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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 7th, 2017

Habersham

John "Jack" Boozer, 84, Cornelia
Local artist, John “Jack “ Boozer, passed away at his home on April 6, 2017, following a short illness. Born in Wilmore, Kentucky on March 26, 1933, he was ...
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, 22, Cornelia
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, age 22, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. Mr. Thonetheva was born on October 22, 1994 in Demorest, Georgia. He was preceded in ...

Hall

Irene Staten Slater, 84, Gainesville
Irene Staten Slater was born on January 22, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee and she entered heaven on April 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Irene enjoyed choreographed ballroom dancing ...
Brenda Kay Clark, 72, Gainesville
Brenda Kay Clark, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held a ...
Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Pruitt Health Lanier. Born on June 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Albert Calvin Garrett ...
Thelma Irene Slater, 84, Gainesville
Thelma Irene Slater, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on April 7, 2017.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Th ...

Jackson

Katie Lou Ivester, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Katie Lou Ivester, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 07, 2017 at Heritage of Athens.  Mrs. Ivester was born in Ila to the late Seaborn and Elvie Hooper Wilder.&n ...

Lumpkin

Dennis Alfred Lawson, 71, Dahlonega
Dennis Alfred Lawson age 71 of Dahlonega passed away on April 7, 2017.  Mr. Lawson moved to Dahlonega in 2009 and was a former Marine.  He enjoyed gardening, spending tim ...

Other

Nina Crump Terry, 89, Virginia formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Nina Crump Terry, of Reston, Virginia and formerly of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Reston Hospital Center. Daughter of the late Ola and Henry Cr ...

Stephens

Hollis James Gastley, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Hollis James Gastley, age 60 of 65 Penn Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Ray and Thelma Swafford Gastley, he was ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died