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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 27th, 2019

Forsyth

Dr. Yu Chen, Cumming
Dr. Yu Chen was born in Nanjing, China on June 5th, 1978. He attended schools including Nanjing Yangtze River Elementary School and Nanjing No. 9 School. After that, he studied ...

Gwinnett

John C. Cavaness, 83, Duluth
John C. Cavaness, age 83, of Duluth, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Linda Jeffries Cavaness, Duluth, GA; children, John ...
Brenda J. Duncan Pruitt, 75, Comer formerly of Buford
Brenda J. Duncan Pruitt, age 75, of Comer, GA, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, Dean and Dorothy Duncan, and s ...

Habersham

Henry “Hank” Edward Ivester, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Mr. Ivester was born on June 6, 1932, in Turnerv ...
Lorena Joana Manuel Diego, age 1, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  Survivors include her parents, Franco Manuel Francisco and Elvira Diego ...

Hall

Mary Naomi Evans, 89, Gainesville
Mary Naomi Evans, 89 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday February 27, 2019 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Evans was the daughter of the late Calvin ...
Laura Esther Vera Garcia, 44, Gainesville
Mrs. Laura Esther Vera Garcia age 44 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday February 27, 2019 at her residence.    Funeral services are scheduled for Monday Mar ...
Ronald Lee Hahne, 65, Gainesville
Ronald Lee Hahne, 65, of Gainesville, Ga departed to his heavenly home on February 27, 2019 following a ten-month battle with stomach cancer.  He passed away peacefully at his ...
Viola LaMorte, 88, Braselton
Mrs. Viola LaMorte, age 88, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living at Hamilton Mill. A Private Family Memorial Service will be he ...
Larry “Joe” Payne, 76, Oakwood
Larry “Joe” Payne, age 76, of Oakwood, GA passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Frances Martin Payne; brother, M ...
Myrtie Lee Gunter Turner, 86, Chicopee
Myrtie Lee Gunter Turner, 86, of Chicopee, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held  at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Marc ...
Beverly Walker, 76, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Beverly Walker, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturd ...

Jackson

Kenneth L. Langford, 73, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth L. Langford, age 73 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday February 27, 2019.  Mr. Langford was born in Pen ...
William David Simmons, Sr., age 79, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Hom ...

Stephens

Mary Frances Norris, 90, Toccoa formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Frances Norris, age 90 of Toccoa, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa following a brief illness.&nb ...
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