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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 27th, 2015

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Vonda Sue Cooper, 55, Statham
Vonda Sue Cooper, age 55, of Statham passed away Friday, November 27, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Catherine Ivy Taylor, 78, Winder
 Mrs. Catherine Ivy Taylor, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 26,  2015.  Born in Duluth, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Garmo ...

Forsyth

Timothy "Tim" J. Sotack, age 69, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015.  Tim loved to travel, golf, bake, and entertain.  He is preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Winnie H. “Polly” Thornton, age 92 of Buford, GA died Friday, November 27, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Mem ...
Josephine F. “Josie” Wilson, 94, of Suwanee, GA died on November 27, 2015.   Born in Ambler, PA she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Frances Primo. The fa ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae Fain Colston, 87, Demorest
Jessie Mae Fain Colston, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Colston was born o ...
Larry Smith, 61, Cornelia
Larry Smith, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. Born in Habersham County on January 21, 1954, he was a son of the late Noble and Lizzie Payne Smith. Mr. ...

Hall

Johnny C. Brock, 75, Gillsville
?Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 pm Monday Nov. 30, 2015 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Johnny C. Brock 75 of Gillsville, Ga. with Interment to f ...
Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, 76, Gainesville
               Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at Nort ...
Mr. James "Jim" Francis Cook, Sr. of Gainesville passed away Friday November 27,2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday ...
Jewell McGraw, 79, Flowery Branch
Jewell McGraw, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday November 27, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Jewell Elveta McGraw, 79, Gainesville
       Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday November 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell Elveta McGraw, age 79, of Ga ...
Billy Dean Thompson Sr., 80, of Oakwood passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Peachtree Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, De ...
Mary Malena Twiggs, 45, Gillsville
Ms. Mary Malena Twiggs age 45 of Gillsville passed away on Friday November 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Nona Harrison Whitmire, 106, Gainesville
Mrs. Nona Harrison Whitmire, age 106, of Gainesville, Georgia died Thursday, November 26, 2015.                 Born on September 7, 1909 ...
Deacon Bennie Neal Williams, 71, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration of Life Services for Deacon Bennie Neal  Williams (71) of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:00 AM, New Life Missi ...
Margie N. Wilson, 68, Lula
Margie N. Wilson, 68, of Lula, died Friday November 27, 2015.  Margie was born in White County on March 17, 1947 to the late Harvey and Catherine Coker. In addition to her ...

Other

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, Somerville, TN
Lloyd James Gilreath, age 79, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of Jean Powell Gilreath, departed this life Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at the Bolivar General Hos ...

Stephens

Mrs. Agnes Blanche Sims Lewallen, age 74 of 416 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 27, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the la ...
Hubert “Junior” Simmons                        & ...
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.