partlycloudy
Wednesday August 5th, 2015 2:30AM

Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Brenda Lee Bruce, 49, Cumming
Brenda Lee Bruce, age 49, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. Brenda was born in Cumming, GA July 1, 1966 and was a lifelong residen ...
Peggy Sue Helton, age 76 of Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Leon Helton.   She is survive ...

Habersham

Violet Pierce, 95, Clarkesville
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Violet Pierce age 95 of Clarkesville. Mrs. Pierce passed away Tuesday August 4, 2015 at her residence. Arrangements are inc ...
Jerry Eugene Webb, 70, Alto
Jerry Eugene Webb, age 70 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 03, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on December 17, 1944, he w ...

Hall

Dorothy Wilson Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Dorothy Wilson Abernathy “Mama Dot”, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the age of 91 following a period of declining health. Born on June 16, 1924 in Gillsville, Ge ...
Selby A. Bearden, 92, Gainesville
  Mr. Selby A. Bearden, age 92 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.     & ...
Mary Ann Norrell Brock, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Ann Norrell Brock ,age  85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Hall County, Georgia on January 22 ...
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, Gainesville
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial Services will be held on ...
Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, age 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 01, 2015, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 4, ...
Mr. Jerry Kimbrell passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 01, 2015 at Kennestone Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, Gainesville
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Kennestone Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in ...
Lavonia Meeks Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Meeks Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ...
Herschel Mize, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Herschel Mize age 57 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Memorial Park Funeral H ...
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, Gainesville
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of memorial P ...
Betty Elrod Parks, 82, Murrayville
Betty Elrod Parks, 82, of Murrayville passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015.              Funeral services wil ...
Miranda Duncan Parks, Gainesville
Miranda “Randy” Duncan Parks, one of the Lord’s kindest, most compassionate gifts to humanity, passed gently into sweet eternity after a period of declining healt ...
Margie Thomas Slater, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Margie Thomas Slater, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday August 2, 2015 peacefully at her residence. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Slater had lived in Hall County for most of her l ...
Connie Lee Tatum, 95, Gainesville
           Mrs. Connie Lee Tatum age 95 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday August 04, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...
James R. Thayer, 92, Gainesville
James R. Thayer, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015.   Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...
Ann Allen Williams, 83, Gainesville
Ann Allen Williams born June 9, 1932, in Gainesville, Georgia, died July 25, 2015 in her apartment at Smoky Springs Retirement Community, Gainesville. Ann was a graduate of Ly ...
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Fune ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Chester “Doc” Randolph Baxter, age 89 of Murrayville. Mr. Chester passed away Saturday, August 1, 201 ...

Jackson

Carla Day Cash, 55, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Carla Day Cash, age 55, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015. Ms. Cash was a homemaker, and a  daughter ...
Samuel Lee Farmer, 50, Jefferson
Samuel Lee Farmer, age  50, of Jefferson passed away Friday, July 31, 2015.  Memorial services will be held 11:00 am  Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home ...
Jerry Philip Haley, 63, Braselton
Jerry Philip Haley, age 63, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  Mr. Haley was a member of Hamilton Mill Christian Church in Buford.  He retired from MARTA a ...
Donna Thurmond, 55, Kennesaw, formerly or Hoschton
 Mrs. Donna Thurmond, age 55, of Kennesaw, Georgia, formerly of Hoschton, died August 2, 2015. Mrs. Thurmond was employed by Waste Management as a Senior Accounts Payabl ...
Jane McEver Wilson, 81, Nicholson
Mrs. Jane McEver Wilson, age 81, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, August 03, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Wilson was born in Maysville to the late Carl and Lucy Bennett McEver. She was ...

Other

Mary Elizabeth Nigreville age 83 of Royston passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at the Hill Haven Nursing Center.   The family will recieve friends from 9:00 a.m until serv ...
Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, Big Canoe
Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, of Big Canoe passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 at Wildwood Health Care following a period of declining health. Born November 9, 1922 in Warren County, GA to ...

Stephens

Mattie Norris Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Mattie Norris Adams age 86 of Toccoa passed away Saturday August 1, 2015 at her niece’s residence. A daughter of the late Cliff and Nancy Lee Norris, she was born in ...

White

Wendell Lamar Harkins, 68, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Wendell Lamar Harkins, age 68 of Cleveland. Mr. Harkins  passed away Monday, August 3, 2015.  He was bo ...
Harvey Harrison Miller, 50, Cleveland
Mr. Harvey Harrison Miller, age 50, of Cleveland passed away Monday, August 03, 2015.  Harvey was born on October 18, 1964 to the late Harvey Sr. and Margate Williams Miller ...
Bessie Wilson, 93, Cleveland
      Bessie Wilson, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. ...
Gainesville businessman, tornado survivor, World War II vet dies
A Gainesville man who survived the tornado of 1936 and service in World War II and became a successful businessman has died.
Omar Sharif, of "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," dies
CAIRO (AP) — In "Lawrence of Arabia," Omar Sharif first emerges as a speck in the distance in the shimmering desert sand. He draws closer, a black-robed figure on a trotting camel, until he finally di...
Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69
A Snake wouldn't seem to offer much help on a football field.Unless that snake was named Stabler.Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player...
Longtime Gainesville-area GBI agent dies
A former GBI agent who was instrumental in the formation of the Appalachian Drug Task Force has died.
Billy Dilworth veteran Georgia, SC journalist dies at 80
A veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina has died in northeast Georgia.
Gus Whalen, community businessman and philanthropist, dies at 70
Charles E. “Gus” Whalen, a Gainesville entrepreneur who turned the family manufacturing business that made corsets from the quills of fowls into a multigenerational educational facility, died Sunday. He was 70.
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died...
Former GHS Principal Segars dead at 81
Funeral services are set for Thursday for former Gainesville High School Principal Curtis Segars.