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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 20th, 2013

Dawson

Robby Loyd Burnett, 47, Dawsonville
Robby Loyd Burnett, of Dawsonville, GA, age 47, passed away on January 20, 2013. There was no greater father on earth than Robby. He cherished his two sons and was so proud of the ...

Forsyth

James Clifford Dowdy, 83, Cumming
James Clifford Dowdy, 83, of Cumming, GA died on January 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tucker, GA he was the son of the late John and Elsie Dowdy. His beloved w ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Nichols, 98, Suwanee
Elizabeth Nichols, age 98 of Suwanee and formerly of Habersham Mills, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013.Born in Habersham County on April 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the l ...
Sammy 'Sam' Scott, 71, Buford
Mr. Sammy "Sam" Scott, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Sue Standridge Scott. He is survi ...
William Earl (Bud) Sears, III, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, William Earl (Wes) Sears, IV; parents, Willia ...

Habersham

Grace Watson Coker, 92, Demorest
Grace Watson Coker, age 92 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center. A life-long native of Habersham County, Georgia, Grace was ...

Hall

Reverend Lew E. Ayres, 83, Gainesville
Reverend Lew E. Ayres, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence under the care of hospice. A Memorial Service will be ...
Hubert "FLAP" Samuel Higgins, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents, Noah and Flora Higgins; brother, Larry H ...

Jackson

Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., 88, Commerce
Mr. Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., age 88 of Commerce died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Chandler was born in Royston to the late, Stoy H. and Margie Lee Culbertson Chand ...

White

Patricia Ellis, 61, Cleveland
Patricia Ellis, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 her residence. Ms. Ellis was born July 23, 1951 in White County to the late Spencer Sr. and Mary Martin Wa ...
Robert James Wedwaldt, 74, Cleveland
Robert James Wedwaldt, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Wedwaldt was born July 17, 1937 in Panama Canal to the late William and Anna ...
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.