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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 19th, 2012

Dawson

Clyde Wallace, 71, Dawsonville
Clyde Wallace, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born July 2, 1941 to the late Stowers and Jame ...

Habersham

Serobia Ayers Gerrin, 84, Cornelia
Serobia Ayers Gerrin, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at a local care facility.Mrs. Gerrin was born on April 27, 1928, in Banks County, G ...

Hall

Donald John Benish, 52, Gainesville
Donald John Benish, 52, of Gainesville, died December 19, 2012.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Martha June Potts Rankin, 96, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Martha June Potts Rankin, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Ms. Rankin was born in the Brockton Commun ...

Lumpkin

Earl Sanford, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Earl Sanford, age 67, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at his residence in Dahlonega following a brief illness.Earl was a native of Lumpkin County and of the ...

Other

Otis Boling, 84, Alpharetta
Otis Boling, age 84 of Alpharetta passed away, Wednesday, December 19, 2012. He was a life long resident of Forsyth County and a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church in Alpharetta ...
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