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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 11th, 2013

Forsyth

Reese Coleman Roberts, 62, Cumming
Reese Coleman Roberts age 62 of Cumming passed away Friday January 11, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Gwinnett

Hugh H. Cantrell, 84, Buford
Mr. Hugh H. Cantrell, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Hugh Cantrell; his parents, two brothers and sisters ...

Habersham

Forester Little Hodges, 78, Mt. Airy
Memorial services for Forester Little Hodges age 78, of Mt. Airy, GA will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive ...

Hall

Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
The angels rejoiced on Friday, January 11, 2013 as Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny reunited with her loving husband of 63 years Robert in the presence of Almighty God. Born in 1926 to N ...
Carol S. Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
Carol S. Pokorny age 86 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday January 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesvi ...
Mr. William Eugene "Winfred" Grizzle, 82, of Clermont passed away Friday January 11, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born on August 4, 1930, in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Dora Parazada Smith, 74, Jefferson
Dora Parazada Smith, age 74, of Jefferson passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...
Dorothy M. Hotte, 88, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dorothy M. Hotte, 88 of Commerce/ Carnesville who passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Northridge Medical Center.Mrs. ...

Lumpkin

Lewis William Haygood, 83, Suches
Lewis William Haygood, age 83, of Suches, GA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Lewis had moved from Jonesboro to his home in Suches in 1992. He was retired from the Ford Motor ...
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, Dahlonega
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2013 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA. Private memorial service will be held at a later date ...

White

William Samuel Dixon, 65, Cleveland
William Samuel Dixon, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born December 30, 1947 in Clarkesville ...
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.