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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 4th, 2011

Forsyth

Frances Lillian Sklenka, 105, Cumming
As a young girl, Frances Lillian Sklenka arrived in America with her mother- the year was 1907. They had no way of finding her father that had arrived before them. As they wander ...

Habersham

Bernice Sutton Warren, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Mrs. Warren was born on December 9, 1924, in White County, Georgia to the late John L. ...
Mildred Willis Bow, 91, Cornelia
Mildred Willis Bow, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011.Mrs. Bow was born on February 1, 1919, in Westminister, South Carolina to the late Clarence ...

Hall

Minnie Louise Cox, 91, Gainesville
Minnie Louise Cox, age 91, of Gainesville, Ga. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Roy Wilburn Tanner, 69, Oakwood
Roy Wilburn Tanner, age 69 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, ...
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.