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Local Obits for Fri. May 19th, 2017

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Teresa Gail Shanks, 56, Winder
Teresa Gail Shanks, age 56, of Winder passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Eddie Chester, 48, Cumming
Eddie Chester, age 48, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Dorothy Jean Chester; son and daughter-in-law, Jam ...

Gwinnett

Mildred Alexander, 82, Lawrenceville
Ms. Mildred Alexander, age 82, of Lawrenceville passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Graveside Services were held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Memorial Park South Cemetery.  Rev ...
Scott A. Grest, 56, Buford
Scott A. Grest, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Melinda Lowe Grest, Buford, GA; children, Gabrielle Kay G ...
James "Ralph" Puckett, 92, Buford
James “Ralph” Puckett, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odus and Bessie King Puckett; sisters, Elsie Mae ...

Habersham

Mrs. Martha Jean Shirley Garrett age 79 of 425 Joe Smith Road, Mt Airy passed away Friday May 19, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin.   A daughter of the late John a ...

Hall

Rozzetta Mae King, 68, Gainesville
Rozzetta Mae King, age 68 passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. She was born to the late Ed Prather and Mary (Burce) Prather on January 9, 1949 i n Toccoa, Georgia. She was preceded ...
William Richard "Dickie" Stanley, age 68, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Dickie was a United States Army veteran, he was a member of the VFW in Ga ...
Edward A. Todd, 88, Gainesville
  Mr. Edward A. Todd, 88, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday ...

Jackson

Gertrude T. Blalock, 91, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Gertrude T. Blalock 91 of Nicholson, Ga. who died Friday May 19, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Marshal and Rosa Lee Browning ...
Mr. Joseph Anthony “Tony” Davis, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Friday, May 19, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Davis was born in Commerce to the late Clarence and Faire ...

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Donald Michael Hardman, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr.Donald Michael Hardman, age 72 of Cleveland. Mr Hardman passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. A memorial service is sche ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.