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Local Obits for Sun. May 24th, 2020

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Betty Ruth Nix, 88, Bethlehem
Betty Ruth Nix, age 88 of Bethlehem, GA, died Sunday, May 24, 2020. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Bryan Woo ...

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Carolyn Potts White, 84, Auburn
Carolyn Potts White, age 84, of Auburn, GA passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vincent Lee White and Noah Tilton Samples, Jr. She is sur ...

Habersham

Margaret Ann Janesi Krennrich Margaret passed peacefully May 24th in her home in Alto, GA.  Margaret was preceded in death by husband, Robert; parents, Helen & Alexa ...

Hall

Hoyt Ronald Dixon, 76, Gainesville
Hoyt Ronald Dixon age 76 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 24, 2020 at his residence.  Hoyt was born October 30, 1943 in Valdosta, Georgia to the late Rubin Hoyt & ...
Florine Fraser Elrod, 96, Flowery Branch
Florine Fraser Elrod, age 96, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mutt Elrod. Mrs. Elrod is survived by her daughte ...
Jeffrey Will (Jeff) Hall, 44, Gillsville
Mr. Jeffrey Will “Jeff” Hall, 44, of Gillsville passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 203 ...
Salvador Chavez Lerma, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Salvador Chavez Lerma, 76, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in the chapel of Memorial Pa ...
Hugh Allen "Al" Mize, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Hugh Allen “Al” Mize, age 66, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Emory Hospital Midtown following a brief illness. Graveside services ...
Raymond Garner Newell, 81, Gainesville
Raymond Garner Newell age 81 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 24, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Newell was born May 27, 1938 in Gainesville to the late James & Charlotte B ...

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Linda Butler, 70, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Butler, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020.  

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Jane Thurmond Braswell, age 90 of Athens, Georgia died May 24, 2020.  Jane was born September 19, 1929 in Athens, Georgia.  Jane attended Clarke County School and North G ...

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Tony Lee Webb, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Tony Lee Webb, age 60 of 112 Maple Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Enoch and Barbara Collins Webb, ...
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