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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 5th, 2017

Gwinnett

Melissa L. Hagler, 33, Dacula
Mrs. Melissa L. Hagler, age 33 of Dacula passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Gwinnett Hospital System – Lawrenceville, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will ...

Hall

Bimbo Brewer, 74, Gainesville
Bimbo Brewer, loving husband and father, doting grandfather, storytelling raconteur, community character and cowboy, finished this part of the race on January 5, 2017. James Cam ...
Robert Ward Parker, 59, Murrayville
Robert Ward Parker, age 59 of Murrayville, passed away on January 5, 2017.  Mr. Parker was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Frances Ellison Anglin.  He was retired ...

Jackson

James Lester Hart, Sr, 81, Commerce
  Mr. James Lester Hart, Sr., age 81, of Commerce died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mr. Hart was born in Elberton to the late, Jack and Kat ...

Other

Peggy Eileen Walton, 73, Woodstock
Peggy Eileen Walton, age 73 of Woodstock, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  No services are scheduled.

Stephens

Johnny Oliver Haygood, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Johnny Oliver Haygood, age 86, of Cherry Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Willow Gardens. A son of the late Russell D. and Annie Segars Hayg ...
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.