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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 ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.