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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 17th, 2009

Forsyth

Brenda M. Pruitt, 63, Cumming
Mrs. Brenda M. Pruitt, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her daughters Teresa Day and Debbie Pruitt both of Cumming; sons Calvin Pruitt a ...

Gwinnett

Douglas E. Mertens, 86, Buford
Douglas E. Mertens, age 86 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 17, 2009. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. Following the ...

Hall

Mr. Melvin Garland Blair, 51 of Lula went home to be with God, Saturday October 17, 2009 after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday Oc ...
Funeral services will be held for Thomas Randolph "Tommy" Griffin , 62, of Emory Griffin Rd., Gillsville at 2:00 pm Monday October 19, 2009 in Lebanon United Methodis ...

Jackson

Frances E. Mathis, 92, Nicholson
Mrs. Frances Mathis Smith, age 92, of Nicholson, who passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Roy Smith of Nicholson. Daughter, Wynette Sullivan ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Jacqueline Veritta Lewallen age 64 of Commerce who died Saturday Oct. 17, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Carlos and Addie ...
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.