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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 15th, 2012

Banks

Kathy Sue Sears, 51, Homer
Ms. Kathy Sue Sears, age 51, of Homer, GA died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her residence. Ms. Sears was born in Commerce, GA to Ray and Allene Anderson Sears of Homer.Ms. Sears i ...

Barrow

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday March 19, 2012 Graveside Memorial Park Cemetery for Coleman Crabtree Watkins, 47 of Winder, Ga. Rev. Don Pennington will officiate. The ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, 81, Hartwell
Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, age 81, of Hartwell, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012. Elizabeth was an LPN at Dekalb General Hospital for 30 years and prior to that was at Joan ...
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, Decatur
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.The family will be announcing a Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Hom ...
Vera Eloise Marcus, 90, Ball Ground
Vera Eloise Marcus, age 90, passed away March 15, 2012. "Weezie" was from Savannah, GA, but spent the last few years in Anderson, SC and Cumming, GA. Weezie was born to ...
William Allen Gipson, 57, Cumming
William Allen Gipson, 57, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012.A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at Hillcrest Cemetery located in ...

Habersham

Primo Louis Canto, 90, Clarkesville
Mr. Primo Louis Canto , age 90, of Clarkesville, died March 15, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Born on December 12, 1921 in Middletown, Connecticut, Mr. Canto was th ...

Hall

Johnny Edgar Broome, 65, Gainesville
Johnny Edgar Broome, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...
Rembert Lee Jones, 62, Gainesville
Rembert Lee Jones, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, Oakwood
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.Memorial Service information will be announced at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funer ...
Wayne Douglas Smith, 63, Gainesville
Wayne Douglas Smith, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services ...

Jackson

C. Nelson Brown, 65, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for C. Nelson Brown, 65, of Commerce who passed away late Thursday evening at his residence. Born in Commerce, he was the son of the ...

Lumpkin

Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, Dahlonega
Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was a member of Dahlonega ...
Helen Blue, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Blue, age 90, of Dahlonega GA died March 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Hilyer.Mrs. Blue was born in Madden MS December 8, 1921. She had lived in Lumpkin C ...
Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, age 86, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.Johnnie was born June 29, 1925 in ...
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.