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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 16th, 2011

Banks

Michael Paul Davis, 52, Maysville
Michael Paul Davis, age 52 of Maysville, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, ...

Barrow

Cherie McKeever-Wiggins, age 36, of Winder passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
Leroy Yerger, 66, Winder
Leroy Yerger, age 66, of Winder passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhom ...

Dawson

Hilliard A. Jones, 87, Dawsonville
Hilliard A. "Deacon" Jones, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 16, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born July 23, 1924 in Decatur, GA to the la ...

Forsyth

Daniel Earl Besterfeldt, Jr., 67, of Suwanee, GA died on October 16, 2011 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late Daniel and Ruth Besterfeldt ...

Habersham

Margaret Parr Ballard, 64, Cornelia
Cornelia Mayor Margaret Parr Ballard, age 64, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Dekalb County on February 07, 1947, ...

Jackson

Betty Jose Beck, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jose Beck, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Serenity at Jefferson. Mrs. Beck was born in Jackson County to the late W.M. and Hulda Nunn Wilbanks ...

Lumpkin

E J Crow, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. E J Crow, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA, died Sunday, October 16, 2011, at his home with his loving family at his bedside.E J was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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.