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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 29th, 2015

Banks

Edna Hardy Gowder, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Edna Hardy Gowder, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Gowder was born in Lincolnton, NC to the la ...

Forsyth

Frank Nagy, 80, Cumming
Frank Nagy, 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015.  A native of Hazelwood and South Park, Pennsylvania,  Mr. Nagy was a U.S. Air Force veteran an ...
Sharon Dionne, 61, Cumming
In loving memory of Sharon Dionne, age 61, from Cumming, GA who passed away early Thursday morning on October 29th. Born Sharon Leonard of Chicago, Illinois. She was an Esthetician ...
William M. (Bill) Evans, age 82 of Cumming, Georgia, (formerly of Marietta) passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pat Evans, and his parents ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, 60, Sugar Hill
Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, age 60 of Sugar Hill, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 5, 2 ...
William Patton, 74, Buford
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...

Habersham

John Chandler Adams, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral services for, John Chandler Adams, age 72 of Clarksville, Ga. will be held at 2:00 pm  Sunday November 1, 2105 in Wauka Mountain Baptist Church, interment will be in t ...
Annie Burrell Marcus, 80, Clarkesville
Annie Burrell Marcus, age 80, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on October 29th following an extended illness.   Mrs. Marcus was a lifelong resident of Habersham County and & ...
Ronald "Ronnie" McCune, 75, Cornelia
  Ronald “Ronnie” McCune, age 75 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. Born in Fulton County on December 16, 1939, he was a son of the late Wi ...

Hall

Major Woodford, 77, Gainesville
            Mrs. Major Woodford, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medica ...
Dean Anderson Sullens, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services for Dean Anderson Sullens age 75, of Gainesville, Ga. will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Stra ...

Jackson

William Thomas Gardiner, 58, Nicholson
William Thomas Gardiner, age 58 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015.   Mr. Gardiner was the son of the late Ferd and May Bell Emmett Gardiner and was ...
Cynthia Nancy Marie Parris, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015. Ms. Parris was the daughter of Marie Ledford Powell Parris and the late William S. Par ...

Lumpkin

Vaughn Ricketts, 76, Dahlonega
Vaughn Ricketts, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.   Vaughn wa ...
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.