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Mr. Melvin Butler, 80, of Newnan, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on July 19, 2014. Mr. Butler was born on April 14, 1934 to the late William Butler and Cassie Railay. He was also a retired fire fighter with East Point and served in the United State Air Force. He was of the Baptist faith and loved to attend Oak Lawn Baptist Church. Mr. Butler also enjoyed gardening and playing pool.
Along with his parents, Mr. Butler is predeceased by his first wife, Mary H. Butler; sons, Thomas and Wayne Hearn, brother Larry Butler; sisters, Martha Williamson and JoAnn Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Ruth Butler; son, Felton Hearn; step-sons, Damon Harvey and Ricky Harvey; step-daughters, Teena McMamus (Ricky), Teri Alsabrook, Kathy Hunt (David); brother, William Butler and his wife Jean; sisters, Frances Ashworth and her husband Ron and Margaret Merritt.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 21, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at 1 p.m at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor David Arrington officiating. Interment for Mr. Butler will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in College Park.

Well, it's that time of year again!!  Registration for the 2014 Dunson Reunion is underway.  Invites will go out this week but if you want to get a jump on it, Click here for the registration form.  Even with the economy like it is and with the help of contributors, we were still able to hold the cost to $15 per person.  You can be a contributor too!  Just add a little extra to your registration or sign-up for one of the Sponsor Levels.  All contributors will be listed and recognized at the event.  Planning is still ongoing so if you have suggestions for the meal or entertainment, please contact me at jerryonthelake@gmail.com and I'll provide your input to the committee.   

Here's an article published in Atlanta Magazine by former LaGrange resident Lee Walburn about growing up in LaGrange.  To view, click here.

7/21/2014 - The In Memoriam page has not been updated lately so I know I need to get busy with that.  If I have failed to list your loved ones, send me an email at jerryonthelake@gmail.com and I will get them added before this year's event.  Names are now listed in alphabetical order and grouped in list that will make it easier for you to find the names.

5/5/2014 - Charlie's finally back to writing his "Two Cents Worth" stories.   Click Charlie's Ramblings for the latest of Charlie Farrar's anecdotal stories that he writes for the newspapers in Texas. 

Would you like to order Charlie's book "Two Cents Worth" about life at Dunson and beyond?  To do so, just send $10 to Charlie Farrar, 4110 Copper Creek Drive, Baytown, TX  77521-3082.  If you would like it autographed and a personal message, indicate that as well in your request.  Let's support the Home Boy!!!

Videos have been posted on the 2013 Reunion tab at the Dunson Shutterfly website.  Click here to view. If anyone has photos and want to post them, send me an email and I'll give you instructions.

Troup County News posted a nice article about the reunion in their October 9th edition.  I've scanned it in so those of you that don't live locally can read it.  Click here to read it. 

Birthday List is growing.  Feel free to send spouse birthdays as well.  Send your birthday to jerry@dunsonmillvillage.com and I will post it to the website for friends to wish you a Happy Birthday.  (See link on left) - Updated 9/20/2013.

I am going to update the In Memoriam page to be in alphabetical order to make it easier for you to see whether or not your loved ones have been posted.  I will try to get that done next week.  if you see some missing now, let me know and I will add them as well.  Just email me at jerryonthelake@gmail.com and I will add them.

Sponsors and Contributors have continued to support us to keep the costs of our reunion at a very affordable rate.  Be sure to thank each of our Sponsors and Contributors.  To see a complete list, Click here.  If you were not a contributor this year, you can send your contribution for next year now and be recognized on the website and in next year's program.  If you would like to sponsor or make a contribution for next year, contact Linda Mims at 706-884-4412.

If you know the whereabouts of the following people, please email me or have them email me their current address:

Larry Wright
Marie Trammell Butler
Marie Estes Dunn
Emily Caldwell Stevens
Marion Payne Dickson DiDominzio
Donny Turner
Donnie Hinkle

Also If you know of anyone that was not at the reunion and have contact information that you would like to have verified in our database, contact me at jerryonthelake@gmail.com so I can update their information or add them to the database.

Photos and videos from this year's Dunson Reunion have been uploaded.  Click here to view them.










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