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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 20th, 2016

Habersham

  Eunice Burns Shirley, age 69 of the Hollingsworth Community, Alto, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 following an extended illness.   ...

Hall

Fred Hill, 72, Gainesville
Fred Hill age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday January 24, 2016. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-7.    Memorial Services will be held Thursday at 7:00p ...

Jackson

Paul Gholston, 53, Commerce
Paul Gholston age 53 of Commerce, Ga passed away January 23, 2016. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home. 

Stephens

Sara Rider Howard, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Sara Rider Howard, age 91 of 7641 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away January 21, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Clarence O. and Martha ...
Mrs. Rosa Lee Garrett Lewallen, age 92 of 44 Crest Point, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Judge ...

White

Alma Helen Fain Anderson, 82, Cleveland
  Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Alma Helen Fain Anderson, age 82 of Cleveland. Helen was born in White County on May 17, 1933 to the lat ...
Mary L. Nolan Daniel, 73, Cleveland
      Mrs. Mary L. Nolan Daniel, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Pruitt Healthcare following a brief illness.  &n ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Betty Hunt Sheffield Hollingsworth, age 91, of Cleveland. Betty was born the 9th child of Hansel H. and Martha Catherine ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69