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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 6th, 2012

Banks

Genelle Byrd Rylee, 89, Homer
Mrs. Genelle Byrd Rylee, age 89, of Homer, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Rylee was born in Carnesville to the late Garland and Alma Jones Byrd. She ...
Louise Shannon, 103, Homer
Louise Shannon, age 103, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Miss Shannon was born on June 14, 1909, in Banks County, Georgia; d ...

Dawson

Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, Dawsonville
Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born February 14, 1937 to the late Dav ...
John "J.P." Hammond, 21, Dawsonville
John "J. P." Hammond, 21, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012. Born May 15, 1991 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Mr. Hammond was a 2009 graduate of Excelle ...
Marie Elrod, 62, Dawsonville
Marie Elrod, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Emory University Hospital.Born March 11, 1950 to the late Fred Sr. and Joy Stephens, she had been a residen ...

Habersham

Frances Ellison Burke, 94, Cornelia
Frances Ellison Burke, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Mrs. Burke was born on August 1, 1918, in Habersham County ...

Hall

Adrian Nunez, 55, Flowery Branch
Mr. Adrian Nunez, age 55, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012. Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Covenant Connections Churc ...
Vernon Burton, Jr.,, 62, Gainesville
Vernon Burton, Jr., age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday Evening, December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Martin, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Dorothy Martin, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at Wilbanks Country Living. Mrs. Martin was born in Maysville, GA to the late Lon and Essie Cotton H ...
Emmett Sanford Duren, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Emmett Sanford Duren 90 of Commerce who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He was the son of the late Milton Marion and Popie Little Duren and ...

Stephens

Donald G. Jones, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Donald G. Jones, age 56, of Toccoa died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital. He was born in Commerce to the late, Charles Edward and Lois Frances Slayton J ...
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