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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 20th, 2011

Banks

Dillard Lee Dyer, 54, Lula
Dillard Lee Dyer, age 54, of Lula, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Jackson County on June 30, 1957, he was the son of the late ...

Forsyth

LENOAR K. POOMAIHEALANI, 93, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday July 20th, 2011 at Embracing Hospice. Her loving family was at her side.A Celebration of Life Memorial S ...

Habersham

Ila Ruby Moore Ivester, 93, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ila Ruby Moore Ivester, age 93, of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Austin Ivester will of ...
Roger Randall Martin, 80, Cornelia
Roger Randall Martin, age 80, of The Oaks at Scenic View, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011.Born in Homer GA. on June 19, 1931, he was a son of the late Alonzo P. and Ouver Drak ...

Hall

Barry Barrett, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Barry Alvin Barrett, age 62, of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA.Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm ...
Mrs. Marian (Williams) Thornton Ewing, age 81, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Richard Marden Waters, 80, Clarkesville
Richard Marden Waters, age 80, of Clarkesville, died July 20, 2011 at Habersham Medical Center.Born January 4, 1931, Mr. Waters was the son of the late O. C. Waters and Alice Steve ...
Spencer Ernest Balmer, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Spencer Ernest Balmer, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at his residence.A private family memorial service will be held.He was born to the late ...

Jackson

Willa Mae Rothman, 91, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Willa Mae Rothman, age 91, of Nicholson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Mrs. Rothman was born in Stephens, Arkansas, a ...

Lumpkin

Bill Dodd, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Bill Dodd, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died July 20, 2011.Bill had lived in Lumpkin County since 1985. He was a former resident of Forsyth County. He was a retired cattle trader a ...
Richard Paul Stringer, 50, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Richard Paul Stringer, 50, of Dahlonega. The Rev. Dr. Will ...

Stephens

Ida Jane Thompson Scroggs Jenkins, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Stephens County Hospital.Born in Banks County on June 26, 1924, she was a daughter ...

White

Jo Neal Lawson Palmer, 74, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Jo Neal Lawson Palmer, 74, of Cleveland.Mrs. Palmer died Wednesday, July 21, 2011, at her residence.Born in White County ...
Michael Stephen Sosebee, 33, Cleveland
Michael Stephen Sosebee, age 33 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Mr. Sosebee was born May 15, 1978 in Gaineville to Hoyt and Donna Cantrell Sosebee. He was a cook ...
Wilma Rose Barnette, 79, Cleveland
In loving memory of Wilma Rose Barnette, 79 of Cleveland, GA a compassionate, loving, wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and servant of Jesus Christ passed into the presence ...
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