ALBANY -- Louie Joe Western, 60, of Newnan, GA, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Newnan, GA. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Stephen Pontzer will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Albany, GA.

A native of Jacksonville, FL., Mr. Western had resided in Newnan, GA for the past two years, moving from Johnstown, OH. He was an asphalt contractor and was of the Catholic Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Leeki Western and Helen Lee Mullen Western, two brothers, Douglas Western, George Western and a sister, Deloris Jones.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Joseph A. Western and Natasha Western, Johnstown, OH, a brother and his wife, Robert Anthony Western, Sr. and Betty Lou Western, Sharpsburg, GA, a sister, Priscilla Western, Sharpsburg, GA, two grandchildren, Joseph Gabriel Western and Carmine Cash Western.

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