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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 7th, 2012

Dawson

Charles B. Finley, 64, Dawsonville
Charles B. Finley, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 4, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Born July 5, 1947 to the late Charlie and Dorothy Finley, he was a lifelong res ...
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, Dawsonville
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 7, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health. Mrs. Pruett was born January 1, 1921 in Dawson Cou ...

Forsyth

Kate Hyde, 90, Cumming
Kate Hyde, age 90, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 following a brief illness. She was the last of 9 children of General Washington and Lottie Arizona Spriggs R ...

Habersham

DOROTHY ELIZABETH MCMULLAN, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at a private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. McMullan was born on ...
Edwin Morris Brown, 66, Demorest
EDWIN MORRIS BROWN, JR., age 66, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away onSaturday, July 7, 2012.Mr. Brown was born on August 5, 1945, in Senoia, Georgia; son of thelate Edwin Morris Br ...
LORAN MEALOR, 79, Demorest
LORAN MEALOR, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Mealor was born in Banks County, Georgia, on July 27 ...

Hall

Ruthlene M. Savage, 76, Lula
Ruthlene M. Savage, age 76 of Lula, passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Savage was born January 1, 1936 in Cleveland, GA to the ...

Jackson

Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, Commerce
Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on July 7, 2012. She was born in Commerce, GA to Larry and Louise Lord. Lisa worked in the Extended Day Program a ...

Lumpkin

Janie Lou Fortner, 70, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Janie Lou Fortner, age 70 of Dahlonega. Mrs. Fortner passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012. Services are scheduled for ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.