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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 19th, 2014

Forsyth

Christine Thornton, 55, Cumming
Christine Thornton, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Gregory Shannon Thornton of Cumming; sons, Christophe ...
Kathleen Grindle Hughes, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Norris Hughes; sisters, Irnee Hughes and Marie Mi ...

Habersham

W. Vance Grant, Jr.,, 89, Atlanta, formerly of Cornelia
W. Vance Grant, Jr., age 89, of Atlanta formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 due to multiple myeloma. Mr. Grant was born on September 3, 1924, i ...

Hall

Irene Forrester, Gainesville
Irene Forrester died March 19th, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA. She was the daughter of Thomas and Marcenia Adamson, of Banks County, GA. She was preceded in d ...
Rita Compton Lawson, 79, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rita Compton Lawson, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 ...
Sibyl Fay McKinney, 84, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 23, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sibyl Fay McKinney age 84 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Joseph Dover and ...
Wayne Haas, 57, Flowery Branch
Wayne Haas, 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Sheldon David Haas. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Mary C ...

Jackson

Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, Hoschton
Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on March 19, 2014, following a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Edward Hosse, Jr. Dolores and E ...

White

Philip Hunt, 96, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Philip Hunt, age 96 of Cleveland. Philip was born in White County on April 27, 1917 to the late Hansel H. Hunt and Ma ...
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.