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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 16th, 2011

Dawson

Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, Dawsonville
Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 16, 2011 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness.Born March 12, 1925 in Preston, Georgia to the late W ...

Forsyth

MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, Cumming
MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday April 16th, 2011.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be planned by the family and will be announced once ...

Gwinnett

Kendra Renee Easley, 23, Buford
Kendra Renee Easley, age 23 of Buford, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...
Rick Pruett, 56, Sugar Hill
Mr. Rick Pruett, age 54, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Dick Pruett. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one ye ...

Habersham

Gerald Douglas Whitmire, 68, Mount Airy
Gerald Douglas Whitmire, age 68, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011.Mr. Whitmire was born in Dawson County on May 28, 1942, to the late McKinley and Lula ...

Hall

Mr. Michael Todd Deaton, 44 of Lula, Ga. died Saturday April 16, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Marietta, ...
Philip Henry Wilson, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Philip Henry Wilson passed away on the morning of Saturday, April 16th after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier in the week. He was 55 years old.A celebration of life service w ...

Jackson

Larry Bruce Hembree, 59, Maysville
Larry Bruce Hembree, age 59, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hembree was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Bruce and Lois Chambers Hembr ...
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.