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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 24th, 2014

Banks

Rebecca Alexander McCrackin, age 83, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014.Mrs. McCrackin was born on December 21, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late John a ...

Dawson

Mrs. Maria J. Valdez-Villegas of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on April 24, 2014. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, 201 Morningside Dr., Buford, GA 30518, (7 ...

Forsyth

Tera Eckel Bonds, 36, Cumming
Tera Eckel Bonds, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 after a four-year battle with breast cancer. Born October 22, 1977 in Olney, ...
Thomas Fingal Nicolson, 86, Cumming
Thomas Fingal Nicolson, 86, of Cumming, Georgia died on April 23, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jes ...

Hall

Bonnie Tarpley Faulkner, 90, Atlanta, formerly Gainesville
Bonnie Tarpley Faulkner, age 90 of Atlanta, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at The Mann House in Sandy Springs following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Emmette Eugene Crowe, 80, Gainesville
Emmette Eugene Crowe, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Private memorial services w ...
Gerald Douglas Ward, 67, North Carolina, formerly of New Holland
Gerald Douglas Ward, age 67 of Browns Summit, North Carolina, formerly of New Holland, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Moses Cone Hospital following a sudd ...
Glenn Allen Rutledge, 62, Sugar Hill
Glenn Allen Rutledge, age 62, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Mr. Rutledge was Chairman of the Deacons at Living Stones Church in Cumming, GA. Survivors i ...
Jean Marie Evans, 58, Gainesville
Jean Marie Evans, age 58, passed away April 24, 2014. The visitation is Friday, May 2, 2014, 6-8 pm, Wimberly and Jackson Funeral Home. The funeral services are, Saturday, May 3, 2 ...
Pedro Pablo Matuz, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Pedro Pablo Matuz, 59, of Gainesville died April 24, 2014. Funeral services will be held Monday April 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Wards's Funeral ...

Jackson

Debbie Wood Wilbanks, 61, Commerce
Ms. Debbie Wood Wilbanks, age 61, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Ms. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to Dorothy Clark Wood Sailors ...

Lumpkin

Charles Lewis Armstrong, 33, Dahlonega
Charles Lewis Armstrong, age 33, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, April 24, 2014.Mr. Armstrong was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.He was preceded in death by his grandfather, ...

Other

Jose Velez, 66, Doraville
Mr. Jose Velez age 66 of Doraville, GA passed away on Thursday, April 24 ,2014. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory- 201 Morningside Dr., Buford, GA 305 ...
Willene Thompson, 72, Canton
Willene Thompson, age 72, of Canton, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy L. Thompson. Willene was a loving Christian and a membe ...

Stephens

Mr. Augustus Coleman McCurry, age 69, of 526 N. Red Rod Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence.A son of the late Leonard Barto and Henri Sue Westmo ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69