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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 1st, 2012

Habersham

Mr. Joseph Bertie "Joey" Smith, 56 of Demorest passed away on Sunday, July 1 at the Habersham Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born in Stephens ...

Hall

Ross J. Pendley, 97, Buford
Ross J. Pendley of Buford, GA passed away on June 30, 2012. Mr. Pendley was born on November 25, 1914 in Forsyth County, GA and was 97 years old. Mr. Pendley was a watch repairman ...
Vaughn "Little John" Little, 92, Flowery Branch
Vaughn "Little John" Little, age 92 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...

Stephens

James Palmer Boyd, 73, Toccoa
Mr. James Palmer Boyd, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home. Born April 30, 1939 in Lyons, GA, he was a son of the late James Harrison and Bertha Lou Wo ...

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Guy Edward Gerrin, 80, Cleveland
Guy Edward Gerrin, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gerrin was born August 9, 1931 in Habersham County to the late Les ...
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.