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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 ...
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97
World War II flying ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died at 97