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Shane Michael Thurmond
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Shane Michael Thurmond, 42, of Dawsonville, died March 12, 2013.

Born Feb. 3, 1971, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

Shane was a graduate of Dawson County High School and Pickens Technical College as a Micro Computer Specialist.

He was employed by Automotive Service and Performance. An accomplished pianist, vocalist and songwriter, he was known by many for the music he loved to share.

He devoted his time and talent to performing in churches, public events and anywhere music was appropriated.

His grandparents, Leland and Christine Thurmond and James Kent, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Lisa Thurmond of Dawsonville; children, Aly Thurmond and Ashton Thurmond, both of Dawsonville; parents, Terry and Sybil Thurmond of Dawsonville; brother, Leland Thurmond and his fiancé, Angela Williamson of Dawsonville; grandmother, Louise Kent of Dawsonville; nieces, Chloe Thurmond, Katie Williamson; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. March 16, at Sweetwater Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Osteen and William Blackwell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to help with final expenses.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.