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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 2nd, 2011

Forsyth

Opal Mathis, 73, Cumming
Opal Mathis, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell John Mathis ...

Gwinnett

Ervin W. Hall, 79, Dacula
Ervin W. Hall, age 79, of Dacula, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Funeral service will be held Sunday, February 6, at 2 PM, at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Habersham

Funeral services for William H. "Bill" Ramsey, Sr., age 89, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from the Clarkesville United Methodist ...

Hall

Mary F. Bates, 63, Lula
Mary F. Bates, 63 of Lula, Ga. died Wednesday February 2, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Murphy, North Carolina, Ms. Bates had liv ...
Mary Lee Shoemake, 82, Gainesville
Mary Lee Shoemake, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...

Jackson

Nancy Roberts, 60, Winterville
Mrs. Nancy Roberts, age 60, of Winterville, GA died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Roberts was born in Jackson County, GA to Dewey Hill of Nicholson and the late ...

White

Debbie Annette Watson, 45, Cleveland
Debbie Annette Watson, age 45 of Cleveland, GA. Ms. Watson passed away on Wednesday, February 2,2011 at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. Watson was born ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.