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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 1st, 2016

Habersham

Don Patterson, 84, Batesville
Don Patterson, age 84, of the Batesville Community, went home to be with The Lord on Monday, August 1, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mr. Patterson was born on October ...

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John R. “Jack” Coffey, 93, Gainesville
Mr. John R. “Jack” Coffey, age 93, passed away on August 1, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Janice S. Coffey.  ...

Jackson

Mrs. Frances Lucille Cowart Haggard, age 95, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, August 1, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Haggard was born in Nicholson to the late Frank and Clara Bel ...

White

Patricia Marie Spence "Pat" Norris passed away on August 1st, 2016 at her home in Cleveland, Georgia. She was born February 16th, 1945 in Bradley, Arkansas.  Ms. P ...
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