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“Sandman you were one of a kind and you will be missed by many. You were always a great friend to my father Donnie Harris and our family. Sending my...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Harris Reid - Augusta, GA

“A one-of-a-kind, quirky, talented newspaperman he appeared to a young reporter new to The Augusta Chronicle newsroom in 1964. The years confirmed...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Andra Conley Eanes - Bristol, VA

“May it bring special comfort to know that others care and share your loss.Thinking of you and family at this time of loss of your loved one.HERBERT...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: HERBERT GILSTRAP - AUGUSTA, GA

“R.I.P Mr.Sands. You will be missed. Sending my condolences to your family and friends. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Anita Baynard - Hephzibah, GA

“The Sandman was a friend and a great lunch partner. A conversation with Johnny was a lesson in sports history. He had the best memory of anyone I...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: James Price - Knoxville, TN


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Johnny was born on September 23, 1930 and passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Johnny was a resident of Georgia at the time of passing.

2/9/2018 Mr. Johnny "Sandman" Sands, a consummate newspaper man whose vivid and memorable wordsmithing included coining the term "Arnie's Army," among many other gems, entered into rest February 9, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Platt's Crawford Avenue Chapel with Rev. Vernon Knight officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

If so desired, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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