Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Visitation will be held for Zach Gamble at the Woodstock Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The slain Marine who died Sunday afternoon from head trauma suffered in Smyrna was a graduate of Brandon Hall School in Sandy Springs. The Woodstock Funeral Home will hold visitation for Zach Gamble, 34, Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. for friends and family. The funeral will be held at Woodstock First Baptist at 2 p.m. Thursday, and burial will follow at Rolling Hills Memory Gardens in Acworth next to Gamble's father, James. Gamble's body will lie in state an hour before Thursday's service so people can pay their respects. Survivors include Gamble's 7-year-old son, Luke; a sister, Nikki Gamble of Acworth; his mother and stepfather, Tina and Leon Robbins of Gainesville; and grandparents Bernice and Howard Cook, according to the obituary …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Doctor Leila Denmark, who moved to Athens, Ga., a few years ago, dies at age 114.
The world has lost one of its oldest residents with the death Monday of Leila Denmark, a former Alpharetta resident. She was the 4th oldest person in the world and had Sandy Springs ties. She had been getting round-the-clock medical care for many weeks. Before she moved to Morton Street in Athens to be with her daughter, and only child Mary Denmark Hucherson, she lived in Alpharetta and practiced medicine until she was 103. Her career began during the early 20th Century when Denmark graduated in 1926 from the Medical College of Georgia. She was only the third woman to do so, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. She moved to Atlanta and was the first resident doctor at Egleston Children's Hospital. According to her website, …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The former announcer for the Atlanta Braves died on Friday. Funeral services were held in Sandy Springs.
Funeral services for Ernie Johnson, Sr. were held this morning at St. Jude Catholic Church, in Sandy Springs. The former announcer for the Atlanta Braves died on Friday, at the age of 87. Johnson played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves from 1950-1958 and the Baltimore Orioles in 1959, and was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2001. Johnson is survived by Lois, his wife of 63 years, and children Dawn, Chris, and Ernie Jr. Ernie Jr. is host of the "NBA on TNT." Family and friends at Tuesday’s services included Bobby Cox, Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, Steve Holman, the voice of the Atlanta Hawks, and baseball great Phil Niekro.