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Audrey Brown Rowden

Audrey Brown Rowden, 87, died on Monday, February 19, 2024. Born and raised in Oconee County, Audrey was the daughter of the late Luther Fred Brown and Sybil Porter Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Orell Brown and Eugene Brown and longtime companion, Randall Scoggins. She attended…

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Mary Sue Pruitt Crowley

Mary Sue Pruitt Crowley passed away on February 11th at 88 years old. Born February 12th, 1935, in Bartow, Georgia to Johnnie Morgan Forehand and Emel Hale Forehand. In 1943, Sue moved to Watkinsville, Georgia when her mother received a teaching job. She had many wonderful memories growing up in a small town where everyone…

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Lynn Crowe Slayton

Lynn Crowe Slayton, 68, of Statham, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Born April 30, 1955 in Bogart, Mrs. Slayton was the daughter of the late John Nathaniel Crowe and Hazel Autry Crowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by paternal grandparents: Luther C. Crowe and Lillie R. Crowe; maternal grandparents:…

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Are Frenectomies Over Prescribed?

Dr. John T. Hansford Jr. is a double-board certified specialist in pediatric dentistry and dental anesthesiology. Opinions expressed are those of the writer. A 2023 New York Times article suggests that some infants and children may be undergoing unnecessary surgery to address tongue ties. The article states, “Tongue releases done in hospitals grew more than…

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Tongue ties are relatively common

Dr. John T. Hansford Jr. is a double-board certified specialist in pediatric dentistry and dental anesthesiology. Opinions expressed are those of the writer. Tongue ties, also known as ankyloglossia, are relatively common. They occur when the strip of skin beneath a person’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) is shorter than usual, limiting the range of motion…

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Kaitlyn Taylor McCoy

Kaitlyn Taylor McCoy, cherished daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. Born in Athens on January 28, 2004, she was the daughter of Jessie McCoy. Kaitlyn loved all things girly such as getting her hair and nails done and her daily OOTD (outfit of the day). She also enjoyed praise…

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Charles N. McLure

Charles N. McLure, 74, of Watkinsville, passed away on January 1, 2024. Born on April 13, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia, he was the son of the late Luther and Nona (Graddy) McLure. Visitation was held on Saturday, January 6, from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. at Lord & Stephens West, Watkinsville. A funeral service was held immediately…

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Edwin John “Eddy” Armstrong

Edwin John “Eddy” Armstrong met Jesus on January 5, 2024 after a brief illness. A celebration of a life lived boldly will be held at Oconee Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville, GA on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 2p.m. with a reception following for visitation.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the…

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Dr. Hildegard W. Timberlake, Ph.D.

Hildegard Maria Bernadine Weber Timberlake, age 100, was born in Bredeney – Essen, Germany, to her parents Wilhelm Weber and Bernhardine Wilhelmine (Budde) Weber on February 7, 1923. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 13, at 1 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Anglican Catholic Church, 800 Timothy Rd., Athens, Georgia. Arrangements are in the…

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Burney Wayne Self

Burney Wayne Self, 73, husband of the late Dorothy “Dot” Self, died on December 27, 2023. Born in Watkinsville, Georgia he was the son of the late Melvin McCoy Self and Ruby Nell Brown Self. Funeral services were held Friday, January 5, 2024 at 2p.m. at Lord and Stephens West Chapel. Interment followed at Ross Chapel Church…

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