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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 29th, 2017

Banks

James Ronald Pruitt, 69, Homer
James Ronald Pruitt, age 69, of Homer, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born on March 27, 1948 in Homer, Geo ...

Forsyth

Mildred G. Cochran, 88, Cumming
Mildred G. Cochran, age 88, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a member of Eastern Star. Mildred was owner and o ...

Gwinnett

Carl Dean Thompson, 68, Suwanee
Carl Dean Thompson, 68, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his residence.  A Graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:30 p.m ...
George E. Thompson, III, 57, Sugar Hill
George E. Thompson, III, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia Ann Thompson, Sugar Hill, G ...

Hall

Elizabeth Villyard, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Villyard, 90 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Born in Douglas, GA, she was the daughter of the late William Walter and Minnie Vickers ...
Mrs. Carolyn Gay Wetherford Watson age 84 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday November 29, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are ...
Richard Rufus Adkins, Gainesville
Richard Rufus Adkins quietly passed away Wednesday evening, November 29, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in the Ronnie Green Heart Center after an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Howard Allen Wilbanks, 82, Nicholson
Mr. Howard Allen Wilbanks, age 82, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at The Oaks-Athens.  Mr. Wilbanks was born in Nicholson to the late Gordon and Mae Barnet ...

Other

Lynn Alger, 59, SIngers. Glen, VA
Lynn Alger, 59, a resident of Singers Glen, passed away on November 29, 2017 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Mrs. Alger was born on October 22, 1958 in Habersham C ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88