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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 9th, 2012

Forsyth

Mary Patten, 80, Cumming
Mary Patten, of Cumming, GA, age 80, passed away on December 9, 2012. Mary loved gardening and cooking and was well known for her delicious tea cakes. Mary is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Rachel Bailey Hanes, 85, Buford
Mrs. Rachel Bailey Hanes, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hanes. She is survived by her brother, Curt ...
Walter Jay Edwards, 92, Buford
Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Walter Jay Edwards age 92 of Buford. Dr. Sondra Jones will ...

Hall

Brent Lamar Collier, 55, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Brent Lamar Collier age 55 of Gainesville. The Rev. Willard ...

Lumpkin

Betty Joe Burt Mooney, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Joe Burt Mooney, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday December 9, 2012, at Alzheimer's Care Center in Commerce, GA.Betty Jo was born in Dawson County, GA, August 4, ...

Other

Bobbie Mitchell Burns Sullivan, 77, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Sunday morning December 9, 2012, at the Ty Cobb Medical Center, Lavonia, GA.Born November 9, 1935, in Walker Cou ...
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