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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 24th, 2014

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Ernest Collins, 88, Winder
Ernest Collins, age 88, of Winder passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Forsyth

Lieu Weda Brackett, 94, Cumming
Lieu Weda Brackett, age 94 of Cumming, passed away on February 24, 2014. Lieu was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Brackett. Li ...
Mary Wenona Wallace, 93, Cumming
Mary Wenona Wallace, age, 93, of Cumming passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Wenona was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, Buford
Barbara Ann Vaughan, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Vaughan. She is survived by daughter, Debb ...

Habersham

Paul Swain Murphy, 67, Cornelia
Paul Swain Murphy, age 67, of Cornelia, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at his home.Swain was a native and lifelong resident of Habersham County. He owned and operated S & R ...

Hall

Gregory Cooper Hanes, 55, Chestnut Mountain
Gregory Cooper Hanes, age 55, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 surrounded by his family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief battle wit ...
Johnny C. Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny C. Young (father of Kelli Young), age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Monday. Mr. Young will Lie-in-state from 9am-1pm at Wimberly and Jackson. Funeral services will be ...
Johnny Cecil Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny Cecil Young, age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 24, 2014. Funeral services February 28, 2014 At 2:00pm at Memorial Park Chapel. Professional services entruste ...
Joseph Knapke, 21, Gainesville
Joseph Knapke, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
Maxine Croy Harvey, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Maxine Croy Harvey, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Me ...

Jackson

Connie Bettis,, 55, Commerce
Mrs. Connie Bettis, age 55, of Commerce, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Bettis was born in Gainesville to the late Bud and Sarah Bone Hicks. ...

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William Kenneth "Ken" Gilreath, age 47 of Canton, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. He was of the protestant faith. He was a loving father who loved his children. Ke ...

Stephens

Mr. Terry Lewis "T.J." Hardman, Jr., age 27 of 49 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kindred Hospital Atlanta.A son of Terry Lewis ...

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Donald Fay Penner, 93, Cleveland
Mr. Donald Fay Penner, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Penner was born on July 11, 1920 the son of the late Fay and Marie Kemp Penn ...
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.