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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 24th, 2013

Forsyth

Juanita Blackstock Benefield, age 82, of Cumming, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Mrs. Benefield is preceded in death by her husband, William Parmer Benefield; ...

Habersham

Ray Walter Porterfield, 61, Mt. Airy
Ray Walter Porterfield, age 61, of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on July 20, 1952, in Clarke County, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

William Clay Rodes, Gainesville
William Clay Rodes, originally from Petersburg, Tennessee, passed away on July 24th, 2013 at home surrounded by his family in Gainesville, GA. He is preceded in death by his parent ...

Jackson

Horace W. Milton, 82, Commerce
Mr. Horace W. Milton, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Milton was born in Tallassee, AL to the late Ernest Emmett Carlton and Susie Wom ...

Other

Donald Wood, 73, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Donald Wood age 73, of Danielsville who passed away on Wednesday July 24th, 2013. He was the son of the late Elisha and Lura (Phillips) Woo ...
Dr. Robert Tether, 84, Greenville formerly of Gainesville
Dr. Robert S. Tether, 84 of Greenville, South Carolina formerly of Gainesville, GA died Wednesday July 24, 2013. Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Dr. Tether was the son of the late ...
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.