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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 23rd, 2014

Dawson

Louise Samples, 90, Dawsonville
Louise Samples, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 22, 2014 at the Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born June 16, 1924 to the late Toy and ...

Forsyth

Walter E. Okenica, 68, Cumming
Walter E. Okenica, age 68, of Cumming, GA passed away after a short battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis on December 23rd, 2014. Walter is remembered as a loving man who was an instant ...

Habersham

Robert Hearty Burton, 67, Clarkesville
Robert Hearty Burton, age 67, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014.Mr. Burton was born on April 1, 1947 in Clarkesville, Georgia to the late Oscar and ...

Hall

Dr. May DeLacy Jessup Smith, 68, Gainesville
Dr. May DeLacy Jessup Smith, age 68, passed away December 23, 2014, from complications from Hodgkin's lymphoma. An informal visitation will take place Saturday, January 10, 20 ...
Joseph Harding Cain, 93, Flowery Branch
Joseph Harding Cain, 93, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held on ...
Wayne Jerry Stargel, 53, Claxton/Gainesville
Wayne Jerry Stargel, 53, passed away December 23, 2014 at Evans Memorial Hospital. Anyone who knew him knows undoubtedly that he lived his life in tribute to his children and grand ...

Jackson

Alice Sharpton Edenfield, 80, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Alice Sharpton Edenfield, age 80, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Mrs. Edenfield was born in Win ...

Other

Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr., 70, Savannah, formerly of Columbus
Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr., age 70, of Savannah, Georgia, and formerly Columbus, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was born October 27, 1944 in Savannah to the late Re ...

Stephens

Mrs. Jeanette Blackwell Payne, age 66 of 79 S. Pine Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Stephens County Hospital.A daughter of the late Edgar and ...

White

Joann Brewington Cash, 68, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Joann Brewington Cash, age 68 of Sautee. Mrs. Cash passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2014. Funeral services are sc ...
Virginia Terry Chambers, 61, Cleveland
Mrs. Virginia Terry Chambers, age 61, of Cleveland passed away December 23, 2014. Mrs. Chambers was born May 14, 1953 to the late Coytez and Odell Whitley in Atlanta, GA. She was a ...
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.