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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 ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.