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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 ...
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.
Woman who created green bean casserole dies at 92
The woman who created a Thanksgiving staple _ the green bean casserole _ has died at age 92
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.