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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 1st, 2017

Dawson

William (Bill) Repella, Dawsonville
William (Bill) Repella, born in 1928 in Mahonoy City, PA, passed away Jan 30.  Bill served in the Navy in WWII and then served on the Oahu, HI police force until post- ...

Gwinnett

Iris Lindberg Lawyer, 93, Hoschton
Iris Lindberg Lawyer, age 93 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM at Hamil ...

Hall

Geneva Roper Knight Garrett, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Geneva Roper Knight Garrett, 91, of Gainesville passed away on February 1, 2017.  A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in the cha ...
Donetta Mae Haas, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Donetta Mae Haas, born August 25, 1930, made her transition from this life into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 1st, 2017.  She is sur ...
Pedro Hernandez, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Pedro Hernandez, 67, of Gainesville passed away February 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5, 20 ...
James R. Sullens, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James R. Sullens, 79, of Gainesville passed away on February 1, 2017.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in the chapel of Memori ...
Johnny Benjamin Martin, 69, Gainesville
  Mr. Johnny Benjamin Martin, 69, of Gainesville passed away on February 1, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at First B ...

Lumpkin

Patsy Tritt Rider, 70, Dahlonega
  Patsy Tritt Rider, age 70, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from a sudden illness on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 with ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died