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Obituary Archive
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 ...
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer