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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 9th, 2009

Banks

Crawford Thomas Sparks, age 58, of Alto, GA, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Mr. Sparks was born on November 12, 1951 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Fran ...
Lila Mae Gowder, 91, Maysville
Ivie Funeral home announces services for Mrs. Lila Mae Gowder, 91, of Maysville who died on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late G ...

Dawson

Rosie Lee Jett, 92, Dawsonville
Rosie Lee Jett, 92, of Dawsonville died Wednesday December 9, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born October 26, 1917 to the late ...

Forsyth

Brenda Joyce Taylor, 67, Cumming
Brenda Joyce Taylor, 67, of Cumming, GA died on December 9, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Lautrerine Murphy.Brenda was the owner and developer of the Outback L ...
Jack B. Twitty, 66, Cumming
Jack B. Twitty, age 66 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Holbrook Campground Cem ...
Julia Ann Cardosa Fitzpatrick, 77, of Cumming, GA died on December 9, 2009 at her home. Born in Centralia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Cardosa.A loving wif ...
Michael J. Moore, 64, Cumming
Mr. Michael J. Moore, age 64 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Mr. Moore was a deacon and member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. He was employed by Cotton States ...
Ruth Mathis Payne, 69, Cumming
Mrs. Ruth Mathis Payne, age 69 of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church, a hard working woman and a great mother. ...

Hall

Joseph T. Trentacosta Sr.-Passed into the arms of our Lord on December 9th, 2009 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in N.Y.C. on February 20th, 1943 and is ...
Louise Beaver Chandler, 91, Hollywood, FL
Louise Beaver Chandler, 91, long time resident of Hollywood, FL, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2009, in her home at Independence Hall Retirement Center. She suffered with ...
Mae Belle Lawson lee, 88, Gainesville
Mae Belle Lawson Lee, mother of quadruplets (4) boys born Aug. 27, 1944 at Hall County Hospital. Mrs. Lee passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009 following an extended illness. S ...
Phillip Jenkins, 66, Gainesville
Young's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Phillip Jenkins, age 66, of F-3 Harrison Square Apartments, Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced la ...

Jackson

Donna Huntsinger Teague, 50, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Donna Huntsinger Teague, 50, of Commerce who died on Wednesday at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of ...
Wilburn Berry Minish, 68, Athens
Mr. Wilburn Berry Minish, age 68, of Athens, GA died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Minish was born in Jackson County to the late William Berry ...

Lumpkin

Adele Samchok, 85, Dahlonega
Adele Thompson Samchok, age 85 of Keith Evans Road, Dawsonville, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
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.