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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 ...
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
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.