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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 10th, 2017

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Mr. John J. “Tunney” Royster, age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 10, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  Mr. Royster had live ...

Forsyth

Patricia Sue Cook, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Patricia was born on March 15, 1947, to the late Minor and Mozel ...

Habersham

Marsha Ann Reed Dodd, 57, Mt. Airy
  Marsha Ann Reed Dodd, age 57 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Toccoa on March 27, 1959, M ...
Billy C. Savage, 78, Demorest
Bill C. Savage, age 78, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Savage was born on April 5, 1938, in Ga ...

Hall

Novia Ellen Ross, 67, Flowery Branch
Ms. Novia Ellen Ross, age 67, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at New Horizons – Lanier Park. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date ...
Miguel Avila, 58, Gainesville
            Mr. Miguel Avila, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center f ...
Marvin Donald Dean, 54, Gainesville
Marvin Donald Dean, 54, of Gainesville passed away on January 10, 2017. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at East Hall Baptist Church. Rev ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Howell, 63, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Howell, age 63, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Howell was born in Athens to the late Henry Williams ...
Maria Samples Kirby, 62, Jefferson
Mrs. Maria Samples Kirby, age 62, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. Memorial Services will be held 1:00 ...
Billy Marcus Simmons, 57, Pendergrass
Billy Marcus Simmons age 57 of Pendergrass, Ga. died Tuesday January 10, 2017. Mr. Simmons was born in Gainesville, Ga. December 17, 1959.  He was a US Marine; he had worke ...

Lumpkin

Lois Evelyn Ray, 81, Dahlonega
Lois Evelyn Ray, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2017. Lois was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA.  She was a member of Oak Grove ...

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Dianne Donnarumma, 59, Alpharetta
  Dianne Donnarumma, 59, of Alpharetta, GA died January 10, 2017. She was born in Long Island, NY, to Katherine and Carmine Donnarumma.  She attended Our Lady of Good ...

Stephens

Wade Jefferson Lanier, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Wade Jefferson Lanier, age 83 of 4 Poppys Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Robert Sylvester Lanier and Minn ...

Union

Danny Carter, 60, Suches
Danny Carter, age 60, of Suches, Georgia, formerly of Banks County, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Mr. Carter was born on October 12, 1956, in Stephens Count ...

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Elizabeth McKinney Castleberry, 93, Sautee-Nacoochee
Elizabeth McKenney Castleberry, age 93, of Sautee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Mrs. Castleberry was a native of Albany, Georgia and was a graduate of Alba ...
Geneva Cheek, 74, Cleveland
Geneva Cheek age 74 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday January 10, 2017 following an extended illness . The family will receive friends on Saturday January 14 from 1pm-3pm at the fu ...
Sally Faye Howard, 84, Cleveland
Sally Faye Howard, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at her residence.   Ms. Howard was born on July 25, 1932, in Gainesville, GA, to the late D ...
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.