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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 5th, 2017

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Russell Earl Pruitt, 59, Statham
Russell Earl Pruitt, age 59, of Statham, GA, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was a avid hunter, fisherman and Nascar Fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cliffo ...

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Linda Ann Frady, 69, Griffin
Linda Ann Frady, age 69, of Griffin, GA died February 05, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Frady and sons, Ricky Frady and Jimmy Frady. She is survived by he ...
Sara Teich, 77, Cumming
Sara Teich 77 of Cumming, Ga passed away on February 5th, 2017. She is survived by her children Jay Langa of Cumming and Patrick Langa of Johns Creek. Brother Gordon Richards ...

Habersham

Rodney Rodrigues “RJ” Howard, Jr., age 19 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on April 27, 1997 he was the so ...

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James Bertram Hawk, 90, Flowery Branch
James Bertram “Bert” Hawk, 90, of Flowery Branch, GA, formerly of Tucker, GA, died February 5, 2017. He was born in Walton County, GA on September 28, 1926 to Grace ...
James Land, 76, Murrayville
Mr. James Land, 76 of Murrayville died Sunday February 5, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Martha Elizabeth Lyle, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Wednesday, February 8, at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Martha Elizabeth Lyle, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Bradley Elliott&nb ...

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Bennie Edd Wilbanks, 86, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bennie Edd Wilbanks, age 86 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, February 5, 2017.  Mr. Wilbanks was born in Jeffe ...

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Chloe Alexia Smith, 15, Carnesville
Miss Chloe Alexia Smith age 15 of 12684 Lavonia Road, Carnesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, Ga. The d ...

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Alice McKay Gathany, 92, Toccoa
Mrs. Alice McKay Gathany, age 92 of 1573 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Julius Benson McKay and Mildred M ...

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Edna “Eddie” Davenport Stonecypher, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Stonecypher was born on Ja ...
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer