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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.