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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 27th, 2009

Forsyth

Alex Gonzalez, 76, Cumming
Alex Gonzalez, 76, of Cumming, GA died on January 27, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. A native a Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Jesus and Margot Gonzalez.Mr. Gonzalez ...
Lloyd W. Perkins, 83, Atlanta
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Lloyd W. Perkins, 83, of Atlanta. Services, which are to be held in South Charleston, West Virginia, will be announced at a later date.
Margie Gibson Hamrick, 60, Talking Rock
Margie Gibson Hamrick, age 60, of Talking Rock, GA passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Grace Gibson and brothers, Mather Gibso ...

Habersham

Earlene McKean, 67, Ikoma, Japan
Earlene McKean, age 67 of Japan, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Ikoma, Japan.Ms. McKean was born on October 22, 1941 in Louisiana to the late William and Clydie Paul M ...
Mae Smith Pruitt, 83, Baldwin
Mae Smith Pruitt, age 83 of Baldwin, GA passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Mrs. Pruitt was born in Abbeville, SC on March 28, 1925 to the late Oscar and Clara Baldwin Smith. S ...

Lumpkin

Vinson Dover, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Vinson Dover, age 80 of Dahlonega, Ga. died Tuesday January 27, 2009 at Autumn Breeze Assisted living in Gainesville.He was preceded in death by his parents. George Grady Dover ...
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