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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 18th, 2012

Banks

Sammy Cunningham, 75, Alto
Coach Sammy Cunningham, age 75 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 08, 1936, in Franklin, NC, he was a son of the late ...

Habersham

Brantley Crawford Beeso, inf, Demorest
Brantley Crawford Beeso, infant son of Edward and Shauna Beeso of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center.In addition to his parents, Bran ...
Ralph Cash, 63, Cornelia
Ralph Cash, age 63 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at his residence. Born in Ravenna, Ohio on June 04, 1948, he was a son of the late William Arnold and Cora M ...

Hall

Mary Gladys Pattillo, 70, Flowery Branch
Mary Gladys Pattillo, age 70 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral servic ...
Victor A. Whitmire, 76, Gainesville
Victor Arnold Whitmire of Gainesville died Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Visitation will be held Thursday January 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Funeral Services will ...
Walter Hugh Smith, 68, Murrayville
Walter Hugh Smith, 68, of Murrayville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, L ...
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