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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 11th, 2011

Habersham

Carl Enso Tart, 62, Demorest
Funeral services for Carl Enso Tart, age 62 of Demorest, Ga. will be held 2 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Charles Tart, Rev. Ricky Elrod, R ...
Dennis H. Estep, 65, Cornelia
Dennis H. Estep, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of Wewahitchka, Florida, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011.Mr. Estep was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, on December 16, ...
Francis I. Vaughn, 79, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the death of Mrs. Francis I. Vaughn, 79 of Homer, died on Monday at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Services will be conducted on ...

Hall

Bessie Naomi Miller Chandler, 94, Gainesville
Bessie Naomi Miller Chandler, 94, of J. Cain Rd Gainesville passed away July 11, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 13 ...
Melba Hall Johnson, 92, Oakwood
Mrs. Melba Hall Johnson, 92 of Oakwood formerly of Roswell, Georgia died Monday July 11, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Empire, Georgia, Mrs. Johnson had li ...
Samuel A. Hall, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel A. Hall, age 78, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 following a sudden illness.Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 in the cha ...

Jackson

Ruby Nelle Martin Rucker, 94, Commerce
Ruby Nelle Martin Rucker was born March 10, 1917 to the late Sydney and Emma Jane Martin in Conyers, Georgia. Ruby Nelle was saved at an early age and grew up in the church. When ...
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