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Local Obits for Sat. May 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Irma Jeanne Emerson Heckman, age 71, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016.  She was a member of the Forsyth County Ladies League (FCLL), Southern Women in Motion (SWI ...

Gwinnett

Jack W. Smith, 90, Lawrenceville
Jack W. Smith, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA died Saturday, May 14, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Dani ...

Hall

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9(KJV) Earnest Eugene “Gene” Earls, Sr. began his earthly journey October 3, ...
James Thomas Minton, 91, Gainesville
James Thomas Minton, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emmie Mildred King Elrod, age 95 of 33 Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late R ...

White

Dan W. Thomas, 79, Cleveland
Dan W. Thomas, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Thomas was born March 1, 1937 in Thomasville, GA to the late Henry and Ruby Vo ...
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