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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 4th, 2018

Banks

Ruby Jo Martin Woody, age 84, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018. Mrs. Woody was born on April 2, 1934 in Homer, Georgia to the late Joe Brown Martin and ...

Habersham

Betty Morrison Taylor, 81, Clarkesville
Betty Morrison Taylor, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 3, 1936 to the late Henry and Ora Etta Barron Morrison. ...

Hall

Lawrence Patterson, 89, Lula
Lawrence Patterson, 89, of Lula passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. ...

Jackson

Forrest Eugene Barrett, 55, Commerce
Mr. Forrest Eugene Barrett, age 55, of Commerce, GA died Friday, May 4, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Barrett was born in Gainesville to the late Frank ...
Reba Ellen McKie Segars, 87, Maysville
Mrs. Reba Ellen McKie Segars age 87 of Yarbrough Ridgeway Road, Maysville passed away on Friday May 4, 2018 at her daughter’s home. A daughter of the late Robert and Cynth ...
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