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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 5th, 2015

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Grace Genelle Vaughn Carlan, age 76, of Homer who passed away on April 5th, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Do ...

Forsyth

W. J. Gatewood, 89, Cumming
  W. J. Gatewood, 89, of Cumming, GA died on May 5, 2015.  Born in Forest, MS he was the son of the late William and Allie Gatewood.   Formerly of Indiana, ...

Habersham

James Michael Meeks, 60, Mt. Airy
  James Michael Meeks, age 60 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Meeks was born on July 30, ...

Hall

Charles Alfred Hughes, 90, Murrayville
Charles Alfred Hughes, age 90 of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. He was born April 17, 1924 in Niles, Ohio. He was a member of the Greatest generation ...
Jack Imhof, 85, Gainesville
        “Jack” Imhof, 85, died on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 in his WillowBrooke Court residence at Lanier Village Estates, Gain ...
Byron Jackson, 46, Gainesville
Byron Jackson age 46 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on April 5, 2015 .  Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home
Gregory Jackson, 52, Gainesville
Gregory Jackson age 52 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on April 5, 2015 .  Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home
James Winston, 87, Gainesville
James Winston age 87 passed away on April 5, 2015 .  Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home

Jackson

Marvin William Dennis, 92, Braselton
Marvin William Dennis, age 92, of Braselton passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.or ...

Lumpkin

Earlene Sanford Hicks, 66, Dahlonega
Earlene Sanford Hicks, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday April 5, 2015 at her home. Earlene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker, and was of the ...

Other

Carl Adkins, Jr., 84, Elberton
Carl Atkins, Jr., age 84, of Elberton passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015.  Mr. Atkins was survived by his wife Linda Kennedy Atkins; son David Carl Atkins; brother James Croft ...
Shane McKinley King, 22, Bowersville
Mr. Shane McKinley King, age 22,  of 825 Airline Store Road, Bowersville, GA passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Hartwell, GA.   A son of John Edwards and Harriett ...

Rabun

Frances Lucille Hodgson Herndon McPeak, 87, of Clayton, GA, passed away at her residence, Sunday, April 5, 2015.   She was born in Hartwell, GA and was the daughter of t ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93