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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 11th, 2017

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Bari L. Schotta, 55, Cumming
Bari L. Schotta, 55, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, June, 11, 2017 at her residence.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, GA.  30040

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Opal Jane Parker, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Opal Jane Parker, age 99 of Gainesville, passed away on June 11, 2017. Opal was born on January 10, 1918 to the late Mr. Manson McFalls and the late Mrs. Omie Chastain McFalls ...
Hollis Seagraves, 82, Gillsville
Hollis Seagraves, 82, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his residence in Gillsville, with his family at his bedside. Born to Lillie and William Oliver Seagraves in Madison Co ...
Martha “Louise” Mauldin Barnett, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Barnett was born in Atlanta, GA., to the late William Barnes and ...
Carol M. Blasingame, 80, Gainesville
Carol M. Blasingame, 80, of Gainesville, died Sunday June 11, 2017.     Little & Davenport Funeral Home. 
William Froeliger, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Froeliger, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 17 at held at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of ...
Mr. William (Papa Bill) Frank Froeliger age 76 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Sunday June 11, 2017 at his residence following a three year long valiant fight against (termina ...
Tammy Jean Grizzle, 48, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Tammy Jean Grizzle, age 48 of Lula. The Rev. Barry Payne will officiate ...
Donald E. Hammond, 80, Gainesville
Donald E. Hammond, age 80, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on June 11, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born on January 11, 1937 in Walton County, GA to the late Charle ...

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Glen Horton Larkin, 83, Dahlonega
Glen Horton Larkin age 83 of Dahlonega passed away on June 11, 2017.  Mr. Larkin was born in Kingsport Tennessee to Kelly and Amanda Larkin.  He loved computers and teach ...
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
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died