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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 29th, 2015

Forsyth

Wilda Bailey, 87, Cumming
Wilda Bailey, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was a 70 year member and Past President of the Rebekah As ...

Hall

Annie Sue 'Nana' Lance Jones, 73, Gainesville
                Annie Sue “Nana” Lance Jones, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, ...

Jackson

Lessie Minish Benton, 98, Commerce
Mrs. Lessie Minish Benton, age 98, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Benton was born in Liberty, GA to the late David Lee and Eva Leila O& ...

Lumpkin

Johnnie Raner Cisson, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Johnnie Raner Cisson, age 87 of Dahlonega passed away on April 29, 2015 at Gold City Nursing Facility following an extended illness. A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, M ...

Other

William Wylder Nichols, 20, Lakemont, Ga.
William Wylder Nichols, 20, of Lakemont, GA, passed away April 29, 2015 in Houston County, GA. He was born in Macon, Georgia, and was the son of Maurice Edwin Nichols and Susa ...
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