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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 3rd, 2018

Forsyth

Ira Barrett, 97, Cumming
Ira Barrett, age 97, of Cumming, GA passed away to his heavenly home on June 3, 2018.  He was born on December 31,1920, to Lizzie O'Kelly and Robert Barrett.  His bro ...

Gwinnett

John Francis Martin, 85, Suwanee
John Francis Martin, age 85, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.   Born on December 31, 1932 in Annapolis, Maryland, to Irene and John Martin, he attende ...

Habersham

Janelle Jones Murphy, 70, Cornelia
Janelle Jones Murphy, age 70 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at her residence after a long battle with cancer. Born in Hall County, Georgia on May 23, 1 ...

Hall

Keith Weldon Caston, 54, Gainesville
Keith Weldon Caston, Gainesville, left this earth on Sunday, June 3, 2018 to join his parents in Heaven. Keith was born on November 3, 1963 to Gerald and Barbara Caston. He was a v ...

Jackson

James Jackson Chandler, Sr., age 81, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, June 03, 2018 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mr. Chandler was born in Commerce to the late Walter and Nora ...
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