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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 20th, 2013

Forsyth

Gerald Francis Keane, 89, Cumming
Gerald Francis Keane, or Gerry as everyone knew him, was a first generation son of Irish parents who came over to the United States in the early 20th Century. Born on December 18, ...
Ivan Lee Martin, 82, Cumming
Ivan Lee Martin, age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was a license Baptist Minister for 52 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He ...

Gwinnett

Lloyd A. Peterson, 87, Suwanee
Mr. Lloyd A. Peterson, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Fran Peterson, Suwanee, GA; children, Sus ...

Hall

Addie Shea, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Addie Shea, age 89, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Shea was born March 7, 1 ...
James Winfred 'Wint' Smith, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Winfred "Wint" Smith, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m ...
Mildred Helen Thompson, 90, South Carolina, formerly Gainesville
Mildred Helen Thompson, age 90 of South Carolina, formerly Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Manna Health & Rehab Center in Pickens, South Ca ...

Jackson

Keith Alan Kles, 52, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Keith Alan Kles, 52, of Jefferson Ga., who passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Kles was ...
Martha Geraldine Mathis, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Geraldine Mathis, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Mathis was born in Commerce to the late Marion Fletcher and Eunice ...

Lumpkin

Philip 'Brandon' Hobbs, 39, Dahlonega
Philip "Brandon" Hobbs, a 10-year resident of Dahlonega, went to Heaven to be with his mother Patricia Karen Hobbs on November 20, 2013. Brandon, 39, was born in Patuxent ...

Other

Lucky Joe Dills, 67, Lakemont, Ga.
Lucky Joe Dills, 67, of Lakemont, GA passed away at his residence Wednesday, November 20, 2013.He was born in Macon County, North Carolina, and was the son of Hazel Dills who prece ...
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