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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 ...
'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.