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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 5th, 2013

Banks

Bessie Mae Martin Dooley, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at a local care facility. Mrs. Dooley was born on October 29, 1923, in Banks County, ...

Barrow

Zachary Wayne Thoming, 57, Winder
Mr. Zachary Wayne Thoming, age 57, of Winder, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.He was survived by his wife, Patricia Thoming; daughter, Crystal Fredrickson; sons, Eddie ...

Forsyth

Ben C. Smith, 80, Cumming
Ben C. Smith, 80 of Cumming Ga. passed away Tuesday February 5 at his home with family.Ben was born in 1932 to Paul Kimbrell and Ray Smith and raised in Ruston, LA. He played footb ...
James Francis King, Jr, 79, Cumming
James Francis King, Jr., of Cumming, GA, age 79, passed away on February 5, 2013. Jim was a great father and father-in-law and a true gentleman. He had a fantastic sense of humor a ...

Habersham

Hugh E. Whitner, 78, Clarkesville
Hugh E. Whitner, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Franklin, North Carolina on October 26, 1934, he was a ...

Hall

Gordon L. Alexander, Jr.,, 72, Gainesville
Gordon Lee Alexander, Jr. passed away Tuesday February 5th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 8t ...
Hugh Lewis Dorsey, 96, Gainesville
Hugh Lewis Dorsey, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a brief illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, Fe ...
James B. Patrick, 90, Flowery Branch
Mr. James B. Patrick, age 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at Willowwood Nursing Center following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be 11:30 a ...
Jonathan Michael Fanale, 33, Gainesville
Jonathan Michael Fanale, age 33 of Gainesville, died Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.He was born in Winchester, MA and was a firefighter paramedic ...
William Henry (Bill) Latty, 72, Gillsville
Mr. William Henry (Bill) Latty age 72 of Gillsville, Ga. Died suddenly Tuesday February 5, 2013 at his residence.Services are planned for 2 PM Sunday February 10, 2013 at the Littl ...

Other

Doris Wofford Armenaki, 89, Greensboro, North Carolina
Doris Wofford Armenaki, age 89, of Greensboro, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Memorial graveside services will be held in the spring of 2013, at Yonah Mem ...

White

Benny G. Allison, 70, Cleveland
Benny G. Allison age 70 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Habersham Medical Center.Mr. Allison was born in White County the son of the late Marvin Lee and Lora B ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died