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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 24th, 2011

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Charles Sanders, 72, Winder
Mr. Charles Sanders, age 72, of Winder passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home,35 First Street Hoschton, Ga. 30548, lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706- ...
James Slayton, 56, Winder
Mr. James Slayton, age 56 of Winder, Ga. passed away on December 24, 2011. Funeral Services will be Held on Friday, December 30, 2011 1:00pm at White Oak Spring Missionary Baptis ...

Forsyth

J.D. Thomason, Cumming
J.D. Thomason, of Ellijay, formerly of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011. J.D. was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. He loved fishing and farming. He was prec ...
Ralph Daniel Westbrook, 52, Cumming
Ralph Daniel Westbrook, age 52, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.A. and Agnes Westbrook and sister, Elaine W. Jo ...

Habersham

Mary Jean Louvinie Mason Holloway, age 74, of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654 ...
Virgil Loudermilk, 83, Mt. Airy
Virgil Marlow Loudermilk, age 82 of Mt Airy, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at his residence.Born in Habersham County on September 09, 1929, he was a son of the late Dewey ...
Wendell V. Reems, 71, Baldwin
Wendell Voyce Reems, age 71 of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 24, 1940, he was a son of the ...

Hall

Col Milbourne L. Joye, 90, Gainesville
Col Milbourne L. Joye, (USAR-Ret), age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia and formerly of Buford, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates. A ...
Jeanna Chapman, 54, Gainesville
Jeanna Chapman, 54, of Gainesville, GA. passed away of an extended illness on December 24, 2011. Jeanna was born and raised in Gainesville, GA. She graduated from East Hall High Sc ...

Jackson

Arilee "Buddy" Butler, 84, Commerce
Arilee (Buddy) Butler went to be with Jesus on December 24, 2011 at Northridge Nursing Home, He was 84 years old. There will be a Visitation on Monday December 26 from 2:00- 4:00 p ...
Harold Erastus Hawks, 90, Nicholson
Mr. Harold Erastus Hawks, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hawks was born in Jackson County to the late Claud and Leona McConnell Ha ...
James Edward Hayes, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Ga. announces the death of Mr. James Edward Hayes, Sr. age 71, of Hoschton, Ga., who passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at his residence fo ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton