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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 21st, 2016

Forsyth

Randall “Hotrod” Martin, 57, of Cumming passed away Sunday August 21, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born November 29, 1958, he was a ...
Janice Faye Zuelch, 73, Cumming
Janice Faye Zuelch, 73, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016.  She was a loving wife, and mother who spent the better part of her career teaching 2nd grade in South Florid ...

Habersham

Regina Shirley Eller Sumpter, age 53 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Sumpter was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May ...

Hall

William Ellerbe Pelham, IV, 67, Gainesville
Mr. William Ellerbe Pelham, IV, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness.      ...

Jackson

Walter Scott Nordan, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Scott Nordan, age 62 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 21, 2016.  Mr. Nordan was born in North Ca ...
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