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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 15th, 2017

Dawson

John Hunter Franklin, 28, Dawsonville
John Hunter Franklin, 28, of Dawsonville went home to be with his Savior on Saturday April 15, 2017.  John is now free from the struggles of drugs, alcohol and the demons ...
Floyd Edward Thomas, 87, Dawsonville
Mr. Floyd Edward Thomas, age 87, of Dawsonville passed away on Saturday April 15, 2017 in Ellijay following a brief illness.           Funeral Services ...

Stephens

Geneva Fowler Rogers, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Geneva Fowler Rogers, age 82, of Oak Valley Road in Toccoa passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.  A daughter of ...
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