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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 28th, 2013

Dawson

Daisy Mae Evans, 94, Dawsonville
Daisy Mae Evans, age 94 of Dawson County, passed away on March 28, 2013. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Daisy is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Evans ...

Forsyth

Doris Aurena Akins, 88, of Cumming, GA died on March 27, 2013. Born in Marietta, GA, she was the daughter of Morris and Maude Groover. Her beloved husband, Herbert Akins and her ...

Gwinnett

Celia Brea Robles, 48, Duluth
Celia Brea Robles, age 48, of Duluth, GA passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013. She is survived by her children, Barbara Delmar Robles and Eric Gabriel Robles; parents, Pedro Brea a ...

Hall

Alice Bedell Dumas, Gainesville
Alice Bedell Dumas of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday March 28, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Little & Davenport Chapel ...
Bedell Clark Dumas, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Bedell Clark Dumas, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was a beloved wife, homemaker, and skilled seamstress. Born in Hall County on May 15, ...
Bonnie Denise Kimbrell Salazar, age 48 of Gainesville and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Medical Center.Born December 15, ...
Roger Hitchcock Smith, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Roger Hitchcock Smith, age 66, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
William E. Butler, 83, Gainesville
William E. Butler, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mesun Hospice in Lawrenceville, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Arthur W. "Rock" Portwood, age 58 of Hoschton, GA died Thursday, March 28, 2013 following a sudden illness. Mr. Portwood has been cremated and a memorial service will be ...

Rabun

Keith Tyra 'Ty' Queen, 60, Clayton
Keith Tyra "Ty" Queen, 60, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.