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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 10th, 2012

Dawson

Mary G. Reed, 92, Dawsonville
Mary G. Reed, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 10, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born May 1, 1919 in Phoenix, Arizona to t ...

Forsyth

Jeffrey Lee McGhee, 45, Cumming
Jeffrey Lee McGhee, 45, of Cumming, GA died on February 9, 2012. Born in Cartersville, GA, he was the son of Sandra & George Caine of Cumming, GA and S. T. McGhee of Cleveland ...
John R. Mitchell, 86, Jasper
John R. Mitchell, 86, of Jasper, GA passed away on Friday, February,10, 2012 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jo Pullen Mitchell; sons, Jo ...

Hall

Terry Lee Ballew, 52, Alto
Terry Lee Ballew, age 52, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Ballew's wishes were to be cremated. A private family service will ...

Rabun

Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, Clayton
Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, of Clayton, GA passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.He was born in Clayton, GA on December 31, 1970, and was the son of Bil ...
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.