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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 18th, 2009

Forsyth

Mary H. Griffin, 70, Cumming
Mary H. Griffin, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 18, 2009 at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Doug) Haney of Cumming; son, Daren Griffin of Doravill ...

Hall

Charles Thomsen, 96, Murrayville
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Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, of Gainesville died December 18, 2009. A native of Habersham County, Mr. Lewallen lived most of his life in Hall County. He was a member of Pine Grove ...

Jackson

Thomas Fayne Johnson, 46, Jefferson
Thomas Fayne Johnson, age 46 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Mr. Johnson was born in South Carolina, the son of Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Peter Venture, 98, Dahlonega
Peter Venture, age 98, of Dahlonega, GA died December 18, 2009.Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Ritzie Venture.Peter was baptized in July 1942 and was appointed a dir ...
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.