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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 24th, 2015

Forsyth

Eileen Vivian Morra, 72, Cumming
Eileen Vivian Morra, 72, of Cumming, GA, died on October 24, 2015. Eileen was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Walter and Evelyn Jakowicz. She was a secretary in Communications w ...

Habersham

Tommy Randy Griffin, 80, Mt. Airy
Tommy Randolph “Randy” Griffin, age 80 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015.   Born in Stephens County, on May 14, 1935, he was a son of the l ...
Tylor Slade Massey, 22, Alto
Tylor Slade Massey, age 22, of Alto,  passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015. He was born in Gainesville, GA on March 2, 1993 to Brian H. and Amy Massey. Mr. Massey was a ...

Hall

Ann Harrison Byrd, 78, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ann Harrison Byrd, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2015 at Blackshear ...
Mary Louise Tapp Clark, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Louise Tapp Clark, 93 of Gainesville died Saturday October 24, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born March 22, 1922, Mrs. Clark was the da ...

Jackson

Sadie Bell Carter Hayes, 79, Hoschton
Sadie Bell Carter Hayes, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Gospel Tabernacle, 321 Fie ...
Joseph Anthony Tiller, 65, Commerce
Dr. Joseph (Joe) Anthony Tiller, age 65, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 24, 2015.   Joe was born in Washington, D.C., on January 30, 1950, son of Bob J. Tiller a ...

Other

Carol Keller, 90, Sandy Springs
Carol Keller, 90, of Sandy Springs, GA, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Oaks at Post Rd., Cumming, GA.  She was a Charter Member of North Springs UMC, Sandy Spri ...
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.