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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 ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
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