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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 ...
'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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.