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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 22nd, 2016

Gwinnett

Harry Douglas “Doug” Wallace, age 77 of Buford, GA died Monday, August 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August ...

Habersham

Maude Ree Thompson Broom, 88, Demorest
Funeral services for Maud Ree Thompson Broom, age 88, of Demorest will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville.  ...
James Simmemon, 56, Alto
James Simmemon, age 56, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016. Mr. Simmemon was born on June 25, 1960 in Habersham County, Georgia. He is preceded in death by ...

Other

Leslie Earl Kemp, 61, Cedar Bluff, AL
Leslie Earl Kemp age 61 of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, formerly of Atlanta passed away August 22, 2016 from complications of COPD.  Surviving are his mother, Bobbie T. Kemp and his ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Elda McFarlin Hallford, age 83 of 424 Law House Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Fitzugh L. and Floss ...
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.