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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Minister Bernice Gilliard Burwell, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Thompson; father, Jack Woods; moth ...

Habersham

Alex Steven Norton, 30, Alto
A visitation service for Alex Norton, 30, of Alto, will be held on September 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel. Alex was born Janua ...

Jackson

Virginia Pauline Bowden Etheridge, 90, of Jefferson passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Dogwood Forest following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tu ...

Lumpkin

Harry Raptis, 85, Dahlonega
Harry Raptis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.   Harry was born in Atlanta, GA July 14, 1930. He h ...
John Stockard, Dahlonega
John Stockard passed away at his home in Dahlonega Sunday morning, September 6, surrounded by his family and his dog, Cindy. John had a long interesting life. After he graduated fr ...

Other

Peggy Patrick Harrell, 84, Athens
Mrs. Peggy Patrick Harrell, age 84, of Athens, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.   A native of Winder, Georgia, she was a graduate of Winder High School a ...

Stephens

Billy Gordon O'Kelley, 54, Toccoa
Billy Gordon O’Kelley, age 54 of 45 Hill Place, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.   A son of All ...

White

Nancy Woodall Collins, 76, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Nancy Woodall Collins , age 76 of Cleveland. The Rev. Lamar Purcell an ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.