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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 8th, 2018

Dawson

Billy A. Wise, 75, Dawsonville
Billy A. Wise, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 8, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 29, 1943 in Hemingway, South Carolina to ...

Forsyth

Sandra Ann "Sandy" Hames, 65, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. Survivors include her husband, Scott Hames of Cumming; daughter,  Amanda Bennett of ...

Habersham

Fred Watkins, 88, Mt. Airy
Fred Watkins, age 88, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, October 8, 2018, following an extended illness.f Mr. Watkins was born on September 20, 1930, in ...

Hall

Carla McNair Claymore, 75, Gainesville
Carla McNair Claymore, 75 of Gainesville passed away at dawn on Monday October 8, 2018 after a long illness. She was an Angelina born on November 18, 1942, to Captain, later Co ...
Keith Pattillo, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Pattillo, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. The family will receive friends 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Memorial ...

Jackson

Martha Louise Hale Duke, 100, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Louise Hale Duke, age 100 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, October 8, 2018.  Mrs. Duke was born in Jac ...
Mary Lee Martin Hise, 86, Jefferson formerly of LaFayette, Ga.
Mary Lee Martin Hise, age 86, formerly of LaFayette, Georgia died Monday, October 8th   in Jefferson, Georgia, where she had resided since June 1, 2013 A native of Wal ...

Other

Rev. Alton Burrell, 71, Carnesville
Funeral services for Reverend Alton Burrell, age 71 of Carnesville will be held at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Whitlock and Re ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...