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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 17th, 2018

Forsyth

  Willie “William” Samuel Guffin Jr. 85, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 17, 2018 at Season’s Hospice in Cumming. Mr. Guffin was a graduate of G ...

Gwinnett

Georgia Elaine Davis, 79, Sugar Hill
Georgia Elaine Davis, age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Makela and Rob Gruman, Sugar Hill, ...

Habersham

Betty Jean Funk, 89, Mount Airy
Betty Jean Funk, age 89, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Born on July 6, 1929 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Godfrey Martin and Essie ...
Rev. Paul Allen Jones, 80, Cornelia
Rev. Paul Allen Jones, Jr., age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Rev. Jones was born on January 24, 1938, in Hall County, Georgia; a son of th ...
John Dean Pritchard, 83, Mt. Airy
  John Dean Pritchard, age 83 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018.   Born in Heaton, North Carolina on April 12, 1935, Mr. Pritchard was the son o ...

Hall

Harold Francis Kowalske, II, 71, Gainesville
Harold Francis Kowalske, II, 71, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dece ...

Jackson

Cornelius William Cornelssen, Sr, 93, Hoschton formerly of Medford, NJ
Cornelius William Cornelssen, Sr., age 93, of Hoschton and formerly of Medford, NJ passed away Monday, December 17, 2018. He was born in Manhatten, NY and spent most of his life in ...

Other

David Winston "Red" Goode, 83, Marble Hill
David Winston "Red" Goode, 83, of Marble Hill, GA passed away peacefully on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA.  He was born on September ...

Rabun

Edward Kermit Welborn, 68, Clayton
Edward Kermit Welborn, age 68, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on December 17, 2018. Kermit was born the son of the late Doctor “Doc” Berry Welborn and Emma “ ...
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83