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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 30th, 2018

Gwinnett

Freddie Powell Long, 63, Buford
Freddie Powell Long, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, Robert O. Long and Louise O’Kelley Long. Mr. Long is su ...

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Amanda Faye Martin, 32, Gainesville
Amanda Faye Martin, 32, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5 ...
Geraldine Moore, 73, Flowery Branch
Geraldine Moore, 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday August 30, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born July 12, 1945 to the late Virgil and El ...
Betty June Phillips, 92, Gainesville
Betty June Phillips, 92 of Gainesville GA, died August 30, 2018.  Betty (June) lived at Smokey Springs, an independent living facility in Gainesville.  Born October 17, 1 ...
Ouida Jones Strickland, 82, Flowery Branch
 Mrs. Ouida Jones Strickland, age 82, of Flowery Branch, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. ...
William Larry Waters, 69, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday September 1, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for William Larry Waters, age 69 of Gainesville. The Rev. Bryan Smith wi ...

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Rita Lane Dyer, 49, Eatonton
Rita Lane Dyer, age 49, of Eatonton passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ronald&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