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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 7th, 2018

Dawson

Janice W. Powell, 70, Dawsonville
Janice W. Powell, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 7, 2018 at her residence. Born February 16, 1948 in Pickens County to the late Alvin and Myrtis Ray, she lived most o ...

Gwinnett

Wayne Arnold Ballew, Sugar Hill
Wayne Arnold Ballew of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away at his home on Pass Court Monday night May 7, 2018. Mr. Ballew is a lifelong resident of Sugar Hill, Georgia, and a 1967 grad ...

Habersham

Annetta “Ann” Alexander, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018. Mrs. Alexander was born on January 22, 1944, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Newt ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Ann Rider Karn, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Teresa Ann Rider Karn, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at her daughter’s residence, with her family by her side, following an extended illness. &n ...

Stephens

Mrs. Johnnie Sue Crawford Randall, age 75 of Terrell Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late John Buf ...

White

Matthew G. Major, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Matthew G. Major, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018.   Mr. Major was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Matthew and Barbara Nestich Major.&nbs ...
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