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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2011

Dawson

James "Jim" Popp, 68, Big Canoe
James "Jim" Popp, 68, of Big Canoe passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital following a period of declining health.Born October 27, 1942 in Middletown, O ...

Forsyth

Mary Beth Davidson, 25, Cumming
Mary Beth Davidson, 25, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Born in Decatur, GA she was the daughter of Bill and Beth Davidson of Cumming, GA. She is preceded ...

Habersham

Graveside services for James Chandler Izach Faries, infant son of Kenneth Richard Faries, Jr., and Erica Michelle Renee Rice of Cornelia will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 5 ...

Hall

Gertrude "Gerty"Terry, 89, Gainesville
Gertrude "Gerty" Terry, 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements later by Wards Funeral Home of Gainesville.
John Lewis Pitts, 73, Gainesville
John Lewis Pitts, age 73 of Conyers, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth of complication of Pneumonia.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

William Gregory Pendergast, age 80, of Hoschton, passed Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Fae Beck, 89, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dorothy Fae Beck, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Beck was born in Lumpkin County May 13, ...
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.