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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 ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.