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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 7th, 2013

Banks

Roy Venable Merck, 74, Homer
Mr. Roy Venable Merck, age 74, of Homer, GA died Sunday, April 07, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Merck was born in Commerce to the late Albert and Allene Morris Mer ...

Barrow

Jayne Holbrook, 53, Winder
Jayne Holbrook, age 53, of Winder passed away, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Jayne loved her family, flowers, lady bugs and bubbles. She also had a passion for making jewelry. She is sur ...

Dawson

Emily S. Morgan, 84, Dawsonville
Emily S. Morgan, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice following a short illness.Born February 22, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Emory and G ...

Habersham

Lillian Lewallen Yarber, 96, Cornelia
Lillian Lewallen Yarber, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from Habersham Home East. Mrs. Yarber was born in Baldwin, Georgia, o ...
Waymon Chester Elrod, 89, Cornelia
Waymon Chester Elrod, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 07, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born September 13, 1923 in Habersham County, he was the son of the ...

Hall

Andrew Jones, 65, Gainesville
Andrew Jones, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.The family will receive friends on Thurs ...
Bertha Mae Emmett, 92, Gainesville
Bertha Mae Emmett joined her husband of 59 years Clarence H. Emmett in eternal rest on April 7, 2013. Bertha passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes. A native of ...
Betty Jean Peck, 69, Gainesville
Betty Jean Peck, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the chapel of Little and ...
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, 62, Oakwood
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, age 62 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

David Dorsey Hix, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Dorsey Hix age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013.Mr. Hix was born in Madison County, Ga., son of the la ...
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.