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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 27th, 2012

Dawson

Ruby Chumbley, 77, Marble Hill
Ruby Chumbley, 77, of Marble Hill passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at Kennestone Hospital following a period of declining health.Born January 29, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the l ...

Habersham

Billy Sam Barnette, 77, Demorest
Billy Sam Barnette, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia and formerly of Braselton, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Barnette was born in Jac ...
Mary Mize Underwood, 80, Cornelia
Mary Mize Underwood, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 30, 1931 in White County, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

Dolores M. Darling Nix, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dolores M. Darling Nix, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 a ...
E.G. Thompson, 79, Gainesville
Mr. E.G. "Tom" Thompson, 79 of Gainesville died Thursday April 26, 2012 at a private nursing home.Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Thompson had lived in Hall County for most o ...
Jeanette N. Skelton, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jeanette N. Skelton, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be Sunday April 29, 2012 ...
John R. (Mac) McPherson, 85, Chestnut Mountain
John R. (Mac) McPherson of Chestnut Mountain, GA passed away on Friday, April 27. John was born in Lenoir City, TN on January 2, 1927. His family later moved to Knoxville, TN where ...
Ronald W. Chandler, 76, Flowery Branch
Ronald W. Chandler, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday April 27, 2012 at home following an extended illness and hospitalization.Mr. Chandler was born December 15, 1935 ...
Ronald Winfred Chandler, 76, Gainesville
Ronald Winfred Chandler, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Larry Michael Haynes, 66, Hoschton
Mr. Larry Michael Haynes, age 66, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Lawson Funeral Home. Inter ...

White

Sheryl Roberts Reid, 49, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheryl Lee Roberts Reid, age 49 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services are sch ...
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.