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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 21st, 2015

Forsyth

John Western Durand, age 82, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 21, 2015.  John served our country as a Ranger in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Teresa Jenkins Hudson, 59, Suwanee
Teresa Jenkins Hudson, age 59, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kimberley Scarbrough, Suwanee, GA and Roger Scarbrough, S ...

Habersham

William LeRoy Smith, 81, Cornelia
William LeRoy Smith, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Mr. Smith was born on July 24, 1934 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late Willia ...

Hall

Richard S Kinsey II, 53, Gainesville
Richard S. Kinsey II, 53, passed away early on Saturday morning, November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, GA, after his long courageous battle with cancer.   Richard Kinsey&rsq ...
Ken Thrash, 80, Gainesville
Ken Thrash, 80, of Gainesville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday the 21st of November, 2015 after an unexpected accident. ...

Jackson

Joyce Helen Hawks, 90, Nicholson
Mrs. Joyce Helen Hawks, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home, Commerce.  Mrs. Hawks was born in Nicholson to the late John and ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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