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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 22nd, 2011

Dawson

Robert P. Sparrow, 84, Dawsonville
Robert P. Sparrow, 84, of Dawsonville passed away quietly on Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.Born January 24, 1926 in Smyrna, Georgia to the lat ...

Forsyth

Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, 78, Cumming
Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Wilson and daughters Kathy and Patty Wils ...

Habersham

Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, Cornelia
Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.Born May 3, 1948 in Banks County she was a d ...
William L. Fain, 67, Demorest
William L. Fain, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Mr. Fain was born on December 19, 1943, i ...

Hall

Annie Sullens, 69, Gainesville
Annie Sullens, 69, of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 2 ...
Ben H. Voyles, 75, Douglasville
Ben H. Voyles, 75, of Douglasville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born September 9, 1935 in Dawson County to the late Lewis an ...
Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, 82, Elberton
Mr. Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, Sr., age 82, of Elberton, formerly of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. Mr. Smith was born January 18, 1929 in DeQueen, AR and ...
William Henry "Edwin" Elliott was born June 18, 1922 in Dawson County, GA and moved to Hall County at age 9.Edwin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at age 14, ...

Rabun

James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, St. Simons
James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, of St. Simons Island, GA died January 22, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Pleasants was born on August 17, 1936 in Tiger, Georgia. He graduated from Rabun C ...
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.