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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 15th, 2017

Dawson

William James Gravitt, 76, Dawsonville
William James Gravitt, age 76, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  A loving husband, father and Pop, he was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.  M ...

Forsyth

  Norma Elizabeth English, age 85 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Norma was a lifelong member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...

Gwinnett

Han Van Tran, 84, Lawrenceville
       Mr. Han Van Tran, age 84 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.  &nb ...

Habersham

John Allen DeFoor, 55, Clarkesville
John Allen DeFoor, age 55, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  John was born in Toccoa to the late Wofford and Elaine Deaton DeFoor.  He had live ...
Clay Maney, 83, Cornelia
Clay Maney, age 83, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Mr. Maney was born on May 8, 1933, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late George Dewey and ...
Chad Douglas Tanksley, 43, Cornelia
Chad Douglas Tanksley, age 43 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on September 2, 1973, he was a ...

Hall

Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, Gainesville
Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, of Gainesville passed away February 15, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.           Fun ...
Gary Allen Griffin, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gary Allen Griffin age 64 of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Other

Nelson Avory Parson, 63, Dewey Rose
Nelson Avory Parson, age 63 of Dewey Rose, GA passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mr. Parson was the son of the late Herman and Mollie Sue R ...

Stephens

Mr. Devroe Earl Standridge, age 88 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Buster and Mahala Long Standridge, he was born ...
Devroe Standadge, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Devroe Standadge, age 88, of Devroe Drive, Toccoa passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by A ...
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.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.