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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 3rd, 2013

Dawson

Elaine C. Rinker, 91, Dawsonville
Elaine C. Rinker, 91 of Dawsonville, GA. (formally of Vero Beach, Fla.) passed away peacefully in her home October 3, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose ...

Forsyth

Benjamin "Ben" Luther Van Buren, 35 of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2013. Born in Marietta, GA he was the son of Elizabeth Pittman Moss of Marietta, GA and Reed and Li ...
Betty Jane Finnemore, 77, Cumming
Betty Jane Finnemore, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. Betty was a member of First Christian Church in Cumming. She worked at Forsyth Industries and late ...
Mary Clara Miller, 88, Cumming
Mary Clara Miller, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 3, 2013. Born in Brookhaven, GA she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Miller. She is survived by her so ...

Habersham

Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Bill Sands, age 79, of Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Cla ...
Darlene Roberts Hill, 79, Demorest
Darlene Roberts Hill, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 03, 2013. Born in Habersham County on September 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Flossie M ...
Nora Jean Patrick, 68, Cornelia
Nora Jean Patrick, age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Those wishing to express online condolences to the Patrick family may do so by visiting o ...

Hall

Earldeen Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday October 3, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch crossed over to be with her love ones on October 3, 2013.Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 5, 201 ...
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, 88, Gainesville
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, age 88, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Octo ...

Lumpkin

Clyde Peck, 95, Gainesville
Rev. Clyde Peck, age 95, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday, October 3, 2013.Rev. Peck was a lifelong resident of Hall County. He was a former accountant for JD Jewell and Co., and ...

Stephens

Diane Evans Huff, 60, Toccoa
Mrs. Diane Evans Huff, age 60 of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence.A daughter of the late Eugene and Betty Evans, she was born November 13, 1952 in ...
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.