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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 16th, 2017

Dawson

Sherry Rochell Dodd, 48, Dawsonville
Sherry Rochell Dodd, age 48 of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Anderson; sister, Paula Anderson; gran ...

Habersham

Dr. Johnny “Butch” Jett, Jr., age 69, of Clarkesville, Georgia, graduated to Heaven on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Dr. Jett was born on February 11, 1948, in Chambl ...

Hall

Elton M. Palmer, 91, Clermont
Mr. Elton M. Palmer, 91 of Clermont, GA passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. A Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...

Other

Linda Sheffield Smith, 75, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Sheffield Smith, age 75 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Mrs. Smith was born in Dona ...

Stephens

Gayle Crawford Peters, 68, Toccoa
Gayle Crawford Peters          Toccoa, GA   Mrs. Gayle Elizabeth Crawford Peters, age 68 of Audubon Place, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, Februa ...

White

Betty Ann Pardue, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Pardue, age 77 of Cleveland.  Mrs. Pardue passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Mrs. Pardue was bo ...
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