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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 ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died