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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 2nd, 2016

Banks

Eldon Linburg Collis, 58, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eldon Linburg Collis, age 58 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 2, 2015.  Mr. Collis was born in Melbo ...

Gwinnett

Dan E Fortnam, 67, Suwanee
Dan E. Fortnam, age 67 of Suwanee, GA died Saturday, January 2, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM at The Catholic Church of St. Monica in Dulut ...

Hall

James "Don" Cole, 78, Gainesville
James “Don” Cole, 78, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 following an extended illness.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Don ...
Albert Willis, 75, Gainesville
  Mr. Albert Gene “Sonny” Willis was born on October 25, 1940 in Wilkes County, Georgia.  He later moved to Gainesville, GA and married Josienell  ...

Lumpkin

Gloria Jean Patterson, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Gloria Jean Patterson age 63 of Dahlonega passed away on January 02, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness.             M ...
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.