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Obituary Archive
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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.