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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 30th, 2017

Banks

Henry Olin Vaughn, 89, Homer
Henry Olin Vaughn age 89 of Homer passed away Sunday April 30, 2017 at Brookside Assisted Living.   Mr. Vaughn was born February 6, 1928 in Homer to the late Dock Henry ...

Forsyth

William Ernest Smith, 91, Cumming
  William Ernest Smith, 91 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully at the Oaks on Post on Sunday April 30, 2017, He was born on December 26, 2017 in Camden, NJ the son of ...

Gwinnett

Michelle Lea Firman, 34, Dacula
Michelle Lea Firman, age 34, of Dacula, GA died Sunday, April 30, 2017.    Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill United ...

Habersham

Billy Michael Chaffin, 60, Baldwin
Billy Michael Chaffin, age 60 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Born in Demorest, Georgia on November 24, 1956 he was a son of the late Billy Charles “B ...

Hall

Mr. William Douglas Dodd, 74, of Lula, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Dodd was born on April 12, 1943 in Gainesville, GA to the ...
Donald E. “Don” Rich, 96, Gainesville
Donald E. “Don” Rich, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on April 30, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Chapel of First Ba ...

Lumpkin

Roy Bud "RB" Dover, 72, Dahlonega
Roy Bud "RB" Dover, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at his home . RB was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a retir ...
Jewell Earnest Hood, 69, Dahlonega
Jewell Earnest Hood, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away surrounded by family on April 30, 2017.  Jewell was a member of Fortress in Dahlonega, he loved serving his church, servi ...

Other

Walter K. Myers, 92, Roswell
Walter K. Myers, 92 of Roswell, GA passed away on Sunday April 30, 2017. He was born on May 23, 1924 in Belton, SC the son of Plumer Columbus and Sarah Bertha Kay Myers who have ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertha McAllister Elrod, age 90 of 132 Meeks Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Clarkesville, Georgia. A daughter of ...
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