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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 17th, 2015

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Cornelia Williamson, 97, Winder
   Mrs. Cornelia Williamson, age 97, of Winder, Georgia died December 17, 2015.  Born in Vesta, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James and Callie Smith.& ...

Dawson

Roger L. Stephens, 76, Dawsonville
Roger L. Stephens, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Born March 11, 1939 to the late Clyde and Madge Cox ...

Forsyth

Sarah Francis Echols Evans, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015. Sarah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of New ...

Habersham

Wallace Alfred Beggs, 87, Clarkesville
Wallace Alfred Beggs, 87, a longtime residence of Clarkesville, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2015. He was born on November 11, 1928, the oldest son of Cleo ...
Polly Ann Keller Loudermilk, age 80 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her residence. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on July 10, 193 ...
Polly Ann Keller Loudermilk, age 80 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her residence. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on July 10, 193 ...
Linda Wimpey Martin, 49, Demorest
LINDA WIMPEY MARTIN, age 49, of Demorest, GA passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 following a sudden illness.  Ms. Martin was born August 5, 1966 in Young Harris, GA, to ...

Hall

Ralph Junior Bittle, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Ralph Junior Bittle age 64 of Gainesville, died Thursday December 17, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Saturday December 19, 2015 at ...
Roy D. Loehr, Jr., after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease, went to meet his Savior in the presence of his wife and family on Thursday morning, December 17, 2015.  ...
Lonnie Joe Richie, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Lonnie Joe Richie, age 81, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.       &nb ...

Jackson

Larry Dean Cummings, 59, Braselton
              Mr. Larry Dean Cummings, age 59 of Braselton died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his residence.  M ...

Lumpkin

Larry Maxwell King, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Larry Maxwell King, age 72, of Dahlonega passed to his heavenly home on December 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     Bo ...

Other

William “Bill” Drake, 80, Danielsville
Mr. William "Bill" Drake, age 80, of Danielsville, GA died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Drake was born in Danielsville to the late J ...
Dorothy Marie Loggins, 53, Good Hope, Ga.
Dorothy Marie Loggins, age 53, of Good Hope, GA passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015. She was a very crafty person who loved to knit, and was a wonderful caretaker. She is ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Nell Cobb Harbert Ivester age 86, of 110 Pine Villa Drive, Toccoa passed away Thursday December 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of t ...
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.