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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 28th, 2017

Dawson

Jeannine Williamson Garrison, 81, Dawsonville
Mrs. Patricia Jeannine Williamson Garrison, 81, passed away at her home on December 28, 2017, after an extended illness. Jeannine was the daughter of Virgil and Bonnie Bryan Wil ...

Forsyth

Sammy Mobley, 69, Cumming
Sammy Mobley, age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Mobley; parents, Eurskin and Grace Mobley; sister, Joann Smi ...

Gwinnett

Jason L. Andreorio, 42, Hoschton
Jason L. Andreorio, age 42, of Hoschton, GA, died peacefully at home Thursday, December 28, 2017. A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1-2 PM at Hamilto ...

Habersham

Marsha Marie Sweet, 80, Alto
    Marsha Marie Sweet, age 80, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Sweet was born on February 1 ...

Hall

Myrtle "Tina" Ash, 88, Gainesville
Myrtle “Tina” Ash, 88, of Gainesville Georgia passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sat ...
Thomas Gary "Tom" Grabowski, 51, Flowery Branch
Thomas Gary “Tom” Grabowski, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017.He was preceded in death by his father, Gary George Grabowski. He ...
Brenda Benefield Little, 69, Flowery Branch
Brenda Benefield Little, 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 after declining health. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December ...

Jackson

Shirley Mae Faerber, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Shirley Mae Faerber, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Faerber was born in Peru, IL to the late William Adolf ...

Lumpkin

Bertha Nell Harkins, 84, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bertha “Bert” Nell Harkins, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Mrs. Harkins was born in Pickens County on August 10, 1933 to the late ...
Mrs. Alice Louise McCutchen, age 81, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Mrs. McCutchen was born in Montecello, KY on July 7, 1936 to the late Ernie and Edna C ...

Other

Patricia Meryl Petros, Western Springs , Illinois
Patricia Meryl Petros (January 13, 1927-December 28, 2017) began her new life in heaven after a long earthly life filled with faith and family. A memorial service will be held at t ...
Thomas Russell Philyaw, 61, Sandy Springs
Thomas Russell Philyaw, 61, of Sandy Springs, SC died December 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Born October 1, 1956 in Anderson, SC, he was the ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.