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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 8th, 2012

Forsyth

Marimar Alvarez, 17, Cumming
Marimar Alvarez, age 17 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012. She was a senior at Forsyth Central High School where she was the president of the International Cl ...

Hall

Evelyn C. Naff, 94, Gainesville
Evelyn Chambers Naff, formerly of Birmingham, AL, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Saturday morning, September 8th, 2012 at her residence at Lanier Village in Gainesville ...
Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 08, 2012 following an extended illness.A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a ...
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62, Gainesville
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62 of Gainesville died Saturday September 8, 2012 at her residence. Born in Gainesville, Ga. July 23, 1950, Nancy was the daughter of the late Robert Harmon, Jr ...
Raymond Evans, 70, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, September 8th, after an extended illness from diabetes & Alzheimer's. He was the son of the late Daniel ...

Jackson

Rachel Louise Massey, 81, Jefferson
Mrs. Rachel Louise Massey, age 81, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, September 08, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Diamond Trough and Mary Hester ...
Ray Elbert Banks, 73, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Rev. Ray Elbert Banks, age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012.Rev. Banks was born in Jackson County, a son t ...

Lumpkin

Robert Gordon Hester, 66, Dahlonega
Robert Gordon Hester, age 66 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday September 8, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hester was born May 7, 1946 in Lumpkin County to the late Gom ...
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.