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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 ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died