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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 25th, 2012

Banks

Daniel Timothy Tatum, age 15, of Lula, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. Born Newport News, Virginia on August 26, 1996, he was the son of Ronnie and Renee Cantrell Ta ...

Forsyth

Eugenia Harrison Powel Devereaux, age 93, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Cumming Manor Nursing Home.Lovingly know as Grandma Gene by her church ...

Habersham

Kenneth Mann, 69, Mt. Airy
Kenneth Mann, age 69 of Mt. Airy, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 25, 2012.Born in Concord, NC on February 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ma ...

Hall

Diane Hosch Higgins, 69, Buford
Mrs. Diane Hosch Higgins, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Brogdon Hosch. She is survive ...
Gertrude Dayton Worthington, 95, Gainesville
Gertrude Dayton WorthingtonLanier Village EstatesGainesville GA 30506WidowedBorn Wheeling, WV, September 20, 1916.She was a resident of Daytona Beach area from 1947-2005 and moved ...
Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, 58, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, age 58 of Gainesville, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Mrs. Vandiver was born in Gainesvi ...
Loren J. Sadler, 12, Buford
Loren J. Sadler, age 12, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Natasha Sadler, Buford, GA; father, Ricky C. Wilburn, Buford, GA; siste ...
Mark Wayne Powell, 53, Gainesville
Mark Wayne Powell age 53 of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 25, 2012. Memorial Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Mary Lois Helton, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lois Helton, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Major Banks Lewallen, 81, Commerce
Mr. Major Banks Lewallen, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Lewallen was born in Franklin County to the late William and Lula Segars Lewa ...

Lumpkin

Dewey L. Landrum, 57, Dahlonega
Dewey L. Landrum, 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born August 25, 1955 in Covington, KY to the late Dewey and Billie Landr ...
Michael Charles Ridley, 53, Dahlonega
Michael Charles Ridley, age 53, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at his residence.Michael was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was of the Baptist faith.He ...

White

Victor Joseph Turner, 54, Cleveland
Victor Joseph Turner age 54 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Turner was born in Greenville SC to Faye Harkins Turner and the late Ralph Turn ...
'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.