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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 26th, 2012

Dawson

John A. Cahill, 69, Dawsonville
John A. Cahill, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012.Born January 16, 1943 in Kinston, NC to the late John A.,Sr. and Marjorie Cahill, he had lived in Dawson ...

Forsyth

Carla Jensen, 86, Cumming
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 for Carla Jensen, of Cumming, 86, in the chapel of Mason & Ward Funeral Home.Little & Davenport ...
Mary Elizabeth Holder, 94, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Holder, age 94 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. She was a member of North View Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. While in Georgia she attended Foo ...
Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, Cumming
Mr. Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, December, 26, 2012.Born on November 2, 1946 in Macon, GA., he was the son of the late Winfred D and Sue ...

Habersham

Burch Simmons, 87, Cornelia
Burch Simmons, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born in Banks County, Georgia on April 25, 1925, to the la ...
Louise Yarbrough Johnson, 84, Clarkesville
Mrs. Louise Yarbrough Johnson, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone, following an extended illness. A private Memorial Service ...

Hall

Brian Keith Chalmers, age 45 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Born in Monroe County, Michigan on March 23, 1967, he was son of Christopher and K ...
Jeanne Marie Burke, 78, Flowery Branch
Jeanne Marie Burke, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Raymond T. Burke of Flowery Branch; children, Raymond and ...
Mary Lou Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Lou Roberts, 82, of Gainesville. Mrs. Roberts passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012. Arrangements later by wards Funeral Home 758 M ...
Vennie Brown Leach, 91, Lula
Vennie Brown Leach age 91, formerly of Lula, GA, passed away on December 26, 2012, at Memory Lane Assisted Living in Bowdon, GA following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...

Jackson

Edwin Kenneth Coffey, 57, Hoschton
Mr. Edwin Kenneth Coffey, age 57, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29 ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Venice Lee Embrick Roberts, 68, of Athens who passed away on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Commerce, she was the daughter ...
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