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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 26th, 2009

Habersham

Helen Elrod Collins, 75, Demorest
Helen Elrod Collins, age 75 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on November 12, 1933, she wa ...

Hall

John Wiley Hightower, 76, Gainesville
John Wiley Hightower, age 76 of Hightower Road, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral ser ...
Wayne Durward Forrester, 69, Gainesville
Wayne Durward Forrester age 69 of Pine Valley Road, Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Memorial services are schedu ...

Rabun

Ruby Higdon Speed, 82, Clayton
Ruby Higdon Speed, 82, of the Warwoman Community in Clayton, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at her residence.She was born in Jackson County, NC and was the daughter of ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93