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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 2nd, 2013

Dawson

Jimmie Lou Phillips, 69, Dawsonville
Jimmie Lou Phillips, 69, of Dawsonville, GA went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2013. A native of Forsyth County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Coy Mullinax.She is ...

Forsyth

Edward Sokolowsky, 74, Cumming
Edward Sokolowsky, 74, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on August 2, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of Felicia Sokolowsky of Duryea, PA and the late Mi ...

Gwinnett

Leila Cannon Morrison, 88, Buford
Mrs. Leila Cannon Morrison, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, August 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Morrison; first husband, T. R. (Cannonball) ...
Mrs. Maria Orquiz Deramirez, age 79, of Dacula, GA passed away Friday, August 2, 2013. She is survived by her children, Jaime Ramirez, Octavio Ramirez, Ricardo Ramirez, Maria Rami ...

Habersham

Eva Mary Justus, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Eva Mary Thomaston Justus, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Black ...
Eva Mary Thomaston, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Eva Mary Thomaston Justus, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Black ...

Hall

Joe Grimes, 69, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Joe Grimes, 69 of Gainesville, GA will be held Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00pm at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit Street SE Gainesville, ...
Michael Stephen Reed, 50, Oakwood
Mr. Michael Stephen "Steve" Reed, 50 of Oakwood died Friday August 2, 2013.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...
Mitzi Selena Jennings, 36, Gainesville
Mitzi Selena Jennings, 36, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on August 2nd, 2013. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 5th, 2013 from the ho ...
Steve Reed, 50, Oakwood
Mr. Steve Reed, 50 of Oakwood died Friday August 2, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Steve was employed at Burgamy Construction wh ...
Vicki Heizer Drake, 61, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Vicki Heizer Drake, age 61, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Friday, August 2, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirteen years, Bill Drake, Flowery Branch, GA; childr ...

Jackson

Geneva Reed Rucker, 76, Commerce
Mrs.Geneva Reed Rucker, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Rucker was born in Commerce to the late, Robert and Thelma Davis Ree ...
Michelle Diane Baxter, 32, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Michelle Diane Baxter, 32, of Maysville who passed away on Friday. Born in Alabama, she was the daughter of Lisa Darlene Sander ...

Lumpkin

Lois Geiger Frechette, 87, Dahlonega
Lois Geiger Frechette, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away August 2, 2013.Mrs. Frechette was born in Faribault, MN on March 21, 1926. In 1948 she married Robert A. Frechette Sr., ...

Other

Albert Paul Stephenson, 73, Fayetteville
Albert Paul Stephenson, 73, of Fayetteville, GA died on August 2, 2013. Born in Cedartown, GA he was the son of the late Paul and Ruby Stephenson. His beloved wife, Laverne also ...

White

Linton Dale Allen, 50, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Linton Dale Allen, age 50 of Cleveland. Linton passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at his home. Funeral services are ...
'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.