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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.