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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.