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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 18th, 2016

Forsyth

Sammy Gene Hester, 61, Cumming
Sammy Gene Hester, age 61, of Forsyth County passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and is preceded in death by father, Gene Ha ...
Paisley Jo Toole, inf, Cumming
Little Miss Paisley Jo Toole, infant daughter of Brandon and Emily Toole of Cumming,  passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  She is preceded in death by her grandmother ...

Gwinnett

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, 62, Lawrenceville
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, age 62 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Duluth, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was a drummer for the group Edge. He was preceded in dea ...

Habersham

Lois Helen Johnson Shortt, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born in Alma, Georgia on October 19, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Corinna Pirkle J ...

Hall

Doris Irene Cain, 93, Murrayville
Doris Irene Cain, age 93 of Murrayville, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Mrs. Cain was born June 21, 1923 in England. She was a seamstress for Roswell Manufacturin ...
Frances West Reynolds, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances West Reynolds, 82 of Gainesville died Sunday September 18, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Reynolds was the daughter of the late Herschel and Ola Cro ...
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.