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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 19th, 2013

Banks

Elizabeth Inez Gailey, age 70 of Homer, Georgia went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, after a courageous fight with cancer. Elizabeth was born in Banks County o ...
Rev. Robert (Bob) Allan Hill, Sr., age 85, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Hill was born in Atlanta, GA to the late Fred Gordon and Mae Henderson ...

Dawson

Jody Neal Busiere, 44, Dawsonville, formerly Bradenton, FL
Jody Neal Busiere, 44, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from complications from Type 1 Diabetes.Jody moved to Dawsonville, GA from Bradenton, FL in 2005 with his parents, ...

Forsyth

Dorothy "Billie" Hazel Murphy, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on March 19, 2013. Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lee Murphy.Survivors ...
Lt. Col (Ret) Kenneth Lee Coykendall, 89, of Cumming, GA died on March 19, 2013. Born in Detroit, MI he was the son of the late Lee and Lettie Coykendall. His brother, Lorne Coyk ...

Gwinnett

Minnie Buice Staton, 94, Suwanee
Mrs. Minnie Buice Staton, age 94, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Adrin Staton; parents, Sidne ...
Vincent Felix Rodriguez, age 45 of Lilburn, GA died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 following a brief illness. Mr. Rodriguez has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Vin ...

Hall

Frances Hendrix, 85, Gainesville
Frances Flourene Hendrix, 85, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away March 19, 2013. Mrs. Frances Flourene Hendrix was born on February 8, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia, Ga. and was raised ...
Gary Stringer, 61, Flowery Branch
Home Going Services for Mr. Gary Richard Stringer, 61, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, 1:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanne ...

Jackson

Rosemarie Ann Reilly, 73, Jefferson
Rosemarie Ann Reilly, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.la ...

Lumpkin

Carol Hawkins Carvalho, 76, Dahlonega
After an eleven month courageous and dignified struggle with an evil brain tumor Carol Lynne Hawkins Carvalho peacefully left the surly bonds of earth on March 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm ...

Other

Luna Mae Roper, 89, Alpharetta
Luna Mae Roper, age 89 of Alpharetta, passed away on March 19, 2013. She was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. Luna Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Egbert Roper ...

White

Mr. Charles (Chuck) Herbert Smith age 65 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Smith was born in Fitzgerald, GA the son of Mozelle Baston Smith and t ...
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.