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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 25th, 2009

Banks

Walter Eugene Broom, 74, Gillsville
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, announces the death of Walter Eugene Broom, age 74 of Lebanon Church Road, Gillsville, Georgia, who passed away Wednesday, Marc ...

Forsyth

Ethan Luke Campbell, age 17 passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Funeral Services will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.byarsfuneralhome. ...

Habersham

Martha Eller Pruitt, 81, Demorest
Martha Eller Pruitt, age 81, of Demorest, GA passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Habersham County Medical Center.Mrs. Pruitt was born on July 14, 1927 in Habersham County, GA ...
SMSGT Charles E. Bogard, 86, Colorado Springs
Graveside services for SMSgt Charles E. Bogard, USAF Ret., age 86, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Gardens in Cla ...

Hall

George Olan Smith, 62, Ledyard, CT formerly of Gainesville
George Olan Smith, Ret., age 62 of Albatross Drive, Ledyard, CT formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, CT ...
Mattie Lee Williams, 82, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Lebanon U.M.C. cemetery for Mattie Lee Williams, age 82 of Bradford St., Gainesville. The Rev. Marshall ...

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Robert Khleber Slaughter, 54, Cleveland
Mr. Robert Khleber Slaughter, age 54 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Mr. Slaughter was born in Sa ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.