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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 7th, 2017

Dawson

Eunice Dora Grogan, 84, Dawsonville
Eunice Dora Grogan, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017.  A member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, she is preceded in death by her husband, W.D. Grogan, a ...

Forsyth

Joseph Alan Cervenka, 54, Cumming
Joseph Alan Cervenka, 54, of Cumming passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. His remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & Cre ...
Lydia Esther Carrion Rodriguez, 83, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Born February 3, 1934 in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Mrs. Rodriguez had lived in Cumming f ...

Habersham

Hank Lark, 82, Demorest
Hank Lark, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Mr. Lark was born on February 10, 1935 in Commerce, Georgia to the late Henry Earl Lark, Sr. a ...
George F. Bryson, 65, Alto
Brother George F. Bryson, age 65, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2017. George was born on March 8, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was preceded ...

Hall

William (Bill) Benson Dobson, 78, Gainesville
William (Bill) Benson Dobson, 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing home.   Bill’s cremated remains will be in ...
James Michael (Mike) Head, 69, Gainesville
James Michael "Mike" Head, 69 of Gainesville passed away Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Gainesville, Ga., January 12, 194 ...
James Homer Karr, 74, Chestnut Mountain
Mr. James Homer Karr, age 74, of Chestnut Mountain passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. F ...
Avis Bell Norris, 89, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 9, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Avis Bell Norris, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Wo ...

Jackson

Mr. Clarence Timothy “Tim” Gilstrap age 65 of Commerce passed away on Thursday December 07, 2017 at Bentley Assisted Living in Jefferson, Ga. Graveside services are ...

Other

Mary A. Weir, 86, Livermore, California
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary A. Weir, age 86 of Livermore, California who entered into rest Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Mrs. Weir was born in Erath Cou ...
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.