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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 31st, 2012

Dawson

James Dean (Jim) Howard, 77, Dawsonville
James Dean (Jim) Howard, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 38 years of service. He was preceded in ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Bell Watson, 87, Cumming
Dorothy Bell Watson, age 87, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Dorot ...

Habersham

Arnold Lee Franklin, 71, Mt Airy
Arnold Lee Franklin, age 71 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 21, 1941, he was the son ...

Hall

Ernest Delmar "Red" Loggins, age 74 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Loggins was born April 17, 1938 i ...
Michael Ware, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Ware, age 60 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 31, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memories his memories three daughters: Amy Millsap, Shaneka (Glenn) Ware Wells ...
Roddy Dangar, 73, Gainesville
Rodrick "Roddy" Dangar age 73 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 31, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Young (Y.D.) Maddox, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Young (Y.D.) Maddox, Jr., 77, of Jefferson, GA and Marietta, GA (since January 2006) left this life for his heavenly home on October 3 ...

Other

B. Alton McCarty, 79, Comer
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for B. Alton McCarty, 79, of Comer who passed away early Wednesday morning at the Athens Regio ...
'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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.