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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 2nd, 2014

Banks

Mazell Hix Martin, 82, Alto
Mazell Hix Martin, age 82, of Alto, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on August 12, 1931 in Madison County, she was a daughter of the la ...

Dawson

James W. Ray, 73, Dawsonville
James W. Ray, Sr., 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday April 2, 2014 following a period of declining health.Born January 11, 1941 in Ashland, Ohio, he had lived in Dawson Coun ...

Gwinnett

Samuel Marinca, 65, Lawrenceville
Samuel Marinca, age 65, of Lawrenceville, GA, died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2pm at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel in B ...

Habersham

Al Francani, 73, Clarkesville
Al Francani, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, following an extended illness. Mr. Francani was born March 9, 1941 in Aliquippa, PA; son of t ...

Hall

Jennie Moore Smith, 89, Gainesville, formerly of Anderson, SC
Mrs. Jennie Moore Smith, age 89 of Gainesville, Ga., formerly of Anderson SC, died April 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a ­­brief illness. Funeral se ...
Kathryn Greene, 92, Gainesville
Kathryn Greene, 92, of Gainesville, passed away at her residence Wednesday. Born on November 18, 1921, in Birmingham, AL., she was the daughter of the late Selman Blake and Glad ...

Lumpkin

Royce Lee Beck Jr, 69, Dahlonega
Royce Lee Beck Jr., age 69, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Beck was born in Dalton, GA December 8, 1944. He lived most ...

Rabun

Mary Elizabeth Speed Bryson, 68, of Clayton, GA went home to her Heavenly Home Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her residence, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She wa ...

White

Thandal 'T.H.' Dorsey, 74, Columbus, S.C., formerly Cleveland
Thandal Haze "T.H." Dorsey, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the age of 74 due to an extended illness. Born in Cleveland, GA, he was the son of the ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.