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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 23rd, 2011

Forsyth

Mary Katherine Martin, 67, Cumming
Mary Katherine Martin, 67, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday September 23rd, 2011. She will be missed by her loving family and church family.She is survived by, her husband ...
Steve John Plakiotis, 78, Cumming
Steve John Plakiotis, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011. He was a member of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church. Funeral services will ...

Gwinnett

Margaret I. Snyder, 93, Buford
Margaret I. Snyder, age 93 of Auburn, GA died Friday, September 23, 2011. Mrs. Snyder has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later in Michigan. Hamilton Mill Memoria ...

Habersham

Charlie B. Gibson, 77, Clarkesville
Charlie B. Gibson, age 77 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011, at a private healthcare facility. Born in Rabun County on March 13, 1934, he was the son of the l ...
Phillip Eugene Batson, Jr., 54, Tarpon Springs, FL
Phil Batson, Jr. PhD, age 54, of Tarpon Springs, FL passed away Friday, September 23, 2011.Born in Habersham County on August 24, 1957, he was the son of Phillip Eugene, Sr. and Ev ...

Hall

Claudette Massie Grove, 75, Mt. Airy
Claudette Massie Grove, age 75, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011.Mrs. Grove was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia, on June 24, 1936, to the late Clau ...
Edward P. "Eddie" West, 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Edward P. "Eddie" West, age 80, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Tim Bu ...

Lumpkin

Ernest "Woodrow" Hicks, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Ernest "Woodrow" Hicks, age 82, of Dahlonega, Ga. died September 23, 2011.He was the son of the late Robert Hicks and Madge Rider Hicks. He was also preceded in death ...
Melvin Wayne Rickett, 52, Dahlonega
Melvin Wayne Rickett, age 52, of Dahlonega, Ga. died September 23, 2011.Mr. Rickett was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Chastain Disspain. He had lived in Dahlonega for seve ...
'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.