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Local Obits for Fri. May 2nd, 2014

Banks

Jack Otis Blackwell, 90, Homer
Mr. Jack Otis Blackwell, age 90, of Homer, GA died Friday, May 02, 2014 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Mr. Blackwell was born in Maysville to the late Jim and Dovie Carter Blackwell. ...

Dawson

Margie Day, 70, Dawsonville
Margie Day, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 2, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 5, 1943 to the late Clyde and Azzie Garner, she w ...

Forsyth

Debbie Gravitt, 59, Cumming
Debbie Gravitt, age 59 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her infant twins Amanda and Leslie; a ...
Leoma Wheeler Wood of Cumming, GA and originally of Spring Hill, Alabama went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, May 2, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving and devoted husban ...

Gwinnett

Michael F. Ploch, 66, Sugar Hill
Mr. Michael F. Ploch, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Kathleen Reddy Ploch, Sugar Hill, GA; children, ...

Hall

Jeanette Vera Hayes, 71, Oakwood
Jeanette Vera Hayes, age 71 of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, ...
Joe Emerson Hope, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Joe Emerson Hope, 81 of Gainesville died Friday morning May 2, 2014.Joe is survived by his wife of 27 years, Joyce R. Garrett Hope; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carole H ...
Joe Hope, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Joe Hope, 81 of Gainesville died Friday May 2, 2014 in Sylva, North Carolina following a sudden illness.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 4, 2014 in the cha ...
Lula Bell Howard, 70, Gainesville
Lula Bell Howard, age 70 of Gainesville. Georgia, passed away May 2, 2014. The visitation is Friday, 7-8pm, St. John Baptist Church. The funeral service is Saturday, 11:00 am at St ...
Phyllis 'Gail' Dyer Baugh, 68, Gainesville
Phyllis "Gail" Dyer Baugh, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with her daughter, Kendra ...

Jackson

Elizabeth L. Masters, 57, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Masters, age 57 of Commerce died Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Masters was born to the late, Herman and Pauline Thomas Winkler. Mrs. Ma ...

Other

Derrick Gilbert, 46, Athens
Derrick Gilbert, age 46 of Athens, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and had a distinguished career with the Ge ...
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