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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2011

Dawson

Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, Dawsonville
Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health.Born February 5, 1942 i ...
Lance Oxyer, 46, Dawsonville
Lance Oxyer, 46, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born July 29, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Smith, age 23, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ben loved ...

Habersham

Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne, 96, Clarkesville
Mrs. Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne age 96 of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2011 at her granddaughters residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Sayne was born May 29 ...

Hall

Ana Francisa Rojos Vda de Olarte, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sa ...
Eugene "Gene" Ray, 71, Gainesville
Eugene "Gene" Ray, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Sandra Mae Lewis, 72, Flowery Barnch
Mrs. Sandra Mae Lewis, age 72, of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2011 at Zion Hill Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

James R. "Mickey" Smith, 82, Commerce
James R. "Mickey" Smith, age 82 of Clayton, formerly of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Clayton, Georgia, following an e ...
Janice Wilbanks, 65, Nicholson
Ms. Janice Wilbanks, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Wilbanks was born in Selma, AL to the late Verner Willie Wilbanks. Sh ...

White

Doyal Sanford Thornton, 82, Cleveland
The was a grand celebration in heaven on Aug. 2, 2011, as Doyal Sanford Thornton Sr., age 82, entered into the realm of Glory.There to greet him was his father, James J. Thornton; ...
Mildred Elliott, 84, Cleveland
Mildred Elliott, 84, of Cleveland passed away Sunday July 31, 2011 at Freiendship Healthcare following an extended illness. Ms. Elliott was born in White County to the late Paul an ...
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