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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 ...
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70
Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83
Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road" has died
T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91
T. Boone Pickens, who amassed a fortune as an oil tycoon and corporate raider and gave much of it away as a philanthropist, has died
Best-selling novelist Dorothea Benton Frank dead at 67
Novelist Dorothea Benton Frank, who set such best-sellers as "Sullivan's Island" in her native South Carolina, has died at age 67.
Valerie Harper, TV's sassy, lovable Rhoda, dies at 80
Valerie Harper, a four-time Emmy winner for playing TV's sassy, lovable Rhoda, dies at 80