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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 ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died