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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 19th, 2011

Banks

Odus H. Morris, 79, Maysville
Mr. Odus H. Morris, age 79 of Maysville, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Morris was born in Acworth to the late, Henry Lee and Leecy Morris. Mr. Morris ...
Ms. Shirley McAllister Evans, age 69, of Homer, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Evans was born in Charlotte, NC to the late Robert and ...

Dawson

Avery D. Holbrook, 74, Dawsonville
Avery D. Holbrook, age 74, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 19, 2011. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the chapel of Little and Davenpo ...

Forsyth

Shirley Ussery, 73, Cumming
Shirley Ussery, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Garland Ussery.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, ...

Hall

Michael Patrick Cooley, 33, Gainesville
Michael Patrick Cooley, age 33, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Michael loved hockey and University of Michigan Wolverine football. Survivors include his w ...

Jackson

Larry J. Parker, 68, Commerce
Mr. Larry J. Parker, age 68, of Commerce passed away October 19, 2011 following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held 1:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Me ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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