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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 24th, 2014

Banks

Rebecca Alexander McCrackin, age 83, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014.Mrs. McCrackin was born on December 21, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late John a ...

Dawson

Mrs. Maria J. Valdez-Villegas of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on April 24, 2014. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, 201 Morningside Dr., Buford, GA 30518, (7 ...

Forsyth

Tera Eckel Bonds, 36, Cumming
Tera Eckel Bonds, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 after a four-year battle with breast cancer. Born October 22, 1977 in Olney, ...
Thomas Fingal Nicolson, 86, Cumming
Thomas Fingal Nicolson, 86, of Cumming, Georgia died on April 23, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, he was the son of the late Thomas and Jes ...

Hall

Bonnie Tarpley Faulkner, 90, Atlanta, formerly Gainesville
Bonnie Tarpley Faulkner, age 90 of Atlanta, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at The Mann House in Sandy Springs following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Emmette Eugene Crowe, 80, Gainesville
Emmette Eugene Crowe, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Private memorial services w ...
Gerald Douglas Ward, 67, North Carolina, formerly of New Holland
Gerald Douglas Ward, age 67 of Browns Summit, North Carolina, formerly of New Holland, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Moses Cone Hospital following a sudd ...
Glenn Allen Rutledge, 62, Sugar Hill
Glenn Allen Rutledge, age 62, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Mr. Rutledge was Chairman of the Deacons at Living Stones Church in Cumming, GA. Survivors i ...
Jean Marie Evans, 58, Gainesville
Jean Marie Evans, age 58, passed away April 24, 2014. The visitation is Friday, May 2, 2014, 6-8 pm, Wimberly and Jackson Funeral Home. The funeral services are, Saturday, May 3, 2 ...
Pedro Pablo Matuz, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Pedro Pablo Matuz, 59, of Gainesville died April 24, 2014. Funeral services will be held Monday April 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Wards's Funeral ...

Jackson

Debbie Wood Wilbanks, 61, Commerce
Ms. Debbie Wood Wilbanks, age 61, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Ms. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to Dorothy Clark Wood Sailors ...

Lumpkin

Charles Lewis Armstrong, 33, Dahlonega
Charles Lewis Armstrong, age 33, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, April 24, 2014.Mr. Armstrong was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.He was preceded in death by his grandfather, ...

Other

Jose Velez, 66, Doraville
Mr. Jose Velez age 66 of Doraville, GA passed away on Thursday, April 24 ,2014. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory- 201 Morningside Dr., Buford, GA 305 ...
Willene Thompson, 72, Canton
Willene Thompson, age 72, of Canton, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy L. Thompson. Willene was a loving Christian and a membe ...

Stephens

Mr. Augustus Coleman McCurry, age 69, of 526 N. Red Rod Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence.A son of the late Leonard Barto and Henri Sue Westmo ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
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‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
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Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.