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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 29th, 2016

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Clifford Neal Puckett, 60, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clifford Neal Puckett, age 60, of Winder, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born in Duluth, Georgia, a ...

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Gregory Warkoski, 59, Cumming
 Gregory Warkoski, 59, formerly of Bristol CT, died Thursday, September 29, 2016, at his home in Cumming, GA. Gregory was born in Bristol on August 26, 1957 and w ...

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Guadalupe Castillo, 67, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Guadalupe Castillo, age 67 of Cornelia will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. José Luis Hern&aacu ...

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Donald Samuel Burrell, 85, Gainesville
Donald Samuel Burrell, age 85, passed away on September 29, 2016 in Gainesville, Georgia. A graveside service will be held on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the Coatsbury Presbyterian ...
Hilda Schwab, 90, Gainesville
Hilda Schwab, age 90, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654- ...

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Franklin Dee Haley, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Franklin Dee Haley, age 62, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Mr. Haley was born in Flint, Michigan, ...
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