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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 17th, 2016

Dawson

Loy D. Hughes, 88, Monroe
Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at Great Oaks Senior Living following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 1927 in Dawson County to the ...

Habersham

Grady Lee Poole, 91, Clarkesville
Grady Lee Poole, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully at his home of almost 24 years in Clarkesville, Georgia on Monday, May 16, 2016. ...

Hall

Amy Lucille Fleming (Susie) died peacefully on May 17, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living after a brief illness.  She was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist Church.  Because ...
George Harold Hogsed, Jr., 77, Gainesville
Mr. George Harold Hogsed, Jr., 77, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Hogsed was born on September 17, 1938. ...
Sherry Malee Mills, 53, Oakwood
Mrs. Sherry Malee Mills, age 53 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Ma ...

Lumpkin

Donald James Capie, 78, Dahlonega, formerly of Chula Vista, California
Donald James Capie age 78 of Dahlonega and Chula Vista California passed away on May 17, 2016. Don was born in Long Island New York and served in the US Navy, he was a member of th ...

Stephens

Mr. James Claborn Holbrooks, Sr., age 83 of 606 Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Paul Eugene and ...

White

Dewey L. Turner, 52, Cleveland
Dewey LaWayne Turner, age 52 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Habersham Home. Mr. Turner was born on April 14, 1964, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Ralph and F ...
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