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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 ...
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...