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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 ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.