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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 27th, 2011

Forsyth

James Augustus Stephens, 82, Big Canoe
James Augustus Stephens, 80, of Big Canoe, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 27, after a long illness. He was born on February 11, 1931, in Damascus, Alabama, and grew up in Sa ...

Habersham

Edna Kathleen "Kathy" Broome, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 following a brief illness.Born on February 7, 1943, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

James A. Pirkle, Sr., 78, Gainesville
James A. Pirkle, Sr., age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Apri ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for William Moran (Billy) Hendricks Jr. age 67 of Commerce. He was the son of the late William Moran Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks ...

Lumpkin

Geraldine Collins Temple, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Geraldine Collins Temple, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her home.Mrs. Temple was born in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Lumpkin County for ...
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