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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.