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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 25th, 2014

Gwinnett

Mrs. Jeffie Rodriguez Akins, 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Jessie Akins, and brothers, Royal Akins an ...

Habersham

Sara Church Stuart, 87, Grambling, LA
Funeral services for Sara Church Stuart, age 87, of Grambling, Louisiana will be held graveside on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM from the Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery. The ...

Hall

Cynthia Diane Martin, 53, Gainesville
Cynthia Diane Martin, 53, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in ...
Gladston 'G.E.' Light, 88, Oakwood
Gladston "G.E." Light, 88 of Oakwood went home to be with our Lord on April 25, 2014. He was in his home surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He was born in ...
Leonard Fravel, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Leonard Fravel, age 76, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Fravel was born June 7, 1937 in Lockh ...

Lumpkin

Jack Barton Dowdy, 80, Dahlonega
Jack Barton Dowdy, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Jack was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, ...
Marcia Lynn Anderson, 66, Dahlonega
Marcia Lynn Anderson, age 66 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away on April 25, 2014. Marcia was a lifelong Lumpkin County resident. Ms. Anderson is preceded in death by her parents Robe ...

White

Herbert McDonald Winfrey, 81, Cleveland
Herbert McDonald Winfrey, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Winfrey was born January 30, 1933 in Smyrna, ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.