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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 5th, 2017

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Russell Earl Pruitt, 59, Statham
Russell Earl Pruitt, age 59, of Statham, GA, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was a avid hunter, fisherman and Nascar Fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cliffo ...

Forsyth

Linda Ann Frady, 69, Griffin
Linda Ann Frady, age 69, of Griffin, GA died February 05, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Frady and sons, Ricky Frady and Jimmy Frady. She is survived by he ...
Sara Teich, 77, Cumming
Sara Teich 77 of Cumming, Ga passed away on February 5th, 2017. She is survived by her children Jay Langa of Cumming and Patrick Langa of Johns Creek. Brother Gordon Richards ...

Habersham

Rodney Rodrigues “RJ” Howard, Jr., age 19 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on April 27, 1997 he was the so ...

Hall

James Bertram Hawk, 90, Flowery Branch
James Bertram “Bert” Hawk, 90, of Flowery Branch, GA, formerly of Tucker, GA, died February 5, 2017. He was born in Walton County, GA on September 28, 1926 to Grace ...
James Land, 76, Murrayville
Mr. James Land, 76 of Murrayville died Sunday February 5, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Martha Elizabeth Lyle, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Wednesday, February 8, at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Martha Elizabeth Lyle, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Bradley Elliott&nb ...

Jackson

Bennie Edd Wilbanks, 86, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bennie Edd Wilbanks, age 86 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, February 5, 2017.  Mr. Wilbanks was born in Jeffe ...

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Chloe Alexia Smith, 15, Carnesville
Miss Chloe Alexia Smith age 15 of 12684 Lavonia Road, Carnesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, Ga. The d ...

Stephens

Alice McKay Gathany, 92, Toccoa
Mrs. Alice McKay Gathany, age 92 of 1573 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Julius Benson McKay and Mildred M ...

White

Edna “Eddie” Davenport Stonecypher, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Stonecypher was born on Ja ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.