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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 26th, 2016

Habersham

John Oscar Anderson, Jr., 87, Cornelia
  John Oscar Anderson, Jr., age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Cornelia, GA on September 16, 1928 to the late Rev. John ...
Paulino Fontanilla, 78, Alto
      Paulino Fontanilla, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016.   No Funeral Services will be held.   ...

Hall

Thomas Fowler, 75, Gainesville
Thomas D. Fowler, Jr., age 75, passed away at his residence on February 14, 2016 following a sudden illness.  He was survived by his beloved wife Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler who la ...
Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79 of Gainesville passed away March 16, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Pirkle was the daughter of the ...
Teresa Ann Smith, 62, Murrayville
Mrs. Teresa Ann Smith, age 62 of Murrayville. Teresa passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was born in Hall County on October 4, 1953 to the late Clinton Hurley and Margie ...

Jackson

Linda Peppers Bishop, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Linda Peppers Bishop, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Ms. Bishop was born in Jeffer ...
Ruby M. Massey, 77, Jefferson
Mrs. Ruby M. Massey, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Ludie Clark Hi ...
Thomas Jeffrey “Jeff” Roberts age 60 of Maysville passed away Saturday March 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born November 2 ...
Jean Ross, 90, Hoschton
Jean Ross, age 90, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

White

Laverne Nix Davis, 80, Cleveland
Laverne Nix Davis, age 80, of Cleveland passed away Saturday March 26, 2016.  Mrs. Davis was born in White County the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ruth Pilgrim Dalton ...
Teresa Smith, 62, Murrayville
Alexander  Funeral Home announces the death of Teresa Smith, age 62 of Murrayville, who passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...
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.