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12/17/09 12:00 AM

Verlin McDowell
Mr. Verlin D. McDowell, age 67 of Canton, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at his residence.
Mr. McDowell was a logger and he loved the outdoors. He was Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Syble McDowell, Canton; children, Virgil (Kellie) McDowell, Weldon (Candy) McDowell and Sherry McDowell, all of Canton, and Michelle Foster, Woodstock; sisters, Virginia Blankenship, Alice Luther, Winnie Priest, Hazel Abernathy, Rosa Bruce and Mildred Woolum; and brothers, Vernon, Bennie Rickey, William and Eddie McDowell. Twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Randy Cloer and Chris Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Cherokee Memorial Park.
www.sosebeefuneralhome. com

Luke Holcomb
Mr. Luke Holcomb, age 85 of Talking Rock, Ga., passed late Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2009 at St. Joseph?s Hospital in Atlanta.
Survivors include his wife, Aline Holcomb, Talking Rock; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kerstin Holcomb, Talking Rock; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Bill Bryan, Marietta, and Jean and Greg Hines, Kennesaw; and sister, Laura Garrison, East Point. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. LeRoy Kelly officiating. Interment followed in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bill Bryan, Greg Hines, Ralph Mathews, James Satterfield Jerry Brooks and Pheron Turner.
www.caglefuneralhome.com

Lucille Thrasher
Mrs. Lucille Hauf Thrasher, age 87 of Smyrna, died Sunday Dec. 13, 2009.
Mrs. Thrasher was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church since 1968. She was a homemaker and was employed with the ATF and was a secretary for The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Atlanta for 10 years.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Ronnie Dyer, Jasper. Ga.; grandson, Christian Bilich, Hahnville La.; great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Jesse Bilich, Hahnville, La.; and nephews, Warren Lindner, Leesburg, Fl. and Wesley Lindner, Cedar Lake, In.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna with Father Jim Kuczynski officiating. Entombment followed the Mausoleum at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer?s Association, Georgia Chapter 1925 Century Boulevard, NE Suite 10 Atlanta, Ga. 30345-3315 Attn: Houston; phone, 404-728-1181.