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Juanita McKown Pittard
Juanita McKown Pittard, 59, Fayetteville, died Aug. 7, 2000. She was born Oct. 1, 1940 in Fulton County, Ga. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with interment at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro, Ga.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Pittard, Fayetteville; children, Robert E. Pittard, Griffin, Susan Ashtigo, Duluth and J. David Pittard, Clifton, Tenn.; father, Ed and Eleanor McKown, Hampton; brother; R. Edward McKown, Howell, N.J.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond william Hyatt
Raymond William Hyatt, 95, Fayetteville, died Aug. 7, 2000. He was born May 12, 1905 in Cherokee, N.C. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Lynn McClain officiating. Interment was at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, Atlanta.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hyatt, Fayetteville; a son, Richard Hyatt, Columbus, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Hazel Lee, Fayetteville; two grandchildren; and a brother, Elmer C. Hyatt, Tucker.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Leslie Olson
Kenneth Leslie Olson, 58, Fayetteville, died Aug. 7, 2000. He was born Oct. 25, 1941 in Lansing, Mich. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel with interment at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Olson, Fayetteville; a son, Gerald and Merri Olson, Tyrone; daughters, Bonnie and Larry Robinson, Carmel, Ind. and Janet Olson, Riverdale; brothers, Harry Lee Olson and Alvin Olson, both of Michigan; and a sister, Linda Cox, Michigan. There are seven grandchildren.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Hugh L. Quarles, Jr.
Hugh L. Quarles Jr, 93, Peachtree City, formerly of East Point, died Aug. 8, 2000. He was born Sept. 6, 1906 in Fulton County, Ga., the son of Hugh Latimer and Margaret McDonald Quarles Sr. He was a member of the East Point First United Methodist Church and was retired from Aetna Life and Casualty Co. He was retired from the United States Army Reserve as a colonel with over 40 years of service. Memorial services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point, with the Rev. Horace Couch officiating.
Survivors include a son, Hugh L. and Kathy Quarles III, Hilton Head, S.C.; and grandsons, Brian Hugh Quarles and Todd Irwin Quarles, both of Chicago, Ill.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Yee
Lisa Yee, 50, Fayetteville, died Aug. 8, 2000. She was born Aug. 10, 1949 in China. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with interment at Westminster Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband, Peter C. Yee, Fayetteville; sons, Allen W. Yee and Benny W. Yee, both of Fayetteville; parents, Beng Chuen and Tai Har Li, Hong Kong; brothers, Wai-Ming Li, Australia and Wai-Kong (Ling) Li, Peachtree City; and sisters, Ching-Yee, Chan, Hong Kong and Sau-Kwan Li, Peachtree City.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Lee Bynum
Marie Lee Bynum, 86, Peachtree City, died Aug. 8, 2000. She was born Jan. 25, 1914 in Cooperstown, Baldwin County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Bynum. She had attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville and had been employed by Southern Railway. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Steve Bingham and the Rev. Bill DeLay officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City.
Survivors include a daughter, Paula and Lance Cheek, Rex; grandchildren, Michael and Alicia Cheek, Locust Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Marty Cheek, Conyers, and Matt Cheek, Locust Grove; great-grandchildren, Matthew Cheek, Cassidy Cheek, Tyler Cheek, Seth Cheek and Maci Cheek; and a brother, Harold Lee, Macon.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Rita Jean Davis
Rita Jean Davis, 53, Fayetteville, died Aug. 10, 2000. She was born April 17, 1947 in Overton County, Tenn. She was a teacher at Brooks Elementary School. Services were held at Christ's Church Presbyterian, Alpine, Tenn. with the Rev. Dale Weldon officiating. Interment was at Red Hill Cemetery, Tenn.
Survivors include her husband, Denver Davis, Fayetteville; a son, Brian Davis, Peachtree City; a daughter, Melanie and Marc Fabre, Newnan; mother, Chloe Beaty, Alpine, Tenn.; brothers, Rex Beaty, Seattle, Wash., Clifton Beaty, Hixson, Tenn. and David Beaty, Alpine, Tenn; and sisters, Jessie Linder, Deanna Linder and Sue Ruble, all of Alpine, Tenn.
Memorial donations may be made the the Covenant Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Kindergarten Ministries. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Hicks Moore
Carolyn Hicks Moore, 54, Fairburn, died Aug. 11, 2000. She was born Jan. 30, 1946 in Cedartown, Ga. Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Keith Davenport officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn.
Survivors include her husband, Earl P. Moore, Fairburn; sons, Mike and Judy Moore, Douglasville and David and Terri Moore, Conyers; daughters Colleen Hill, Douglasville and Mary Ann and Chris Brooks, Chamblee; mother, Martha Hicks, Union City; a brother, Arnold Hicks, Fayetteville; and grandchildren Michael Paul Moore, Dustin Moore, Savannah Moore, Sebastian Moore, Madeline Moore and Emily Ann Brooks.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Bishop
Ruby Bishop, 55, Senoia, died Aug. 13, 2000. She was born April 4, 1945 in Atlanta, Ga. Services were held at the McKoon Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Senoia City Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Lillie Mae Bishop, Senoia; sons, Danny Balsden, Springfield, Ga. and Tony Drew, Fayetteville; a daughter, Genia Johnson, Senoia; and brothers, Jackie Bishop and Johnny Bishop, both of Senoia.
There are 14 grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge of the arrangements

Laura Driscoll
Laura Driscoll, 80, Peachtree City, died Aug. 15, 2000. She was born June 6, 1920 in Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Driscoll. She was a former resident of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Memorial services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City with the Rev. Chuck Hodges officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane and Chad Young, Peachtree City; granddaughters, Melissa Young and Jaime Young, both of Atlanta; and a sister, Hazel Averill, Portland, Maine.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.
 

Margia Patton Smith
Margia Patton Smith, 97, Forsyth, died Aug. 18, 2000. She was born Oct. 12, 1902 in Campbell County, formerly Fayette County, now Fulton County. She was the daughter of Julian Mance and LaFontain White Patton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harry Vaughan Smith Sr., a former minister in Fayette County.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church, Forsyth, with Dr. Dan Whitaker officiating. Interment was private.
Survivors include sons, Dr. Harry Vaughan Smith Jr., Waleska, Ga. and Dr. Patton P. Smith, Forsyth, and a sister, Mildred P. Harris, Fayetteville. There are seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel, Forsyth, was in charge of the arrangements.

Wallace W. Benton
Wallace W. Benton, 79, Newnan, died Aug. 7, 2000. He was a native of Cairo, Ga. and was a retired textile mills supervisor. He was a member of the Sargent Baptist Church, past master of Mount Herman Masonic Lodge 304 in Columbus, Ga. and was affiliated with the Sylvan Lodge 429 in Newnan.
Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan, with full Masonic rites. The Rev. Harry White officiated.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gladys Caldwell Benton, Newnan; children Nancy Hines, Douglasville, and Stan Benton, Augusta; grandchildren Phillip Benton, Keith Benton, Chance Hines and Piper Hines; great-grandchildren Calvin Hamrick, Kendall Hamrick, Mason Hines, Paden Hines, Ellijah Hines and Robert Condon.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge of the arrangements.

Malcom V. Leach
Malcolm V. Leach, 85, Newnan, died Aug. 9, 2000. He was born May 31, 1915 in Newnan, the son of James C. and Sallie O’Neil Leach. He was in sales for Murray Printing Co. and a member of the Newnan First United Methodist Church.
Services were at Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. Gary Parrish, the Rev. Larry Patton and the Rev. Bill Cureton officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan.
Survivors include his wife, Lavane Leach, Newnan; brothers Pete S. Leach, Byron, Ga., and O’Neil Leach, Montana; and a sister, Sarah Leach Jewell, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund, First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville St., Newnan 30263.
Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge.

Mary Frances Perkins
Mary Frances Perkins, 84, Newnan, died Aug. 13, 2000. She was born Dec. 24, 1915 in Carroll County, Ga., the daughter of Joseph Daniel and Mary Jane Wilson Reeves.
Graveside services were at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Melvin Payne officiating.
Survivors include daughters Nancy Smith, Douglasville, and Mary Dell Harrell, Newnan; grandchildren Scott Perkins, Grantville, and Stephanie Harrell, Ellenwood; and a great-granddaughter, Amber Perkins, Newnan.
Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge.

Ruby Bishop
Ruby Bishop, 55, Senoia, died Aug. 13, 2000. She was born April 4, 1945 in Atlanta.
Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with interment at Senoia City Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Lillie Mae Bishop, Senoia; sons Danny Balsden, Springfield, Ga., and Tony Drew, Fayetteville; a daughter, Genia Johnson, Senoia; and brothers Jackie Bishop and Johnny Bishop, both of Senoia.
There are 14 grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Gertrude Stoffen Jenkins
Gertrude Stoffen Jenkins, 88, Peachtree City, formerly of Lighthouse Point, Fla., died July 27, 2000. She was born Feb. 28, 1912 in Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Anderson Jenkins of Detroit. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan and active in Detroit business women's organizations. She taught at Detroit Business College and held various positions in Detroit with banks, corporations and law firms. She also worked for an attorney in Florida.
Survivors include a stepson, Robert A. and Patricia Jenkins; a step-grandson, Thomas A. and Barbara Jenkins; and step-great-grandchildren, Andrew T. Jenkins and Elizabeth A. Jenkins, all of Peachtree City.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, handled the local arrangements.
 

Almeda Lampkins
Almeda Lampkins, 77, formerly of Peachtree City, died July 27, 2000. She was born July 10, 1923 in Hazel, Ky. Graveside services were held at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Survivors include her husband, John R. Lampkins; children, Ron Lampkins, Sun Valley, Calif., Linda Armsey, Loveland, Ohio and Steve Lampkins, Knoxville, Tenn; grandchildren, Diane Wolcott, Jennifer Dodd, Emily Anne Lampkins, Alyssa Lampkins and Aimee Lampkins; and great-grandchildren, Drew Wolcott, Nick Wolcott and Noah Wolcott.
Memorial donations may be made to the Almeda Lampkins Memorial Fund, %Church of the Savior United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242
 

Nell Davis Evans
Nell Davis Evans, 85, died Aug. 3, 2000. She was born Nov. 18, 1915 in Fayette County, the daughter of James Bennett and Ida Lee Atkinson Davis. Services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel with Dr. Howard Dial and Dr. Bill Hungerpiller officiating.
Survivors include a son, William Evans, Franklin, N.C.; a brother, Hugh D. Davis, Red Oak, Ga.; a sister, Jimmie Richie, Fayetteville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Georgia, 2219 Briarcliff Rd., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 404-633-7771. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.
 

George A. ‘Pat’ Garrison
George A. "Pat" Garrison, 83, Peachtree City, died Aug. 2, 2000. He was born June 17, 1917 in Fulton County, Ga. He was retired from the United States Postal Service with over 35 years of service. 
Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City with Dr. Don Smith officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Geraldine M. Garrison, Peachtree City; daughters, Gail and Bob Kelly, Brunswick and Connie and Leroy Warren, Tyrone; brothers, Glenn and Laura Garrison, East Point, and Harry and Rachel Garrison, Riverdale; a sister, Helen and Dozier Barnette, Riverdale; grandchildren, Bond and Denise Morgan, Hunter and Kim Morgan, Tiffany and Brent Morris, Jason and Ashley Warren and Ashley and Buddy McLaughlin; and great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Bobby, Joey, Cody and Jessica.
Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 206 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City, 30269.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements

Janet Wilson
Janet Wilson, 55, Peachtree City, died Aug. 4, 2000. She was born June 8, 1945 in Donora, Pa., the daughter of the late Sirio and Julia Sasselli. She was preceded in death in 1996 by her husband, Miles M. Wilson Jr., whom she married in May, 1971. She was a graduate of the nursing program at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and served as a volunteer for the David L. Harris Jr. Foundation.
Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Donald W. Smith officiating. Interment was at Westminster Gardens, Peachtree City.
Survivors include her son, Miles M. Wilson III, Peachtree City, a daughter, Melissa Lynn Wilson, Stockbridge; a sister, Lucille and Jonathan Kruczek; nieces, Rachel and Leah, Pennsylvania; and mother-in-law, Lorna Wilson, Peachtree City.
Memorial donations may be made to the David L. Harris Jr. Fund, Children's Health Care of Atlanta Foundation, attn. Mark Wilkison, 1680 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.
Carol J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Adam Daniel Veitch
Airman 1st Class Adam Daniel Veitch, 20, Dudley, N.C., formerly of Newnan, died July 31, 2000. He was a jet engine mechanic with the U.S. Air Force, 4th Component Squadron, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, N.C.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Raymond and Vera Stone and a great-grandfather, the Rev. N. B. McCarty.
Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. Allen Mathura, the Rev. Franklin Treadwell, the Rev. Jim Veitch and the Rev. Jimmy Fleming officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, with full military honors.
Survivors include his father, Danny and Donna Veitch, Newnan; mother Cathy S. and Jimmy Newman, Sharpsburg; a brother, Kevin Michael Veitch, Newnan; stepsisters Tasha Aides and Ashley Trehern, both of Newnan; grandmother Barbara Riley, Heard County; great-grandmother Odeal McCarty, Arnco, Ga; and step grandparents Kermit and Patricia Newman, Statesboro, and Sanders and Leona Ferrell, Newnan.
Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge of the arrangements.
 

Caroline Keith Poole
Caroline Keith Poole, Sharpsburg, formerly of Atlanta, died Aug. 1, 2000. She was born Aug. 8, 1917 in Fulton County, the daughter of the late Stonewall Jackson and Mary Teresa Kries Keith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Campbell Poole Sr. A member of the St. George Catholic Church in Newnan, she also attended St. John Newman Catholic Church, Lilburn.
A rosary was conducted at McKoon Funeral Home with the Rev. Leo Herbert officiating, and a funeral Mass was conducted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Monsignor Donald Kirnan as celebrant. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta.
Survivors include children Paul and Rebecca Poole, Forrest Campbell and Marilu Poole Jr., Sharpsburg; a sister, Angela Lynch Hamby, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and grandchildren Billy Rowell, Forrest C. Poole III, Ashley Louise Poole and Daniel Clyde Poole, all of Sharpsburg, and Heather Marie Poole, Peachtree City. 
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.
 

Ruth Turner Fitts
Ruth Turner Fitts, 97, Newnan, died Aug. 2, 2000. She was born Aug. 24, 1902 in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Estes Fitts, who died about six years ago.
She was the first woman graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1926 and after graduation she taught business administration and typing at Commercial High School, Atlanta. She also wrote advertising copy as a manager at a printing company.
A 57-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she published eight books on genealogy and marriages as well as membership roles of the DAR in Georgia.
Memorial services were at the Central Baptist Church of Newnan with the Rev. Dr. Joel Richardson officiating.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Turner Trammell; grandchildren Harlan M. Trammell III, Leila Catherine Trammell and Martha Trammel Wyant; and a great-grandchild, Isabelle Harlan Wyant.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.
 

JoAnne LaVerne Sewell
JoAnne LaVerne Sewell, 83, Sargent, Ga., died Aug. 2, 2000. She was born Aug. 23, 1916 in Carroll County, Ga., the daughter of James and Kate Vines. She was retired from Arnco Mills as a textile worker.
She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she was pianist for 41 years.
Services were at the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Bearden officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Jimmie Sewell, Sargent; and sisters-in-law Lena Timbs, Marietta, Ga., Ethel Shockley, Whitesburg, Ga., and Edna Ozmore, Watkinsville, Ga.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.
 

T.C. “Jimmy” Arrington
T. C. “Jimmy” Arrington, 59, Newnan, died Aug. 4, 2000. He was born Aug. 4, 1941 in Coweta County, the son of Willie Paul and Janie Lee Pendergrast Arrington. He was the owner of T. C. Wrecker Service.
Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel with pastor Rick Duncan officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Arrington, Newnan; children Kim, Lenny and Elvis; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Henry Arrington, Newnan, and Melvin Arrington, Tyus, Ga.; and sisters Virginia Groover and Bernice Broome, both of Newnan, and Dorothy Krofchick, Columbia, S.C.
Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge.
 

Dan Arlin Burnham
Dan Arlin Burnham, 79, Moreland, died Aug. 4, 2000. He was born April 25, 1921 in Newnan. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a 1950 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked at Lockheed Martin as an industrial engineer for 20 years. 
He then changed careers and in 1977 began working as an alcohol counselor in Coweta County until 10 years ago.
Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Harry H. Barrow officiating. Interment was at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Bradley Burnham, Moreland; daughters Lisa Gronsbell, Marietta, and Cindy Schian, Newnan; sisters Lois Cone and Annie Jewell Martin, both of Newnan; and grandchildren Arlin Blalock and Michelle Blalock, both of Marietta, and Dan Schian, Newnan.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.
 

Genarrh Shoemake
Genarrh Shoemake, 86, died Aug. 5, 2000. He was born Aug. 22, 1914 in Carroll County, the son of Thomas W. and Mary S. Shoemake. He was preceded in death by a son, Garland Shoemake. He worked at Arnco Mills and American Can Co., retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Whitesburg, Ga. Christian Church.
Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home, pastor Caryl Strange officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan.
Survivors include his wife, Clestelle Dean Shoemake, sons Sherwin and Shelby Shoemake, Danny and Sandra Shoemake; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Shoemake; there are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Susan L. Head 

Susan L. Head, 46, Lilburn, died July 30, 2000. She died of a brain aneurysm. She was born Dec. 8, 1953 in Germany. She was a project officer in the laboratory science division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most recently she had been working as project coordinator of a new program to combat bioterrorism. Graveside services were held at the Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City with Ministers George Dillard and Bob Tyler officiating. 

Survivors include her parents, Lt. Col. Fredrick I Head (United States Army Retired) and Lillian K. Head, Peachtree City. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

William Morris Pritchard 

William Morris Pritchard, 91, Fayetteville, died July 31, 2000. He was born Oct. 11, 1908 in Indianapolis, Ind. Services were held at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Daniel Toof officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret E. Pritchard, Fayetteville; a son, Bill and Annette Pritchard, Fayetteville; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Marie Pritchard, Kennesaw, Ga. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Dickie Len Brookshire 

Dickie Len Brookshire, Fayetteville, died July 30, 2000. He was born May 21, 1949 in Boone, N.C. Graveside services were held at the Jont Brown Cemetery, Boone, N.C. with the Rev. Gary Gilliam officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda “Jerri” Brookshire, Fayetteville; sons, Matt and Justin; daughter-in-law, Cynthia; granddaughters, Maycie; brothers, James Moretz, Charlotte, N.C. and Mike Moretz, Mt. Holly, N.C.; and a sister, Rosa Cason, Charlotte, N.C. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the local arrangements. 

Elva H. Andrews 

Elva H. Andrews, 85, Fayetteville, died Aug. 1, 2000. She was born May 26, 1915 in Greene County, Ga. Graveside services were held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, Ga. with the Rev. John Westlund officiating. 

Survivors include sisters, Anna Gay, Fayetteville and Veasey Rhodes, Crawfordville, Ga.; a nephew, Jimmy Andrews, Savannah; and nieces, Vicki Hardin, Fayetteville, Barbara Schafer, McDonough and Joanne Wilhelm, Crawfordville. Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Nettie N. Martin 

Nettie N. Martin, 82, Fayetteville, died Aug. 1, 2000. She was born Oct. 6, 1917 in Burgettstown, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo B. Martin. Services were held at the Liberty Baptist Church, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Alan Parker officiating. Interment was at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro. 

Survivors include a son, Dr. Darrell and Sandra J. Martin, Peachtree City; grandchildren, Ashley Elaine Martin and Courtney Lynn Martin, both of Peachtree City and William Blake Martin, Birmingham; and a brother, James Noble, San Francisco. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church, Fayetteville, in her name. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

William Frank Farmer 

William Frank Farmer, 46, Forest Park, died July 16, 2000. He was born march 5, 1944 in Fulton County, Ga. He was the owner of Southside Tree Service. 

Memorial services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point, with the Rev. David Atkins officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Becky Farmer; children Billy and Shannon Farmer, Senoia, Cheri and Thomas Dyer, Sharpsburg, and Terri Reeves, Forest Park; step children Jeanie Lawrence and Reuben Cashon, both of Forest Park, Jenie Ryan, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Deanne Putman, Shawnee, Okla.; brothers Jesse Farmer, Tampa, Fla., and Dino Farmer, Forest Park. There are seven grandchildren. 

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, East Point, was in charge. 

Ruby Haynes Stith 

Ruby Haynes Stith, 83, College Park, died July 17, 2000. She was born Nov. 26, 1916 in Elbert County, Ga. She was the former owner of Stith Jewelry Co. in College Park. She was a member of the College Park Woman's Club and the VFW Auxiliary. 

Services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn. 

Survivors include daughters Elaine Tarleton, Sharpsburg, Lynn Burns, Fayetteville, and Vicky Rucco, Peachtree City; grandchildren Lisa Burns, Leigh Burns, Hal Tarleton Jr., Christine Rucco and Andy Burns; three great-grandchildren; and sons-in-law Jerry S. Burns and Harold Tarleton. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, East Point, was in charge. 

Eloise Sewell Johnson 

Eloise Sewell Johnson, 96, Valdosta, formerly of Newnan, died July 26, 2000. She was born Nov. 30, 1903 in Newnan, the daughter of George W. and Delia Copeland Sewell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hardy S. Johnson. She had formerly worked for the R. D. Cole Mfg. Co. 

Graveside services were at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, with the Rev. Dr. Harry Barrow officiating. There were no immediate survivors. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

George Emory Bridges 

George Emory Bridges, 75, Newnan, died July 30, 2000. He was born June 25, 1925 in Meriwether County, Ga., the son of the late James Clemons and Lena Massengale Bridges. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa K. Bridges, a brother, Pierce Bridges, and a sister, Frances Anderson. He was a retired carpenter and store owner. 

Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Lassetter officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, May Bridges, Newnan; a daughter, Carol Bridges, Newnan; a brother, Raymond and Ruth Bridges, Cordele, Ga.; sisters Jean and Joby Pierce, Riceville, Ind., and Betty and Virgil Peavy, Cordele, Ga.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Pierce Bridges, Thomaston, Ga. 

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge. 

Mildred Mary Carter 

Mildred Mary Carter, 85, Newnan, formerly of Fayetteville, died July 30, 2000. She was born Sept. 6, 1914 to Ellis and Wreatha Mitchell in Allbion County, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton L. Carter, whom she married in 1935, and a daughter, Susan Elaine Carter. She managed the family grocery business in Illinois for many years, before moving to Georgia in the late 1970s. 

While living in Fayetteville, she was a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. 

Memorial services were at the Jones Funeral Home chapel, Newnan, with the Rev. Gary Parrish officiating. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Kay Jowers, Newnan; sisters Helen Ayers and Thellis Mitchell, both of Evansville, Ind.; a grandson, Zachary Williams, Newnan; and a granddaughter, Emily Pittman, Newnan. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

James A. Wilson 

James A. Wilson, 85, Peachtree City, died July 15, 2000. He was born Oct. 17, 1914 in Carroll County, Ga. Graveside services were held at Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta with Ministers Billy Rowe and Wye Huxford officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Wilson, Peachtree City; a daughter, Marsha W. Rouse, Sharpsburg; a grandson, Michael Rouse; a great-grandson, Lee Rouse; and a brother, Homer L. and Olive R. Wilson Jr., Atlanta. 

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Leonard Parker 

Leonard Parker, 79, Jonesboro, died July 18, 2000. He was born April 30, 1921 in Coffee County, Ala. He retired with 50 years service from FAA as an air traffic control supervisor. Services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point, with Dr. George Worrell officiating. Interment was at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Jonesboro. 

Survivors include his wife, Mavis H. Parker; a son, Tracy Parker, Fayetteville; a daughter, Annette Stephens, Douglasville; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, East Point, was in charge of the arrangements. 

James `David' Collier 

James “David” Collier, 51, Brooks, died July 20, 2000. He was born April 23, 1949 in Fulton County, Ga. 

Services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, Ga. 

Survivors include his children, Brandi M. Box, Newnan, Derrick Collier, Williamson; brothers, Larry Collier and Gary Collier, both of Brooks; a sister, Brenda Gail McElroy, Fayetteville; and a grandson, Austin Collier. 

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Glenn Richard Braden 

Glenn Richard Braden, 42, Fayetteville, died July 28, 2000. He was born Nov. 25, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Memorial services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. David Black officiating. 

Survivors include his mother, Janie Braden, Fayetteville; a brother, Ken and Wendy Braden, Jonesboro; and a sister, Donna Braden Weathington, Fayetteville. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements. 

William R. `Bill' Betsill 

William R. “Bill” Betsill,, 75, died July 21, 2000, after a prolonged illness. He was born July 24, 1924 in Fulton County. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Diana Betsill. He served in the European Theater during World War II. He operated the Betsill Amoco Station in College Park for 41 years. He was a commander of an American Legion post, managed various baseball programs and was deemed “Mr. Baseball”. He was an active member and a deacon of the Tyrone Christian Church. 

Services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, Peachtree City, with Minister Wye Huxford officiating. Interment was at College Park Cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife, Mable Betsill, whom he married Nov. 21, 1946; a son, Danny and Cindy Betsill, Fayetteville; daughters, Sylvia and J. W. Pace and Elaine and Ron Chambers; grandchildren, Billy and Joy Pace, Brian and Michelle Pace, David Pace, Ashley Betsill and Tyler Betsill; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Pace; brothers, Lindy and Polly Betsill, Gene Betsill, Roy and Betty Betsill; and sisters, Louise and Ed Keller, Elizabeth and Paul Myers, and Bobby and Frank Head. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Tyrone Christian Church, 294 Jenkins Road, Tyrone, Ga. 30290. 

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Donald Clifford Balchuck 

Donald Clifford Balchuck, 77, Fayetteville, died July 27, 2000. He was born March 26, 1923 in Green Lake County, Wis. He died from injuries sustained in a car accident April 22, 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalia Mary Heflin Balchuck. 

Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Wilson Williams officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include sons, Donald C. Balchuck Jr., Panama City, Fla., James Balchuck and Robert A. Balchuck, both of Fayetteville, and Michael Balchuck, Clarkesville; daughters, Cecelia Sheriff, Molena and Cheryl Thompson, Griffin; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Fred Harrison McDougal 

Fred Harrison McDougal, 70, Fayetteville, died July 29, 2000. He was born Feb. 19, 1920 in Coleman County, Texas and reared in Crane, Texas. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in Alaska and the South Pacific. 

He was retired from the Abilene Farm Supply in Abilene, Texas and also retired from the Atlanta Auto Auction. He was a member of First Christian Church in Tyrone. 

Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Charles Pate officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn. 

Survivors include his wife, Wilma McDougal; a son, Fred and Carla McDougal, Weatherford, Texas; daughters, Barbara and Mike Moran, Plano, Texas, Cindy and Phil Bonner, Fairburn, Terri and Jack Wilhelm, Austin, Texas and Jill and Rick Miller, Newnan; stepchildren Becky Thompson, Fayetteville, Dee and Susan Thompson, Palmetto and Paul and Linda Thompson, Tyrone; a brother, Nolan McDougal, Milner, Ga.; sisters, Nell Barefoot, Johnson, Kan. and Florence Thurston, Denver, Co.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements. 

James M. Turner 

James M. Turner, 83, Newnan, died July 13, 2000. He was born July 15, 2000 in Coweta County and was retired from the Playtex Company. 

Services were at Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. Tony Sullivan and the Rev. Carl Calhoun officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, Faye Hendley, Newnan; stepchildren Rita Robinson and Roger Hendley, both of Newnan, and Robin Hendley, Sharpsburg; and a brother, Bill Turner, Birmingham, Ala. 

There are seven grandchildren. 

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge. 

Eunice Hanson 

Eunice Hanson, 88, Newnan, died July 13, 2000. She was born Oct. 7, 1911 in Newnan, the daughter of Martin A. and Addie Quick McMichael. She was retired from Callaway Mills. 

Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan, with the Rev. Gary Parrish officiating. 

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Dawn Hanson, Newnan; and sisters Pearl Braswell and Gertrude Kelly, both of Bartow, Fla. 

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 33 Greenville St., Newnan, Ga. 30263. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Rave J. Plant 

Rave J. Plant, 86, Grantville, died July 15, 2000. He was born July 15, 1914 in Meriwether County, the son of James Frank and Mary Ann Cook Plant. Along with his brothers, he owned and operated Plant's Chevron Service Station in Newnan for many years. 

Services were at the Claude A. McKibben Chapel with the Rev. Jimmie I. Willis officiating. Interment was at the Grantville Cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife, Opal Lancaster Plant, Grantville; a stepson, Randy Alexander, Gray; a sister, Rebecca and Grover Johnson, Hogansville; a sister-in-law, Doris Plant, Grantville; and three step grandchildren. 

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, was in charge. 

Glenn Bennett Cox 

Glenn Bennett Cox, 77, Fayetteville, died July 15, 2000. He was born May 6, 1923 in Alabama City, Ala. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in Tunisia, Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, Southern France, the Rhineland and the Ardennes, as well as other central Europe campaigns. Wounded several times, he was once left for dead after a battle in which he was the only survivor when his tank was destroyed. He was later a member of the United Auto Workers, retiring from the General Motors Lakewood plant in 1988. 

Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his wife, Pauline George Cox, Fayetteville; a son, Glenn B. Cox Jr., Newnan; daughters Linda Bodine, Celebration, Fla., Glenda Riley, Houlton, Maine, Joan Dickinson, Sarasota, Fla. and Brenda Osborne, Fayetteville; a brother, Clarence Cox, Attalla, Ala.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. 

Memorial donations may be made to the J. B. Fuqua Heart Center, Piedmont Hospital, 1968 Peachtree Rd., N.W., Atlanta 30309. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge. 

Mary C. Wilson 

Mary C. Wilson, 73, Peachtree City, died July 16, 2000. She was born July 5, 1927 in St. Claire County, Ashville, Ala. 

Memorial services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating. 

Survivors include a son, Bruce Simpson, Sharpsburg; daughters Sherry Hirsch and Sandra Wilson, both of Peachtree City, Rebecca Hudson, Tyrone, and Pamela Simpson, Douglasville; two brothers, four sisters, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Bernard E. Terrell 

Bernard E. Terrell, 77, Newnan, died July 18, 2000. He was born Aug. 27, 1922 in Heflin, Ala., the son of David E. and Lucinda Benefield Terrell. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Victory Tabernacle. He was a retired minister and the former president of County Wide Sanitation Services. 

Graveside services were at the Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Monroe Wiggins officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Betty “Annie” Terrell, Newnan; sons Ronald and Vickie Terrell, Sharpsburg, and Eddie B. Terrell, Manchester; brothers Jeff Terrell, Pell City, Ala., Jim Terrell, Deerfield, Mass., David Terrell, Bevins, Texas, and Cornell Terrell, Buchanan, Ga; sisters Marie Smallwood, Centre, Ala., and Louise Pettit, Collinsville, Ala.; grandchildren Justin Terrell, Hinesville, Mike Terrell and Rhonda Sapano, both of Newnan, and Edie Terrell, LaGrange; and great-grandchildren Ethan Tate and Erica Tate, Newnan. 

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge. 

Leslie Pye Pope 

Leslie Pye Pope, 96, Newnan, formerly of Grantville, died July 19, 2000. She was born July 26, 1903 in Clay County, Ala., the daughter of John and Allie Mayo Harry. She had lived in Newnan since 1976, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grantville and was retired from Grantville Mills. 

Graveside services were at Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, with the Rev. Darris Baker officiating. 

Survivors include sons Willie and Jewell Pye, Newnan, and Julius and Jane Pye, Smyrna; a stepdaughter, Georgia Watts, Grantville; a sister, Mary Carter, Aliceville, Ala.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, was in charge. 

Carolyn W. Owen 

Carolyn W. Owen, 89, Newnan, died July 22, 2000. She was born Nov. 17, 1910 in Birmingham, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Owen Sr. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include a son, Raymond E. Owen Jr., Grand Prairie, Texas; daughters Patsy Duncan, Newnan, and Fay Ozmore, Isle of Palms, S.C.; and a brother, Robert Wynne, Bay Minette, Ala. 

There are 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

George Henry Lewis 

George Henry Lewis, 91, Newnan, died July 25, 2000. He was born April 9, 1909 in Newnan, the son of J. C. and Docia Lewis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah C. Lewis. He was retired as a welding foreman at Brown Steel. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gary Parish and the Rev. Jimmy Fleming officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include a son, Sonny and Sandra Lewis, Newnan; a daughter, Joyce and L. O. Thompson, Newnan; and a sister, Virginia Robinson, Griffin, Ga. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Thomas J. Puglia 

Thomas J. Puglia, 70, Fayetteville, died July 9, 2000. He was born March 12, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He had served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for 34 years until his retirement in 1993. He moved to Fayetteville at that time. A memorial mass was held in Califon, N.Y. and another memorial mass will be held at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Fayetteville on July 29 at 11 a.m. 

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Rosemarie, Fayetteville; children, Guy Puglia, Houston, Texas, Johnny Puglia, Melbourne, Fla., Julianne Gavlin, Sewell, N.J. and Jimmy Puglia, Old Wick, N.J. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 135 Antioch Rd., Fayetteville, Ga. 30215. 

Betty L. Pittman 

Betty L. Pittman, 70, Peachtree City, died July 10, 2000. She was born March 19, 1930 in Spalding County, Ga. Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with Brother John Mays officiating. Interment was at Sharon Memorial Gardens, Tyrone. 

Survivors include a son, Gary and Betty Pittman, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; daughters, Pat and Doug Thompson, Fayetteville, and Pam Pittman, Union City; grandchildren, Danielle Thompson, Michelle Mays, Wendy Castelli, Teresa Dickerson, Bill Pittman and Ben Reece; and great-grandchildren, Haley Carroll, John Aaron Mays III, Devin Brown, Alicia Dickerson, Danielle Dickerson and Elizabeth Pittman. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Alberta L'Hommedieu 

Alberta L'Hommedieu, 81, Peachtree City, formerly of Aquebogue, N.Y., died July 13, 2000. She was born July 17, 1918 in New York, the daughter of August and Mariana Anne Fitz Stakey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L'Hommedieu in 1978. Services were held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Aquebogue, N.Y with interment at the Riverhead Cemetery, Riverhead, N.Y. 

A memorial service was also held at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include her children, Paul and Cathleen L'Hommedieu, Richfield Springs, N.Y., Lynn and Daniel Phifer, Peachtree City and Susan and Robert Rockwell, Anson, Main; there are five grandchildren. 

Carl J. Mowell & Sons Funeral Home, Peachtree City, handled the local arrangements. 

Dorothy R. McMorries 

Dorothy R. McMorries, 100, Peachtree City, died July 13, 2000. She was born Feb. 20, 1920 in Pittsburg, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Davis McMorries. 

Services were held at St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church with the Rev. Father Frank Larisey officiating. Interment was at Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Miss. 

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Cynthia R. McMorries, Peachtree City; a granddaughter, Melissa McMorries Simmons, Sandy Spring; and great-grandchildren, Kerry Lawrence, Brandon, Miss., Michael Loftus, Peachtree City and Wyckliffe Simmons, Sandy Springs. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of local arrangements. 

Dorothy C. `Dot' Simmons 

Dorothy C. “Dot” Simmons, 78, Fayetteville, died July 16,2000. She was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Fulton County, Ga. 

Services were held at the McDonough Road Baptist Church with the Rev. J. W. Wallis and Dr. David L. Chancey officiating. Interment was at King's Cemetery, Riverdale, Ga. 

Survivors include a son, Tim and Linda Simmons, East Moline, Ill.; a daughter, Sylvia and Lance Adcock, Fairburn; sisters, Bessie Riley, Riverdale, Marie Pendley, McDonough, Vernelle Sellers, Jackson, Charlotte Dowdy, Hampton and Ilene Tarpley, Stockbridge. Grandchildren include Kregg and Terri Watkins, Senoia, Brian and Trudy Simmons, Atlanta and Gregory and Tracy Flail, Atlanta; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Watkins, Brandon Watkins and Cyle Watkins. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Mary C. Wilson 

Mary C. Wilson, 73, Peachtree City, died July 16, 2000. She was born July 5, 1927 in St. Claire County, Ashville, Ala. Memorial services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating. 

Survivors include a son, Bruce Simpson, Sharpsburg; daughters, Sherry Hirsch and Sandra Wilson, both of Peachtree City, Rebecca Hudson, Tyrone and Pamela Simpson, Douglasville; two brothers, four sisters, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Maj. William `Bill' Donahue Emerson 

Major William “Bill” Donahue Emerson, United States Army (retired), 79, Fayetteville, died July 17, 2000. He was born Feb. 11, 1921 in Cook County, Ill. He had served as a career military and Federal employee for 43 years. A funeral mass was held at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Father Daniel Toof officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include his wife, Anne Eyrich Emerson; sons, Jay and Donna Emerson, Kalamazoo, Mich. and David and Tina Emerson, Fayetteville; daughters, Karen and Kenneth Lanier, Byron, Sherry and John Davis, Milner and Mikie Emerson and Terry Crosby, both of Decatur; a brother, Don Emerson, Americus; and a sister, Caroline Wickham, Warwick, R. I. There are eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Glenn Bennett Cox 

Glenn Bennett Cox, 77, Fayetteville, died July 15, 2000. He was born May 6, 1923 in Alabama City, Ala. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in Tunisia, Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, Southern France, the Rhineland and the Ardennes, as well as other central Europe campaigns. Wounded several times, he was once left for dead after a battle in which he was the only survivor when his tank was destroyed. He was later a member of the United Auto Workers, retiring from the General Motors Lakewood plant in 1988. 

Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his wife, Pauline George Cox, Fayetteville; a son, Glenn B. Cox Jr., Newnan; daughters, Linda Bodine, Celebration, Fla., Glenda Riley, Houlton, Maine, Joan Dickinson, Sarasota, Fla. and Brenda Osborne, Fayetteville; a brother, Clarence Cox, Attalla, Ala.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. 

Memorial donations may be made to the J. B. Fuqua Heart Center, Piedmont Hospital, 1968 Peachtree Rd., N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30309. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Nicholas A. Sowinski 

Nicholas A. Sowinski, 37, Fayetteville, died June 25, 2000. He was born Jan. 13, 1963 in Atlanta, Ga. 

A funeral Mass was conducted at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. John Walsh and the Rev. Leo Holloran officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Sowinski, Fayetteville; daughters Kaitlyn Lauri Sowinski and Nicole Jean Sowinski; parents Peter and Jo Ann Sowinksi, Newnan; grandmother Helen M. Sowinski, Uniontown, Pa.; a brother, M. Gery Sowinski, Fayetteville; sisters Mary Jane and Marty Sullivan, Concord, Amy and Scott Williamson, Fayetteville, and Gerry and Shelley Diedrich, Newnan. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Nicholas Sowinski Memorial Fund, First Union Bank, 655 N. Jeff Davis Dr., Fayetteville 30214. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Sun Joo Yi 

Sun Joo Yi, 76, Newnan, died June 27, 2000. She was born July 25, 1923 in Korea and was a retired teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tai Sik Yi 

Services were at the Korean Catholic Church, Doraville. Interment was at Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta. 

Survivors include a son, Sae C. and Chin Suk Yi, Newnan; a brother, Bac Byung Yim; a sister, Sun Ja Yim, Newnan; and grandchildren Hyon Ae Yi and Hyon Ki Yi. 

Lee's Funeral Home, Decatur, Ga. was in charge. 

Evelyn Patterson 

Evelyn Patterson, 73, Newnan, died July 1, 2000. She was born March 2, 1927 in Whitfield, Ga. She was preceded in death by sons Terry Story and Danny Story. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Matt Martin officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include her husband, Dock Hollen Patterson, Newnan; a son, Wayne Richard Story, Newnan; a daughter, Vickie and Clyde Blankinship, Newnan; stepsons Mike Patterson and Richard Patterson, both of Newnan; and brothers Ralph Hammontree, Dalton, Ga., and Richard Hammontree, Lafayette, Ga. 

There are eight grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Dock Hollen Patterson 

Dock Hollen Patterson, 81, Newnan, died July 8, 2000. He was born July 7, 1919 in Randolf County, Ala. He was retired from the textile industry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Patterson, on July 1, 2000. 

Graveside services were at the Harmony Grove Methodist Church, Newell, Ala. 

Survivors include sons Michael Patterson and Richard Patterson, both of LaGrange; and a stepdaughter, Vickie Blankinship, Newnan. There are five grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Charles Anthony McMillan 

Charles Anthony McMillan, 32, LaGrange, died July 2, 2000. He was born Sept. 23, 1967 in Wilmington, N.C. He was a pipe insulator. 

Memorial services were at the Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, with the Rev. Brian Calhoun officiating. 

Survivors include his father, A. E. McMillan, Newnan; his mother, Bobbie Brittian, Franklin; sons Forrest McMillan and Zackery McMillan, both of LaGrange; a daughter, Stephanie McMillan, LaGrange; and a brother, Christopher Sean McMillan, Roopville. 

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge. 

Joseph “Ronnie” Watkins 

Joseph “Ronnie” Watkins, 68, Newnan, died July 5, 2000. He was born Feb. 17, 1932 in Boston, Mass. He was retired from the United States Army with 30 years of service as a military police officer. He was also retired from the city of Atlanta Police and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. He was a graduate of Marist High School and John Marshall Law School. 

He was a member of the Capitol View Masonic Lodge 640 F&AM, and a member of the Yaarab Temple and Scottish Rite. 

Services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, with Ferrell Dowdey officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. 

Survivors include his wife, Glenda S. Watkins, Newnan; a son, Joseph R. “Ronnie” Watkins Jr., Roswell; daughters Sandra Denise Kelly, Roswell, Cindy Watkins, Australia, Gail Ratcliff, Roswell, and Michelle Kennedy, Houston, Texas; a brother, Robert H. Watkins, Newnan; there are nine grandchildren. 

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge. 

Minnie Lou Thompson 

Minnie Lou Thompson, 85, Marietta, died July 5, 2000. She was born June 14, 1915 in Alabama. She was retired from the Bibb Company. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, Newnan, with the Rev. Brian Collins officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include sons Jim and Jean Thompson, Marietta, and William Jo and Beverly Thompson, Newnan; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Lamar Hawk 

Lamar Hawk, 64, Newnan, died July 6, 2000. He was born May 16, 1936 in Franklin, Ga. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Danny Wilson officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery , Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, Lucile Hawk, Newnan; daughters Kim M. White, Calhoun, Ga., and Robyn Willis, Newnan; brothers J. C. Hawk, Conley, Ga., and James Hawk, Heflin, Ala.; and sisters Patsey Gregory, Riverdale, Ga., and Rudine Hicks, Arlington, Texas. 

There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Virginia Ragan Smoak 

Virginia Ragan Smoak, 71, Fayetteville, died June 28, 2000. She was born March 4, 1929 in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Smoak in 1981. She had lived in Atlanta and College Park prior to Fayetteville and was a member of the Capitol View Baptist Church, Atlanta. She was retired after 22 years of service with the Fulton County Public School System. 

Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with Pastor Larry Ragan officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. 

Survivors include sons Alan and Carolyn Smoak and Michael Smoak, all of Fayetteville, and David and Vickie Smoak, Sharpsburg; a daughter, Linda and Will Clarke, Fayetteville; a brother, Waymon Ragan, Marietta; and a sister, Dorothy Cook, Tucker. 

There are 11 grandchildren. 

Carl J. Mowell & Sons Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Patrick Breslin 

Patrick Breslin, 90, Peachtree City, died July 2, 2000. He was born in County Donegal, Ireland. 

A funeral mass was held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Kevin Peek officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include a son, Joseph Breslin, Orange County, Calif.; a daughter, Anne Collins, Peachtree City; grandchildren, Catherine Collins, Del Rio, Texas, Christopher Collins and Kevin Collins, both of Peachtree City; and brothers, Bernard Breslin, Ireland and Colum Breslin, London, England. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Marie Gray 

Marie Gray, 82, Fayetteville, died July 5, 2000. She was born March 13, 1918 in Fayette County, the daughter of Charlie and Mamie Lora Griffin Jackson. 

Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel, Fairburn, with the Rev. William O. "Bill" Priester officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn. 

Survivors include her husband, Edgar B. Gray, Fayetteville; sons, Waldon and Carolyn Gray, Alvaton, Eldon and Johnnie Gray, Riverdale and J. W. and Mary Gray, Griffin; brothers Edward Jackson, Alvaton and Murphy McKinney, Fairburn; sisters, Lora Martin, Union City and Ruby Barber, Alvaton; grandchildren, Sheryl Gray, Samantha Rose, James Gray, Michelle Gray, John Gray and Janice Gray. There are five great-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Melba Peacock 

Melba Peacock, 80, Macon, died July 9, 2000. She was born Feb. 9, 1920 in Dublin, Ga. She was the daughter of Hansford David and Pollie Thomas Chester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Peacock. 

She was a member of the Northridge Baptist Church and the TEL-Faith Sunday School Class. She was a member emeritus and past matron of the Ft. Hawkins Order of Eastern Star. 

Services were held at the Northridge Baptist Church, Macon, with the Rev. David Mosley, the Rev. Steven Golden and the Rev. Jason Smith Officiating. Interment was at Macon Memorial Park. 

Survivors include daughters, Ann P. Walker, Bonaire and Brenda P. Vickery, Fayetteville; brothers, Champ Chester, Milledgeville and Ed Chester, Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Nancy Tucker, Macon; grandchildren, Debra Waller, Milledgeville, William H. Walker and Brenda Joyce Walker, both of Warner Robins, Lane Zeigler, Fayetteville and Kyle Vickery, Senoia; and great-grandchildren, Benjamin Waller, Milledgeville, Ariel Walker, Wesley Walker and Kathryn Walker, all of Pendleton, S.C. and Christian Vickery, Fayetteville. 

Hart's Mortuary, Macon, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Walter C. Mann 

Walter C. Mann, 48, Fayetteville, died July 10, 2000. He was born Sept. 30, 1951 in Fulton County, Ga. 

Graveside services were held at the Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville, with Dr. William F. Scarbrough officiating. 

Survivors include many friends. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge of the arrangements.


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