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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 11th, 2013

Dawson

Winston H. Harben, 79, Dawsonville
Winston H. Harben, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday August 11, 2013 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born July 21, 1934 to the late William Boyd and ...

Forsyth

William F. Fitzgerald "Billy" the beloved husband of Sheila (Cleary) Fitzgerald, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2013 at Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, GA. B ...

Habersham

Ruby J. Tench, 93, Alto
Ruby J. Tench, age 93, of Alto, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on January 18, 1920, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Curtis John Crane, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Curtis John Crane, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at his residence with his family, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 ...
Dorothy Frances Arnold, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Frances Stewart Arnold, 78 of Gainesville died Sunday August 11, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare @ Grandview in Athens, Ga. Born in Habersham County, Mrs. Arnold had live ...
John Carl 'J.C.' Couch, 88, Murrayville
Mr. John Carl "J.C." Couch, age 88, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral ...

Jackson

Alma Bloodworth Porter, 84, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces arrangements for Alma Bloodworth Porter, 84, of Maysville who passed away on Sunday, August 11th, 2013. Mrs. Porter was born in Oglethorpe C ...

Other

Zoe Rita Smith, 70, Long Beach, MS
Mrs. Zoe Rita Smith, age 70, of Long Beach, Mississippi passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Gwinnett Hospital System. Services will be in Long Beach, Mississippi at a later date ...

White

Madeline Flora Cabana, 85, Cleveland
Madeleine Flora Martin Cabana, age 85 of Cleveland, died August 11 after a brief illness.A Rosary service is scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, August 12, 2013 at Alexander Funeral Home ...
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