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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 1st, 2016

Forsyth

Eva Crane, 88, Cumming
Eva Crane, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening and her beautiful flowers. She was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist ...
Rommie Rickett, 94, Cumming
Rommie Rickett, age 94 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Rickett; parents, ...

Habersham

Norris Free, 79, Clarkesville
Norris Free, age 79 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, on June 10, 1936, he was a son of the late Vance Adrian and Minnie Dean Free. Mr. ...
Susie Irene Gilbert, 98, wife of the late Rev. Wyatt M. Gilbert, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016. Born in Stockbridge, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Carl Ande ...

Hall

Bobby Lee Hayes,, 79, Clermont
Mr. Bobby Lee Hayes, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his home in Clermont, GA following an extended illness. Mr. Hayes was born June 7, 1936 in Jackson County to the late ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Reverend Daniel Chester Hall Sr., age 93, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. Reverend Hall was born in C ...
DeAnn Pollard O’Kelley, 45, Braselton
  Ms. DeAnn Pollard O’Kelley, age 45, of Braselton, Georgia, died March 1, 2016.  Ms. O”Kelley was a graduate of Georgia State University and had been empl ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ovalene Kesler Hardman passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.    She was born July 9, 1928 in Banks County, the daughter of the late Jame ...

White

Mary Rebecca Dunahoo, 91, Cleveland
Mary Rebecca Dunahoo, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Mrs. Dunahoo was born on February 22, 1925, i ...
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.