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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 ...
'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.