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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2015

Dawson

John William Keating, 55, Dawsonville
John William Keating, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 19 ...

Habersham

Phillip Lewis Cook, 80, Cornelia
Phillip Lewis Cook, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2015 following a sudden illness. ...
Edward Lee Gerrin, 59, Alto
Edward Lee Gerrin, age 59 of Alto, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Gerrin was born December 10, 1956 in Demorest to Dorothy Jean Wade Gerrin and th ...
Jessica Dawn Spivey, 39, Cornelia
  Jessica Dawn Spivey, age 39 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Stephens County on June 18, 1976, she was a daughter of the late Joan Mille M ...

Hall

Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, 82, Murrayville
Mrs. Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, age 82, of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Donnie E. Welch, 63, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie E. Welch, age 63, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Mr. Welch was born in Jacksonville Florida, a s ...

Other

Albert Lee Watkins, 92, Dandridge, TN; formerly of Clayton
Mr. Albert Lee Watkins, age 92 of Dandridge, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Sevierville Healthcare and Rehab.   A son of the late Jim and Roxie Keen ...
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.