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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 20th, 2017

Forsyth

Arthur Therman Patton, Jr., 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday August 20, 2017. There will be a graveside service with Navy honors on Friday August 25, 2017 at 11:30am at t ...
Geneva Ann Pruitt, 78, Cumming
Geneva Ann Pruitt, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at her home, after a 5-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia.  Geneva w ...
Junior Clifton (J.C.)  Kirby, age 84 of Cumming, passed away, Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. J.C. was a loving husband, father, grandf ...

Habersham

Dr. Keith Dwayne Cudd, 51, Cornelia
Dr. Keith Dwayne Cudd, age 51 of Cornelia, GA entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2017, in a moment of peace, with his wife, Jennifer, of 29 years by his side. Dr. Cudd was born ...
John Serpa, 59, Alto
John Serpa, age 59, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Serpa was born on July 20, 1958, in Jacksonville, No ...

Hall

Lois Evans Brown, 80, Gainesville
Lois Evans Brown, age 80 of Gainesville, entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Sa ...
Kenney Joe Ray, 52, Gainesville
Kenney Joe Ray, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2: ...

Jackson

Joshua Tate Lewis, 26, Auburn
Joshua Tate Lewis, age 26, of Auburn passed away Friday, August 18, 2017.     Survivors included his wife Christina Renay; father Charles Lewis; mother Tina Li ...

Other

Charles Swayne Jordan, 74, LaGrange
Charles Swayne Jordan, age 74 of LaGrange, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his residence. Born in Banks County on December 03, 1942, he was a son of the late Hoyt D. Jo ...
Mrs. Miranda Rosetta Collins Nicholson, age 72 of Banks Road, Carnesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...

White

Mrs. Rachel Julia Carpenter Neal Boyd, 77 of Cleveland died Sunday August 20, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Gastonia, NC, Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of t ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.