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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 ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69