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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 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...