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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 20th, 2013

Forsyth

Michael Lewis Tonya, 87, Cumming
Michael Lewis Tonya, from Cumming, Georgia, died on September 20, 2013 in Cumming, Georgia of lengthy illnesses. He was born September 2, 1926 in Bessemer, PA to Andrew Tonya and J ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Patricia Washington Davis, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on September 20, 2013.She is survived by her husband of thirty years, Sim Davis, Buford, GA; daughter Nekita Washi ...

Hall

Peggy Jean Hayes, 54, Gainesville
Peggy Jean Hayes, age 54, of Gainesville, GA passed away September 20, 2013. The visitation is Friday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St. from 7:00 o'clock p. ...

Jackson

James 'J.R.' Thompson, 31, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "J.R." Thompson, 31,of Commerce, Ga. who passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death ...

White

Ann Mae Vollrath, 75, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Ann Mae Vollrath, age 75 of Cleveland. Ms. Vollrath passed on September 20, 2013. A celebration of life for Ms. Vollrath ...
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.