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John Sawyer

The firefighting community in Butts County is mourning the death of Firefigher-EMT (Retired) John Sawyer, who passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 11.

A 27-year veteran of the Butts County Fire Department, Sawyer retired last year to spend more time with his family and focus on his business. He continued to serve Butts County and the Flovilla area after his retirement as a volunteer with the Flovilla Fire Department.

A post on the Butts County Fire Department Facebook page said Sawyer “was known for his sense of humor and his desire to help others when they needed it. He was also a successful local business owner and longtime resident of the Jackson Lake community...

“Memorial announcements will follow when available. Please keep the Sawyer family and the Butts County Fire Department family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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