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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 ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80