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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 ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died