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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 ...
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.