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Hubert Carlyle Platt
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Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, died Sept. 26, 2015.

Hubert was born Dec. 8, 1931 in Conway, S.C., and was raised in and around the beautiful beaches of Little River, S.C. He moved to Atlanta in 1958 and made Georgia his lifelong home, eventually making a home in the Atlanta suburb of Cumming.

Hubert was a pioneer and legend in the sport of drag racing.

He entered the sport during its infancy in the 1950s and went on to be inducted into nine different drag racing hall of fames. His greatest achievement was receiving the National Hot Rod Association's Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the sport.

"The Georgia Shaker" was beloved by the racing industry, but most of all by his many fans.

He continued to travel and promote the sport of drag racing his entire life.

His parents, Clarence Leon Platt and Elizabeth Pender Platt, both of Little River, S.C.; and three brothers, Joseph C. Platt, Heyward "Buddy" Platt and Huston D. Platt, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his sister, Mabel Platt Hamer of Bennetsville, S.C.; brother, H. Ray Platt of The Villages, Fla., and by his wife and, Linda Platt and three stepchildren; two sons, Hubert C. Platt Jr. of Woodstock, Timothy Allen Platt of Atlanta; one daughter, Lynette Platt Royal of Medford, Ore, and their spouses; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.

 

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