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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Anthony Vincent Madda, 74, Cumming
Anthony Vincent Madda, 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away on October 4, 2015. Anthony was a member of St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church and is also a Veteran of the United Sta ...
Jerlene P. Martin, 82, Cumming
Jerlene P. Martin, age 82, of Cumming passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Embracing Hospice.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by ...

Hall

Montine Henson Ledbetter, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Montine Henson Ledbetter, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at The Oaks of Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Bill Nance, 72, Flowery Branch
  Bill Nance, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Bill was healthy, active, and full of life when h ...
     Mrs. Shirley Louise Leslie Tercero, age 79 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.   & ...

Jackson

Hughie Ray Johnson, 48, Hoschton
Hughie Ray Johnson, age 48, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015.  A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel, 4532 Hwy 53 ...
Yvonne Minish, 80, Commerce
              Mrs. Yvonne Minish, age 80 of Commerce died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.& ...

Lumpkin

Phillip "Yank" Stobaugh, 61, Dahlonega
Philip “Yank” Stobaugh, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   “Yank&rd ...

Stephens

Marvin Lee Heaton, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Lee Heaton, age 55 of 81 Robin Place, Toccoa passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at his residence.   A son of Frances Ramsey Heaton and the late Harold Lewis ...
Memorial services for Ronald “Ron” N. Ringer, age 73 of Toccoa will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM from the Level Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia with ...

White

Sara Jones Davis, 88, Cleveland
Sara Jones Davis, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Davis was born April 29, 1927 in Columbus, GA to the late Ezekiel Candler Jones ...
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.