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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 7th, 2017

Banks

Joan McFarland Smith Tate, 76 went to be with the Lord On January 7, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surround ...

Barrow

Margaret Sue Crowe, 73, Winder
Margaret Sue Crowe, age 73, of Winder passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Sue loved to cook.  She loved her family and took care of them.  Survivors include her ...
Mark Simon, 66, Winder
Mr. Mark T. Simon, age 66, of Winder suddenly passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family.   Fu ...

Habersham

Rev. Frank N. Bearden, Jr.,   age 88, of Demorest, Ga. went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017.  Twenty-four hours later, his beloved wife of seventy-one year ...

Hall

Lucille Lillian Hayes, 69, Gainesville
Lucille Lillian Hayes, of Gainesville, beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away Saturday January 7, 2017 at the age of 69. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. We ...
Mauline Mote Pinson, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Mauline Mote Pinson, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 following an extended illness. A Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2 ...

Jackson

Roger Dills, 70, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger “Pete” Dills, age 70 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mr. Dills was born ...
Peggy Bobbette Hoover, 56, Commerce
Peggy Bobbette Hoover age 56 of Commerce passed away Saturday Jan. 7, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Hoover was born in Commerce on February 13, 1960 to Charlotte Allen and t ...
Wilma Gee Langford, 94, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wilma Gee Langford, age 94 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mrs. Langford was born in P ...

Other

Arlene Clark Martin, 94, Athens
Arlene Clark Martin, age 94 of Athens, GA passed away Saturday, January 07, 2017.   Mrs. Martin was the widow of Oatha Martin, attended Antioch Baptist Church in Watkins ...
Stephen L. Rogers, 69, Maryville
Rogers – Stephen L., beloved husband of 11 years to Kathryn Mae (Brookshire) Rogers, passed away on January 7, 2017 in Anderson Medical Center, Maryville, IL. Stephen was bor ...

Stephens

Jimmy Edward Addison, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Jimmy Edward Addison, age 63 of 17 Regan Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Richard and Nellie Mauldin Ad ...
Edna Major Leach Carswell, 95, Eastanollee
Mrs. Edna Major Leach Carswell passed away January 7, 2017 at her home in Eastanollee, Ga.  Mrs. Carswell was born September 12, 1921 in Sanford, Florida to Demes and Lucille ...
Edward Thomas Roberts, 83, Martin
Funeral services for Edward Thomas Roberts, age 83, of Martin will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church.  Rev. Brion Wil ...

White

Claud F. Elliot, 62, Cleveland
Claud F. Elliot, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, ...
Dr. Claud Franklin Elliott, Jr., age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mr. Elliott was born in Demorest to the late Claud Franklin and Anne McConnell ...
Troy Holcombe, 84, Cleveland
Troy Holcombe, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Mr. Holcombe was born October 31, 1932 in Dacula, GA to the late Floyd and Minnie Ophelia Higgins Holc ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died