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Obituaries & Related Stories

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 ...
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