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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 24th, 2016

Barrow

Robert Felton Wimberly Sr., age 78 of Winder, GA transitioned on January 24, 2016.  Mr. Wimberly was the former principal of Winder Barrow Middle School and served in educatio ...

Forsyth

Betty Ridzon Lisovsky, 89, Cumming
Betty Ridzon Lisovsky, age 89 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was a loving mother, grandmother and loved to help people in need. Betty was President of the ...
Betty Louise Cagle, 86, Cumming
  Betty Louise Cagle, 86, of Cumming, GA went to be with her Master and Savior on January 24, 2016.  Born in Jasper, GA she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ann ...

Gwinnett

Sara A. Nix Wood, 78, Buford
Sara A. Nix Wood, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 24, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her father and mother, H. Paul Nix and Velma P. Nix; brothers, Tony ...

Habersham

Felix Speich, 95, Clarkesville
Felix Speich, age 95, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away after a sudden illness on Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Mr. Speich was born November 8, 1920 in Leobschütz, G ...
Michael Adam Sutton, 47, Cornelia
Michael Adam Sutton age 47, of Cornelia passed away Saturday January 23, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born in Atlanta, Ga on September 7, 1968.  He was employed as a Property ...

Hall

Willie Mae Pierce Brownlow, 89, Anderson, SC formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Mae Pierce Brownlow, age 89 of Anderson, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Petra Nursing Home, South Carolina followin ...
Timothy Gus Butler, 61, Lula
Timothy Gus Butler, age 61 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 ...
               Mr. Francis Benjamin (Benny) Cape, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 2 ...
Lee Ann Davis, 51, Gainesville
     Lee Ann Davis, age 51 of Gainesville, died on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        &n ...
Lloyd Edward Harrison, 87, Gainesville
Lloyd Edward “PA” Harrison, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016. Born in Habersham County on February 29, 1928, he was a son of the late Samu ...
Joann Lightfoot, 79, Gainesville
JoAnne Lightfoot age 79 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday January 24, 2016.  Visitation will be held Friday January 29, 2016  at St John Baptist Church f ...

Lumpkin

Kevin Duane Tauber, 52, Dahlonega
Kevin Duane Tauber, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short, but valiant, battle wi ...
Nathan Taylor Woodall, 19, Dahlonega
  Nathan Taylor Woodall, age 19, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Nathan was a wonderful son with a huge heart with compassion for the defenseless.& ...
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, once heard on WDUN, dead at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.
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...