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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 4th, 2016

Dawson

William J. “Bill” Gardiner, Jr., 55, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 17, 1961 in Warwick, Rhode Island, M ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jenkins Green, 82, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Barbara Jenkins Green, age 82, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Services will be 2: ...

Habersham

Thomas Elton Hogan, 55, Mt. Airy
Thomas Elton Hogan, age 55 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  Mr. Hogan was born July 17, 1961 in Demorest to the late Thomas Hoyt Hogan and Ellabe Collins ...
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, 66, Mt. Airy
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, age 66, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 3, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. McConnell was born on J ...

Hall

Marlene Elizabeth Barth, of Gainesville, passed away on October 4, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 ...
Ruth Anne Drechsel, 89, Gainesville
Ruth Anne Drechsel, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed into the Lord’s presence on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. She was born in Schenectady, NY, and had resided at Lanier Vill ...
Steve Smith, 62, Gainesville
Steve Smith, 62 of Gainesville died Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Steve was the son of the late Lee and Ed ...

Jackson

John Donald Grund, 88, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Donald Grund, age 88, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Mr. Grund was born in East Orange, Ne ...
Mrs. Evelyn Estelle Pettyjohn Lewallen, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Lewallen was born in Talmo to the late Claud and Estelle ...

Other

George Patat, 73, Carnesville
George Patat age 73 of Carnesville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016. Mr. Patat was born November 20, 1942 to the late Harry & Lula Kay Patat. He had a Bachelor’s degre ...
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.