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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 24th, 2016

Banks

Doris Ann Freeman, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Doris Ann Freeman, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Friday, September 23, 2016 at Brighter Mornings. Mrs. Freeman was born in Commerce to the late Charles Alvin and Beatrice Hunt ...

Dawson

Lanny Ray Cantrell, 66, Dawsonville
  Lanny Ray Cantrell, Sr., 66, of Dawsonville passed away on September 24, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.             Funeral ...

Habersham

William G. “Billy” Churchwell, Jr., age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Churchwell was born on May 6, 1947 in Habersham Co ...
Clyde H. Edgecomb, 84, Demorest
  Clyde H. Edgecomb, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Edgecomb was born on July 2, 1932 in Ferrimore, Wisconsi ...
Kathryn Claire Norton, Inf, Cornelia
Little Miss Kathryn Claire Norton, infant daughter of Charles David and Lisa Michele Smith Norton, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her p ...
Nell Watkins, 90, Baldwin
Nell Watkins, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Ms. Watkins was born on October 6, 1925 in Banks County, Georgia. She is preceded in death ...

Hall

Rita Louise Thatcher Hourihan, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1925.  She worked for about 14 years fo ...
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, 75, Gainesville
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at her home.  Mrs. Gore was born to the late Melvin and Sylvia Jacobs of Camp Hill, PA.  ...
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis, 63, Gainesville
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis of Gainesville, age 63, died on Saturday, September 24.  Phil was a special person who dearly loved his wife, Sue, their daughters and their husbands ...

Other

The Meek family mourns the loss of William "Billy" Meek, who lost his life suddenly this past Saturday (September 24, 2016) in a tragic accident while performing an ...

White

Adventurers are those who embrace the world with all of their senses.  They have a large capacity to feel the earth under their feet.  They grab ahold of boulders, breath ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.