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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 28th, 2017

Dawson

Jeannine Williamson Garrison, 81, Dawsonville
Mrs. Patricia Jeannine Williamson Garrison, 81, passed away at her home on December 28, 2017, after an extended illness. Jeannine was the daughter of Virgil and Bonnie Bryan Wil ...

Forsyth

Sammy Mobley, 69, Cumming
Sammy Mobley, age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Mobley; parents, Eurskin and Grace Mobley; sister, Joann Smi ...

Gwinnett

Jason L. Andreorio, 42, Hoschton
Jason L. Andreorio, age 42, of Hoschton, GA, died peacefully at home Thursday, December 28, 2017. A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1-2 PM at Hamilto ...

Habersham

Marsha Marie Sweet, 80, Alto
    Marsha Marie Sweet, age 80, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Sweet was born on February 1 ...

Hall

Myrtle "Tina" Ash, 88, Gainesville
Myrtle “Tina” Ash, 88, of Gainesville Georgia passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sat ...
Thomas Gary "Tom" Grabowski, 51, Flowery Branch
Thomas Gary “Tom” Grabowski, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017.He was preceded in death by his father, Gary George Grabowski. He ...
Brenda Benefield Little, 69, Flowery Branch
Brenda Benefield Little, 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 after declining health. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December ...

Jackson

Shirley Mae Faerber, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Shirley Mae Faerber, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Faerber was born in Peru, IL to the late William Adolf ...

Lumpkin

Bertha Nell Harkins, 84, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bertha “Bert” Nell Harkins, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Mrs. Harkins was born in Pickens County on August 10, 1933 to the late ...
Mrs. Alice Louise McCutchen, age 81, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. Mrs. McCutchen was born in Montecello, KY on July 7, 1936 to the late Ernie and Edna C ...

Other

Patricia Meryl Petros, Western Springs , Illinois
Patricia Meryl Petros (January 13, 1927-December 28, 2017) began her new life in heaven after a long earthly life filled with faith and family. A memorial service will be held at t ...
Thomas Russell Philyaw, 61, Sandy Springs
Thomas Russell Philyaw, 61, of Sandy Springs, SC died December 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Born October 1, 1956 in Anderson, SC, he was the ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...