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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 17th, 2017

Dawson

Leroy Harper, 86, Dawsonville
Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 17, 2017 following a period of declining health.  He loved working on old cars and was a Little League baseball c ...
James Roy Johnson, Jr, 44, Austin, Tx, formerly of Dawsonville
James Roy Johnson, Jr., 44, of Austin Texas, formerly of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 13, 2017. Mr. Johnson specialized in scientific research and was the manager of r ...

Forsyth

Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday April 17, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 at 11am in the chapel of McDonald an ...
Ricky Sosebee, 60, Cumming
Mr. Ricky Sosebee, 60, of Cumming passed away on April 15th, 2017 surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Monday April 17, 2017 from 12-4pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home ...

Habersham

Cecil “Pete” Booth, 89, Clarkesville
  Cecil “Pete” Booth, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of Mio, Michigan, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. ...
Loyeta Morrison Cook, 78, Clarkesville
Loyeta Morrison Cook, age 78, of Clarkesville passed away comfortably on Monday, April 17, 2017 with the love of her life, her husband, Homer Cook by her side.     ...
Judith Ann McLean, 56, Alto
Judith Ann McLean, age 56, of Alto passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

Norman Howell Boswell, 61, Maysville
Norman Howell Boswell, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Jefferson, GA, Mr. Boswell was the son of the late John Per ...

Lumpkin

Fannie Lee Gaddis, 90, Dahlonega
Fannie Lee Gaddis age 90 of Dahlonega passed away on April 17th, 2017 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gaddis was a native of Lumpkin County and a member of Pleasant Hill ...

Other

Ora Adeline Williams, 88, Westminister, Colorado
Ora Adeline Williams, age 88, of Westminster, Colorado, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Mrs. Williams was born on July 15, 1928, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late Oti ...
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.
Woman who created green bean casserole dies at 92
The woman who created a Thanksgiving staple _ the green bean casserole _ has died at age 92
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
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.