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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 ...
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