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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 6th, 2012

Banks

Gracie Shubert, 94, Gillsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Gracie Shubert, 94, of Gillsville who passed away on Monday at the Northridge Nursing Facility. Born in Banks County, she was th ...
Sara Whitlock Benton, 85, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sara Whitlock Benton, 85, of Commerce who passed away at the Northridge Nursing Facility on Monday. Born in Jackson County, she ...

Dawson

Kathie "Grannie" Weaver, 62, Dawsonville
Kathie "Grannie" Weaver, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 6, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a sudden illness. Born October 4, 1949 in New Bruns ...

Forsyth

Carolyn Moon Burnette, 76, Cumming
Carolyn Moon Burnette, age 76, of Cumming, formerly of Marietta, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 following a brief illness. She retired from Lockheed Martin Aircraft after 18 y ...
Ellery Douglas Johnson, 18, of Cumming, GA died on July 27, 2012. Born in Cumming, GA he was the son of Andrea Culbert Johnson of Cumming, GA and Gregory (Jane Laughridge) Johnson ...

Hall

Spencer Dye, 25, Gainesville
Mr. Spencer Obe Dye, age 25, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, as a result of a drowning accident. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Myrtle Gee Brewer, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Myrtle Gee Brewer, 85, of Jefferson Ga., who passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012. Mrs. Brewer was a daughter of the late Charlie a ...

Lumpkin

Hannah Thompson Culbreth, 19, Dahlonega
Hannah Thompson Culbreth, age 19, of Dahlonega, GA, died Monday, August 6, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.Hannah was born in Gainesville, GA and lived mo ...
Nellie Geraldine Millsaps, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Nellie Geraldine Millsaps, 76, of Dahlonega, died Aug. 6 at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.Mrs. Millsaps was a native of Rockwood, Tenn., who lived in Lumpkin ...

Other

Cole Bowen, 65, Hull
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Cole Bowen, 65, of Hull who passed away at his residence on Monday. Born in Clarke County, he was the son of the late William V ...

Stephens

Ian Gregory Norcross, 44, Toccoa
Mr. Ian Gregory Norcross, age 44, of Toccoa, died Monday, August 6, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born February 8, 1968 in Blackburn England, he was a son of the late Barry and ...
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