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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 4th, 2013

Gwinnett

Joseph Brown, 88, Lawrenceville
Joseph Lil Brown, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on February 4, 2013. He was born June 18, 1924 in Concord, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Daisy Brown, br ...
Sherri King Pirkle, 63, Buford
Ms. Sherri King Pirkle, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn King. She is survived by her daughter and son- ...

Habersham

Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, 63, Turnerville
Funeral services for Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, age 63, of Turnerville will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 5:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will fol ...
Gladys Davis Pitts, 85, Mt. Airy
Gladys Davis Pitts, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Oaks at Scenic View, following a period of declining health. Born in Madison County, North Caro ...

Hall

Harley Parker, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harley Parker, age 88, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lillie Parker; and brothers, Roy Parker, ...
Ira D. Forrester, 88, Clermont
Funeral service will be held for, Ira D. Forrester,Sr. age 88 of Clermont, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Interment will be in the c ...
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr, 90, Gainesville
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr., 90, of Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Belleville, IL.) passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Yates was born on Jan. ...

Jackson

Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday February 3, 2013. Mrs. Hooks was born in Jefferson, Georgia the ...
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