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Local Obits for Sat. May 9th, 2015

Banks

Shelby Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Presley, age 67, of Maysville, who passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. ...

Forsyth

Linda Pruitt Chambers, 68, Cumming
Linda Pruitt Chambers, age 68, of Cumming, died on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Larry J. Chambers, ...
Joseph Dillard McGinnis, age 77 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2015. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved the lake and was an avid golfer.   ...
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, 45, Canton
Kyrie Shalom Lewis, age 45 of Canton, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.   Services will be anounced at a later date.   Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, ...
Rachel Porter Wall Higgins age 94 of Cumming Ga. Died on Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, Ga. from an extended illness.   A nativ ...

Gwinnett

Gladys Jones Adair, 92, Buford
Gladys Jones Adair, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester S. Adair. She is survived by her children, Patri ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Caudell Meister, age 91, of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on August 13, 1923, in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Ausbur ...

Hall

Diego Martinez, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Diego Martinez, age 81, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Monday, May ...
Matthew Hopkins Sr., 90, Gainesville
Matthew Hopkins Sr. age 90, well known as “Shoefus” went home to be with his parents and siblings early Saturday morning May 9, 2015. After a courageous and strong will ...

Jackson

Steve Kenneth Smith, 51, Commerce
     Mr. Steve Kenneth Smith, age 51, of Commerce, Georgia died May 9, 2015.  A native of Tucker, Georgia he was a driver for Keystone Brothers.  &nb ...
Shelby Fowler Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Fowler Presley, age 67, of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Mrs. Presley was born in Jack ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Ellen O’Brien Marshall, age 84, of Atlanta, who passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. Mrs. Marshall ...
Herman Reynolds, 85, Pendergrass
Herman Reynolds age 85 of Pendergrass, Ga. passed away May 8, 2015 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Reynolds was born April 4, 1930 in Hall county to the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Gerry Sommers, 70, Dahlonega
Gerry Sommers, 70, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with a debilitating brain disorder.  By his side were his wife of ...

White

Margie Melvinnie Nations Wheeler, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born on May 13, 1923, in White County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mar ...
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.
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.