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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 24th, 2013

Gwinnett

Helen Reddish Mathis, 66, Buford
Helen Reddish Mathis, age 66, of Carl, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-one years, Billy ...
Myrle Lee Human, 80, Buford
Myrle Lee Human, age 80 of Buford, GA entered into rest on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on January 26, 1933. He had resided in Atlanta for most of hi ...

Hall

Craig Thomas Schnepper, 54, Flowery Branch
_______________________________ Mr. Craig Thomas Schnepper, age 54, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, ...
Gary Edward Gunter, 57, Lula
Gary Edward Gunter, age 57, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.Mr. Gunter was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on June 16, 1956, to Mary Sue Bradley Gunter, ...
Nell Robinson Smalley, 88, Gainesville
Nell Robinson Smalley died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. on December 24, 2013. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Alva and ...

Jackson

Claire Riley Drew, 71, Commerce
Mrs. Clair Riley Drew age 71 of Commerce died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Drew was born in Americus, GA to the late, Sam and Thelma Richards ...

Other

Ollie Chastain Brooks, 92, of Bogart Georgia, passed away on December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband, Durrell "Buck" Brooks, parents, Henry & Sara Jac ...
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