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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 ...
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