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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 9th, 2016

Dawson

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, Dawsonville
Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 9, 2016. Born October 27, 1999 in South Charleston, West Virginia, she had lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Stephanie Lemke Dirst, 74, Cumming
Stephanie Lemke Dirst. 74, of Cumming, GA died on November 9, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Springfield, Il she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred ...
Jerry A. Hughes, Cumming
Jerry A. Hughes left this world on November 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He had fought a long hard battle with cancer for 3 years. He never gave up that he would b ...
  Samuel Frederick Schlesinger, Jr, 85 of Cumming, GA (and formerly of East Point, GA) died on November 9, 2016.  His beloved wife, Kay predeceased him. Graveside s ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth C. Porras, 86, Dacula
Elizabeth C. Porras, age 86 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Ham ...

Hall

Alvis Melvin Smith, 86, Alto
Alvis Melvin Smith, age 86 of Alto, passed away on November 9, 2016.  Per Mr. Smith’s request, no services will be held at this time. Online condolences can be made at w ...
Superman Timothy “Elijah” Smith, 4 years old, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...

Jackson

Deborah Kay Brake, 61, Commerce
  Deborah Kay Brake, age 61 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday November 09, 2016.   Mrs. Brake was the daughter of the late Morgan Whitlock and Ina Ruth Bra ...

Stephens

Mr. John Terrell “Snubbie” Griffin, age 89 of 435 Mulkey Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late John C. an ...
Mrs. Sarah Janie Hallford Morrow, age 89, of Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa.    A daughter of the late ...

White

Sharron Ann Oliver Garrett, age 81.  Mrs. Garrett passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mrs. Garrett was born in Toccoa, Georgia to Vernon Estelle Holbrook and Lydia M ...
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