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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 ...
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70
Best-selling Southern author Anne Rivers Siddons dies at 83
Anne Rivers Siddons, a best-selling Southern author known for novels "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Peachtree Road" has died