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Local Obits for Fri. May 15th, 2015

Habersham

David Michael Nelms, 52, Demorest
  David Michael Nelms, age 52, of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. Born on February 5, 1963, in Demorest, he was a son of Grover Lee Nelms and the late Hazel ...

Hall

Christopher Joseph Walker, Jr. M.D.  (Kit) passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. Dr. Walker is preceded in death by his parents Christopher Joseph Walker, Sr. an ...
Rita Jäger, Gainesville
Rita “Kaye” Jäger 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2 ...
Emmitt William White Sr., 92, Gainesville
Emmitt William White, Sr., age 92 of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Morningside Assisted Living, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of al ...

Jackson

Dorothy Austin, 68, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Dorothy Austin age 68, of Commerce who passed away at her residence on Friday May 15, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late ...
Jack Thompson, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jack L. Thompson, Jr., 74, of Nicholson died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born in Watkinsville to the late, Jack L. Thompson, Sr. and Bonnie Hit ...

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Robert C. Fowler, 72, Newborn
Mr. Robert C. Fowler, age 72, of Newborn passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital, following an extended illness.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mond ...
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