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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 17th, 2017

Dawson

Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, Dawsonville
Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 17, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born September 15, 1977 in Illinois, he had lived in Daw ...

Gwinnett

Bobby Gene Hitchcock, 82, Lawrenceville
Bobby Gene Hitchcock, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017.  He was predeceased in death by his parents, William and Zelma Hitchcock.  Mr. H ...
Betty Jean Evans Ward, 84, Suwanee formerly of Cumming
Betty Jean Evans Ward, age 84, of Suwanee, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. (Bill) Ward. Gravesid ...

Hall

Robert Stephens, 65, Gainesville
Robert Stephens, age 65, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and had worked as a welder for Gainesville Welding f ...
Sandra Deaton Fowler, 72, Buford
Sandra Deaton Fowler, age 72, of Bowling Green, KY and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bucker and Pau ...
Francis “Frank” Jasper Jones BTCS Retired Navy, age 82 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. Mr. Jones was born October 12, 1935 to the late Alfred B. ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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