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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 30th, 2017

Banks

Bridgett Beck Watts, 70, Maysville
Mrs. Bridgett Beck Watts, age 70, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Watts was born in Clayton, GA to the late Herman Beck and Louise Ma ...

Forsyth

Paul Von Ward, Cumming
Paul Von Ward, MPA, MSc, author, diplomat, minister and US Navy officer, passed away in his home in Cumming, Georgia, on December 30, 2017.  He is survived by his wife Tonette ...
Connie Barrentine Hampton, age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. Survivors include her children, Eric (Rachel) Hampton, Matt (Jenn) Hampton; grandchil ...

Habersham

Roxanne Wooten McIntyre, 48, Clarkesville
Roxanne Wooten McIntyre, age 48, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Mrs. McIntyre was born on December 20, 1969 in Toccoa, Georgia ...
Estee Thompson, 95, Alto
Estee Thompson, age 95, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Mr. Thompson was born on October 28, 1922 in Alto, Georgia to the late Samuel and Flora ...

Hall

Mary Ellen Chambers (Ma) Rogers June 27, 1927-December 29, 2017 Ma Rogers passed away early Friday morning at NGMC after an extended illness.  She was preceded in dea ...
Florrie Nell (Flossie) Southers, age 90 of Gainesville passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Bell-Minor Home, Gainesville. Funeral Services will be held 2: ...

Lumpkin

Julia M. Garner, 65, Dahlonega
It is with great sadness that the family of Julia M. Garner, of Dahlonega, announces the passing of our precious sister, beloved wife and mother on December 30, 2017, at the age of ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died