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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 18th, 2017

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John Thomas Patterson, 69, Auburn
Mr. John Thomas Patterson, age 69, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville, Georgia. Born May 31, 1947 in Augusta, Georgia t ...

Dawson

Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, Dawsonville
Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Born October 7, 1940 in Pickens County to the ...

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Bobby Gene Buice, Jr, 55, Cumming
Bobby Gene Buice, Jr., age 55, of Cumming,GA, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherin ...
Francis Thomas Farran Jr., 84 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

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Viola Ellen Bates, 96, Lula
Mrs. Viola Ellen Bates, 96, of Lula, died Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Viola was the daughter of the late John and Mary Octavia Jenkins Bau ...
Floyd David Bogle, 93, Gainesville
Floyd David Bogle, 93 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & Davenport Funeral Hom ...
Michael J. Danckert, 57, Gainesville
Michael J. Danckert, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Michael was born in Marlborough, MA, raised in Northborough, MA, and received his Bachelor o ...
Alicia Velasquez Torres, 24, Gainesville
Alicia Velazquez Torres, 24 of Gainesville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and ...

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Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, Hoschton
Mamie Christine Spivey, 76, of Hoschton, passed away April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, April 24, 20 ...

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Verlyn Dean Head, 74, Dahlonega
Verlyn Dean Head, 74, of Dahlonega passed away on April 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical center following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul ...
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.