Zachary Bruce, 17, went home to the Lord April 6, 2009, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born in Cartersville, GA, and attended La Veta School. He is survived by his mother, Tonya Ashworth, stepfather, Merle Wells, brothers; Allan Gorman, Camlin and Calveigh Ashworth, best friends and brothers of the heart; Wesley and Casey Holcomb.
Zak, as he liked to spell his name, was very popular and outgoing. Students at La Veta School decorated the hallways with flowers and pictures of Zak, in honor of his memory. He loved to cook, and was planning to become a chef. This fall, he was to attend La Cordon Bleu Culinary Art School, in Atlanta, GA, after completing his GED.
Zak was flown home, and buried at Mount Zion Cemetery in Marietta, GA. A memorial service, to be held in La Veta, will be announced at a later date.