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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 5th, 2013

Banks

Bessie Mae Martin Dooley, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at a local care facility. Mrs. Dooley was born on October 29, 1923, in Banks County, ...

Barrow

Zachary Wayne Thoming, 57, Winder
Mr. Zachary Wayne Thoming, age 57, of Winder, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.He was survived by his wife, Patricia Thoming; daughter, Crystal Fredrickson; sons, Eddie ...

Forsyth

Ben C. Smith, 80, Cumming
Ben C. Smith, 80 of Cumming Ga. passed away Tuesday February 5 at his home with family.Ben was born in 1932 to Paul Kimbrell and Ray Smith and raised in Ruston, LA. He played footb ...
James Francis King, Jr, 79, Cumming
James Francis King, Jr., of Cumming, GA, age 79, passed away on February 5, 2013. Jim was a great father and father-in-law and a true gentleman. He had a fantastic sense of humor a ...

Habersham

Hugh E. Whitner, 78, Clarkesville
Hugh E. Whitner, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Franklin, North Carolina on October 26, 1934, he was a ...

Hall

Gordon L. Alexander, Jr.,, 72, Gainesville
Gordon Lee Alexander, Jr. passed away Tuesday February 5th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 8t ...
Hugh Lewis Dorsey, 96, Gainesville
Hugh Lewis Dorsey, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a brief illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, Fe ...
James B. Patrick, 90, Flowery Branch
Mr. James B. Patrick, age 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at Willowwood Nursing Center following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be 11:30 a ...
Jonathan Michael Fanale, 33, Gainesville
Jonathan Michael Fanale, age 33 of Gainesville, died Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.He was born in Winchester, MA and was a firefighter paramedic ...
William Henry (Bill) Latty, 72, Gillsville
Mr. William Henry (Bill) Latty age 72 of Gillsville, Ga. Died suddenly Tuesday February 5, 2013 at his residence.Services are planned for 2 PM Sunday February 10, 2013 at the Littl ...

Other

Doris Wofford Armenaki, 89, Greensboro, North Carolina
Doris Wofford Armenaki, age 89, of Greensboro, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Memorial graveside services will be held in the spring of 2013, at Yonah Mem ...

White

Benny G. Allison, 70, Cleveland
Benny G. Allison age 70 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Habersham Medical Center.Mr. Allison was born in White County the son of the late Marvin Lee and Lora B ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died