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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 14th, 2015

Forsyth

Lori Michelle Angel Duffy age 41 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday 10/14/2015. Mrs. Duffy was born July 27, 1974 in Lawrenceville to Charles Angel and the late Betty Sue Vaughn An ...
Harold G. Hardin, Sr, 91, Cumming
Harold G. Hardin, Sr., 91, of Cumming passed away Wednesday October 14, 2015 at Gracemont Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born January 2, 1924 in Atlanta ...

Habersham

John Calvin Adams, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for John Calvin Adams, age 85, of Clarkesville, will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:00 am from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Russ Barker, Rev. ...
Edith Thomas, 77, Demorest
  Edith Thomas, age 77 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Born in Habersham County on April 1, 1938, she was a daughter of the late James Monroe Thoma ...

Hall

Betty J. Turk Anglin, 81, Gainesville
  Betty J. Turk Anglin March 23, 1934 ~ October 14, 2015 “Mama Betty” as she was known to so many, sang her way peacefully into Heaven on Wednesday, O ...
Donnie Roberts Gwaltney, 89, Gainesville
               Donnie Roberts Gwaltney, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at North ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Ola Belle Gilleland Palmer, lovingly known as “Nannie”, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at her home following a period of declining health. Mrs. Palmer ...
“Coach Jeff”, Jeffery David Sharp, died in hospice care in the early hours of October 14th after a long and extended illness surrounded by his loving family. Jeff was 6 ...

Other

Anthony Quinn Lofton, 50, Howardville, MO
 Anthony Quinn Lofton, age 50, Howardville, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, GA following a short fight with ...

Stephens

Evelie Dover Waldrup, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Evelie Dover Waldrup, age 76 of 40 Busha Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late James Kinard and ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died