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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 ...
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