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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2015

Barrow

   Rev. James E. Helton, Sr.,  age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 20, 2015 at his residence.  He was born January 21, 1933 in Bethlehem, Georgia to ...

Gwinnett

Shawn Harlow, 39, Sugar Hill
Shawn Harlow, loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the age of 39. He resided with his wife, three wonderful children and ...

Habersham

Ricky Leroy Furniss, 56, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Ricky Leroy Furniss, age 56, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe offi ...

Hall

Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, 82, Gainesville
Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, age 82, died Sunday, December 20th, 2015.   Joyce faithfully served the people in Rockdale County for many years retiring from the Tax Commiss ...
Betty Young, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty Young, 82, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Willowwood Nursing Center in Flowery Branch GA.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2pm ...

Jackson

Faye Elizabeth Bonner, 65, Maysville
Faye Elizabeth Bonner, age 65 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday December 20, 2015. Mrs. Bonner was the daughter of the late Moody and Arletta Brock Hunter and was the widow of ...
Jerry Winford Dills, 66, Jefferson
Mr. Jerry Winford Dills, age 66, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Dills was born in Commerce to the l ...

Lumpkin

Melvin Leon Burson, 74, Dahlonega
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Melvin Leon Burson, age 74 of Dahlonega. The Rev. William “Bill ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Parnell Bondurant III, age 68 of Athens, Georgia who passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Athens, Georgia, after a brief illn ...

Stephens

Lloyd Chaffin Lawson, 71, Toccoa
Loyd Chaffin Lawson, age 71 of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015. Born in Stephens County on July 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Arthur and Bertha Mae Deal Lawso ...
David Larry Russell, 52, Toccoa
Mr. David Larry Russell, age 52 of 135 Brown Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of James and Faye Bra ...
‘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