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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 2nd, 2016

Banks

Eldon Linburg Collis, 58, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eldon Linburg Collis, age 58 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 2, 2015.  Mr. Collis was born in Melbo ...

Gwinnett

Dan E Fortnam, 67, Suwanee
Dan E. Fortnam, age 67 of Suwanee, GA died Saturday, January 2, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM at The Catholic Church of St. Monica in Dulut ...

Hall

James "Don" Cole, 78, Gainesville
James “Don” Cole, 78, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 following an extended illness.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Don ...
Albert Willis, 75, Gainesville
  Mr. Albert Gene “Sonny” Willis was born on October 25, 1940 in Wilkes County, Georgia.  He later moved to Gainesville, GA and married Josienell  ...

Lumpkin

Gloria Jean Patterson, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Gloria Jean Patterson age 63 of Dahlonega passed away on January 02, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness.             M ...
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