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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 4th, 2014

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Wake Leon Davidson, 74, Alto
Wake Leon Davidson, age 74, of Alto, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the residence.Mr. Davidson was born on May 18, 1940 in Alto, Georgia to the late Earl ...

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Danny Spear, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Spear, age 49, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at his residence with family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, ...
Doris "Dot" Burkett, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 6, 2014 at Pine Crest Baptist Church for Doris "Dot" Burkett, age 70 of Gainesville. The Dr. Mike Williams and Dr ...
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, 80, Clermont
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, age 80 of Clermont, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled ...
Willard D. Kanady, 62, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home for Willard Dean Kanady, 62, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Hillsid ...
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