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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 9th, 2015

Barrow

Howard Sweat, 64, Winder
Mr. Howard Sweat, age 64, of Winder, Georgia died March 8, 2015 at his residence. A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late James and Lucille Anthony Sweat. He wa ...

Dawson

Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks, 93, Dawsonville
Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks went HOME to be with Jesus on March 9, 2015, after a brief illness with cancer. She was 93. Ms. Bertha lived in Dawsonville since 2005, having raised ...

Forsyth

Joyce Seabolt Cook, 61, Cumming
Joyce Seabolt Cook passed away at home in Cumming, GA on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 61. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer for the last couple of years, with f ...
Thomas Alfred Pilgrim, Jr. age 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 8, 2015.He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Pilgrim (2011); parents, Thoma ...

Hall

Harold L. Garner, 88, Gainesville
Harold Lee Garner, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed from this life to the next on March 9, 2015 in the presence of his daughters, after a brief battle with leukemia. He ...
Nora Bridges Tolbert, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Bridges Tolbert passed away on March 9, 2015. Born in Talmo, GA, on September 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Mae Taylor and Thomas Clifford Bridges. ...
Wayne Henry Byers Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Henry Byers, Sr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Jackson

Matte Jewell Sims Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Matte Jewell Sims Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Watson was born in Jackson County, a ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Robin Renee Westmoreland Daniel, age 49, of Commerce who passed away on Monday March 9th, 2015. She is the daughter of Carolyn W ...

Other

Robert Eugene Bearden, 64, Sparta
Robert Eugene Bearden, age 64, of Sparta, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mabel Bearden; ...
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.