Canton Obituaries

Canton Obituaries

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  • Thursday Jan 5 | via MDJonline.com 

    WELLS, Ida Sharon

    WELLS, Ida Sharon 74, of Canton passed December 23, 2016. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 from Pleasant Hill, Roswell, GA.

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  • Tuesday Jan 3 | via Cleveland Daily Banner 

    Beverly Sowell

    She was born May 28, 1943, in Grayson County, Va. She was the daughter of the late Clay and Wilma Hackler.

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  • Dec 16, 2016 | via Tyler Morning Telegraph 

    Vietnam War hero from My Lai dies at 67

    Lawrence Colburn, an Army helicopter gunner who along with two comrades intervened in the U.S. slaughter of unarmed villagers in My Lai during the Vietnam War, an act of heroism for which he received the Soldier's Medal three decades after the fact, died Dec. 13 at his home in Canton, Georgia. He was 67. Colburn was an 18-year-old Army specialist when he witnessed the massacre of hundreds of civilians in the hamlet of My Lai, in the Quang Ngai Province of South Vietnam, as it was underway on March 16, 1968.

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  • Dec 16, 2016 | via The Washington Post 

    Lawrence Colburn, soldier honored for intervening in...

    Mr. Colburn, right, and Hugh Thompson meet with schoolchildren during a visit to My Lai in 1998. Lawrence Colburn, an Army helicopter gunner who along with two comrades intervened in the U.S. slaughter of unarmed villagers in My Lai during the Vietnam War, an act of heroism for which he received the Soldier's Medal three decades after the fact, died Dec. 13 at his home in Canton, Ga.

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  • Dec 15, 2016 | via The Daily Record 

    Rosemary Roshon, 88, Wooster

    Rosemary Frazee Roshon, 88, of Wooster, formerly of Creston, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster, after a lengthy illness. Rosemary was born July 19, 1928, in New Geneva, Pa., to the late Henry and Laura Posten, and married Hershel V. Frazee on April 21, 1951.

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