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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 4th, 2014

Banks

Virginia Ernestine Stephens Dorsey, age 87, of Alto, passed away Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on February 05, 1926, in Alto, she was the daug ...

Dawson

Cleo Fouts, 91, Dawsonville
Cleo Fouts, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 4, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Gwinnett following a period of declining health.Born October 26, 1922 to the late Joh ...
Josephine Whitmire Nix, 85, Dawsonville
Mrs. Josephine Whitmire Nix, 85 of Dawsonville, Ga. (Forsyth County) died Tuesday February 4, 2014. Born in Dawson County, Mrs. Nix was the daughter of the late William McKinley Wh ...

Forsyth

Dan Brumbalow, 77, Cumming
Dan Brumbalow, age 77 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Dan loved bluegrass music and enjoyed playing his guitar. He loved NASCAR, fishing and his river property o ...

Habersham

Virginia Dorsey, 87, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Virginia Dorsey, age 87, of Alto, who passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medic ...

Hall

Florene Martin Allison, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Florene Martin Allison, 99 of Gainesville died Tuesday February 4, 2014 at her residence.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Allison was the daughter of the late W.A.,Sr. ...
Fronnie 'Vernell' Alexander, 69, Gainesville
Fronnie "Vernell" Alexander, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Lynford R. Mortland, 76, Gainesville
Lynford R. Mortland, 76, of Gainesville passed away on February 4, 2014. Mr. Mortland was born April 11, 1937 in Isabella, PA to the late Lynford R. Mortland and Louise Mortland Go ...

Lumpkin

Alline Shoemake, 62, Dahlonega
Alline Shoemake, age 62 of Dahlonega, GA passed away February 4, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.Alline was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member o ...

Other

Franciene Justus, 64, Jonesboro
Franciene Justus, 64, of Jonesboro, GA passed away on February 4, 2014. Born in Morrilton, AR she was the daughter of the late William and Reba Huelle.Franciene was a loving wife, ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Patricia Dianne Timms Hart, age 63, of Comer, who passed away on Tuesday February 4th, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Athen ...

White

Julie Ann Patton Smith, 76, Cleveland
Julie Ann Patton Smith, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Born in Habersham County on July 27, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Gordon Ben Patton and ...
Robert (Bob) Howard, 86, Cleveland
Robert (Bob) Howard, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Howard was born on October 18, 1927 in New Haven, Connecticut to t ...
'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.