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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 17th, 2012

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Bobby Gerald Fisher, 60, Auburn
Mr. Bobby Gerald Fisher, age 60, of Auburn, passed away, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton ...

Dawson

Afton Day, 74, Dawsonville
Afton Day, age 74, daughter of Hans and Eunice Jensen, succumbed to cancer on June 17, 2012. She lived one day at a time, grateful that she wasn't a handcart pioneer, and tha ...

Forsyth

Virginia Craig Conte Winchester, born August 2, 1924 in Monroe County, Georgia, where she spent her childhood on a farm owned by her parents, Harvey Craig and Martha Lee Sutton Gr ...

Hall

Leonard Thomas "L.T." Woodruff, age 82 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Gra ...
Marilyn (Summers) Williamson, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Marilyn (Summers) Williamson, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her residence, following a courageous battle with pancreatic ca ...

Jackson

Estelle Chow, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Chow, 91, of Pendergrass, Georgia, passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, Georgia. A native ...
Howell Johnson Thomas, 92, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Howell Johnson Thomas 92 of Commerce who died Sunday June 17, 2012. Survivors include a son Johnny (Amy) Thomas of Commerce, a da ...
Latrelle Cody Bennett, 79, Maysville
Mrs. Latrelle Cody Bennett, age 79 of Maysville died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Bennett was born in Jackson County to the late, Roy and Lula Peppers Cody. Mrs. ...
Mary Fleming Waters, 86, Jefferson
Mary Fleming Waters, 86, formerly of Lake City, FL, died Sunday, June 17th, 2012 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA.Born in Olustee, FL, on April 28, 1926, she was the d ...
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