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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 7th, 2017

Dawson

Marth Day, 63, Dawsonville
Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at her residence following a short illness. Born October 16, 1953 to the late Lee Joe and Bertha Richards, sh ...
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, Dawsonville
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 18, 1936 to the late Loy Fr ...

Habersham

George K. Parker, 80, Alto
George K. Parker, age 80, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Mr. Parker was born on February 22, 1936, in Alto, Georgia, to the late Juluis ...
Hoyt Tench, 84, Cornelia
Hoyt Tench, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

John Harold Platt, 98, Gainesville
Our beloved Uncle Harold, of Gainesville, GA took his last flight January 22, 2017.           Born John Harold Platt in 1919 in ...
Julius Watson Williams, 86, Gainesville
Julius Watson Williams, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday February 7. Julius was born September 8, 1930 to Charles and Kay Williams in Meigs, GA, the oldest of four childr ...

White

Will Nation, 32, Demorest
Will Nation, age 32, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday following a courageous battle with injuries he received in an accident more than seven years ago.    ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.