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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 24th, 2012

Dawson

Frances Kendrix, 76, Dawsonville
Frances Kendrix, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born April 1, 1936 to the late Dave and Elizer Kimbral ...
Jimmy L. Jones, 79, Dawsonville
Jimmy L. Jones, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness.Born May 28, 1933 to the late Irvie and Lula Jones ...

Hall

Charles W. "Chuck" Baker, 77, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. July 28 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Charles W. "Chuck" Baker, 77, of Gainesville. Rev. Marshall Dal ...
Gynelle Eubanks Otting, 89, Gainesville
Gynelle Eubanks Otting, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at The Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin following an extended illness. Graveside servic ...
Rev. Joseph Earls, 81, Gainesville
Rev. Joseph Earls, age 81 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 24, 2012. He is survived by his wife Zeldia Earls, two daughters: Brenda (Victor) Colbert, Priscilla (Arthur) Jones ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Albert Edward Hopcraft, Sr., age 86, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Mr. Hopcraft was born in Mansfield, MA, ...
Jerry Ahern, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Ahern, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Mr. Ahern was born in Chicago, ILL, a son to the late Jo ...
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