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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Frances Lee Pruitt, 75, Cumming
Frances Lee Pruitt, age 75, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. She was a member of Trinity Worship Center and was the “mother” of the Sonshine ...

Habersham

Ruth Bellamy Barrett, age 81 of Alto, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015. Born in Banks County on May 16, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Emmitt Pierce and Gladys Bell Mc ...

Hall

Johnny Lee Martin, 51, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 19, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Lee Martin age 51 of Lula. The Rev. Johnny Stone will officiate. ...
Jessie Weber, 32, Gainesville
Jessie Michael Weber, 32, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015.   Born in Oceanside, NY on April 1, 1983, he was the son of Harold and Peggy Jones ...

Jackson

Travis Leon Boles, Sr, 87, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Travis Leon Boles, Sr., age 87, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. Mr. Boles was born in Duluth, Georgia, a son ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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