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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 8th, 2011

Forsyth

James W. McCracken, 92, Cumming
JAMES W. MC CRACKEN, 92, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on March 8th, 2011. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his two sons Keith and Jimmy ...

Habersham

Charles J. Hollingsworth, Jr., age 76, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.Arrangements for Mr. Hollingsworth are incomplete and will be announced soon.Thos ...
Donald Defoor, 57, Clarkesville
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Donald Defoor, age 57 of Clarkesville, GA who passed away Tuesday, March 08, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and ...
Donald Doyle DeFoor, 57, Clarkesville
Donald Doyle DeFoor, also known by his friends as Donnie "Duck" DeFoor, age 57, of Clarkesville, GA, Passed away Tuesday March 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...
Willene Landers Harris, 87, Cornelia
Willene Landers Harris, age 87, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on June 10, 1923, in Habersham County, GA, she was the ...

Hall

Benny Bishop, 69, Gainesville
Memorial Park announces the death of Benny Bishop, 69 of Gainesville who passed away March 8th,2011.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Richard Leon Matthews, 84, Gainesville
Richard Leon Matthews, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 11, ...

Jackson

Curtis J. Leachman, 76, Commerce
The funeral of Curtis J. Leachman, 76, of Commerce will conducted Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the funeral home at 2:00p.m.

Lumpkin

Susan Paulette Anderson, 52, Dahlonega
Susan Paulette Anderson, age 52 of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Anderson was born August 19, 1958 in Hall County ...
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.