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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Kenneth B. (Ken) Brandel, Sr., of Cumming, GA died on July 7, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Muskegon, MI he was the son of the late Henry and Marguerite Brandel ...

Gwinnett

Lillian Hudgins Harrison, age 72 of Buford, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton following a brief illness. Funeral services ...

Habersham

Mattie West, 92, Cornelia
Mattie West, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Mrs. West was born on October 31, 1923 in Rogersville, Tennessee. She was of the Baptist Faith ...

Hall

Ford Melton Ash Sr., Gainesville
Ford Melton Ash Sr. passed away at one of his favorite places on July 7, 2016. The hunting camp where he found peace and felt closes to God and his son Ford Ash Jr. who is in Heave ...
Michael Garrett, 59, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday July 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Garrett age 59 of Gainesville. The Rev. Eddie Ramey will officiate. ...
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, 39, Gainesville
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, age 39, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 following an extended illness. She had worked at Rabbit Town Café previously, and is ...

Jackson

Max Allen McLinn, 52, Commerce
Max Allen McLinn, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday July 07, 2016.   Mr. McLinn was the son of Charles Lawrence McLinn and LaVella Irene Pond Nelson.   ...

Other

Mary Jane (Malone) Thomas, age 72 of Conyers, GA transitioned on July 7, 2016.  Mrs. Thomas leaves to cherish her memories her spouse Henry Lee Thomas; daughters: Patricia Bro ...
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.