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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 24th, 2012

Banks

Maurice "Mike" Allen Wheeler Jr. born April 11, 2012 1978 was unexpectedly lifted into the arms of our Lord on Oct. 24, 2012 at the young age of 34. Originally from Ft. ...

Forsyth

James Michael "Mickey" Sheffield, 55, of Cumming passed away quietly in the morning of October 24, 2012. Born February 17, 1957 in Gainesville, Georgia, he had lived in ...

Gwinnett

Michael "Pop-Pop" Tedesco, 90, a devoted husband, an honorable father and an inspirational grandfather, lost his battle with cancer on Wed. Oct. 24, 2012. He was born in ...

Habersham

Winnie Jones Cheek, 90, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Winnie Jones Cheek, age 90, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tommy S ...

Hall

Stephen Glen Roberts,, 70, Gainesville
Stephen Glen Roberts, age 70, of Gainesville, went to meet his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Veterans Administration Hospital following a sudden illness.Memor ...
Wayne Phillip Burrell, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Phillip Burrell, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Wayne was a Hayesville, NC native who had lived i ...

Jackson

James Chastain, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James William Chastain, 71, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Wednesday October 24, 2012. ...

White

Deborah Estelle Hayden, 50, Cleveland
Mrs. Deborah Estelle Hayden, age 50, of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died