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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Brenda Sue Anderson, 64, Dawsonville
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Brenda Sue Anderson, age 64, of Dawsonville. Speakers will be Mick ...

Forsyth

Lauren Garifalos Hintz, 39, Cumming
Lauren Garifalos Hintz, age 39, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on March 10, 2017. Lauren is survived by her husband Darin Hintz. She was preceded in death by her parents P ...
Sarah Pearl Lathem, 83, Cumming
Sarah Pearl Lathem, age 83, of Cumming, GA, died March 19, 2017. She was a native of Dawsonville, GA. She was a loving caregiver to many and enjoyed flowers. She was preceded in de ...
Thomas O. Millburg, 78, Cumming
Thomas O. Millburg, 78, of Cumming, Georgia went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born in Pawnee, Illinois January 31, 193 ...
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87, Cumming
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Charles Alfred Pregler, 85, Cumming
Charles Alfred Pregler, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Pregler of Cumming; Memorial services will be on held on Sat ...
Mary Jeanette Sanford, 75, Cumming
Mary Jeanette Sanford, age 75, of Cumming passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James Sanford; parents, Jesse and Clara McKinzie; siste ...
Glenda Eileen Stone, 88, Cumming
Glenda Eileen Stone, 88 of Cumming GA passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017. Services will be held in Paducah, KY at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...

Gwinnett

Eleanor Lee Francis, 90, Johns Creek
Eleanor Lee Francis, born 7/17/1926 in Pennsboro,WV died peacefully on 3/19/17 in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born the daughter of William Worstell and Hazel Worstell , and grad ...
Linda Nichols, 48, Buford
Mrs. Linda Nichols, age 48, of Buford passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, following an extended illness, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Ma ...

Habersham

Mack B. Caudell, 84, Baldwin
Mack B. Caudell, 84, of Baldwin, passed away Sunday morning, March 19, 2017 after an extended illness.  Born May 30th, 1932, to Lee and Myrtle Caudell in Baldwin, Mack was ...
Celia Catherine Hunter Wallace, 96, Clarkesville
Celia Catherine Hunter Wallace, age 96, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, March 20, 2017, following an extended illness. Mrs. Wallace was born on No ...
Herdus C. Arrington, 85, Demorest
Herdus C. Arrington, Jr. age 85 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Vallejo, California on November 01, 1931, he wa ...
Dr. Oland Garrison, 92, Cornelia
Dr. Oland Garrison of Cornelia passed away March 21 in Atlanta with Mary, his devoted wife of 67 years, at his side. He lived most of his life in Habersham County, where he cared f ...
Gladys Wilson Jackson, 93, Concord
Gladys Wilson Jackson, age 93, of Concord, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.   Mrs. Jackson was born on August 24, 1923, in Franklin County, Georgia, to ...

Hall

Larry Milfred Autry, 66, Gainesville
 Mr. Larry Milfred Autry, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled f ...
Edna Mozelle Tanner Dale, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Wed, 22 March at 1:00 pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Dale, 93, of 2860 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. The family will receive fr ...
Mamie Ann Smith Johnson, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Mamie Ann Smith Johnson age 79 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Theodore N. (Ted) Oglesby, Jr. a longtime Gainesville resident and renowned journalist, passed away today from complications due to ongoing heart failure. He was 84. He always joke ...
Curtis Noah Pirkle, 47, Flowery Branch
Curtis Noah Pirkle, age 47, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship ...
Larry Ray, 77, Gainesville
Larry Ray, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on March 20, 2017 after a long battle with his health.  Larry was born on October 30, 1939 in Tifton, Georgia to the late Dempsey ...
Mrs. Sandra Annette Adams Whistler, 49, of Lula, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A ...
Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, Oakwood
Mr. Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, of Oakwood, GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville surrounded by his family. Funeral Se ...
Woodrow Wilson Bryant, 82, Clermont
Mr. Woodrow Wilson Bryant, 82 of Clermont died Sunday March 19, 2017 at Grady Memorial Hospital. ?Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Bryant had lived in Hall County for most of his lif ...
Elmer Robert Chastain, 91, Flowery Branch
Elmer Robert Chastain, 91, of Flowery Branch passed away at home Monday surrounded by his family after a brief illness.  Elmer was a member and deacon of Poplar Springs Baptis ...
William Owen Culpepper, 68, Clermont
William “Bill” Owen Culpepper, age 68, died Saturday, March 18 at his home in Clermont, Georgia.  Mr. Culpepper is survived by his wife, Ann, daughter and son-in-l ...
Frank A. Gordon, 79, Gillsville
Frank A. Gordon, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Walton County on February 1, 1938, he was a son of the late A. F. Gordon and Drucilla Garris ...
Roger Lee Gravitt, Sr., 71, Gainesville
Mr. Roger Lee Gravitt, Sr., 71, of Gainesville died March 16, 2017. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, Gainesville
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017 following a brief illness.          Funeral Services are incomplete and will ...
Gail Grier Lewis, 85, Gainesville
Gail Grier Lewis , 85 , of Gainesville passed away Sunday March 19, 2017 . Arrangements will be announced by Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street Gainesville .
Janie Darnell Mathis, 70, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Janie Darnell Mathis, age 70, passed away on March 19, 2017 in Flowery Branch, Georgia.   Janie was born October 10, 1946 in Elkin, North Carolina to Joseph Staley ...
Annie Tanner Patterson, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Tanner Patterson, 92, of Gainesville, died March 10, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Little & Davenp ...
Johnny Patterson, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Johnny Patterson, 72, of Gainesville, died March 16, 2017.    Funeral Services will be held Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Little & Daven ...
Harry Winston Williams, 74, Gainesville
A celebration of life is scheduled from 5-8 pm Friday March 24, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Harry Winston Williams. Pastor Trent Dollyhigh will be speaking at ...

Jackson

Linda Anne Cowart, 74, Commerce
Linda Anne Cowart, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017.   Mrs. Cowart was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ida Rougeau and the widow of J.L. ...
Philip Haupt, 76, Jefferson
Philip Haupt, age 76, of Jefferson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017 at New Liberty United Methodist Church ...
Gladys Belle Wilson Starr, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gladys Belle Wilson Starr who went home to our Lord and Savior on March 20, 2017 after 91 years of blessing us with her unconditional ...
Charles Edward Walsh, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Charles Edward Walsh, age 80, of Jefferson, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, surrounded by family.  Mr. Walsh was born in ...
Mary Eloise Ward, 92, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Eloise Ward, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Ward was born in Homer to the late Melvin and Ruth Wo ...
William Robert Weaver, 87, Dahlonega
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (U.S. Army, Retired) William Robert Weaver, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. William served 32 ½ years in the Uni ...
Sybil Looney, 75, Nicholson
Mrs. Sybil Looney, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Looney was born in Commerce to the late Esco and Reba Penderg ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Denver “Dood” Savage, age 94, of Maysville, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. Mr. Savage was born in Jackson C ...

Lumpkin

Lewis Basil Brady, 56, Dahlonega
  Lewis Basil Brady, age 56, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He loved to spend his time tending to h ...
Ann Patterson Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ann Patterson Shirley, age 81 of Dahlonega passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence. Born on September 14, 1935 in Brinkley, Arkansas to parents Leroy and Elv ...
Louie Kennith Payne III, 18, Dahlonega
Louie Kennith Payne III, better known as Bo, passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 17, 2017. He was 18. A senior at Lumpkin County High, Bo was highly involved with the ...

Other

Mary Ruth Bowden, 77, Danielsville
Mary Ruth Bowden, age 77 of Danielsville, GA passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence.   Born on Aug. 16, 1939 in Homer, GA, Mrs. Bowden was the daughter of t ...
John R. Hennings, 73, Alpharetta
John R. Hennings, age 73, of Alpharetta GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, after a 5 month battle with several illnesses.  John was born in Tarrytown, NY, to John M. He ...
William (Mike) Michael McGehee, age 54, of Tucker, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Mike was a member of Pleasantdale Church of God and ...

Stephens

Stephen Foster, Toccoa
Mr. Stephen Foster, of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland. 706 ...
Susie Zeches, 53, Toccoa
Susie Zeches, wife to her beloved husband, Jon, mom to her treasured boys, Clayton and Jonathan, and caring nurse of many, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Mar ...

White

James Kenneth Benfield, 63, Cleveland
James Kenneth Benfield, age 63 of Cleveland, formerly of Batesville community, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center.  Mr. Benfield was born on ...
Buford Cleveland Wade, 78, Cleveland
Buford Cleveland Wade, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mr. Wade was born on May 30, 1938 to the late Cleve ...
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.