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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 16th, 2016

Banks

Chess Boggan Howard, 87, Maysville
Mr. Chess Boggan Howard, age 87, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Howard was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Robert and Blanche Boggan ...

Forsyth

Helga Imburgia, 98, Cumming
Helga Imburgia 98, of Cumming passed away on August 16, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McD ...

Habersham

Lois Hicks Tench, 83, Demorest
Lois Hicks Tench, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Mrs. Tench was born on July 6, 1933 in White County, Georgia. She was preceded in death ...
Rebecca E. Webb, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rebecca E. Webb, age 75 of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  The family will recei ...

Hall

Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Gillespie had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  She ...
Blanche Cole Hollifield, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Blanche Cole Hollifield was born on January 01, 1925 in Telico Plains, Tennessee and passed away at the age of 91 on August 16th at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following a p ...
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, Clermont
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, of Clermont GA, passed away August 16, 2016. Mrs. McFalls was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Stiley and Clara Belle Pittman McIntyre. She was a hom ...

Jackson

Jeffrey Stephen Whitfield, 56, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery Stephen Whitfield, age 56, of Jefferson, Georgia.  Jeffery Stephen Whitfield was born in 1960, in San Diego, Ca ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Ray McKenzie, 67, Dahlonega
Joseph Ray McKenzie, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the age of 67.  He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  He receive ...
Edward “Pete” Anderson, age 72, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on August 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Grover and Birdie Mae Ande ...

Other

John P. Halpin Jr., 59, Roswell
John P. Halpin Jr. of Roswell, GA passed away after a short illness at the age of 59 on August 16, 2016. Born to John and Geraldine (Bufé) Halpin in Lenox, MA, John ha ...

Stephens

Frank Junior Simpson, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Junior Simpson, age 80 of 189 Sunset Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late John a ...

White

Lois Sprayberry, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Lois Sprayberry, 85 of Cleveland, GA died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Greenhills Memory Ga ...
Larry Christopher Winkler, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Larry Christopher Winkler, age 65 of Cleve ...
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.