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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 23rd, 2018

Forsyth

Harold (Speedy) Evans, 85, Cumming
Harold “Speedy” Evans, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  Speedy was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He owned and operated Harol ...
Paul Damian McMaster, 50, Cumming
Paul Damian McMaster, 50, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Cumming, Georgia. Paul was born December 7, 1967 to Gerald and Carol (nee Cislaw) McMas ...
Joseph (Joey) William Pugh went to be with God on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, several and uncles and his cousin, Richie ...

Gwinnett

Mary Stancil Whidby, 81, Buford
  Mary Stancil Whidby, 81, of Buford passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Whidby; parents Arthur and Ruby Stancil; b ...

Habersham

Miles Victor Wilbanks, 70, Cornelia
Miles Victor Wilbanks, age 70 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. Born on May 4, 1948, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Jewell and Ruth Smit ...

Hall

Pamela Kay Angelbeck, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Pamela Kay Angelbeck age 75 of Gainesville passed away on Monday November 19, 2018 at her residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Monday No ...
Mary Flora Loggins, 97, Gainesville
Mary Flara Loggins, 97, of New Holland passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Memoria ...
Henry Rue, 49, Gainesville
Henry Rue of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Friday November 23, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center at the age of 49. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday November 26 a ...
Clarence Ernest “Ernie” Smith, age 64 of Alto, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. Born on July 18, 1954, in Gainesville, he was a son of the late Clarence and ...

Stephens

Jack Porter Hansel, 85, Eastanollee
Mr. Jack Porter Hansel, age 85, residing on Singleton Road in Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Thursday, November 23, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A son of the late Jack Hansel, ...
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.