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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.