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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John T. Schmitz, 27, Cumming
John T. Schmitz of Cumming, GA, born May 31, 1989, passed away on January 10, 2017.   A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be ex ...
My name is Dawn Thackery and it is with a happy, full and content heart that I have finished my service on this earthly plane and passed away on January 12, 2017. I was the younges ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Leonard Swofford, age 73, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Joe was born in 1943, to the late Leonard and Ida Mae Swofford. He was a member of Shady ...

Habersham

Vera Lynch McDuffie, 88, Baldwin
Vera Lynch McDuffie, age 88 of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017.   Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan ...
Robert L. “Bob” Townsend, age 76 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on June 07, 1940, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church for Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, of Gainesville, GA. Rev Raymond Latty will officiate. Burial wi ...
Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, Oakwood
Mrs. Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 following an extended illness.   A Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, January 16 ...

Other

Randall Allan “Randy” Atkins, 72 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on January 14, 2017.  He was born on September 3, 1944 the son of the late Kelly Monroe Atkins and K ...
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.