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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 7th, 2011

Forsyth

Gloria McMillan, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Gloria McMillan, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011. She was a longtime resident of Forsyth County and was a bailiff with the Forsyth County Judicial Cour ...
Linda Taylor, 56, Cumming
Linda Taylor, 56, of Cumming passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.Born April 4, 1954 in Dawson County, she lived a number ...

Habersham

Charles Preston King, 65, Cornelia
Charles Preston King, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, January 07, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on September 01 ...
Dolph Leland "Sonny" Spittler, Jr., 78 of Cornelia, died, January 7, 2011. He is preceded in death by a daughter and sister. Survivors include his daughters: Jeanine C ...

Hall

Beverly M. Sandefur, 62, Canton
Beverly M. Sandefur, age 62 of Canton, passed away peacefully Friday, January 7, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, James Sandefur Sr.; children, Lynn and Stanley Evans ...
Donald Tallent, 79, Flowery Branch
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Tallent, age 79, Flowery Branch, who passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82, Gainesville
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82 of Gainesville died January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. A Memorial Mass is set for 11:00 am Tuesday, Ja ...
Lorraine Holden, 83, Gainesville
Lorraine Irene Blaha Holden, 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Private memorial services will ...
Nancy Ann Smith, 45, Gainesville
Nancy Ann Smith, age 45, of Gainesville, Ga died Fri. 1/7. Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, Gainesville
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, of Gainesville passed away January 7, 2011.Mrs. Bergen lived in Winter Park, Florida from 1959 through 2005 and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholi ...
Shirley Raymond Fricks, 91, Gainesville
Shirley Raymond Fricks, age 91, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, Georgia, after a prolonged illness. She was bo ...

Lumpkin

Garner Franklin Hester, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Garner Franklin Hester, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.Garner was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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