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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 19th, 2016

Forsyth

James David Cantrell, 65, Cumming
James David Cantrell, age 65 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. David was preceded in death by his parents, James ...
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, Cumming
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA.  He was a resident Cumming for 33 years.  ...

Habersham

Marcheta B. O'Kelley, 63, Demorest
Marcheta B. O’Kelley, 63, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Coastal Carolina Hospital after a short illness.  She was born December 13, 1952 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

Hall

Rev. Gerald McCoy Jordan, 79, Gainesville
Reverend Gerald McCoy Jordan of Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2016.  He leaves behind his devoted wife of 61 years, Olene Talbert Jordan, his ...
Frank L. Downing, honored World War II veteran, devoted husband, cherished father, grandfather and loyal friend to many, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He will be remember ...
Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73, Oakwood
Mrs. Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73 of Oakwood died Thursday May 19, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Scroggs was the daughter of the late Joe D. and M ...

Jackson

Edna Mae Long Kimsey, 80, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edna Mae Long Kimsey, age 80 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Mrs. Kimsey was born in Cra ...
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.