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John Reed Starling
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John Reed Starling, 64, of Dillard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at his residence.

He was born in Baton Rouge, La., to the late Johnny Reid Starling and Helen Gregorski Starling.

John is survived by: his loving wife, Susan Dupuy Starling; two daughters, Alais Salvador and husband Mark and Amanda Jane Albert; a son, Kyle Albert and wife Susan; a brother, Mark Starling and wife Maggie; a niece, March Starling; grandchildren, Faith, Mya, Alexander and Sophia; and his beloved dog, Tashi.

John graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in engineering and owned one of the six column factories in the United States. He lived a short time in the mountains he loved. He loved working with his hands and building things. John enjoyed studying architecture and caring for his family and friends. He had been recently elected to the executive committee of the Sky Valley Chapel.

A service was held Tuesday at Sky Valley Chapel with Bishop John Erbelding and Deacon Ed Quest officiating.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to Chapel of Sky Valley, 817 Sky Valley Way, Sky Valley, GA 30537 or to one’s Christian place of worship in John’s memory.

The family would like to thank the Sky Valley Chapel and the Falls View Community for their love and support.

Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at

The Clayton Tribune, Aug. 30, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Highway 441 south reopens after fatal accident
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The Tiger Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle fatal accident on the southbound lanes of Highway 441 in Tiger.
The Tiger Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle fatal accident on the southbound lanes of Highway 441 in Tiger.
UPDATE: The Rabun County Sheriff's Office reported that the southbound lanes of Highway 441 near Rickman Airport Road reopened around 8:10 p.m. after a two-vehicle fatal accident shut them down earlier this evening.

ORIGINAL REPORT: A two-vehicle fatality accident around 6:45 p.m. has shut down Highway 441 near Rickman Airport Road in Tiger.

The Rabun County Sheriff's Office is routing southbound traffic to Bethel Road and the Tiger Connector. Sheriff Frank Andrews said drivers should avoid Highway 441 for about two hours.

Both northbound lanes of Highway 441 remain open.

The sheriff's office, Tiger Fire Department and Georgia Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

For more on this report, see next Thursday's edition.
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