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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2015

Barrow

Randolph Swafford, 85, Winder
   Mr. Randolph Swafford, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 7, 2015.  A Barrow County Native, he was the Son of the late Charlie and Tomie Harbin Swafford. ...

Dawson

Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, Dawsonville
Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 at her home. Born March 24, 1930 to the late Warren and Ellen Gordon, Miriam was active in commun ...

Habersham

John H. Myers, Sr., 93, Alto
John H. Myers, SR., age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Mr. Myers was born on June 29, 1922 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Burt and Leasie Hogs ...
Thelma Rea Corn Shook, 68, Demorest
.       Thelma Ree Corn Shook, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Towns County on D ...

Hall

Jalasker Lyles, Jr., 42, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mr. Jalasker Lyles, Jr. (42) of Gainesville, GA will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:00pm, New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1380 Harrison Drive ...

Jackson

Ralph Freeman, Jr, 99, Hoschton
Ralph Freeman, Jr. age 99, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Mr. Freeman was born March 7, 1916 in Hoschton, Jackson County, GA.  He was the son of Ralph Fr ...
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, 30, Commerce
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, age 30, of Commerce passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Ricardo De La Paz, 31, Dahlonega
  Ricardo De La Paz, age 31, of Dahlonega, GA died July 7, 2015. Ricardo was born in Los Angeles, CA March 23, 1984. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 26 years ...
Phillip Anthony (Tony) Lingerfelt, 47, Boiling Springs, SC
Phillip Anthony “Tony” Lingerfelt, age 47, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA.   Tony lived ...

Other

John William Pike Sr., 77, Union Point
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike Sr, age 77 of Union Point, Georgia formerly of Sautee. Mr. Pike passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. ...

Stephens

Kenneth Leo Stroud, 68, Toccoa
  Mr. Kenneth Leo Stroud, age 68 of 171 Hammond Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Leo and Gwinell Watkins Stro ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike, Sr. age 77 of Sautee. Mr. Pike entered into rest Tuesday, July 7,2015. He was preceded in death ...
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