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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 1st, 2016

Habersham

Don Patterson, 84, Batesville
Don Patterson, age 84, of the Batesville Community, went home to be with The Lord on Monday, August 1, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mr. Patterson was born on October ...

Hall

John R. “Jack” Coffey, 93, Gainesville
Mr. John R. “Jack” Coffey, age 93, passed away on August 1, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Janice S. Coffey.  ...

Jackson

Mrs. Frances Lucille Cowart Haggard, age 95, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, August 1, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Haggard was born in Nicholson to the late Frank and Clara Bel ...

White

Patricia Marie Spence "Pat" Norris passed away on August 1st, 2016 at her home in Cleveland, Georgia. She was born February 16th, 1945 in Bradley, Arkansas.  Ms. P ...
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.