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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 9th, 2017

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Hannah Stewart Rice, 79, Statham
 Hannah Stewart Rice, age 79 of Statham, passed away Friday, June 09, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  At the request of the family, they will hav ...
Ellis "Cat" Wallace Jones, age 64, of Winder passed away Friday, June 9, 2017.  Mr. Wallace was a hunter, fisherman and loved to live off the land.  He lov ...

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David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, Dawsonville
David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 9, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born August 29, 1959 in Norwich, New York t ...

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  James W. “Jim” McKnight, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, James Timothy McKnight; and parents, Har ...
Jason Daniel West, 35, Buford
  Jason Daniel West, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. D. and Mattie Lou West and Salvatore and Na ...

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Melanie Gay Wallace, 55, Gainesville
Melanie G. Wallace, 55 of Gainesville passed away  Friday June 9, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, she was a 1980 grad ...
Jackie Frankum, 75, Gainesville
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Jackie Frankum. Dr. Tom Smiley of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesvi ...
Former Georgia Supreme Court chief justice dies from virus
A former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court has died
Former Hall County Commission chair Whitmire dies at 86
Donald "Don" Ralph Whitmire, a former chairman of the Hall County Commission, died Thursday at the age of 86.
2-time Hawks NBA All-Star 'Fast Eddie' Johnson dies at 65
Eddie Johnson, the two-time All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks whose career was shortened by arrests which led to a life sentence in prison, has died
Actor Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90
Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died, aged 90
Whitey Ford, 91, pitcher who epitomized mighty Yankees, dies
The great New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford has died
Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is being mourned across the world of music
Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed
Police say actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been shot dead in Atlanta
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis has died