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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 31st, 2017

Dawson

Dawn McBee Siburt, 81, Dawsonville
Dawn McBee Siburt, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born July 1, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late James an ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Nell DuBreuil, 97, Cumming
Dorothy Nell DuBreuil, 97 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She was born on August 6, 1920 in Odum, GA the daughter of Ellison and Gladys Robinson Ogden w ...

Habersham

Ruth Burrell Andrews, 85, Cornelia
Ruth Burrell Andrews, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Mrs. Andrews was born on April 23, 1932, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late John and ...
Jim Blackburn, 81, Batesville
Jim Blackburn, age 81 of the Batesville Community passed away New Years Eve at his home with family by his side.   Mr. Blackburn is survived by his loving wife of 62 yea ...
Hobert LeRoy Gragg, 71, Clarkesville
Hobert “Leroy” Gragg, age 71, of Habersham County, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 31, 2017, following a period of declining health. Mr. Grag ...
Keith Hall, 59, Demorest
Keith Hall, age 59, of Demorest, Georgia, entered into his peaceful rest on Sunday, December 31, 2017, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Mr. Hall was born on September 7, ...

Hall

George R. Palmer, 90, Gainesville
George R. Palmer, Sr., 90, of Gainesville, GA passed away December 31, 2017.  George was born on February 10, 1927 in Atlanta, GA.  He was a proud WW2 veteran, serving in ...
Elizabeth West Dunagan, 86, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Elizabeth West Dunagan, 86 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs ...

Jackson

Alnora Lee Bone, 95, Commerce
Alnora Lee Bone, age 95, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Brighter Mornings.  Mrs. Bone was born in Commerce to the late Charlie and Lula Vaughn Wilbanks.&nbs ...
Edith Nell Hughes, 71, Commerce
Edith Nell Hughes age 71 of Commerce passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 at Northridge Health & Rehab.   Mrs. Hughes was born in Commerce on January 7, 1946 to the ...

White

James "Jim" Lee Robinson, 74, Cleveland
James "Jim" Lee Robinson, 74, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Jim was born on July 11, 1943 to his late parents John Walter Robinson a ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.