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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 15th, 2017

Dawson

William James Gravitt, 76, Dawsonville
William James Gravitt, age 76, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  A loving husband, father and Pop, he was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.  M ...

Forsyth

  Norma Elizabeth English, age 85 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Norma was a lifelong member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...

Gwinnett

Han Van Tran, 84, Lawrenceville
       Mr. Han Van Tran, age 84 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.  &nb ...

Habersham

John Allen DeFoor, 55, Clarkesville
John Allen DeFoor, age 55, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  John was born in Toccoa to the late Wofford and Elaine Deaton DeFoor.  He had live ...
Clay Maney, 83, Cornelia
Clay Maney, age 83, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Mr. Maney was born on May 8, 1933, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late George Dewey and ...
Chad Douglas Tanksley, 43, Cornelia
Chad Douglas Tanksley, age 43 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on September 2, 1973, he was a ...

Hall

Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, Gainesville
Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, of Gainesville passed away February 15, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.           Fun ...
Gary Allen Griffin, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gary Allen Griffin age 64 of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Other

Nelson Avory Parson, 63, Dewey Rose
Nelson Avory Parson, age 63 of Dewey Rose, GA passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mr. Parson was the son of the late Herman and Mollie Sue R ...

Stephens

Mr. Devroe Earl Standridge, age 88 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Buster and Mahala Long Standridge, he was born ...
Devroe Standadge, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Devroe Standadge, age 88, of Devroe Drive, Toccoa passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by A ...
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.