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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Gene C. Potts, 66, Dawsonville
Gene C. Potts, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 19, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.Born June 3, 1945 in Atlanta, GA to the late Joe and Maudie Potts, ...

Forsyth

Hiroaki Iwamoto, 85, Cumming
The family is planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. The final arrangements will be announced once completed.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ...

Habersham

Mark D. Petrella, 53, Clarkesville
Mark D. Petrella, 53, of Clarkesville, GA died on January 2, 2012. Born in Beaver Falls, PA, he was the son of Thomas and Helen Petrella.He is survived by his brothers, Pete (Kath ...

Hall

John F. Turner, 33, Gainesville
John F. Turner, 33, of Fayetteville, GA passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. John was born August 6, 1978 in Rochester, NY to John M. & Christine M. Richards Turner. He was a ...
Pauline Wheeler, 95, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for, Pauline Wheeler age 95 of Clermont. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 5, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church ...

Jackson

Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, 94, Nicholson
Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, age 94, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 2, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. Collins was born in Jackson County to the late Milton and Luc ...

Lumpkin

Tammy Lynn Dowdle, 48, Dahlonega
Mrs. Tammy Lynn Dowdle, age 48, of Dahlonega, Ga. died January 2, 2012.Tammy was born in Commerce, Ga. She lived in Dahlonega for most of her life. She was preceded in death by a s ...
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.