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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 20th, 2016

Habersham

Paul Douglas “Doug” Forester, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Mr. Forester was born on November 20, 1944 in Gainesville, ...
Funeral services for Patricia Irene “Patti” Olmsted Patterson, age 70, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church. ...

Hall

Timothy William King, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Timothy William King age 53 of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday August 20, 2016 at his residence. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. King was ...
Randall Hugh Turpin, 69, Gainesville
Randall Hugh Turpin, age 69 of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 20, 2016. Mr. Turpin was born January 22, 1947 in Gainesville, G ...

Jackson

Joyce Tolbert, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Joyce Tolbert, age 85 of Commerce died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Tolbert was born in Nicholson to the late, Oliver Charles and Ethel “Babe&r ...
Tommy Gene Venable, 76, Nicholson
Mr. Tommy Gene Venable, age 76 of Nicholson died, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Venable was born in Nicholson to the late, Carlton and Ollie Mae Adams. &nbs ...

Lumpkin

George Kennedy Hinton, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. George Kennedy Hinton, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence. Born in Columbus, Georgia on July 25, 1931, he was the son of Walter B. H ...
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