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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 ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86