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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 5th, 2015

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Dorothy Davis Wilson, 84, Winder
Mrs. Dorothy Davis Wilson, age 84, of Winder, Georgia died July 5, 2015.  Mrs. Wilson was preceded by Her Husband of 68 years, James Olin “Jimmy” Wilson, ...
Ginger Dianne Gentry, 62, Winder
Ginger Dianne Gentry, age 62, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Frances Ward, 82, Winder
   Mrs. Frances Ward, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 5, 2015.  A Native of Blount County, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Doc and Virgie Harr ...

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Robert Hugh Sutton, 68, Buford
Robert Hugh Sutton, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Samuel Sutton. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seve ...

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Donnie Lamar Brown, 39, Oakwood
Mr. Donnie Lamar Brown, age 39 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, Gainesville
Bettye Lipscomb, 84, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away July 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberly and Jackson Funeral Home.
Jeffrey A. Ries, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey A. Ries, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &nb ...

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Helen Lanette Looney, 63, Tignall
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen Lanette Looney, age 63, of Tignall, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mrs. Looney was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a daug ...
John Barry Lavendar, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Mr. Lavender was born in Athens and was the son of ...
John Barry Lavender, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Barry Lavender, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this tim ...
Gordon Schmidt, 82, Hoschton
Gordon Schmidt, age 82, of Hoschton and formerly of Marietta died Sunday, July 5, 2015 from illnesses.  Born in 1933, he was raised on a farm in Oklahoma and graduated from Go ...

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Mrs. Bertie Mae Cheek Fitzgerald age 85 of Comer formerly of Pendergrass, Ga, passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzgerald ...

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  William Pete Rocksandich, 79, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 after a long illness.   Known as “Bill” or “Rocky” to his many friend ...
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