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Obituary Archive
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 ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.