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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 23rd, 2016

Banks

Donald L. McCoy, 88, Gillsville
Donald L. McCoy age 88 of Gillsville passed away Friday Dec. 23, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. McCoy was born August 23, 1928 to the late John L. & Mitti ...

Barrow

Laurie Beth Messinger, 61, Bethlehem
Laurie Beth Messinger, age 61, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966.

Dawson

Hattie B Kincaid, 91, Dawsonville
Hattie B. Kincaid, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 23, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health. Born May 12, 1925 to the late C ...

Forsyth

James Allen III, 55, Cumming
James Allen, III, age 55, of Cumming passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.  Jimmy worked for several years in the family business, Allen's Home Furnishings, and was a tru ...
Tambra “Tammy” Lynn Hall, age 48 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016.  Tammy was a member of Kappa Delta and a graduate of North Georgia College. ...
Ernest Raymond Jenkins, Jr., 78, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 23, 2016. Mr. Jenkins was born in Atlanta, Ga on May 27, 1938. He was a graduate of Chamblee High School. ...

Hall

James Oather Smith, 70, Gainesville
James Oather Smith, age 70, found peace and healing in heaven on December 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 18, 1946 to James Colonel Smith and Ruby Sull ...

Jackson

Deborah A. Waller, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Deborah A. Waller, age 58, of Commerce died Friday, December 23, 2016 at Emory University Hospital.  Mrs. Waller was born in Baltimore, MD to Betty Battersby of Raleigh, ...

Lumpkin

Zelda Mae Wilson, 82, Dahlonega
Zelda Mae Wilson, 82, of Dahlonega entered Heaven’s gates on Thursday December 22, 2016. Born November 8, 1934 in Atlanta to the late James R. and Evelyn D. Cooke, she liv ...

White

Linda S. Blankenship, 68, Cleveland
Mrs. Linda S. Blankenship, 68, of Cleveland GA passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. A private memorial service will be held at a l ...
Well-known WWII vet dies
Cecil Boswell, a well-known Gainesville area World War II veteran, died Sunday at the age of 99.
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion
John Hurt, Oscar nominated for "The Elephant Man" dies at 77
The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died
Max Ward, poultry industry leader in North Georgia, dies at age 95
Max F. Ward, a longtime leader in the North Georgia poultry industry will be remembered at graveside services in Gainesville Saturday afternoon.
A.B. Sailors, former Gainesville fire chief, dies at 83
A former chief for the Gainesville Fire Department died Monday at the age of 83.
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died