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Obituaries & Related Stories

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 ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died