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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 17th, 2017

Forsyth

Deborah Ertzberger, 60, Cumming
Deborah Ertzberger, 60, of Cumming passed away on February 17, 2017. She is predeceased in death by her father Horace Ertzberger. Deborah is survived by her mother Carolyn Er ...

Habersham

Norman “Junior” Davis, Jr., age 77 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on December 19, 1939, he was a son ...
Bernice Zuverink Dokter, 99, Cornelia
  Bernice Zuverink Dokter, age 99, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, February 17, 2017. Mrs. Dokter was born on May 23, 1917 in Holland, Michiga ...

Hall

Christopher Howard, 23, Flowery Branch
Mr. Christopher Howard, 23, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20 ...
Charlie Johnson, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie Johnson, 63, of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral Services will be he ...
Wanda Anne Parks, 74, Clermont
Mrs. Wanda Anne Parks, 74, of Clermont passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A Memorial service will be h ...
Robert Aaron Passmore, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Aaron Passmore, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 17, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral Services wi ...

Jackson

Margaret Ruth Ring Miller, 94, Milner, formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ruth Ring Miller, age 94 of Milner, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 17, 2017. ...

Lumpkin

Martha Elizabeth Bailey Hall, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017.   She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed sharing her faith ...
Bruce Douglas Roydes, Jr., 38, Dahlonega
Bruce Douglas Roydes, Jr., age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 16, 2017.   Bruce is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joyce Spain, Jack Roydes, and C ...

Stephens

Eloise Bachman Bertschin, 84, McDonough, formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Eloise Bachman Bertschin, age 84, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of Toccoa, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the home.    A daughter of the late Berley ...
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