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ADEL, GA (WALB) –Two South Georgians lost their lives in the Haiti earthquake.
Courtney Hayes, a college student from Douglas and David Apperson, a contractor from Cook County.
Apperson's son-in-law, John Scarboro, is one of the survivors.
Twelve months ago John Scarboro and his son in law David Apperson went to Haiti on a business trip.
They were at Hotel Montana when the earthquake violently ripped through country.
"Ten minutes til five in the afternoon 90 to 95 degrees and all at once it happened," said Scarboro.
This is a photo of the bruising and injuries he recieved when the hotel collapsed. Scarboro was able to pull himself out of the rubble, but sadly Apperson didn't make it. His body was identified about two months after the quake.
"We were great friends and we played golf together so I not only lost my son in law but I lost a friend," said Scarboro.
He says special occasions and the holidays are especially difficult for the family.
One way many people can find comfort is by posting quotes and pictures on facebook.
Here's the Hotel Montana page. It was started a year ago. Here's pictures of David Apperson among the many who lost their lives.
"I praise god for letting me out of course," said Scarboro. "I am so sorry my son in law didn't make it and my other two friends didn't make it. It's a horrible thing. Haiti as I understand it is not prone to earthquakes."
In Apperson's memory, they're having a Golf tournament on Superbowl Sunday.
"We want this to be an annual thing," said Scarboro.
The money will go toward scholarships for graduating seniors in Cook, Berrien and Lanier Counties and keep David Apperson's memory alive.
You can participate in the golf tournament by calling the Circlestone Country Club pro shop at 896-3893. It's February 6 and starts at 1 p.m. There's a raffle for a 32" flat screen TV.