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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 9th, 2018

Dawson

James A. Harmon, 87, Dawsonville
James A. Harmon, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Mr. Harmon was born June 15, 1930 to t ...

Forsyth

Robert Dale Jones, 85, Cumming
Robert Dale Jones, 85 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1932 in Ottumwa, IA, the son of Earl Emmett and Helen Rachel Spurlock Jone ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr, 75, Buford
Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr., age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Rhodie Hand. Mr. Hand is survived by his wif ...
Mary Frances Hellams Miller, age 93, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. She was born in Laurens Co., S.C. on October 3, 1924. Mary Frances Hellams Miller was the daughter ...

Habersham

Lorene McCollum Segers, 93, Cornelia
  Lorene McCollum Segers, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, met her beloved husband at the Gates of Pearls on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Mrs. Segers was born on January ...

Hall

Ben Edward Fralick, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ben Edward Fralick, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Memoria ...
Mr. Donald W. “Don” Griffiths, 84, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 9, 2018. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  ...
Katherine Pulliam, 68, Gainesville
Miss Katherine Pulliam, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Mrs. Daisy Irene Deaton Reed, age 99, passed away January 9, 2018 after a long illness and a brave fight. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Ch ...
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, Gainesville
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, of Gainesville, GA died January 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. ...
Boyd C. Gravitt, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. Boyd C. Gravitt, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Janua ...
Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, Murrayville
Mrs. Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, of Murrayville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at The Oaks at Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, ...

Jackson

Terry W. Sheridan, 67, Commerce
Mr. Terry W. Sheridan, aka “Roadrunner”, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Sheridan was born i ...
Francis H. Shore, 90, Commerce
Francis H. Shore, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.   Born on Feb. 15, 1927 in Commerce, GA to the late Claude and Lucy Lord Shore. Mr. Shore was ...

White

Richard Martin Thome, Sr, 67, Cleveland
  Richard Martin Thome, Sr. age 67 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Mr. Thome was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Ber ...
Mother of Cong. Doug Collins dies
The mother of 9th District Congressman Doug Collins died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Flowery Branch councilman Fred Richards dies
Flowery Branch City Councilman Fred Richards has died, officials confirmed on Thursday.
Funeral for Keith Echols scheduled Saturday
The funeral for former Hall County Tax Commissioner Keith Echols will be held Saturday at 2:00 at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Handbag designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide
Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment
Memorial service set for man whose public safety career spanned 40 years
A man who gave more than half his life to public safety in Jackson and Habersham counties and across Georgia will be remembered in a memorial service Thursday in Jefferson.
Former Georgia QB, Patriots RB Andy Johnson dies at 65
Former Georgia quarterback and New England Patriots running back Andy Johnson has died at 65 after a long illness
Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, dies
Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died
Former NASCAR driver killed in Franklin County accident
A former NASCAR driver who made his home in Upstate South Carolina and his son are dead as the result of an accident early Saturday morning.