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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 16th, 2018

Banks

Thurston Dodd, 79, Lula
Thurston Dodd, age 79 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018. Born in Alto, Georgia on October 6, 1938, he was a son of the late Travis and Esther Coley Dodd. ...

Dawson

Ila Mae Phillips, 91, Dawsonville
Ila Mae Phillips, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 16, 2018 at Grandview Healthcare Center following a period of declining health. Born October 26, 1926 in Waycros ...
Claudine Dimitroff, 88, Dawsonville
Claudine Dimitroff, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 16, 2018 at Phoenix Cove Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born September 27, 1929 in Lo ...
Charles (Chuck) R. Leveille, 93, Dawsonville
Charles (Chuck) R. Leveille, 93, of Dawsonville, formerly of Cleveland, TN peacefully passed away February 16, 2018 at North Georgia Assisted Living surrounded by his family.  ...

Habersham

Jean Webster Berry, 80, Mt. Airy
Jean Webster Berry, age 80, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018.   Mrs. Berry was born on May 26, 1937, in Spartanburg, South Carolina; a daug ...
Lois Morgan Franklin, 96, Mt. Airy
Lois Morgan Franklin, age 96, of Mount Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, February 16, 2018. Mrs. Franklin was born on August 12, 1921 in Carnesville, Georgi ...
Maude Gragg Gosnell, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Maude Gragg Gosnell, age 87, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Larry Free, Rev. Tom ...

Hall

Jean Ann Chandler, 72, Gainesville
Jean Ann Chandler, 72, of Gainesville, GA. passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 peacefully in her sleep following an extended illness. Born in Coventry, England on February 3, ...
Lawrence Dupree “Silver Fox” London age 80 of Murrayville passed away Friday Feb. 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mr. London was born May ...
Carolyn Jane Grantham Mangum, 82, Gainesville
Carolyn Jane Grantham Mangum, 82, of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in ch ...
Iris Sutt, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Iris Sutt, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services ...

Jackson

Alice Faye Caudell Wilbanks, age 74 of Hoschton, Georgia and formerly of Banks County, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018. Born in Homer, Georgia on August 17, 1943, she w ...

Lumpkin

Jack Herbert Willis, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Jack Herbert Willis, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. Mr. Willis was born on June 8, 1927 to the late Dewey Willis and Margaret Mae Tillery Skipp ...
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