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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 2nd, 2014

Banks

Jack Otis Blackwell, 90, Homer
Mr. Jack Otis Blackwell, age 90, of Homer, GA died Friday, May 02, 2014 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Mr. Blackwell was born in Maysville to the late Jim and Dovie Carter Blackwell. ...

Dawson

Margie Day, 70, Dawsonville
Margie Day, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 2, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 5, 1943 to the late Clyde and Azzie Garner, she w ...

Forsyth

Debbie Gravitt, 59, Cumming
Debbie Gravitt, age 59 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her infant twins Amanda and Leslie; a ...
Leoma Wheeler Wood of Cumming, GA and originally of Spring Hill, Alabama went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, May 2, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving and devoted husban ...

Gwinnett

Michael F. Ploch, 66, Sugar Hill
Mr. Michael F. Ploch, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Kathleen Reddy Ploch, Sugar Hill, GA; children, ...

Hall

Jeanette Vera Hayes, 71, Oakwood
Jeanette Vera Hayes, age 71 of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, ...
Joe Emerson Hope, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Joe Emerson Hope, 81 of Gainesville died Friday morning May 2, 2014.Joe is survived by his wife of 27 years, Joyce R. Garrett Hope; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carole H ...
Joe Hope, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Joe Hope, 81 of Gainesville died Friday May 2, 2014 in Sylva, North Carolina following a sudden illness.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 4, 2014 in the cha ...
Lula Bell Howard, 70, Gainesville
Lula Bell Howard, age 70 of Gainesville. Georgia, passed away May 2, 2014. The visitation is Friday, 7-8pm, St. John Baptist Church. The funeral service is Saturday, 11:00 am at St ...
Phyllis 'Gail' Dyer Baugh, 68, Gainesville
Phyllis "Gail" Dyer Baugh, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with her daughter, Kendra ...

Jackson

Elizabeth L. Masters, 57, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Masters, age 57 of Commerce died Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Masters was born to the late, Herman and Pauline Thomas Winkler. Mrs. Ma ...

Other

Derrick Gilbert, 46, Athens
Derrick Gilbert, age 46 of Athens, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and had a distinguished career with the Ge ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.