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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.    ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93