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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 13th, 2016

Dawson

Sally Myers, 55, Dawsonville
Sally Myers, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born July 18, 1960, Sally was a long time resident of Da ...
David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett, 27, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born March 23, 1988 in Canton, Georgia, h ...

Forsyth

Cathy Fitzpatrick, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  She attended River of Life Church of God. Cathy was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd Bishop ...

Habersham

Rhonda LaNá Freeman, 30, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Rhonda LaNá Freeman, age 30 of Mt. Airy will  be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor Scot ...
Thomas Lee Owenby, Jr., 45, Mt. Airy
Thomas Lee Owenby, Jr., age 45 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on May 13, 1970, he was a son of Thomas Lee, Sr. and Judy La ...

Hall

Marie W. Harris, 78, Gillsville
Mrs. Marie W. Harris, age 78, of Gillsville died Friday, February 12, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Harris was born in Gainesville to Azzie Lee Wilson Buffington of Gillsville and th ...
Lois Jeanette Williams, 85, Burgaw, NC, formerly Hall County
Mrs. Lois Jeanette Williams, 85, of Burgaw, NC and long-time resident of Hall County, GA, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016, following an extended illness.    ...

Lumpkin

Nancy Lawson Thomas, 56, Dahlonega
Nancy  Lawson Thomas, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Nancy was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, ...

Other

Jennie Marie Brown, 84, Ocala, FL
Mrs. Jennie Marie Brown, age 84 of Ocala, Florida, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are s ...
Edward Banister Gurley, 67, Elberton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Banister Gurley, age 67 of Elberton, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson who entered into rest Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr ...

White

Charles Edward Garrett, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Edward Garrett, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr. Garrett was born in Toccoa to the late Heard and Irene Williams Garrett. &nb ...
Charles Edward Garrett, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Edward Garrett, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Mr. Garrett was born in Toccoa to the late Heard and Irene Williams Garrett. &nb ...
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.