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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...