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Griffin, Georgia (GA)

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Barbara Ann Berry
Barbara Ann Berry
Class of 1959
Passed Nov 23, 1996
(no additional information)
Barbara Jean Combs Patton
Barbara Jean Combs Patton
Class of 1959
Passed Dec 18, 2002
(no additional information)
Betty Jo Cochran Hall
Betty Jo Cochran Hall
Class of 1959
Passed Mar 17, 2020
A private family visitation for Betty Jo Cochran Ridley Hall, 78, of Clarkesville, will be held at the funeral home with a graveside service to be held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Decatur.

Mrs. Hall passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Born Sept. 30, 1941, in Griffin, she was a daughter of the late Dr. H.L. and Marjorie Mitchell Cochran. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lt. Col. (Ret.) William Edward Bill Ridley Jr.

Mrs. Hall attended Wesleyan College and went on to receive her bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Georgia. After graduating, she began teaching at Georgia Tech, DeKalb County Schools, and then, North Georgia Technical College. Mrs. Hall was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church where she was active in the Friendship Sunday school class. She enjoyed singing and showed her love of music by being a member of the Chancel Choir and Piedmont Choral and a former member of Mountain Voices. Not only did she enjoy singing, but she took pride in being a mother and was a member of the Georgia Mothers Association and American Mothers Association. She received the Mother of the Year Award from the State of Georgia in 2000. Mrs. Hall enjoyed being active and showed that activeness through her memberships with Joyful Hearts, Three Arts Club, Jenny Wade Circle, Soque Garden Club, Batesville Womens Breakfast Club, and Greater Atlanta Kappa Delta Sorority.
Beverly Ann Baker Tuten
Beverly Ann Baker Tuten
Class of 1959
Passed Oct 10, 2000
(no additional information)
Brett Warren, Dentist And Dear Dear Friend!
Brett Warren, Dentist and Dear Dear Friend!
Class of 1990
(Passed date unknown)
Brett was a wonderful friend of mine. He worked very hard in his education and became a dentist, opening a successful practice in Atlanta.

Brett always had bad memories of Griffin High and when I would praise him for his success and say, "Hey, don't you want to go back and show everybody what you have done with your life?," he would always respond vehemently, "No."

Brett hated high school and I believe it was because of bullying. This is my opinion only, not that of anyone else. It is based on my own memories and observations.

As many of our class knows, we lost many people to suicide in our graduating class. Brett became another one in 2004. His death, so sudden, broke my heart. Brett died two days after another friend, Eric Noel (Class of 1989), commited suicide. I buried them back to back and it was the worst week of my life, outside loosing my firstborn.

My best memory of Brett is the day he drove up to my Crescent Road house with his first car and taking me for a drive. I also remember meeting him every day outside of Mrs. Dunham's class to gossip and hang out. I have a copy of him in that "chicken" costume on my desk at my school to remember how zany he was. It's in the 1989 yearbook - it was a Spanish Club picture.

Keeping that picture on my desk is to remind me to always listen to my students if they are sad and depressed and to tell them how to get help if they ever want to hurt themselves. It also reminds me to always encourage my students to stand up for themselves against bullying.

Brett was one of my best male friends at GHS and I regret that I didn't stay in touch with him like I should have, but he is very very much missed.

Brett is proof that you should always tell people EVERY DAY that you love them and they are a gift to this world, no matter what.
Charles Norman Walker
Charles Norman Walker
Class of 1959
Passed Oct 08, 2007
(no additional information)
Constance Sherri Noland Wilson Cobb
Constance Sherri Noland Wilson Cobb
Class of 1959
Passed May 01, 2018
Could not locate Obituary or actual date of passing
Danny Joe Murphy
Danny Joe Murphy
Class of 1959
Passed Dec 27, 1998
(no additional information)
Dena Elaine Batton Cumming
Dena Elaine Batton Cumming
Class of 1959
Passed Sep 14, 2008
(no additional information)
Donald Franklin Bethune
Donald Franklin Bethune
Class of 1959
Passed Feb 17, 1996
(no additional information)
Eutis Harris
Eutis Harris
Class of 1954
Passed Mar 30, 2012
(no additional information)
Gary Wayne Freeze
Gary Wayne Freeze
Class of 1959
Passed Aug 25, 2006
(no additional information)
George Elliot Fogle
George Elliot Fogle
Class of 1959
Passed Mar 25, 2004
(no additional information)
George Little
George Little
Class of 1970
Passed Jul 12, 1978
Hello everyone,
George Little went on from high school to continue to be a talented and recognized artist. He produced a huge amount of work and left us far too early. He was on the verge of national recognition, and had he lived, would have been well known.
I am trying to compile a history of his life and would appreciate any contributions. Please contact me at joskrwn@aol.com with anything that would help.
George Little
George Little
Class of 1970
Passed Jul 12, 1978
George went on after high school to become a prolific artist producing an amazing body of extraordinary work. His talent was profound and under appreciated. Had he lived, he would have ultimately become internationally recognized.
I would like to remember George by producing a book about his life and work. I would be grateful to meet and talk to people who knew him. Please feel free to contact me at joskrwn@aol.com
George Little
George Little
Class of 1970
Passed Jul 12, 1978
George went on to become a highly talented artist. He produced an amazing amount of work both exhibited and sold. In an effort to preserve his memory and talent, I would like to consult with anyone about George's life and work. Please contact me at joskrwn@aol.com.

Regards,
Joseph Kerwin
Grove Charles Lee
Grove Charles Lee
Class of 1959
Passed Aug 28, 2008
(no additional information)
Jacqueline Irene Durham Chambers
Jacqueline Irene Durham Chambers
Class of 1959
Passed Apr 24, 1999
(no additional information)
James G Thaxton
James G Thaxton
Class of 1959
Passed Sep 05, 1999
(no additional information)
James H. Fields
James H. Fields
Class of 1977
Passed Jul 09, 1994
(no additional information)

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