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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 ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.