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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 28th, 2009

Banks

Ethel Evans Morgan, 84, Homer
Mrs. Ethel Evans Morgan, age 84, of Homer, who passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009. Mrs. Morgan, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, Fletcher Evans and the la ...
Roy E. Broome, 81, Homer
Roy E. Broome, age 81, of Homer, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009.Mr. Broome was born in Jackson County, Commerce, GA, on January 20, 1928 to the late F.E. and Mamie Lee ...

Forsyth

Grace Echols, 88, Cumming
Mrs. Grace Echols, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jake Echols and grandson, Mitchell Echols ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Lance R. Sperring, 65, of Buford, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 20 ...
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