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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 15th, 2016

Banks

Emma Stephens Lewallen, 90, Baldwin
Emma Stephens Lewallen, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 15, 2016 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Lewall ...

Forsyth

Johnny Clayton Mathis, 57, Cumming
Johnny Clayton Mathis, age 57, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Johnny was born in Forsyth County on June 6, 1958 to the late Clayton and Eva Grace Mathis. He w ...

Habersham

J.H. Earl Gibson, 71, Clarkesville
J.H. “Earl” Gibson, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on October 5, ...

Hall

Helen Lorene McDaniel, 86, Gainesville
         Mrs. Helen Lorene McDaniel, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone following an ...

Jackson

Frank Nichols, 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frank Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Mr. Nichols was born in Pendergrass, Geor ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Franklin “Frank” Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Funeral arrangeme ...

Stephens

Mrs. Allene Doris Simmons O’Kelley age 80 of 45 Hill Place Toccoa passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Roscoe and Myrtle ...
Billy Jason Saylors, 37, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Jason Saylors age 37 of 120 Hill Place Toccoa passed away January 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Aaron Saylors and the late Joyce Ann Mullins Saylors, ...
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