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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 13th, 2012

Banks

Otha M. Shannon, 91, Alto
Otha M. Shannon, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Shannon was born on January 14, 1921, in Homer, Georgia; son of the late Melvin Fletcher and M ...

Barrow

Lannie "June Bug" Howard Sanders, Jr., age 42, of Winder passed away, Monday, August 13, 2012. Lannie loved Nascar, his dogs, his family and was a Mason at Dacula Lodge 4 ...

Forsyth

John A Tallant, 65, Cumming
John A Tallant,65, passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming after a short battle with cancer. He graduated from Meigs Consolidated High School, Decatur, Tennessee where he was p ...

Habersham

Keith Dodgins, 41, Demorest
Keith Dodgins, age 41 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012.Born in Stephens County on August 02, 1971, he was the son of Anita Wilson and Gervace Dodgins. Mr. Dodgins w ...
Kenneth Wayne Martin, 64, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Martin, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence. Born in White County on January 31, 1948, he was the son of Robert and Ethelene ...

Hall

Wesley Fairchild, 87, Gainesville
Wesley Fairchild, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Morningside Assisted Living following an extended illness. Memorial servic ...
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, 76, Gainesville
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, age 76, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Unihealth-Lanier, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday ...

Jackson

Susan C. Hollon, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Susan C. Hollon, age 53, of Jefferson Ga. who passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012.Family will have a memorial service at a later d ...

Other

Frankie Clyde Arnold, 67, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Franklin "Frankie" Arnold, age 67, of Athens in the Redstone Community, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Ar ...

Stephens

King Dewey Cobb, 85, Martin
Mr. King Dewey Cobb, age 85, of Martin , died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born April 18, 1927 in Carnesville, Ga., he was a son of the late Tillman Samuel a ...
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.