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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 1st, 2018

Dawson

Charles Robert “Robbie” Lester, Jr., 54, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his residence after a period of declining health.  He had lived ...

Forsyth

John Anthony Stoica, 85, Cumming
John Anthony Stoica, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018.John escaped from Romania in 1945 and came to the United States in 1946. Eventually he became a naturaliz ...

Gwinnett

Rosemary Harrington Gulledge, age 78, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Larry Gene Gulledge, Suwanee, GA; ch ...

Hall

Thomas Lanier Dale, 74, Gainesville
Thomas Lanier Dale, better known as Tommy, Daddy, Papa, and Pop, was born 74 years ago on November 9, 1943 and left this world to sit at the feet of his personal Lord and Savior in ...
Gary Lee Grizzell, 53, Oakwood
Gary Lee Grizzell, 53, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...
Edna Lawson White Gruber, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Edna Lawson White Gruber, 89 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 1, 2018. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Gruber was the daughter of the late Irvin and Bessie ...
Charles Karl Kriston, 64, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral announces the death of Charles Karl Kriston 64 of Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Kriston died Sunday April 1, 2018 at the N. E. Ga. Medical Center. A celebrati ...
John Neil McCracken, 87, Gainesville
Mr. John Neil McCracken, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Ashton Senior Living. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 ...
Rosa Maria Rakestraw, 62, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rosa Maria Rakestraw, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Grady Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family. Memorial Services will be 11:30 a.m. ...
Clara Shipman, 79, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Clara Shipman 79 of Gainesville, Ga. Mrs. Shipman died Sunday April 1, 2018 at her residence. Arrangements will be announ ...

Lumpkin

Russell James Ford, 21, Dahlonega
Russell James Ford died unexpectedly in Dahlonega, GA on April 1st, 2018 at the age of 21. Russell is survived by his parents, Ronald J. Ford of Milwaukee, WI and Debra A. Fox o ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
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.
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.