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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 ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69