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Local Obits for Mon. May 9th, 2016

Banks

Melvin Frank Bowen, 67, Homer
Mr. Melvin Frank Bowen, age 67, of Homer, GA died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Bowen was born in Clarksville to the late Donnie Lee and Montee ...

Forsyth

Melvin Edward Navarro, 63, Cumming
Melvin Edward Navarro, age 63, of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mr. Navarro was born in Virginia in 1952 to the late John and Ruby Navarr ...

Hall

Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, Gainesville
Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, died at Lanier Village on May 9, 2016 after living with Alzheimer’s disease for over ten years. She was born on June 20, 1928 in the ...
Paul Cleveland Hatcher, 73, Oakwood
            Mr. Paul Cleveland Hatcher, age 73 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Ce ...

Jackson

Joseph (Joe) George Merck, 81, Jefferson
Mr. Joseph “Joe” George Merck, age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at his home in Jefferson, GA following an extended illness. Joe was preceded in death by hi ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Tidmore Turner, 90, Suches
Teresa Turner died in Suches, Georgia, at the age of 90, after a happy life of friendships and fun. She was predeceased by her parents Alee S. and Dr. Thomas L. Tidmore, brother Dr ...

Other

Horace Baker III, 74, California
Horace Baker III age 74 passed away peacefully with his beloved wife, Barbara, and little dog, Dixie Lou, by his side on April 23, 2016 at his home in Banning, California. He wa ...

Union

Johnnie Ray Horney, 81, Suches
Johnnie Ray Horney, Sr., age 81, of Suches, GA passed away on May 9, 2016.   Johnnie was the son of the late John M. and Ethel May Horney and was also preceded in death ...
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.