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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 11th, 2013

Dawson

Winston H. Harben, 79, Dawsonville
Winston H. Harben, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday August 11, 2013 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born July 21, 1934 to the late William Boyd and ...

Forsyth

William F. Fitzgerald "Billy" the beloved husband of Sheila (Cleary) Fitzgerald, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2013 at Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, GA. B ...

Habersham

Ruby J. Tench, 93, Alto
Ruby J. Tench, age 93, of Alto, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on January 18, 1920, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Curtis John Crane, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Curtis John Crane, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at his residence with his family, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 ...
Dorothy Frances Arnold, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Frances Stewart Arnold, 78 of Gainesville died Sunday August 11, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare @ Grandview in Athens, Ga. Born in Habersham County, Mrs. Arnold had live ...
John Carl 'J.C.' Couch, 88, Murrayville
Mr. John Carl "J.C." Couch, age 88, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral ...

Jackson

Alma Bloodworth Porter, 84, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces arrangements for Alma Bloodworth Porter, 84, of Maysville who passed away on Sunday, August 11th, 2013. Mrs. Porter was born in Oglethorpe C ...

Other

Zoe Rita Smith, 70, Long Beach, MS
Mrs. Zoe Rita Smith, age 70, of Long Beach, Mississippi passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Gwinnett Hospital System. Services will be in Long Beach, Mississippi at a later date ...

White

Madeline Flora Cabana, 85, Cleveland
Madeleine Flora Martin Cabana, age 85 of Cleveland, died August 11 after a brief illness.A Rosary service is scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, August 12, 2013 at Alexander Funeral Home ...
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