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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2015

Barrow

Randolph Swafford, 85, Winder
   Mr. Randolph Swafford, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 7, 2015.  A Barrow County Native, he was the Son of the late Charlie and Tomie Harbin Swafford. ...

Dawson

Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, Dawsonville
Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 at her home. Born March 24, 1930 to the late Warren and Ellen Gordon, Miriam was active in commun ...

Habersham

John H. Myers, Sr., 93, Alto
John H. Myers, SR., age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Mr. Myers was born on June 29, 1922 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Burt and Leasie Hogs ...
Thelma Rea Corn Shook, 68, Demorest
.       Thelma Ree Corn Shook, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Towns County on D ...

Hall

Jalasker Lyles, Jr., 42, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mr. Jalasker Lyles, Jr. (42) of Gainesville, GA will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:00pm, New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1380 Harrison Drive ...

Jackson

Ralph Freeman, Jr, 99, Hoschton
Ralph Freeman, Jr. age 99, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Mr. Freeman was born March 7, 1916 in Hoschton, Jackson County, GA.  He was the son of Ralph Fr ...
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, 30, Commerce
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, age 30, of Commerce passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Ricardo De La Paz, 31, Dahlonega
  Ricardo De La Paz, age 31, of Dahlonega, GA died July 7, 2015. Ricardo was born in Los Angeles, CA March 23, 1984. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 26 years ...
Phillip Anthony (Tony) Lingerfelt, 47, Boiling Springs, SC
Phillip Anthony “Tony” Lingerfelt, age 47, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA.   Tony lived ...

Other

John William Pike Sr., 77, Union Point
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike Sr, age 77 of Union Point, Georgia formerly of Sautee. Mr. Pike passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. ...

Stephens

Kenneth Leo Stroud, 68, Toccoa
  Mr. Kenneth Leo Stroud, age 68 of 171 Hammond Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Leo and Gwinell Watkins Stro ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike, Sr. age 77 of Sautee. Mr. Pike entered into rest Tuesday, July 7,2015. He was preceded in death ...
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.