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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Jerry Wayne Melton, 70, Cumming
Jerry Wayne Melton 70, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 10, 2016.   He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Bessie Melton, his sister Joyce Marsh, and his ...

Habersham

Robert “Douglas” Collins, age 84, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born on July 14, 1932 in ...

Hall

Mrs. Martha Rachel Hulsey Inman passed away December 10, 2016. A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was born on September 1, 1957. Mrs. Inman was the daughter of the late Weldon ...

Jackson

George Michael Bullington, 65, Braselton
Mr. George Michael Bullington, age 65, of Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence, with his family. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday ...
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, 57, Braselton
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, age 57, of  Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016. Howard loved NASCAR, fishing and hunting.  Survivors include the love of his ...
Addie Grace Martin, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Addie Grace Martin was born in Jackson County on May 27, 1932 to the parents of James Rance Dukes and Frankie Mae Johnson. She was a member of St. Paul First Baptist Church wh ...
Julian C. Varnum, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Julian C. Varnum, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Varnum was born in Jefferson, a so ...

Other

Iree Hembree Logan, 83, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Iree Hembree Logan, age 83 of Athens, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Mrs. Logan was born in Jackso ...

White

James E. O’Keefe, Jr, 71, Cleveland
James E. O’Keefe, Jr. was born Oct 17th 1945, he was killed running into a burning orphanage to save children, at least that’s what he’ll tell you.   He is p ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
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.