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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 15th, 2015

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William G. Maddox, 52, Statham
William G. Maddox, age 52 of Statham, GA passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015. Mr. Maddox was the son of the late William C. and Rachel Joyce Metcalf Maddox. He was a self emp ...

Forsyth

Emma Akins Shoemake, 83, Cumming
  Emma Akins Shoemake, age 83, born June 26, 1932 passed away on October 15, 2015 Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Byars Funeral ...

Jackson

Jimmy C. Whitlock, 73, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy C. Whitlock, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson to the late Samuel Lee and Ethel Wilson Wh ...

Lumpkin

Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, 87, Dahlonega
Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, age 87 of Dahlonega , passed away on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 following an extended illness. Pete was born in Milwaukee, WI. and later mov ...
Janet Lynn Palmer, 57, Dahlonega
Janet Lynn Palmer, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Hall County on March 3, 1958 to p ...
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.