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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 ...
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.