spanned more than 50 y ...
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