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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 4th, 2011

Forsyth

Frances Lillian Sklenka, 105, Cumming
As a young girl, Frances Lillian Sklenka arrived in America with her mother- the year was 1907. They had no way of finding her father that had arrived before them. As they wander ...

Habersham

Bernice Sutton Warren, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Mrs. Warren was born on December 9, 1924, in White County, Georgia to the late John L. ...
Mildred Willis Bow, 91, Cornelia
Mildred Willis Bow, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011.Mrs. Bow was born on February 1, 1919, in Westminister, South Carolina to the late Clarence ...

Hall

Minnie Louise Cox, 91, Gainesville
Minnie Louise Cox, age 91, of Gainesville, Ga. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Roy Wilburn Tanner, 69, Oakwood
Roy Wilburn Tanner, age 69 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton