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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.