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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 4th, 2019

Dawson

Robert “Bob” Allan Gumm, 79, Dawsonville
Robert “Bob” Allan Gumm, age 79 of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on September 4, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn M Gumm; brother, Ronnie Gumm; daughter, ...

Gwinnett

C. Ronald “Ronnie” Ackles, age 89 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Mr. Ackles has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Ronnie was born ...
Peter John Caltagirone, “Mr. Italian, stronger than cancer,” age 71, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Ca ...
Glenn Alexander, 66, Buford
Glenn E. “Bear” Alexander, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by parents, James and Christine Lawson Alexand ...

Habersham

William A. Trotman, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for William A. Trotman, Jr. (W.A.) 87, of Clarkesville, GA will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., at Clarkesville United Methodist Church with ...

Jackson

Fred Bradley Elrod, 44, Maysville
Mr. Ferd Bradley Elrod, age 44, of Maysville died Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Elrod was born in Commerce to the late, Morgan Edward and Gladys Ann T ...

White

Mrs. Marjorie Ann "Mema" Strunk, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Mrs. Strunk was born in Washington, DC to the late Harry and Marjorie ...
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