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Obituaries & Related Stories

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

Forsyth

Misko, William John “Bill”, age 66, passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 9:00pm in Cumming, Georgia of complications to a service related injury. He was born in H ...

Gwinnett

 Mr. Jerry “Wayne” Archer age 74 of Duluth passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. No services will be planned. ...

Habersham

Don Carroll, 84, Clarkesville
Don Carroll, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, following an extended illness.  Mr. Carroll was born on March 20, 1932 in Carrollt ...
Willard Wesley Cook, 90, Clarkesville
Willard Wesley Cook, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Mr. Cook was born on January 17, 1926 in Dacula, Georgia to the la ...
Jesse Robert Looney, 33, Demorest
Jesse Robert Looney, age 33, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Mr. Looney was born February 3, 1983 in Anniston, AL. He was preceded in de ...

Hall

Ruby Dean (Cleveland) Thomas, age 88 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mesun Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Ap ...

Jackson

Loyd Iven Shipley, 67, Bethlehem
Loyd Iven Shipley, age 67, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  He loved motorcycles and his family.  Survivors include his sons Horace Shipley and Sabrina ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Louise Riddle, 86, Dahlonega
  Evelyn Louise Riddle, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 20, 2016.   Evelyn was born October 20, 1929.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Oa ...

Other

James W. Bruce, 63, McDonough
James W. Bruce, age 63 of McDonough, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.co ...

Rabun

Thomas Dee Hammons, 51, Clayton
Mr. Thomas Dee Hammons, age 51 of 73 Peaceful Lane, Clayton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center.   A son of Tom Hammons and M ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.