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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 9th, 2018

Dawson

James A. Harmon, 87, Dawsonville
James A. Harmon, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Mr. Harmon was born June 15, 1930 to t ...

Forsyth

Robert Dale Jones, 85, Cumming
Robert Dale Jones, 85 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1932 in Ottumwa, IA, the son of Earl Emmett and Helen Rachel Spurlock Jone ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr, 75, Buford
Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr., age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Rhodie Hand. Mr. Hand is survived by his wif ...
Mary Frances Hellams Miller, age 93, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. She was born in Laurens Co., S.C. on October 3, 1924. Mary Frances Hellams Miller was the daughter ...

Habersham

Lorene McCollum Segers, 93, Cornelia
  Lorene McCollum Segers, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, met her beloved husband at the Gates of Pearls on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Mrs. Segers was born on January ...

Hall

Ben Edward Fralick, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ben Edward Fralick, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Memoria ...
Mr. Donald W. “Don” Griffiths, 84, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 9, 2018. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  ...
Katherine Pulliam, 68, Gainesville
Miss Katherine Pulliam, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Mrs. Daisy Irene Deaton Reed, age 99, passed away January 9, 2018 after a long illness and a brave fight. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Ch ...
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, Gainesville
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, of Gainesville, GA died January 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. ...
Boyd C. Gravitt, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. Boyd C. Gravitt, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Janua ...
Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, Murrayville
Mrs. Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, of Murrayville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at The Oaks at Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, ...

Jackson

Terry W. Sheridan, 67, Commerce
Mr. Terry W. Sheridan, aka “Roadrunner”, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Sheridan was born i ...
Francis H. Shore, 90, Commerce
Francis H. Shore, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.   Born on Feb. 15, 1927 in Commerce, GA to the late Claude and Lucy Lord Shore. Mr. Shore was ...

White

Richard Martin Thome, Sr, 67, Cleveland
  Richard Martin Thome, Sr. age 67 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Mr. Thome was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Ber ...
Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Cloris Leachman dies at 94
Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died
Russell Vandiver, former Lanier Tech president, dies at age 67
Russell Vandiver, former president of Lanier Technical College, passed away this week at the age of 67.
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.