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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 17th, 2017

Dawson

James Earl Bolton, 58, Dawsonville
James Earl Bolton, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1959 to the late M ...

Gwinnett

Doris Louise Persall, 72, Lawrenceville
Doris Louise Persall, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Persall; parents, James Powell and Ruby ...

Hall

Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, 71, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Mrs. Cooper was born in ...
Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, of Gainesville.  The Rev.  Earl ...
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer