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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 2nd, 2011

Forsyth

Emory Madison Martin, 75, Cumming
Emory Madison Martin, age 75, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 with his family at his side. Born June 3, 1936 to the late Rena and Florene Martin, he was a native o ...
Jesse Lee Murphy, 88, Cumming
Jesse Lee Murphy, age 88, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011. He is retired from business. Jesse is a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and a loyal member of the American ...
Robert Eugene Whaley, 86, Forsyth County
Robert Eugene Whaley, age 86, of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011. He is preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Whaley and his son, Bruce Whaley. S ...
Rose Elliott, 101, Cumming
Mrs. Rose Elliott, age 101, of Forsyth County, formerly of Greeley CO, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011. She was a member of North Point Community Church and enjoyed Bible Studi ...
Samuel Paul Phillips, 95, Cumming
Samuel Paul Phillips, 95, of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Samuel W. and Barbara Phillip ...

Habersham

William Boyd Barrett, 60, Cornelia
William Boyd "Hoppy" Barrett, age 60, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Sunday, October 02, 2011 at his residence.Born in Towns County on March 18, 1951, he was the son of the ...

Hall

Eula Belle Grant, 91, Gainesville
Eula Belle Grant, 91, of Gainesville passed away Sunday October 2, 2011 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born October 5, 1919 in Hall County ...
John Martin Jr., 60, Gainesville
Mr. John Martin Jr. was born January 27, 1951 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Mrs. Lottrell Bell and Mr. John A. Martin Sr. John made his transition to eternal life early Sund ...

Lumpkin

Judy Lynes Usry, 68, Dahlonega
Mrs. Judy Lynes Usry, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA, died Sunday October 2, 2011, at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a sudden illness.Mrs. Usry was born in Sa ...

White

Gregory Ray Hammond, 12, Cleveland
Gregory Ray Hammond, age 12 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.Greg was born November 19, 1998 in Gainesville, GA to Hea ...
Logan James McElwaney, inf, Cleveland
Logan James McElwaney, infant son of Stephanie White and Cody McElwaney passed away Sunday October 2, 2011 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Baby Logan is survived by in addition to ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69