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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 1st, 2015

Forsyth

Peggy Sue Helton, age 76 of Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Leon Helton.   She is survive ...

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Horace Eugene Gee Sr., 84, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday August 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Horace Eugene Gee, Sr, 84, of Gainesville. Rev. Sven Mossinger and ...
Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, age 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 01, 2015, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 4, ...
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, Gainesville
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Kennestone Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in ...
Lavonia Meeks Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Meeks Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ...
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, Gainesville
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of memorial P ...
Miranda Duncan Parks, Gainesville
Miranda “Randy” Duncan Parks, one of the Lord’s kindest, most compassionate gifts to humanity, passed gently into sweet eternity after a period of declining healt ...
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Fune ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Chester “Doc” Randolph Baxter, age 89 of Murrayville. Mr. Chester passed away Saturday, August 1, 201 ...

Other

Ramona Lee Weise, 86, Mineral Bluff, Ga.
Ramona Lee Weise, 86 of Mineral Bluff, GA succombed  to a long standing illness and passed peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Mrs. Weise is preceded in death by her husba ...

Rabun

Mary Elaine Hollifield Speed, age 72 of Clayton, Georgia, passed away suddenly August 1, 2015. She was the daughter of Edgar Talmadge (deceased) and Alene Brown Hollifield.  S ...

Stephens

Mattie Norris Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Mattie Norris Adams age 86 of Toccoa passed away Saturday August 1, 2015 at her niece’s residence. A daughter of the late Cliff and Nancy Lee Norris, she was born in ...
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