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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 31st, 2014

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Jimmy Jackson Conley, 79, Winder
Jimmy Jackson Conley, age 79, of Winder passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. P ...

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Steven Lewis, 48, Dawsonville
Steven "Steve" Lewis, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 31, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born February 12, 1966 in Ft. Ben ...

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Melinda Anne Freeman Stancel, age 56 of Grayson, GA died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 after an extended illness.Funeral service will be held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ham ...

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Rachel Mae Wood Franklin, 76, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Rachel Mae Wood Franklin, age 76, of Mt. Airy will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Walter Singletary, Rev. ...

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Betty Ann Wilson, 87, Murrayville
Betty Ann Wilson, 87, of Murrayville, GA., passed away December 31, 2014 following an extended illness. Born on October 15, 1927 in Columbus, GA., she was the daughter of the late ...
Betty Wilson, 87, Murrayville
Betty Wilson, 87, of Murrayville passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the chapel of Little & D ...
John B. (J.B.) Shope Jr., 90, Gainesville
Mr. John B. (J.B.) Shope, age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, Janua ...

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Flora Heck Hoysradt, 92, Hoschton
Flora Heck Hoysradt, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...

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Mrs. Jimmie Westmoreland Davis, age 88 of 659 Whispering Pines Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Habersham Medical Center in Demorest, GA. A daughte ...
Rosie Lee Freeman Ash, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Rosie Lee Freeman Ash, age 86 of 197 Fern Point Drive, Apt, 206, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Gateway Health and Rehab in Cleveland, Georgia.A d ...
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