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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 8th, 2012

Forsyth

Marimar Alvarez, 17, Cumming
Marimar Alvarez, age 17 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012. She was a senior at Forsyth Central High School where she was the president of the International Cl ...

Hall

Evelyn C. Naff, 94, Gainesville
Evelyn Chambers Naff, formerly of Birmingham, AL, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Saturday morning, September 8th, 2012 at her residence at Lanier Village in Gainesville ...
Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 08, 2012 following an extended illness.A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a ...
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62, Gainesville
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62 of Gainesville died Saturday September 8, 2012 at her residence. Born in Gainesville, Ga. July 23, 1950, Nancy was the daughter of the late Robert Harmon, Jr ...
Raymond Evans, 70, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, September 8th, after an extended illness from diabetes & Alzheimer's. He was the son of the late Daniel ...

Jackson

Rachel Louise Massey, 81, Jefferson
Mrs. Rachel Louise Massey, age 81, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, September 08, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Diamond Trough and Mary Hester ...
Ray Elbert Banks, 73, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Rev. Ray Elbert Banks, age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012.Rev. Banks was born in Jackson County, a son t ...

Lumpkin

Robert Gordon Hester, 66, Dahlonega
Robert Gordon Hester, age 66 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday September 8, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hester was born May 7, 1946 in Lumpkin County to the late Gom ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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