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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 7th, 2013

Forsyth

Luke Barker, 87, Suwanee
Luke Barker, age 87, of Suwanee (Forsyth County), passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 9th at 11:00 am at Pleasant View Baptist ...

Gwinnett

Henry Allen Puckett, 92, Buford
Henry Allen Puckett, age 92, of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 6, 2013 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel on Monday, Septe ...

Habersham

Jo Ann McCann, 70, Clarkesville
Jo Ann McCann, age 70, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. McCann ...

Hall

Mildred Irene Maynard, 65, Buford
Mildred Irene Maynard, age 65, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3 PM at Hamilton ...

Jackson

Michael David Matthews, 54, Commerce
Michael David Matthews, 54, passed away on Saturday, September 7 surrounded by his family. He spent his final days with family and special friends who reminded him of what a specia ...
Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, 99, Commerce
Mr. Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, age 99, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born in Franklin County to the late C ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, Dahlonega
Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, of Dahlonega passed away in Gainesville, Georgia the morning of Thursday, September 5th, 2013 after losing her second battle with cancer. Born Shirley Jea ...

Other

Dolores Stamey, 65, Blue Ridge
Dolores Stamey, age 65 of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge. She was born in Fannin County on Monday, September ...
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.