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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 2nd, 2018

Forsyth

James Samuel Neill, Jr, 59, Cumming
James Samuel Neill, Jr., age 59, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. James was born February 22, 1959 in Franklin, LA, to the late James S. Neill, Sr. and Lula Mae N ...

Gwinnett

Willene Morris Haney, 82, Buford
Willene Morris Haney, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, John Henry Haney; parents, Lee and A ...

Habersham

Cathy M. Tench, Psy.D, 62, Cornelia
Cathy M. Tench, Psy.D, age 62, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Dr. Tench was born on June 9, 1955, in Toccoa, Georgia. She was the daughter of Jessie ...
Billy Eugene Smith, Sr, 65, Cornelia
    Billy Eugene Smith, Sr., age 65 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born in Cartersville, Georgia, on February 22, 1953 to Annie Lee Boswell ...

Hall

Dr. Jack Miles Bates, 86, Gainesville
Dr. Jack Miles Bates, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on April 2, 2018. Perceptive, gentle, and thoroughly original, Jack Miles Bates was born in Seneca, South Carolina on Ma ...
Glenn Alexander Martin, 72, Gainesville
Glenn Alexander Martin, 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born in Columbus, Georgia to Emmie Leonard Ma ...

Jackson

Teagan Leigh Tomlin, inf, Commerce
Infant Teagan Leigh Tomlin, 7 months old, of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, April 2, 2018.   Born on August 18, 2017 in Gainesville, GA, she was the daughter of Ben Ha ...

Other

John Buddy “John Boy” Clark, 31, Elkhorn, KY formerly of Baldwin
  John Buddy “John Boy” Clark, age 31 of Elkhorn City, Kentucky formerly of Baldwin, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born in Arlington, Texas on Novemb ...
Christopher Marcus “Chris” Boling, age 52, of Acworth, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Chris was preceded in death by ...

White

Margarett Turk, 84, Cleveland
      Margarett Turk, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 02, 2018. Ms. Turk was born September 17, 1933 in Gainesville, GA to ...
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