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Local Obits for Fri. May 25th, 2012

Forsyth

George Robert Manna, 81, Cumming
George Robert Manna, age 81, of Cumming passed away Friday, May 25, 2012. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, Knigh ...
Joan Carol Berry McConnel July 7, 1944-May 25, 2012. Joan, age 66, passed away unexpectedly Friday May 25 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. She will be remembered as a loving sister, ...

Habersham

Helen Ledford Ash, 31, Cornelia
HELEN LEDFORD ASH, age 31, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012. Born in Hall County, Georgia on August 07, 1980, Ms. Ash was a pharmacy technician for many yea ...
Wayne Doyle Thomas, 53, Mt. Airy
Wayne Doyle Thomas, age 53, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012. No formal services are planned for Mr. Thomas at this time. Those wishing to express online ...

Hall

Fannie Lou Pressley, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Fannie Lou Pressley age 93 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday May 25, 2012. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Fannie Lou Pressley, 93, Gainesville
Fannie Lou Pressley age 93 of Gainesville passed away May 25, 2012 in Sumter, S.C. following an extended illness.Mrs. Pressley was born and raised in Hall County by her parents the ...
Jeanette Whitmire, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Jeanette "Net" Whitmire, 71 of Gainesville died Friday May 25, 2012 at her residence following a battle with cancer. Born and rasied in Hall County, Mrs. Whitmire wa ...
John C. Lewellen, 61, Gainesville
Dr. John C. Lewellen, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 at his residence surrounded by family and friends.A memorial service is scheduled for 5:00 p ...
Robert Lee Armantrout, 64, Gainesville
Robert Lee Armantrout, 64, of Gainesville passed away Friday May 25 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Armantrout was born August 27, ...

Jackson

Larry Williams Turner, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry William Turner, 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012.Mr. Turner was born in Leesburg, Virginia a son of the ...

Stephens

Stephen Paul Reibsome, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Stephen Paul Reibsome, age 54, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at Emory University Hospital.Born September 12, 1957 in Muncy, PA, he was a son of Mary Jane Middles ...
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.