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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 ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died