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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 17th, 2016

Banks

Josie Virginia Montgomery age 82 of Commerce passed away Friday June 17, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Montgomery was born August 7, 1933 in Ban ...
Barbara Ann Snipes, 76, Maysville
Barbara Ann Snipes age 76 of Maysville passed away Friday June 17, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Snipes was born Sept. 18, 1939 in Duluth, Georgia to the late J.C. & Lois Hayn ...

Hall

Mrs. Edwena Pritchard Wells Bagley age 84 of Gainesville died Friday June 17, 2016. Memorial Services are planned for Saturday June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Little & Dave ...
Cecile Viola Carter, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Cecile Viola Carter age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Friday June 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Funeral services are sch ...

Stephens

Rommie Franklin Phillips, 80, Eastanollee
Mr. Rommie Franklin Phillips age 80 of 875 Buena Vista Drive, Eastanollee passed away Friday June 17, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late Ira and Georgia D ...

White

Joann Dorsey, 81, Cleveland
Joann Dorsey, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016.  Mrs. Dorsey was born April 11, 1935 in Greenville, SC to the late Joseph and Nola Conner Stover. She ...
Rebecca Jane Reese, 63, Helen
Rebecca Jane Reese, age 63 of Helen, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016.  Mrs. Reese was born March 10, 1953 in Lithonia to the late Robert and Minnie Bowen Corley. She was ...
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