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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 ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.