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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, ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.