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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 20th, 2016

Banks

Mildred Virginia Lee, 77, Maysville
Mildred Virginia Lee age 77 of Maysville passed away Wednesday July 20, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Lee was born Sept. 4, 1938 in Alabama City, AL to the late Dewey &a ...

Dawson

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, Dawsonville
Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Hicks was born February 5, 1952 t ...

Hall

Ruby L. Baker, 93, Gainesville
  Mrs. Ruby L. Baker age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Hope Memory Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Oliver Cantrell, 97, Gainesville
 Mr. Oliver Clifton Cantrell Jr. age 97 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral service ...
Wilfredo N. Hernandez, 53, Gainesville
Wilfredo N. Hernandez, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Emory Hospital.       Funeral mass will be held Friday, July ...

Jackson

Dwight David Cheek, 60, Hoschton
Dwight David Cheek, age 60, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Dwight worked for a number years in the construction industry as a carpenter, for the Town of Braselto ...
Hobert Walter Motes, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hobert Walter Motes, age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  Mr. Motes was born in Talking ...
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