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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 8th, 2015

Forsyth

Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal.   Kathleen retired as a LP ...
Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal. Kathleen retired as a LPN.  S ...

Gwinnett

Louise Pass Ballew, 89, Sugar Hill
Louise Pass Ballew, age 89, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Ballew; and son, Greg Ballew. She is survived by h ...
Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Hopkins, age 63 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Saturday, September 26, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 P ...

Habersham

Ellene Smith Holbrooks, 85, Mt. Airy
  Ellene Smith Holbrooks, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on April 6, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Willie an ...
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, 84, Demorest
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, age 84 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Banks County on May 1, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Imogene Rylee Le ...
Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt, inf, Clarkesville
  Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt went peacefully into Heaven on October 8, 2015.  Born on October 2, her six short days here on earth touched many lives and was loved deepl ...

Hall

Billy Joe Lee, 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Billy Joe Lee, age 83 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Timothy Oliva Norman, 49, Gainesville
      Mr. Timothy Oliva Norman, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Golden Living Nursing Facility following an extended ill ...
Stacey Lee Williams, 50, Gillsville
Ms. Stacey Lee Williams, age 50, of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was born in Independence, LA and had a great love for football, especially the New ...

Other

Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, 29, Wilmington N.C.
Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, beloved son and brother died on Thursday October 8, 2015 in Wilmington, North Carolina.    He is survived by his parents F ...

White

Sharon Elese Archer, 62, Cleveland
Sharon Elese Archer, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her residence.    Mrs. Archer was born on April 6, 1953, in Cleveland, GA to Bett ...
Carl Cecil “Lito” Robinson, age 72, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on October 8, 2015. He was born on March 15, 1943, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Ceci ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.