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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Michael Willis Chester, 56, Dawsonville
Michael Willis Chester, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born June 5, 1960 to the late Clayton and Norma Lee ...
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, 65, Dawsonville
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, age 65, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on August 1, 2016.   Kathy was the daughter of the late John Neil and Shirley Lawrence Porter. She is ...

Forsyth

Danny Lee Thomas, 68, Cumming
Danny Lee Thomas, age 68, of Cumming was carried home by his lord on Tuesday, August  2, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Danny was born in Ocilla, GA, in 1947 to the late ...

Habersham

Lucille Deaton Roberts, 92, Mt. Airy
  Lucille Deaton Roberts, age 92, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born in Swaine County, North Carolina on August 25, 1923, she was the daughter of ...

Hall

William Robert Adams, Jr, 77, Orlando, FL. formerly of Gainesville
William Robert Adams, Jr., age 77 of Orlando, Florida formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016. A graveside service will be held on August 6, 2016 at 11:00am ...
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, 42, Gainesville
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, age 42 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 in Monroe, Georgia at Clearview Hospital following natural causes. Funeral services will be ...
Annette Casper Looper of Lula, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016 at the age of 69. The family will receive friends on Friday August 5, 2016 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Memor ...
Felix Orellano Sanchez, 87, Gainesville
Felix Orellano Sanchez, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm in the ...
Robert (Bo) Young, Gainesville
On August 2nd, 2016 , Our Lord called home his faithful servant and our precious loved one, Sergeant First Class (retired) Robert "Bo" Young.  Bo was born May 9th, 1 ...

Jackson

Joe Louis Wadford, Jr, 41, Braselton
Joe Louis Wadford, Jr., age 41, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  Louis was an employee for Van Kirk Electric in Winder.  He was a certified commercial d ...

Stephens

Bessie Leona Bassham, 93, Martin
  Miss Bessie Leona Bassham, age 93 of 124 Deer Trail Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late William Ashford ...

White

Freeda Trail, 81, Cleveland
Freeda Trail age 81, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016.  Mrs. Trail was born in Willis, VA the daughter of the late Dura Keith and Lizena Sutphin Keith.   ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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