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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 10th, 2016

Barrow

Mrs. Elizabeth (Beth) Blanton Petree, age 89, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. A native of Talbotton, Georgia she was the daughter of the late William Be ...

Forsyth

Peggy Purser Montford, 85, Cumming
Peggy Purser Montford, 85, of Cumming, GA died peacefully at Embracing Hospice House on January 10, 2016.  She was born in Lumber City GA, the daughter of the late Henry Ray a ...

Habersham

Emory Odell Irvin, 88, Demorest
Emory Odell Irvin, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. Born in Habersham County on February 28, 1927, he was a son of the late Samuel Palmer and Mary Minni ...

Hall

Shelby Jean Coker, 56, Gainesville
Mrs. Shelby Jean Coker, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, Gainesville
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, passed away at home with his family on Sunday, January 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Ben was born in Gainesville on August 27, 1936. He gr ...

Jackson

James Patrick, 69, Commerce
James Patrick age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday January 10, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home ...
Ollie E. Shelton, 63, Talmo
Ollie Edward Shelton, age 63 of Talmo passed away Sunday January 10, 2016. Memorial Service Thursday 5:00 p.m. Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Stre ...

Other

Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, Blue Ridge
Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away on January 10, 2016. He had pastored Welcome All Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA, Grace Baptist Church in Roswell, GA, ...
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.