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Obituary Archive
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 ...
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.