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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 ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86