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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 ...
'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.