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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 9th, 2019

Gwinnett

Stephen John Gaignard, Sr., a resident of Suwanee, Georgia and former resident of Duluth, Georgia from 1984 – 2017, died February 9, 2019 after a prolonged illness.   ...

Habersham

Grady Watson Cook, 92, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Grady Watson Cook, age 92 of Alto, who passed away on Saturday, February 09, 2019.      Arrangem ...

Hall

Rev. Roy Lee, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Rev. Roy Lee, 86, of Gainesville. Rev. Stanley Jackson will of ...
Nancy Robertson Mills, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Nancy Robertson Mills, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019. Private Family Services will be held. Mrs. Mills was born October 8, 1936 in Pri ...
Hershel Wayne Scott, 59, of Lula passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesv ...
Ethel L. Gibson Whelchel, 94, Gainesville
Ethel L. Gibson Whelchel, 94, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Brenda Kay Spain, 64, Commerce
Mrs. Brenda Kay Spain, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Spain was born in Cannonsburg, PA to the lat ...

Other

Elizabeth Reeves Kimzey, age 105, of Athens, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Mrs. Kimzey was born on October 12, 1913, in Cant ...

Rabun

Shane Coker Stikeleather, 55, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on February 9, 2019. Shane was born June 24, 1963, in Arcadia, Florida, the son of Sonja Ann Coker Stikeleather and th ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
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