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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Oct 9th, 2015

Banks

Jim W. Bowden, 77, Commerce
Mr. Jim W. Bowden, age 77, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 9, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Bowden was born in Louisburg, NC to the late Claude W. and Mary Louise Bai ...

Forsyth

John Sebastian O'Toole, Jr., 70, of Cumming, Ga. died on October 9, 2015 after his courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on June ...
Mary Helen Yates, 80, Cumming
Mary Helen Yates age 80 of Englewood, TN, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Yates.   She is s ...

Hall

Robert Henry Longshore, Jr., 90, Gainesville
Robert Henry Longshore, Jr. age 90, formerly of Athens, Georgia, passed away on October 9th, 2015 after an extended illness. Mr. Longshore, son of the late Robert Henry. Longshore ...
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70
Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83
Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road" has died
T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91
T. Boone Pickens, who amassed a fortune as an oil tycoon and corporate raider and gave much of it away as a philanthropist, has died
Best-selling novelist Dorothea Benton Frank dead at 67
Novelist Dorothea Benton Frank, who set such best-sellers as "Sullivan's Island" in her native South Carolina, has died at age 67.
Valerie Harper, TV's sassy, lovable Rhoda, dies at 80
Valerie Harper, a four-time Emmy winner for playing TV's sassy, lovable Rhoda, dies at 80