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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 ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
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