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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 ...
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