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Obituary Archive
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 ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.