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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.