LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. -- A man sentenced to death for a Georgia murder will face execution before Thanksgiving, the Georgia Department of Corrections confirmed, Thursday.

Convicted murderer Steven Frederick Spears is scheduled for execution on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. with a window until Nov. 23.

Spears was convicted in 2007 for the murder of Sherri Holland in Lumpkin County, Ga. The lethal injection of Spears will be the 45th inmate put to death by this method.