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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 22nd, 2012

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Bessie Roberts, 83, Braselton
Bessie Roberts, 83, of Braselton, Ga. Passed away Sunday July 22, 2012. Complete Arrangements to be made with Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street SW Gainesville. www.wardsfh.com
Nathan B. Tanner, 83, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday July 25, 2012 at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Nathan B. Tanner age 83 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. David Gravitt will of ...
Peter E. Brady, 82, Gainesville
Peter Emanuel Brady, 82 of Gainesville, GA passed away in his home early Sunday, July 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ane, his sister, Patricia Faucher, and his ...
William E. Norrell, 77, Gainesville
Mr. William E. "Billy" Norrell, 77 of Gainesville died Sunday July 22, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Norrell was the son of the late Grov ...

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Charles Frank Paradise, 80, Mountain City
Charles Frank Paradise, 80, of Mountain City passed away at his residence after an extended illness.Chuck was born in Detroit Michigan the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Jez ...

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Floyd Wheeler, 92, Cleveland
Floyd Wheeler age 92 of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 21, 2012 at Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Wheeler was born in Hall County the son of the ...
Lonnie Thomas Hortman, 86, Cleveland
Lonnie Thomas (Tom) Hortman passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 24, at Roberta City Cemetery. Rev. Nita Crump will offic ...
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