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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.