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Local Obits for Thu. May 28th, 2015

Banks

James Morris Free, 75, Homer
James Morris Free, age 75, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Free was born on February 8, 1940 in Homer, G ...

Forsyth

  Betty Gilleland Jennings, 75, Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved gardening and volunteering ...
Larry Trout, 68, Cumming
Larry Trout, age 66, of Cumming, passed away on May 28, 2015.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  Larry loved spending time with his family, especially h ...

Gwinnett

Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, Buford
Margie LaRose Bennett, 71, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 4 2015. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cumming, GA. Margie is preceded in death b ...
Billie Dove Hill, 79, Auburn
Billie Dove Hill, age 79, of Auburn passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Mrs. Hill was a faithful follower of Christ. Her hobbies included sewing, arts and crafts. Mrs. Hill w ...

Habersham

Frances Land DeWitt, 94, Cornelia
Frances Land DeWitt, age 94, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her son’s residence. Born on September 16, 1920, in Columbus, Georgia, she was a daughter o ...

Hall

Vanessa Dell Dyer, 55, Gainesville
Vanessa Dell Dyer, age 55 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord from a long term illness.  Ms. Dyer was born August 22, 1959 in Hamilton, WV to John Leonard Dyer and the ...
Marty Holbrook, 81, Gainesville
  ? Open  Reply  Reply All More   Marty Holbrook 81 of Gainesville,Ga. died Friday June 5, 2015 at Willowbrook Nurs ...
Charles Albert Maniscalco, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Albert Maniscalco, age 83, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.
Nicholas Bruce Pickell, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Nicholas Bruce Pickell, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 3015 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services to be held at a later ...

Jackson

Pamela Berryman Baker, 65, Nicholson
Mrs. Pamela Berryman Baker, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Baker was born in Elberton to Magolene Barrett Hardy and the ...
Troy Marshall Spivey, 64, Commerce
Troy Marshall Spivey, age 64, of Commerce passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Stephens

Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell, 51, Eastanollee
Mrs. Terresa Jo Tatum Purcell age 51 of 1054 Gooseneck Road, Eastanollee passed away Thursday May, 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the lat ...
Mrs. Ronzielene Mize Simmons age 61 of 140 Avon Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday June 1, 2015 at her residence A daughter of the late Ronzie and Katie Lou Fulbright Mize, she ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.