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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 19th, 2012

Dawson

Clyde Wallace, 71, Dawsonville
Clyde Wallace, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born July 2, 1941 to the late Stowers and Jame ...

Habersham

Serobia Ayers Gerrin, 84, Cornelia
Serobia Ayers Gerrin, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at a local care facility.Mrs. Gerrin was born on April 27, 1928, in Banks County, G ...

Hall

Donald John Benish, 52, Gainesville
Donald John Benish, 52, of Gainesville, died December 19, 2012.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Martha June Potts Rankin, 96, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Martha June Potts Rankin, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Ms. Rankin was born in the Brockton Commun ...

Lumpkin

Earl Sanford, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Earl Sanford, age 67, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at his residence in Dahlonega following a brief illness.Earl was a native of Lumpkin County and of the ...

Other

Otis Boling, 84, Alpharetta
Otis Boling, age 84 of Alpharetta passed away, Wednesday, December 19, 2012. He was a life long resident of Forsyth County and a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church in Alpharetta ...
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.