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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 ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88