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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 ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.