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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 17th, 2016

Banks

  Mildred Jeanette Westbrook Massey, age 95 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Born in Banks County, on December 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the l ...

Habersham

Clifford Spry Jr., 68, Cornelia
Clifford Spry, Jr., age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Mr. Spry was born on September 22, 1947 in Rossmore, West Virginia to the la ...

Hall

Douglas Reginald Ash, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas Reginald Ash, age 72, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Airline Baptis ...
Mr. Don Matthew “Matt” Bryner age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Mary Iona Tumlin, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Iona Tumlin, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunda ...

Other

Freddie Lee, 79, Old Hickory, TN
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday Feb. 19, 2016 in Wahoo Baptist Church for Freddie Lee age 79 of Old Hickory, TN.  The Rev. Mark Wheeler will officiate. Interme ...
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.