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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 1st, 2012

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Edward "Ed" Eugene Lewis, 72, Gainesville
Edward Eugene Lewis (Ed), 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home peacefully during an afternoon nap to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 1, 2012. He was born in Mille ...
Jewell Dean Stargel Smith, 81, Gainesville
Jewell Dean Stargel Smith, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
Ray E. Bridger, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Ray E. Bridger, age 80, of Gainesville entered his Heavenly Home on Sunday, April 1, 2012, surrounded by family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a. ...

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Claude Wesley Lynn, 65, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Claude Wesley Lynn, 65, of Commerce, Ga. who passed away Saturday March 31, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Lynn was born March 18, 1947 in ...
Mary Louise Borders, 65, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Louise Borders, age 65, of Hoschton, GA, who passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Mrs. Borders was born in Atlanta, GA, a daugh ...

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Ricky Joel McDuffie, 43, Cleveland
Ricky Joel McDuffie, age 43 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012. Mr. McDuffie was born June 04, 1968 in Jackson County. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy 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