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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 ...

Hall

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 ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
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.
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.
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...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.