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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 12th, 2011

Forsyth

Christine McPherson Worley, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. She was a longtime member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her ...
Kathleen Caine, 81, Cumming
Kathleen Caine, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. She was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her grandson, Ben Caine. ...

Habersham

Barbara Maxine Kilbreath Munsey, age 87, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. Munsey was born on August 16, ...

Hall

Joseph B. "JB" Balenger, Sr., 80, Carrollton, GA
Joseph B. "JB" Balenger, Sr., Age 80 of Carrollton, GA died Saturday, November 12, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Balenger has been cremated and a memorial ser ...

Jackson

Alma Leo Vandiver, 86, Hoschton
Mrs. Alma Leo Vandiver, age 86, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011.She loved her family and was a devoted mother and mother in-law. She loved gardening and attended and loved ...
Rayla Delorse Smith, 53, Braselton
Mrs. Rayla Delorse Smith, age 53 of Braselton, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. She loved her family very much. She was a registered nurse with Pruitt Health Care. The fa ...

Lumpkin

Melissa Scarbrough, 47, Dahlonega
Mrs. Melissa Scarbrough, age 47, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, November 12, 2011.Melissa Scarbrough has always been a loving Mother, wife and friend. She really enjoyed spending ...
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.