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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.