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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 23rd, 2018


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.