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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

M.L. “Shorty” Hamby, age 88, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Shorty founded, and has owned and operated Hamby’s Garage since 1945.  He ...
Truman Aris Samples, 70, Cumming
Truman Aris Samples, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Graveside services will be held Friday,  August 5,  2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Daves Creek ...

Habersham

Susie Long Watts, 70, Cornelia
Susie Long Watts, age 70, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Mrs. Watts was born on August 13, 1945, in Habersham County, Georgia to Irma Lou Long of ...

Hall

James Edwin Gilmer, 70, Gainesville
The honorary mayor of New Holland, Mr. James Edwin Gilmer, passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him on August 3, 2016 at the age of 70.   Mr. Gilmer ...

Jackson

James Lamartine Smith, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lamartine Smith, age 85 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...

Lumpkin

Brad Turner Hays, 59, Dahlonega
Brad Turner Hays, 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Pilesgrove, NJ.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the ...

Stephens

Sara Ruth Baumann, 101, Toccoa
Sara Ruth Baumann of Toccoa, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was 101 years old.   A daughter of the late John and Bertha ...
Dawn Michelle Dill, 37, Toccoa
Miss. Dawn Michelle Dill, age 37 of 99 Westwood Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Winnie Burton Dill and the late George D ...
William Blanton Martin, age 74, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Mr. Martin was born on November 15, 1941 in Banks County, Georgia. He was preceded in ...
Mrs. Lillian Whitmire Mitchell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Whitmire, she was ...
Mrs. Jayne Marlow Brock Pressley, age 73 of 99 Vanmar Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late J.O. and Sue Farrow B ...
‘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