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Local Obits for Tue. May 24th, 2016

Habersham

W. Charles Ansley, 79, Mt. Airy
  W. Charles Ansley, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on September 25, 1936, he was a son of the late Homer and ...

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Margaret Rider Bates, 73, Gainesville
            Margaret Rider Bates, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...
David Haskell Griffin, 67, Gainesville
Mr. David Haskell Griffin, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Lillie M. Smith, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday May 27, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lillie Mae Smith age 94 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mark Russell will officiate. ...
Sarah Willis, 77, Flowery Branch
Sarah Willis, age 77 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00pm in t ...
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