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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 ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died