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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 6th, 2012

Hall

Timothy Lee Fortenberry, 58, Gainesville
Timothy Lee Fortenberry, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Gateway Healthcare & Rehab, Cleveland, following an extended illness. ...
Eddie Swansey, 51, Flowery Branch
Eddie Swansey, 51 of Flowery Branch died Thursday September 6, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Eddie was employed at Wrigley' ...
Ruth Katherine Coker, 85, Oakwood
Ruby Katherine Coker, age 85 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...

Stephens

Mr. Henry Johnson Brown, Jr., "Papa Brown" age 82, of Toccoa, died Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home. Born June 18, 1930 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Henry J ...
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.