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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 1st, 2013

Banks

Harold Burns Smith, 71, Homer
Harold Burns Smith, age 71, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Mr. Smith was born in Lilburn, Georgia on December 19, 1941, to the late Weyman and Mary Bur ...

Dawson

Anthony Allen Ivey, 63, Dawsonville
Mr. Anthony Allen Ivey, 63, of Dawsonville, GA. passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of Hall County, he was born on August 9, 1949. He was the son of the l ...

Habersham

Judy Wanda Odum,, 57, Demorest, formerly of Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Judy Wanda Odum, age 57 of Demorest, formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Odum passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. Funeral ...

Hall

Arthur 'Art' Lackner III, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Arthur "Art" Lackner III, age 54 of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife Dawn McDonald, Gainesville, GA; children Chrystal & ...
Clarence Leon Odom, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Clarence Leon Odom, 62, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Born in Kokomo, In. on November 21, 1950, he was the son of the late Casey and Dovie Butle ...
Clyde Rakestraw, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Clyde Rakestraw age 89 of Gainesville, GA passed August 1, 2013. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, August 4, 2013, 2:00pm at the chapel of Young's Funeral Home, 1553 ...
Elfriede B Blatter, 100, Gainesville
Mrs. Elfriede B Blatter, 100, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, when she moved to the United States, she was a Governess to the ...
Mr. Horace Robert "Bobby" Cobb, Jr.,age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013.Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive, Gaines ...
Perry O'Neal Sheets, 55, Cumming
Perry O'Neal Sheets, age 55, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. Perry was a loving husband, father, son and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his father ...
Sabrina Kaye Frady, 31, Gainesville
Sabrina Kaye Frady, age 31 of Gainesville and formerly of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Ms. Frady was born in Commerce, Georgia on August 9, 1981. She was a lifelon ...

Jackson

Louis Calvin "Cal" McClure, Sr., age 88 of Braselton, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness a ...

Other

Johnnie Fulton Hicks, 67, Marietta
Johnnie Fulton Hicks, age 67, of Marietta, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Wilda Hicks. Graveside services will be held ...

White

Milton Jerome Dodgens, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Milton Jerome Dodgens, age 76, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Jerome was born and raised in Seneca, SC, and was currently living in Cleveland, GA. He was ...
Mr. Paul Robert Friebus Davis age 43 of Helen passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his residence. Our beloved son, father, brother, uncle and a true friend to all who crossed h ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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