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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2016

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Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her  home on November 4, 2016.  A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she ...

Dawson

Benny R. Roberts, 73, Dawsonville
Benny R. Roberts, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 28, 1943 in Hall County to the late Otis and ...

Forsyth

Roy Ludon Rockmore, 76, Cumming
Roy Ludon Rockmore, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.  He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon since 1979. He lo ...

Habersham

Virginia Iola Justus Jiles Sextro Ivester, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away peacefully at Habersham Home East, Habersham Medical Center, Demorest, GA on November 2, 2016. Vi ...

Hall

Lola Ann Marie Ledford, 40, Gainesville
Lola Ann Marie Ledford age 40 of Gainesville passed away Friday November 4, 2016. Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Monday November 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91 of Gainesville. Rev. Jeff Worley and R ...
Thomas Charles Adams, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Charles Adams age 84 of Gainesville passed away on Friday November 04, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Graveside services are sche ...
Clayton Lamar (Clay) Crowe, 38, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday November 08, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend R ...
Robert Lanier Ferguson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lanier Ferguson age 69 passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence from an extended illness with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of the late Ralph Fer ...
Harold Jackson Latimer, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer, age 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 04, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Harold Jackson Latimer III, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer III, also known as “Boo” passed away on November 4, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 29th, 1974 Mr. Latimer was a wonderful and ente ...
Bobby “Bob” Allen Painter, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on November 4, 2016.  Funeral service will be held on Monday November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gain ...

Jackson

Mary Lou Barnett, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Lou Barnett, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Barnett was born in Nicholson to the late Leonard and Myrtle Pace Sanders ...

Lumpkin

Nellie Mae Hope, 68, Dahlonega
  Nellie Mae Hope, age 68, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday November 4, 2016. Nellie was born on June 30, 1948 in Dahlonega, GA.  She was ...

Other

Peggy Elizabeth Collins, 73, Danielsville
Mrs. Peggy Elizabeth Collins, age 73, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Collins was born in Maysville ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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