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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 21st, 2013

Dawson

Carol Whitaker, 81, Dawsonville
Carol Whitaker, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 21, 2013 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born January 5, 1932 in Dawson County to the late Hok ...

Habersham

Doris Tomlin Burrell, 85, Evans formerly of Cornelia
Doris Elaine Tomlin Burrell, age 85, of Evans, Georgia formerly of Cornelia, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.Born on February 28, 1928, in Cleve ...

Hall

Connie Padgett Hendrix, 63, Flowery Branch
Ms. Connie Padgett Hendrix, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Octobe ...
Elizabeth E. Martin, 94, Gainesville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday November 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church for Elizabeth Elrod Martin age 94 of Gainesville. Dr. Bill Coates and Otto Toledo wi ...
Grace Sue Smith, 86, Gainesville
Grace Sue Smith, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at ...
Tom McCollum, 70, Suwanee
Tom McCollum, age 70, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miles and Mary McCollum. He is survived by his wife of sevent ...

Lumpkin

Bettie (Norman) Rogers, 59, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bettie (Norman) Rogers, age 59, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Memorial Services area schedule ...

Other

Lynn Burks Cohran, 58, Riverdale
Lynn Burks Cohran, 58, of Riverdale, GA passed away Monday October 21, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born February 6, 1955, she was a 1973 graduate of North Clay ...
Tamra Lea Walker Biggerstaff, age 56 of Carrollton, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Tanner Health Care in Carrollton, Georgia following a sudden illness. ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69