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Obituary Archive
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 ...

White

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 ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died