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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 9th, 2010

Dawson

J. M. Pelfrey, 82, Dawsonville
J. M. Pelfrey, 82, of Dawsonville died Saturday January 9, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Born January 28, 1927 in Fannin County to the late Morgan and Carrie ...

Forsyth

Donald G. Smading, 80, Cumming
Donald G. Smading, 80, of Cumming died Saturday, January 9, 2010.Born August 15, 1929 in Helena, Montana to the late Fred and Florence Smading, Mr. Smading graduated from the Unive ...
Mrs. Eleanor Laurene Bridges Rainey, 86, of Conyers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Rainey. She was a caring, ki ...
Jay Gehres, 60, Cumming
Jay Gehres, age 60, departed this life January 9, 2010. He was a former Green Beret serving our country during the Vietnam conflict. For the past six years, Jay was able to maint ...
Ollie Ralston, 94, Cumming
Ollie Ralston, 94, of Cumming died Saturday January 9, 2010 at Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born February 14, 1916 in Lumpkin County to the late Jo ...

Gwinnett

Marvens J. Mathurin, 13, Dacula
Marvens J. Mathurin, age 13, of Dacula died Saturday, January 9, 2010 in a drowning accident. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Hebron Baptist ...
Mr. Harold Franklin â, 62, Lilburn
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Habersham

Ernest Wilson Burgess, age 79 of Alto, passed away Saturday, January 09, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 08, 1930, he was the son of th ...
Etta Lynette Wright Wiley, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 09, 2010, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Banks County on May 09, 1933, she was th ...
Eugene Thomas Sailers, 75, Commerce
Eugene Thomas Sailers, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Saturday January 9, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sailers was born in Jackson County to the late, Wilton and Anni ...
Hazel Lucille Gibson Parker, 71, Clarkesville
Hazel Lucille Gibson Parker, age 71, of Clarkesville, GA, died Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Stephens County Hospital. Mrs. Parker was born on October 21, 1938 in ...

Hall

Eric Livingston McLendon, 85, Gainesville
Eric Livingston McLendon, 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 9, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held ...

Jackson

Robert G. Sweet, 78, Hoschton
Robert G. Sweetage 78 of Hoschton, Ga.Died Saturday January 9, 2010 at the N.E. Ga. Med. Center.Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Monday January 11, 2010at the Chestnut Mounta ...
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