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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 23rd, 2016

Banks

Donald L. McCoy, 88, Gillsville
Donald L. McCoy age 88 of Gillsville passed away Friday Dec. 23, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. McCoy was born August 23, 1928 to the late John L. & Mitti ...

Barrow

Laurie Beth Messinger, 61, Bethlehem
Laurie Beth Messinger, age 61, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966.

Dawson

Hattie B Kincaid, 91, Dawsonville
Hattie B. Kincaid, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 23, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health. Born May 12, 1925 to the late C ...

Forsyth

James Allen III, 55, Cumming
James Allen, III, age 55, of Cumming passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.  Jimmy worked for several years in the family business, Allen's Home Furnishings, and was a tru ...
Tambra “Tammy” Lynn Hall, age 48 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016.  Tammy was a member of Kappa Delta and a graduate of North Georgia College. ...
Ernest Raymond Jenkins, Jr., 78, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 23, 2016. Mr. Jenkins was born in Atlanta, Ga on May 27, 1938. He was a graduate of Chamblee High School. ...

Hall

James Oather Smith, 70, Gainesville
James Oather Smith, age 70, found peace and healing in heaven on December 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 18, 1946 to James Colonel Smith and Ruby Sull ...

Jackson

Deborah A. Waller, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Deborah A. Waller, age 58, of Commerce died Friday, December 23, 2016 at Emory University Hospital.  Mrs. Waller was born in Baltimore, MD to Betty Battersby of Raleigh, ...

Lumpkin

Zelda Mae Wilson, 82, Dahlonega
Zelda Mae Wilson, 82, of Dahlonega entered Heaven’s gates on Thursday December 22, 2016. Born November 8, 1934 in Atlanta to the late James R. and Evelyn D. Cooke, she liv ...

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Linda S. Blankenship, 68, Cleveland
Mrs. Linda S. Blankenship, 68, of Cleveland GA passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. A private memorial service will be held at a l ...
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.