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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 18th, 2015

Forsyth

Betty Heard, 80, Cumming
Betty Heard, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Heard. ...

Gwinnett

Wylena Brown, 88, Buford
Wylena Brown, age 88, of Buford, GA, Ivy Creek Community, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Glyndon Brown; son-in-law, Benny S ...

Habersham

James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, Clarksville
Memorial services for James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, of Clarksville will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Enlow will officiate ...

Hall

Billy Raymond Stacey, 79, Gainesville
Billy Raymond Stacey, 79 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 22. 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chap ...
Linda Herring May, 47, Oakwood
Ms. Linda Herring May, age 47, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 in ...
Michael Thurston Dodd, age 57, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Born on February 6, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, he was the son of Thurston Dodd of Lula and the ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Ellis Jenkins, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ellis Jenkins, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 after an unyielding battle with leukemia.She was born in Gainesville, GA, spent most of h ...

Other

Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, long time resident of Adams, Tennessee, has died at age 95, March 16, 2015 at The Oaks in Fairmount, Georgia. Born December 3, 1919 in Tuskegee, ...
Steven "Randy" Samples, 40, of Hull, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Mr. Samples was the son of Larry and Peggy Samples, Sr. and Vanessa and Donnie Woolard. He i ...

White

Allen Saxon, 70, Cleveland
Allen "Gene" Saxon, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Winder Health Care. Mr. Saxon was born April 30, 1944 in Cleveland, GA to the late Andre ...
'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.