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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 20th, 2014

Dawson

Marie Beck, 77, Dawsonville
Marie Beck, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 20, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 31, 1936 to the late Howard and Edith Summerour ...

Habersham

Frank (Sonny) Cruz, 72, Clarkesville
Frank "Sonny" Cruz, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Cruz was born on October 8, ...
Rubye Colston Batson, 86, Demorest
Rubye Colston Batson, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.Born in Habersham County on May 21, ...

Hall

Edith 'Moie' Joy, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Edith "Moie" Joy, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 22, 2014 in ...
Margaret Denham England Burks, 99, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Denham England Burks, age 99, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 ...
Vincent (Vinny) Lawrence Ferrara, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. Vincent "Vinny" Lawrence Ferrara, age 92, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.Memorial S ...

Lumpkin

Jerry Walter Poiles, 57, Dahlonega
Jerry Walter Poiles, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, May 20, 2014.Mr. Poiles lived in Dahlonega, GA for 17 years after moving here from Clearwater, Florida. He had worked as ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
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.