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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93