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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 18th, 2010

Banks

Ernest Jerry Pickens, 69, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ernest Jerry Pickens, age 69, of Maysville, who passed away on January 18, 2010. Mr. Pickens was born on December 18, 1949 in Truman, ...

Dawson

James R. Lee, 55, Dawsonville
James R. Lee, 55, of Dawsonville died Monday January 18, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Born June 25, 1954 to the late Rufus and Nellie Lee, he lived most of h ...
Lois Rainey, 93, Dawsonville
Mrs. Lois Rainey, age 93, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, January 18, 2010 following an extended illness. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was preceded in deat ...

Forsyth

Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), age 94, of Covington passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. Lt. Col. Borella was born March 15, 1915 in Newport, VT to the late John B. ...

Gwinnett

Clydine Otwell Welch, 99, Buford
Mrs. Clydine Otwell Welch, age 99, formerly of Cumming and Buford, passed away Monday January 18, 2010. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Buford. Mrs. Welch was born on ...

Habersham

Lily B. Bland, 94, Baldwin
Lily B. Bland, age 94, of Baldwin died Monday, January 18, 2010 at the Habersham County Medical Center.Mrs. Bland was born on August 9, 1915 in Newton County, Georgia to the late J ...

Hall

Deborah "Debbie" Karrigan, 41, Gainesville
Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" Karrigan, 41, of Gainesville died January 18, 2010. A member of Free Chapel Worship Center, Mrs. Karrigan was preceded in death by her father, Jerry ...
Dr. Martin H. Smith, 88, Gainesville
Martin Henry Smith, the son of Mamie Mae and Charles Earnest Smith, grew up in Gainesville where generations of his family lived. Always knowing that he wanted to be a doctor, he s ...
Earl Heirakuji, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Earl Heirakuji, age 84 of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA. 30542, 7 ...
Harriett Dyer "Granny Rosie" Reed age 86 of Murrayville passed away Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. On line co ...
J. Harold Nix, 70, Eastman
J. Harold Nix, age 70 of Eastman, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan ...
James Edward Thompson, 59, Gainesville
James Edward Thompson, age 59, of Gainesville, Ga died Monday, Jan 18, 2010.He is survived by his wife Aleathia Thompson, sons; Joshua Thompson, Joey Mattox and Shawn Thompson, al ...
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Rosetta Dyer, 86, Murrayville
Rosetta Dyer "Granny Rosie" Reed age 86 of Murrayville passed away Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.On line cond ...

Jackson

Hoyte Elem, 64, Commerce
Mr. Hoyte Elem, age 64, of Commerce died Monday, January 18, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Elem was born in Walton County to the late Roland and Edna England Elem. He was of the Bap ...

Towns

Junior Head, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Junior Head, age 82, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Monday January 18, 2010.He was the son of the late Ernest Richard Head and Nice Black Head.Mr. Head was a former resident of Suches ...
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.