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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 16th, 2017

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Royce E. Bunn, Sr, 76, Winder
Mr. Royce E. Bunn, Sr., age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 16, 2017.  He was preceded by His Wife, Reba Elder Bunn, Parents, Richard and Lillian Bunn, and Brothers ...

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Douglas Roney Bearden, 76, Cumming
Douglas Roney Bearden, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 16, 2017.  He was born on July 20, 1941, the son of the late Herschel Roney Bearden and Mary Lanete Baxter in A ...
Cumming, Ga. – Donald Anthony Cottongim, 82, died Monday evening, January 16, 2017.   He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Martha, three children, Dennis, Marian, ...

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Hesequiel Hernandez, 60, Cornelia
Hesequiel Hernandez, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Abasolo, Guanajuato on January 12, 1957, he was a son of the ...
Linda Fay Griffith, 65, Demorest
Linda Fay Griffith, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017. Mrs. Griffith was born on May 23, 1951, in Demorest, Georgia, to the ...

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Mrs. Davina “Shaianne” Dawn Whitlow, age 46, of Alto passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, ...

Jackson

Margie Crawford, 88, Nicholson
Mrs. Margie Crawford, age 88, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Crawford was born in Maysville to the late Luther and Dec ...
Dumitru Roman, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dumitru Roman 85, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Roman was born in Bucharest, Romania on Sept ...
Raymond F. Shapland, 85, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Raymond F. Shapland, age 85 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Shapland was born in Dwight, Illi ...

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Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57, Dahlonega
Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57 of Dahlonega, GA passed Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Hal ...

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Norris W. Martin, 72, Alpharetta
Norris W. Martin, age 72 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017.  He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doug ...
Helen J. Henry, 83, Murphy, NC
Helen J. Henry 83 of Murphy, NC passed Monday, January 16, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, ...

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Cletis Ralph (C.R.) Fritts, Sr., age 80, of Roswell, GA passed away Monday, January 16, 2017.  C.R. was born August 14, 1936 in Loudon, TN to the late Dexter Lawson and Mattie ...

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June Sprouse, 66, Cleveland
June Sprouse, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her residence. Ms. Sprouse was born on October 29, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late   ...
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