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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 ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.