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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 7th, 2013

Banks

Roy Venable Merck, 74, Homer
Mr. Roy Venable Merck, age 74, of Homer, GA died Sunday, April 07, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Merck was born in Commerce to the late Albert and Allene Morris Mer ...

Barrow

Jayne Holbrook, 53, Winder
Jayne Holbrook, age 53, of Winder passed away, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Jayne loved her family, flowers, lady bugs and bubbles. She also had a passion for making jewelry. She is sur ...

Dawson

Emily S. Morgan, 84, Dawsonville
Emily S. Morgan, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice following a short illness.Born February 22, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Emory and G ...

Habersham

Lillian Lewallen Yarber, 96, Cornelia
Lillian Lewallen Yarber, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from Habersham Home East. Mrs. Yarber was born in Baldwin, Georgia, o ...
Waymon Chester Elrod, 89, Cornelia
Waymon Chester Elrod, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 07, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born September 13, 1923 in Habersham County, he was the son of the ...

Hall

Andrew Jones, 65, Gainesville
Andrew Jones, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.The family will receive friends on Thurs ...
Bertha Mae Emmett, 92, Gainesville
Bertha Mae Emmett joined her husband of 59 years Clarence H. Emmett in eternal rest on April 7, 2013. Bertha passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes. A native of ...
Betty Jean Peck, 69, Gainesville
Betty Jean Peck, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the chapel of Little and ...
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, 62, Oakwood
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, age 62 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

David Dorsey Hix, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Dorsey Hix age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013.Mr. Hix was born in Madison County, Ga., son of the la ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died