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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 24th, 2015

Dawson

Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, Dawsonville
Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 24, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born September 29, 1925 in Hall County to the late J. Stower ...

Forsyth

Gary Franklin Bowman, 61, Cumming
Gary Franklin Bowman, 61 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Friday July 24th, 2015. He was loved by all that knew him. Gary was employed with Tru-Green lawn care. Visitation will be ...

Gwinnett

Louise Thomas Beard, 81, Buford
Louise Thomas Beard, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mardell Clark Thomas; and brother, Charles Tho ...

Habersham

Donald Shirley, 74, Alto
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...

Hall

Mary Lou Williams, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lou Williams, age 64, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on July 8, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Central Baptist C ...

Jackson

Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. Eva ...
Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Beck was born in Gainesville, GA, a daughter to th ...

Lumpkin

Betty Earlene Scofield, 86, Dahlonega
Betty Earlene Scofield, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, July 24, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in Cleveland, GA.   Betty was born June 21, 1929 in M ...

Stephens

Frances Segars Hemphill, age 86, of Toccoa, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Hemphill was born on November 6, 1928 in Frankli ...
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.