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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 29th, 2017

Banks

Donald Andrew McClure, age 75 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at his residence. Born in Gillsville, Georgia on July 11, 1941, he was a son of the late Otis McCl ...

Forsyth

Frankland D. Boroughs, 83, Cumming
Frankland D. Boroughs, age 83, of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. Service will be held at a later date. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ge ...
Gordon Kenneth (Ken) Lee, Jr. (Lt. Col. USA, Ret.), 80, died January 29, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming after several years of declining health.  He was prede ...
Allen Ray Thomas, 61, Cumming
Allen Ray Thomas, age 61, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was a member of Hightower Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was pre ...
Sheila Gail Wheeler, 54, Cumming
Sheila Gail Wheeler, age 54, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Visitation for Mrs. Wheeler will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Ingram Funeral Hom ...

Habersham

Derric Shaun Adams, 32, Clarkesville
Derric Shaun Adams, age 32 of Clarkesville came into this world on August 15, 1984 and went to be with his Lord on January 29, 2017.  Derric was a loving son, brother, uncl ...
Ruth Yonkers Llornes, 98, Cornelia
Ruth Yonkers Llornes, age 98, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of Bronx, New York, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Mrs. Llornes was born on January 30, 1918 in Natchitoch ...
Ruth Yonkers L’lorens, 98, Cornelia
Ruth Yonkers L’lorens, age 98, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of Bronx, New York, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Mrs. L’lornes was born on January 30, 1918 ...
Louise Graham Oliver, 82, Cornelia
Louise Graham Oliver, age 82 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2016. Born in Jacksonville, Georgia on October 14, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Dave ...
Marvin Dewey Wade, Jr, 69, Demorest
  Marvin Dewey Wade, Jr. age 69 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 28, 1947, he was a son of the lat ...

Hall

Charles J. “Chuck” Bishop formerly of Tybee Island, Ga. passed away on January 29, 2017 at his daughter’s residence, Frances Wiley, in Gainesville, Ga. Chuck B ...
Evelyn Marie Myers, 77, Clermont
Funeral services will be held for, Evelyn Marie Myers age 77 of Clermont, Ga.  services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday February 1 ,2017 in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. ...

Jackson

Annie Grace Nix Phillips, 92, Jefferson
Annie Grace Nix Phillips age 92 of Jefferson passed away Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Phillips was born February 22, 1924 in Jackson County to the late Char ...

Towns

Iona Katherine Greenwald, 83, Young Harris
Iona Katherine Greenwald, 83,  of Young Harris, GA passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. Iona was born in Forsyth County and lived in Alpharetta and Cumming before moving to Y ...
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