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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 ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.