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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 21st, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Hayward Hill, 66, Cumming
Mary Hayward Hill, 68, of Cumming, GA died on August 21, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Owensboro, KY she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lorraine Roberts. ...
Marguerite Rudisill passed away peacefully in her home Friday evening August 21, 2015.  She was predeceased by her husband Paul Stuart Rudisill, Jr. and her son Paul Stuart Ru ...

Habersham

Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85, Clarkesville
Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Millicent Harris, 64, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday August 24, 2015 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Millicent Harris age 64 of Oakwood. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin and Rev. M ...
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, Gainesville
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           &nb ...

Jackson

Russel Franklin Owen, 80, Hoschton
Russel Franklin Owen, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Friday, August 21, 2015.  The family will not hold any services.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30 ...

Other

David W. Pittman, 70, Monroe
David W. Pittman, age 70, of Monroe passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Mr. Pittman had retired after 34 years with Delta Airlines then went back as a Charter Coordinator for 13 y ...
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.