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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 17th, 2012

Hall

Bobby Ross Mayabb, 50, Lula
Bobby Ross Mayabb age 50 of Lula passed away Friday February 17, 2012. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mary Nell McClure, 85, Oakwood
Mary Nell McClure, 85, of Oakwood passed away Friday February 17, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Burial will be held Monday February 20, 201 ...
Reverend Richard Leroy Stephens, age 67, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, February 16, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend ...

Jackson

Thomas Ray Carlan, 78, Homer
Mr. Thomas Ray Carlan, age 78, of Homer, GA died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mr. Carlan was born in Banks County to the late Hubert and Elizabeth Coker C ...

Lumpkin

Donald James Claflin, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Donald James Claflin, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, February 17, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Hospital in Gainesville.Donald was born in Lacona, NY December 5, 1936 and ...
LaRaine Elrod, 67, Dahlonega
LaRaine Elrod, 67, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012 after a prolonged illness.She is survived by her devoted husband Wayne, to whom she was married to for 30 yea ...
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.