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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 23rd, 2018

Forsyth

Joseph Edward Fuerst, 86, Cumming
Joseph Edward Fuerst, age 86, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2018. Joe was born in 1931 in Mingo Junction, Ohio. He spent his early years with loving parents, Albert and Mari ...
James “Jimmy” Andrew Davidson, age 73, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018. Funeral service will be 2 PM Monday, August 27, 2018 at Hopewell Unite ...

Habersham

Hilda Mae Pruitt, 71, Cornelia
  Hilda Mae Pruitt, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Ms. Pruitt was born on May 24, 1947 in Clarkesville, Georgia. She was preceded ...

Hall

Jackie Leon Ingram, 66, Gainesville
Jackie Leon Ingram, 66 of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 23, 2018. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Jackie was the son of the late Jack and Kathleen Pirkle Ingram.&n ...
Myrtle Terry Ratzel, 93, Gainesville
Myrtle Terry Ratzel, nee Morgan, has passed from this life following a period of declining health. She was 93 years old. Myrtle was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, in 1925. Myrtle ...
Richard Terry Smith, 64, Gainesville
Richard Terry Smith, 64 of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 23, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and L ...
Herman Guy Porter, 75, Oakwood
            Mr. Herman Guy Porter, age 75 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medic ...
James Marshall Taylor Jr, 86, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 1, 2018 at Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery for James Marshall Taylor Jr., age 86 of Gainesville. Dr. Jerry Gill wil ...

Jackson

Newell Jones Chatham, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Newell Jones Chatham, age 85 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 23, 2018.  Mr. Chatham was born in Carn ...
Donald Joe McEver, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Joe McEver, age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 23, 2018.  Mr. McEver was born in Pendergr ...

Other

Max Swafford, 83, Decatur
Max Swafford, 83, of Decatur, GA passed away Thursday August 23, 2018 at Atlanta Hospice Center following a short battle with cancer. Born August 9, 1935 in Dawson County to the ...

Stephens

Billy Earl Shirley, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Earl Shirley, age 83 of Ellen Court , Toccoa, GA passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. Billy is the son of the late Benny and Mattie H ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.