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Local Obits for Mon. May 4th, 2015

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John Edward Bieber, 75, Winder
John Edward Bieber, age 75, of Winder passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-6 ...

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Melanie Elaine Garton a resident of Cumming, passed away peacefully at home late into the night on Monday, fourth of May after a long and courageous fight with breast cancer. She w ...

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Inez F. Garrett, 85, Demorest
      Inez Fitzgerald Garrett, age 85, of Demorest, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Born on January 10, 1930, in the Habersham Mills Community, she was ...

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Jack Nelson Thomason, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jack Nelson Thomason, age 88, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at his residence.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the ...
Catherine Lavern Wright, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Catherine Lavern Wright, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Funeral services ar ...
Rev. David Fitzpatrick, 64, Braselton
On May 4, 2015, David McLoy Fitzpatrick, Sr. flew into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he had faithfully served all the days of his life. David was a lifelong Bu ...
Floyd Scotty Morris, Gainesville
Our beloved son, brother, uncle, and brother-in-law Floyd Scotty Morris went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday May 4, 2015.   Scotty was a gradu ...

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Edwin Ross Cathey, 91, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Edwin Ross Cathey, age 91 of Helen. Mr. Cathey passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 following a brief illness. He was on ...
Joe F. Etris, 71, Cleveland
Joe F. Etris, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 04, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Etris was born March 29, 1944 in Cleveland to the late Judge and Hester Ferguson ...
William Doug Jones, 72, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for William Doug Jones, age 72, Cleveland. The Rev. Nathan Hudgins will offic ...
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.