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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 3rd, 2016

Dawson

Laurel Weir Mackenzie, 56, Dawsonville
Ms Laurel Weir Mackenzie age 56 of Dawsonville passed away on October 3, 2016.  Laurel was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and later moved to Florida where she resided until 2005 ...

Habersham

L. B. Robinson, 87, Gainesville
Mr. L. B. Robinson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2016.  Born on June 11, 1935, Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. was the son of the late Sidney Lanier Ro ...

Hall

Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, Gainesville
Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at her home in Gainesville, GA.  Funeral services will be conducted at Memorial Park Funeral Home at 2030 Memor ...
Noel Douglas Gibbs, 60, Greenwood, Indiana formerly of Gainesville
  Noel Douglas Gibbs, age 60, of Greenwood, Indiana passed away at his home on October 3, 2016. Doug was born June 19, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia to  J.D (Doug) and ...
Tammy Potter, 51, Gainesville
       Ms. Tammy Potter age 51 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 03, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illn ...
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