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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2015

Banks

William Erskine "Bill" Smith, Jr., age 74, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.Born on June 17, 1940, in Walton County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Will ...

Dawson

June Young, 79, Dawsonville
June Young, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 6, 1935 in Dawson County to the lat ...
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, Dawsonville
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Broome was born August 30, 1932 in Fort Payne, Alab ...

Forsyth

Kathryn Sears, 86, Cumming
Kathryn Sears, born September 11th, 1928, passed with peace and grace on March 8th, 2015. She is survived by her brothers John Sears Jr., Allen Sears, and sister Alashia Dawson, a ...
Lynda Couch Murphy, 69, Cumming
Lynda Couch Murphy age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Lynda was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Lynda retired from Tyson's after 43 years of servi ...

Habersham

Jackie Craft, 51, Cornelia
Jackie Craft age 51 of Cornelia, Ga. died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the Hillside Chape ...

Hall

Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95, Hoschton
Mrs. Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95 of Hoschton died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the Oaks of Braselton.Born in Hoschton, Georgia, Mrs. Hurley had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
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.