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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 1st, 2013

Forsyth

Carole Foster, 79, Cumming
Carole Foster, age 79, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013. She was a court reporter for Judge Philip Etheridge in the Fulton County Superior Court for 38 years. Carole ...

Habersham

Lurlene Ward Payne, 85, Baldwin
Lurlene Ward Payne, age 85, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Mrs. Payne was born on February 4, 1928, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Silas and Gra ...

Hall

Dennis White, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Lee White was born on October 20, 1948 in Hall county to the late Emory and Dolly White. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Emory and Dolly White and brothers, Chr ...
William Jesse Campbell, 54, Gainesville
William Jesse Campbell, 54, of Gainesville, GA, died on March 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Hospital after a sudden illness. He is survived by his greatest joy in life, his son Cas ...

Jackson

Samuel A. Vickery, 84, Commerce
Dr. Samuel Ausborn Vickery 84 passed away May 1, 2013.Dr. Vickery was the son of the late Vernon and Mabel Vickery. He was preceded in death by an older brother James who was kille ...
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