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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 ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.