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Local Obits for Thu. May 15th, 2014

Forsyth

Mrs. Carmen Emerida St. Denis, age 89, of Cumming passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. A native of Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Mrs. St. Denis had lived in Cumming for the past 10 years, ...

Habersham

Frances Timberlake Crosby, 86, Clarkesville
Frances Timberlake Crosby, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mrs. Crosby was born on March 4, 1928 in Florence, Alabama; daughter of the late ...
Rev. Bob Watson, Sr., 84, Demorest
Rev. Bob Watson, Sr., age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Rev. Watson was born on December 21, 1929 in St. Petersburg, Florida; son of the late Will ...

Hall

Kay Heglar Cahill, 75, Buford
Kay H. Cahill, 75, of Buford, GA, died May 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, John B. Cahill, Jr., and her parents, Esther and Pratt Heglar of Kingspor ...

White

Herman Reece, 89, Cumming
Herman ReeceFebruary 22, 1925
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