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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 ...
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.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.