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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 19th, 2015

Banks

Glenn Louis Calmes, 69, Homer
Glenn Louis Calmes, age 69, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Mr. Calmes was born on April 18, 1946 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Glenn Bo ...

Habersham

Deborah Cole Baker, 56, Mt. Airy
Deborah Cole Baker, age 56 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 19, 2015.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on February 05, 1959, she was a da ...

Hall

Carol Anne (Rey) Scanlin, 61, Gainesville
Carol Anne (Rey) Scanlin, 61, of Gainesville,  died Saturday, Sept. 19, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Carol was born Oct. 16, 1953 in Decatur ...

Jackson

Earl A. Park, 56, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Earl A. Park, age 56, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Mr. Park was born in Atlanta, GA, a son to David ...

Stephens

Mr. William Arthur Braidwood, age 85, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late William H. and Beatrice Rix Braidwood, he was born ...

White

Ginger Booth Quinn, 58, Cleveland
Ginger Booth Quinn, age 58 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015, at her home. Born in Bedford, Ohio, on February 20, 1957, she was a daughter of the late Warre ...
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