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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 7th, 2016

Banks

John James “Big John” Boswell age 74 of Maysville passed away Sunday August 7, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Big John was born June 17, 1 ...

Habersham

Ronald Moody, 70, Alto
Ronald Moody, age 70, of Alto, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016.   Born in Habersham County, on April 25, 1946, he was a son of Loreen Palmer Moody of Cornelia and ...

Hall

Richard Lamar Dodd, 75, Gainesville
                Richard Lamar Dodd, 75, peacefully passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 with his cherished ...
Dorothy Spikes Garner, 82, Gainesville
                Dorothy Spikes Garner, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Nor ...
Dorothy J. “Dotty” Wilson, age 86 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 7, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Dotty retired after 35 years from the No ...

Jackson

Ava B. Carlan Maddox, age 86 of Talmo, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016 ...
Virginia Toney Shaw, 72, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Toney Shaw, age 72, of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 7, 2016.  Mrs. Shaw was born in Hall C ...
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