Miscellaneous Fayette County, Georgia Obituaries

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Jack T. Wilson 

Jack T. Wilson, 63, Franklin, died Nov. 15, 2000. He was born June 16, 1937 in Fulton County, Ga. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Milton Winslett, the Rev. Terry Calhoun and the Rev. Michael Mickelson officiating. Interment was at Church of Life, Palmetto. 

Survivors include his wife, Debbie S. Wilson, Franklin; sons Andrew T. Milam and Ronald A. Wilson, Franklin; a daughter, Deloris Taylor, Franklin; stepchildren Michelle Shelton, Fayetteville, and Sherry Bright, Palmetto; a sister, Mogene Griffin, Wingate, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Weyman C. Jenkins 

Weyman C. Jenkins, 89, Fairburn, died Nov. 15, 2000. He was born Nov. 8, 1911 in Fulton County, Ga. He was a native of Old Campbell County and owner of Jenkins Garage in Fairburn for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Walker Jenkins. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Oscar Cope and the Rev. Ron Alderman officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn. 

Survivors include a daughter, Anita and Dr. Lawson Sayer, Fairburn; a grandson, Mark and Daphne Sayer, Powder Springs; a granddaughter, Lisa and Kenneth Grace, Sharpsburg; a great-grandson, Mark Allen Grace, Sharpsburg; and sisters Bessie J. Smith, Riverdale, and Louise J. Ethridge, Jonesboro. 

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fairburn, Senior Ministry, 23 Malone St., Fairburn 30213 or the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Ste. B., Fayetteville 30215. 

Parrott Funeral home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Willie Joe Loftin 

Willie Joe Loftin, 81, Newnan, died Nov. 16, 2000. He was born Aug. 8, 1919 in Carroll County, the son of Hope and Dovie Yates Loftin. He graduated from Tyus High School in 1937 and Immanuel Bible College in 1968. A veteran of World War II, he was stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla. in 1945 and 1946. 

He had served at McIntosh Baptist, Enon Grove Baptist, New 

Hope Baptist and East Newnan Baptist, where he served until his retirement in 1985. 

Services were at the East Newnan Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Powers and the Rev. Lee Shelnutt officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruby Whitlock Loftin, Newnan; sons Joel and Maebelle Loftin, Hartselle, Ala., and Dan and Betty Loftin, Moreland; a daughter, Eleanor and Aubrey Shelnutt, Newnan; grandchildren Cindy Carroll, Newnan, Lee Shelnutt, Albemarle, N.C., Michael Loftin, Sharon Loftin, and April Loftin, all of Hartselle, Ala., and Chad Loftin, Moreland; great-grandchildren Becky Gazaway and Kristin Gazaway, both of Newnan; step great-grandchildren Amy Carroll and Jennifer Carroll, both of Newnan; brothers Howard Loftin, C. J. Loftin, Leo Loftin, Yates Loftin and Ray Loftin; and sisters Selma Duncan, Sarah Wainright and Faye O'Dell. 

McKoon Funeral Home was in charge. 
 

Earlene Jones 

Earlene Jones, 84, Newnan, died Nov. 16, 2000. She was born Jan. 14, 1916 in Newnan. 

Services were at McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bob Atkins officiating. Interment was at Sargent Cemetery, Sargent, Ga. 

Survivors include daughters Phyllis and Gerald Bennett, Newnan, and Mary and Steve Goldberg, Savannah, Ga.; a brother, Lauren Bennett, Newnan; a grandson, Dennis Bennett, Charlotte, N.C. ; and a granddaughter, Denise Freeman, Whitesburg, Ga. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Ruth Coggins 

Ruth Coggins, 80, Newnan, died Nov. 16, 2000. She was born Nov. 28, 1919 in Carroll County. She was retired as a nursing assistant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Coggins. 

Memorial services were at Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, with the Rev. Tom Shannon officiating. 

Survivors include sons Richard Coggins, Newnan, and Jake Coggins, Stockbridge; a daughter, Brenda Newman, Newnan; a brother, Joseph Steele, Carrollton; sisters Clara Norton and Louise Spradlin, both of Carrollton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Cmdr. Edward Storey Buchanan 

Cmdr. Edward Storey Buchanan, 82, Newnan, United States Navy, retired, died Nov. 17, 2000. He was born Dec. 6, 1917 in Newnan, the son of Hugh and Helen Carpenter Buchanan. He graduated from Newnan High School and Auburn University, 1940, with a degree in mechanical engineering. At Auburn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. 

He entered the Navy in 1941 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a range safety officer for the Pacific Missile Test Range, Pt. Mugu, Calif., until his retirement after 23 years of naval service. 

He was then associated with North American Rockwell in the Manned Space Flight Program. Returning to Newnan, he was a member of Central Baptist Church and a former member of the Newnan Kiwanis Club. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Joel E. Richardson officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, with military honors. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 738, Newnan 30284. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Maurice M. Sponcier Sr. 

Maurice M. Sponcier Sr., 87, Regency Park, Dalton, Ga., died Nov. 21, 2000. He was born July 11, 1913 in Newnan, the son of George Maurice and Ruth Moncrief Arnall Sponcier. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Moore Sponcier. He was a lifelong resident of Newnan until moving to Dalton in 1997. 

He was graduated from Newnan High School and from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1934, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He served in the United States Army in World War II. 

For over 30 years, he was an executive with Arnall and Arnco Mills, and was chief executive officer for the two years preceding its sale to Bibb Manufacturing Company. He then worked for Bibb for five years as assistant director of operations until he retired. 

Ruby P. Barnett 

Ruby P. Barnett, 87, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Memphis, died Nov. 15, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis G. Barnett. She was retired from the Holiday Inn. Services were held at the Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with interment at Memphis Memory Gardens Mausoleum. 

Survivors include daughters, Betty J. Barnett and Richard M. Maiorino, Tucson, Ariz. and Barbara L. Barnett and Richard J. Schmus, Fayetteville; a brother, Howard D. Montgomery, Little Rock, Ark.; sisters, Ruth McMurray, Memphis and Fairy Strahl, San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, R. Lane Schmus and Lauren Schmus, Fayetteville, Ga.; step grandchildren, Melissa Foley, Raleigh, N.C., Christopher Schmus, Cumming, Ga. and Stephanie Maiorino, Tucson, Ariz. 

Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, Tenn. was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

Doris J. Mull 

Doris J. Mull, 80, Fayetteville, died Nov. 17, 2000. She was born Nov. 10, 1920 in Clayton County, Ga. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with Dr. Tom Daugherty officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. 

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Z. Mull, Fayetteville; and sisters, Ora J. DeBray, Fayetteville and Louise J. Elliott, Ellenwood. 

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

Robert Lee Samples 

Robert Lee Samples, 80, Fayetteville, died Nov. 18, 2000. He was born Aug. 8, 1920 in Atlanta, Ga. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville with the Rev. Darrell Hayes and Dr. Jim Willis officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Samples, Fayetteville; sons, Robert and Margaret Samples, Fayetteville and Mark and Emily Samples, Las Vegas Nev.; a stepson, Kim Wallis, Fayetteville; a brother, Paul and Louise Samples, Conyers; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

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

Harry L. Russell 

Harry L. Russell, 70, Fayetteville, died Nov. 20, 2000. He was born Jan. 10, 1930 in Parksley, Va. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Bill Priester officiating. Interment was at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro. 

Survivors include his wife, Bertha L. Russell, Fayetteville; daughters, Debra Clapp, Fayetteville and Donna White and Barbara Bates, both of Brooks; and grandchildren, Clinton Bates, Drew Bates, Dana Clapp, Dustin Clapp and John White. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, Union City, Ga. 

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

Evrie Griggs Banks Bowlden 

Evrie Griggs Banks Bowlden, 90, Fayetteville, died Nov. 20, 2000. She was born June 10, 1910 in Fayette County, the daughter of Arbie Lawson and Mary Lou Adams Griggs. She was preceded in death by husbands, Russell Bradford Banks Sr. and the Rev. John N. Bowlden. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Fayetteville. Services were held at the Warren Haisten Memorial Chapel, Griffin, with the Rev. Franklin Gibson officiating. Interment was at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include her children, Russell Bradford Banks, Dallas, Ga., Fred Lewis Banks and Jerry Banks, both of Fayetteville, Rita Shirlene Hoffman, Dallas, Texas, Mary Cornellia Tarver, Atlanta, Harry Dean Banks and Gary Bruce Banks, both of Griffin, Judy Marie Longsworth, Virginia and Marsha Lynn Banks, Tyler, Texas; a sister, Shirley Jackson, Fayetteville; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home, Griffin, was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

Hugh Thomas Freeman 

Hugh Thomas Freeman, 74, Peachtree City, died Nov. 20, 2000. He was born Dec. 19, 1925 in Atlanta, growing up in the West End area of Atlanta. He attended Boy's High School, where he played football and was an active member of the student body. After graduation he entered the United States Merchant Marines and served during World War II and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

He worked with Allied Egry Co. for many years before starting Freeman Forms and Supplies in 1970. He retired in 1986 and children Matt Freeman and Nancy Balkcom operate the business. Besides enjoying golf, he was an active member of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, where he was president of his Sunday School class. He was past chairman of the Hapeville Development Authority and active in the Hapeville and Atlanta Chambers of Commerce. 

Memorial services were held at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the church. 

Survivors include his wife, Madeleine Virginia Baker Freeman, whom he married in 1955; sons, Tommy Freeman, Jacksonville, Fla. and Matt Freeman, Peachtree City; daughters, Nancy Balkcom, Peachtree City and Linda Dixon, Alpharetta; a sister, Sally Weir, Peachtree City; and grandchildren, Sally Dixon, Emily Dixon, Kate Dixon, Tyler Freeman, Trent Freemen, Ginny Balkcom, Sarah Balkcom, Caroline Freeman and Catherine Freeman. 

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

Lois Smith 

Lois Smith, 81, Newnan, died Nov. 9, 2000. She was born Sept. 18, 1919 in Haralson, Ga. She had been a United States veteran. 

Services were at the Concord, Ga. Baptist Church with the Rev. Searcy Jackson officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include a son, Forrest Smith, Newnan; and daughters Lilah Willette, Mableton, Ga., and Phylis Hart, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

John C. Whittle Sr. 

John C. Whittle Sr., 73, College Park, died Nov. 6, 2000. He was born July 12, 1927 in Fayette County, Ga., the son of Royal Calvin and Ollie Mae Whitten Whittle. 

Services were at the Union Christian Church, College Park, with minister Alan Thames and minister Marion Felts officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include sons John Calvin Whittle Jr., Cartersville, Joel Plunkett, Ala.; daughters Diane Story, Austell, Linda Harris, Carrollton, Wanda Orr, Villa Rica, Brenda Jarrard, Union City, and Nancy Parrott, Conyers; sisters Evelyn Scarbrough, Tucker, Virginia Green, Stone Mountain, Peggy Vendetti, Sharpsburg, Shirley Smith, Lilburn, and Florence Keller, Lovejoy; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 
 

Caitlin Melinda Quay 

Little Miss Caitlin Melinda Quay, Newnan, 12, died Nov. 5, 2000. She was born Aug. 3, 1988 in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with pastor Ken Adams officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn. 

Survivors include her parents, Jonathan and Sheila Quay, Newnan; a sister, Hayley Quay, Newnan; grandparents Dr. Lorene Pilcher and James Pilcher, both of Atlanta, and Dr. Herbert Quay and Dr. Anne Hogan, both of Longboat Key, Fla. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Richard S. Cowart 

Richard S. Cowart, 60, Newnan, died Nov. 7, 2000. He was born Jan. 11, 1940 in Cook County, Ga. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with pastor Ken Adams officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn, College Park. 

Survivors include his wife, Travis Cowart, Newnan; a son, Keith and Denise Cowart, Sharpsburg; a daughter, Stacey and Stanton Johnston, Newnan; his mother, Mary Coward, N. Fort Myers, Fla.; a brother, Jeff Cowart, Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Claudia Gedral, N. Fort Myers, Fla.; and grandchildren Tabatha, Bethany, Rachel, Morgan, Brooke, Ethan and Hannah. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Mary Elillian Neely 

Mary Elillian Neely, 82, Moreland, died Nov. 13, 2000. She was born March 29, 1918 in Coweta County, Ga. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Paul Dennis officiating. Interment was at the Sharpsburg Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Survivors include sons Glen and Patty Neely, Sharpsburg, Sidney and Cheryl Neely, High Falls, Ga. and Stanley and Judy Neely, Peachtree City; and a brother, Ed Smith, Carrollton, Ga. There are nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Aubrey L. Whitlock 

Aubrey L. Whitlock, 63, Moreland, died Nov. 13, 2000. He was born Dec. 5, 1936 in Coweta County. He had been employed at Bonnell Tool and Die and had served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Whitlock. 

Graveside services were at Oak Hill Cemetery with Warren Moore officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Ada Whitlock, Moreland; a daughter, Vickie Hammonds, Newnan; stepson, James Garner, Oglethorpe, Ga.; stepdaughters Pat Jacobs, Jackson, Ohio, and Debra Carroll, Warm Springs, Ga.; a brother, Charles Whitlock, Moreland; and aunts Sarah Burton, Fayetteville, Annie Cole, Macon, Ruby Loftin, Newnan, and Mattie Storey, Moreland; there are eight grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Carey Donald Knight 

Carey Donald Knight, 73, Newnan, died Nov. 13, 2000. He was born Dec. 16, 1926 in Ga. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with pastor Ken Adams officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn, College Park. 

Survivors include his wife, Travis Cowart, Newnan; a son, Keith and Denise Cowart, Sharpsburg; a daughter, Stacey and Stanton Johnston, Newnan; his mother, Mary Coward, N. Fort Myers, Fla.; a brother, Jeff Cowart, Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Claudia Gedral, N. Fort Myers, Fla.; and grandchildren Tabatha, Bethany, Rachel, Morgan, Brooke, Ethan and Hannah. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 
 

Betty Ann Durrough 

Betty Ann Durrough, 69, Sargent, died Nov. 14, 2000. She was born May 20, 1931 in Coweta County. She had worked as an inspector. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dwight L. Moody and the Rev. Floyyd Durrough officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include her husband, Milford Durrough, Sargent; sons Jimmy Durrough and Kenny Durrough, both of Sargent; a daughter, Gail Waite, Sargent; a brother, Olin Olmstead, Calif.; and a sister, Hilda Nolin, Mass. There are 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Marcelle Vickers 

Marcelle Vickers, 72, Carrollton, died Nov. 14, 2000. She was born Sept. 16, 1928 in Mobile, Ala. She was a retired operator for Answering Mobile in that city. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Calvin Vickers. 

Luther J. 'Luke' Underwood 

Luther J. "Luke" Underwood, 94, Riverdale, died Nov. 4, 2000. He was born Sept. 4, 1906 in Cleburne County, Ala. Services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel with interment at College Park. 

Survivors include a son, Kenneth and Janet Underwood, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Michael Underwood, David Underwood and Jeffrey Underwood; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Gaynell Wells and Avis Herbert, both of Decatur and Georgia Nutt, Akron, Ohio. 

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

Mattie Frank Reynolds Couch 

Mattie Frank Reynolds Couch, 76, Tyrone, died Nov. 8, 2000. She was born Sept. 3, 1924 in Warren County, Ga., the seventh daughter of Alphonzo Cornelius and Effie Lexie Reynolds. She was preceded in death by a younger brother, William C. Reynolds. She was educated in Athens, Ga. where she lived until she married the Rev. G. Horace Couch on Dec. 25, 1954. Services were held at the East Point First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Martha Forrest and the Rev. Ed Nelson officiating. Interment was at Sharon Memorial Gardens, Tyrone, Ga. 

Survivors include her husband, G. Horace Couch; a son, G. H. "Ned" Jr. and Karen Couch; a daughter, Julia "Judy" and Alan Broadwater; grandchildren. Allison Broadwater, Thomas Broadwater, G. H. "Trey" Couch III and Wesley Couch; sisters, Ruby Smith and Myrtle Ray; and a sister-in-law, Vivian Reynolds. 

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

Omie Genieve Edwards 

Omie Genieve Edwards, 80, Fayetteville, died Nov. 8, 2000. She was born Oct. 7, 1920 in Toccoa, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren C. Edwards. Services were held at Antioch Baptist Church, Fayetteville, with interment at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include sons, Eddie Edwards, Fayetteville, Teddie Joe Edwards, Lamar County, Warren Lee Edwards, Oregon and Freddie Edwards, Warner Robins; a daughter, Mary C. Knowles, Riverdale; a sister, Sue Woods; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

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

James W. Peneton 

James W. Peneton, 78, Peachtree City, died Nov. 17, 2000. He was born May 3, 1922 in Urbana, Ohio. He served in the United States Army Air Corp as a Tech Sargent and was a member of the 452nd Bomber Group in the European Theater. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Butler Post 511 in McComb, Ohio. He had been employed with AT&T as a supervisor of the engineering department. Memorial services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City with the Rev. Chuck Hodges officiating. Interment was at McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Ohio. 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Peneton, Peachtree City; a son, James H. Peneton, Cumming, Ga.; a daughter, Kay Wheless, Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Earl Peneton, McComb, Ohio and Forest Peneton, Lakewood, Colo.; sisters, Margaret Wilch, Lakewood, Colo. and Harriet Kohlman, Montrus, Colo.; grandsons, Wayne Wheless, Michael Wheless, Alex Peneton; and a granddaughter, Morgan Peneton. 

Memorial donations may be made the Hospice of LaGrange, 1510 Vernon Rd., LaGrange, Ga. 30240. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

Carrie Penrose Holloway 

Carrie Penrose Holloway, 92, Jonesboro, died Nov. 15, 2000. She was born July 6, 1908 in Hancock County, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Holloway Sr. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star and had held all stations, including Worthy Matron. Services were held at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church with Dr. Sam Matthews officiating. Interment was at Melrose Hills Memorial Gardens, Villa Rica. 

Survivors include a son, Robert T. and Janice Penrose, Newnan; a daughter, Carol and Eddie Exum, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Tracy Fion, Newnan, Susan West, Collinsville, Ill., Connie Burks, McDonough, Ga. and Mike Exum, Cummings, Ga.; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edith Cantrell, Forest City, Iowa. 

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

Paul Lennon 

Paul Lennon, 63, Riverdale, died Nov. 15, 2000. He was born April 2, 1937 in Providence, R.I., the son of the late William J. and Claire Hart Lennon. He had served in the United States Army from Nov. 1958 to Nov. 1964 and then worked as a pilot with Delta Airlines for 32 years. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone. 

A Funeral Mass was held t St. Matthew Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Leo Holleran officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Paul Lennon Memorial Fund, St. Matthew Catholic Church, P.O. Box 970, Tyrone, Ga. 30290. 

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Maureen Kenny Lennon; sons, Michael J. and Melissa Lennon, Fayetteville, Mark W. and Pamela Lennon and David J. Lennon, all of Peachtree City; grandchildren, Joseph Michael Lennon, Megan Marie Lennon and Rebecca Michelle Lennon; and brothers, William J. Lennon, Greensboro, N.C. and Robert H. Lennon of Los Angeles, Calif. 

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

Douglas Boyd Robinson Sr. 

Douglas Boyd Robinson Sr., 86, College Park, died Nov. 5, 2000. He was born May 5, 1914 in Griffin, Ga., one of triplets and the youngest of six children born to David Arthur and Eunice Thurmon Robinson. 

He entered into the National Guard at the start of World War II as a member of the "Griffin Grays." He retired with the rank of major after service with the Adjutant General's Corps in Washington, D.C. and France. 

Following the war, he pursued graduate studies in business administration at Emory University and Columbia University, before teaching at several high schools and as a principal. He also taught business administration at two junior colleges. 

After moving to College Park in 1961, he opened a floral shop which he ran until 1983. 

Memorial services were at College Park First United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Edna Barton Robinson, College Park; sons James Robinson, College Park, and Douglas Robinson Jr., Missoula, Mont.; and a sister, Alice Chaulkley, Griffin, Ga. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Endowment Fund, College Park First United Methodist Church, 3726 East Main St., College Park. 

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

Bernard Payne 

Bernard Payne, 75, Fairburn, died Nov. 12, 2000. He was born May 25, 1925 in Carroll County, Ga. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. W. W. "Bill" Cook and minister Alan Thames officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn. 

Survivors include his wife, Dana Payne, Fairburn; a son, Craig and Jeanette Payne, Fairburn; a granddaughter, Carl Marie Payne, Fairburn; brothers Willard Payne, Marietta, Dalton Payne, Newnan, Maon Payne, Buford, and Norman Payne, Douglasville; and sisters Fannie Mae Payne Bates, Bowden, and Inell Payne Stamps, Gardendale, Ala. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Velma Spencer Eades 

Velma Spencer Eades, 73, Fairburn, died Nov. 12, 2000. She was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Gainesville, Ga. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ellis Freeman officiating. Interment was at Crest Lawn Cemetery, Atlanta. 

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Eades, Fairburn; a son, Eric and Lee Eades, Dalton; daughters Kay and Nicholas Born, Alpharetta, and Ellen and Howard Stewart, Atlanta; a brother, Gerald Spencer, Cumming; and grandchildren Emily Cook, Corbin Cook, Alex Cook, Leslie Stewart, Reid Stewart, Spencer Eades and Malcolm Eades. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Walter McCoy 

Walter McCoy, 64, Newnan, died Nov. 4, 2000. He was born March 19, 1936 in Atlanta, Ga., the son of Adell and Florence Wade McCoy. He was retired from the Bonnell Co. 

Services were at the Cross Plains Baptist Church, Carroll County, with the Rev. Paul Stitcher officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife, Frances McCoy, Newnan; children, Allison Campbell, Teri Pruitt and Robin McCoy, all of Covington, Walter "Chip" McCoy, Winder, and Bruce McCoy, Illinois; stepchildren James Bishop, Moreland, Robert Bishop, Mike Bishop and Deborah Bishop, all of Newnan, and Shirley Ann Arrington, Jonesboro; a brother, Steve McCoy, Georgia; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge of the arrangements. 
 

Willie Mae Winters 

Willie Mae Winters, 81, Newnan, died Nov. 6, 2000. She was born May 1, 1919 in Gwinnett County, Ga. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Michael Holdredge officiating. Interment was at New Hope Baptist Church, Newnan. 

Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Rudasill Entrekin, Crescent City, Calif.; and grandsons Corey Entrekin and Jason Entrekin, both of Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Donnie Perry Blankenship 

Donnie Perry Blankenship, 28, Hampton, died Nov. 6, 2000. He was born Aug. 12, 1972 in Coweta County. He had been in construction. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with interment at Whooping Creek Baptist Church, Whitesburg, Carroll County, Ga. 

Survivors include his mother, Joyce Blankenship, Sylacauga, Ala.; daughters Hannah Bearden and Hillard Bearden, both of Whitesburg, and Ariana Blankenship, Hampton; sisters Mary Blankenship, Newnan, and Tammy Sue Shipley, Ind.; and grandmother Emma Acree, Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Walker Eugene Horne 

Walker Eugene Horne, 79, Newnan, died Nov. 7, 2000. He was born Oct. 4, 1921 in Coweta County, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker Eugene and Allie Hyde Horne, his wife, Margaret Edwards Horne and a son, Sam Horne. He was retired from the United States Air Force and as an air traffic controller. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Frank Powers and the Rev. Bob Harris officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include a son, Scott Horne, Sharpsburg; daughters Donna Lundy, LaGrange and Marcia Dees, Newnan; a brother, Archie Horne, Texas; and a sister, Johnnie O'Brien, Newnan. There are seven grandchildren. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Raymond Baptist Church or the Newnan Kiwanis Club. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Raye Y. North 

Raye Y. North, 79, Newnan, died Nov. 7, 2000. She was born May 18, 1921 in Lakehurst, N.J. She was retired as medical records librarian at Coweta General and Humana Hospital. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Gene Tyre and the Rev. Don Helms officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include daughters Barbara Rawlins, Newnan, and Judy and Wayne Walker, Grantville; sisters Judy Lassatter, Sharpsburg, and Connie Sprayberry, Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren Michael and Lynn Chavez, Tallahassee, Fla., Joseph E. Covington, Paris, and Jack A. Covington and Jesse C. Rawlins, both of Newnan; and a great-grandchild, Annalise Raye Chavez, Tallahassee, Fla. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Lisa B. Friddell, M.D. Scholarship Fund, Oxford College of Emory University, 100 Hamill St., Oxford, Ga. 30064. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Mary Sue Cash 

Mary Sue Cash, 85, Newnan, died Nov. 8, 2000. She was born Jan. 17, 1915 in Georgia. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Henry Calhoun and the Rev. Tim Cash officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include sons Earl and Glenda Cash, Johnny and Marie Cash and Leroy and Ann Cash, all of Newnan; daughters Linda Callaway, Loretta Cash and Jennette and Sonny Warre, all of Newnan. There are 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Robert E. Kee 

Robert E. Kee, 87, Riverdale, died Nov. 8, 2000. He was born April 24, 1913 in Meriwether County, Ga. He was retired from CSX Railroad with 34 years of service. He was a member and deacon of the Park Avenue Baptist Church. 

Services were at McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Powers Witcher and the Rev. Billy Adams officiating. Interment was at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Meriwether County. 

Survivors include his wife, Fannie Lee Kee, Riverdale; a brother, Andrew L. Kee, Snellville, Ga.; 

Mell Charles Jackson, Sr. 

Mell Charles Jackson Sr., 87, Fredericksburg, Texas, formerly of Fayetteville, died Oct. 17, 2000. He was born Nov. 28, 1912 in Rockdale County, the son of James Robert and Melrose Charles Jackson. His name was a derivation of his mother's name. 

Upon graduating from Tech High School, Atlanta, he entered the United States Marine Corps in 1931. He was on the platform in 1932 for the inauguration of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt as a part of the Marine contingent. He was a civilian stationed at an Air Force station in Jacksonville, Fla. through World War Il, managing a department that was involved in the development and repair of life-saving equipment on air planes. 

In 1945 he married Fayette County native, Louise Felker Hollingsworth. They lived in Florida for several years and upon the death of his father-in-law, Judge Waymon B. Hollingsworth, they returned to Fayetteville to live in the Hollingsworth home with his mother-in-law, Irene Felker Hollingsworth. 

Judge Hollingsworth had a small insurance company, among other business interests, and Jackson took these over, expanding the insurance business. It still exists in the Hollingsworth Building at the corner of Lee and Stonewall streets. 

Jackson was a charter member of the Fayette County Kiwanis in 1951 and a member of the building committee for the 1957 education building at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. 

In 1972 he retired from the business and moved to Decatur, and in 1987 moved to Texas. 

Survivors include his wife, Louise F. H. Jackson; a son, Dr. M. Charles Jackson Jr., Fredericksburg, Texas; a daughter, Holly Jackson, Ph.D., Decatur, Ga.; and grandsons, M. Charles Jackson III and Henry Hollingsworth Jackson. 
 
 

William 'Bill' Jones 

William "Bill" Jones, 84, Tyrone, died Oct. 21, 2000. He was born March 12, 1916 in Carroll County, Ga. 

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

Survivors include a son, Dudley and Jane Jones, Tyrone; granddaughters, Mandy and Tom Horstman, Clayton and Tammy and Cody Walker, Tyrone; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy D. Jenkins, Chamblee. 

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

Willie Mae Austin 

Willie Mae Austin, 84, Jonesboro, Fayette County, died Nov. 2, 2000. She was born April 26, 1916 in Henry County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Fred Austin. 

Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel with the Rev. Larry Spencer officiating. Interment was at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette County. 

Survivors include a son, Fred and Julie Austin, Jonesboro; grandsons, Clarke and Kristie Austin, Newnan and Josh Austin, Jonesboro; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Austin, Newnan; brothers, John M. Ellis Jr., Fayetteville, Tom Ellis, McDonough and Sid Ellis, Marietta; and a sister, Annie Kate Brimberry, Panacea, Fla. 

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

John R. Hayes 

John R. Hayes, 79, Riverdale, Fayette County, died Nov. 3, 2000. He was born May 30, 1921 in Fannin County, Ga. He was retired from the United States Air Force, having fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He had taught ROTC at North Clayton High School from 1971 to 1986. He was a 25 year resident of Fayette County and a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ. 

Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville and graveside services were held at Westhaven Memorial Park, Blue Ridge, Ga. Mr. Steve Kepley and the Rev. Scott Hymn officiated. 

Survivors include his wife, Doris E. Hayes, Fayette County; a son, Randy and Anne Hayes, Fayetteville; a daughter, Carol and Steve Kepley, Alpharetta; grandsons, Rusty Kepley, Kevin Kepley, John Hayes and Preston Hayes; a brother, Lindsay and Melvinia Hayes, Shelby Township, Mich.; and a sister, Myrtice and Clinton Smith, Morganton, Ga. 

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

Bernice Stanley 

Bernice Stanley, 89, Peachtree City, died Nov. 5, 2000. She was born May 4, 1911 in Gilmer County, Ga. 

Services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel with the Rev. Greg Marksberry officiating. Graveside services were held at the Chatsworth Heights Cemetery, Chatsworth, Ga. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lemoin Dolan, Peachtree City; a brother, Ernest "Hawk" Quarles, Elijay; sisters, Lemoin Quarles and Annie Bell Quarles, both of Ellijay, Bernadine Edwards, Lilburn and Juanita Bigson, Lilburn. There are two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Heritage Christian School, 23 Eastbrook Bend, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269. 

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

Patricia Formel 

Patricia Formel, 74, Peachtree City, died Nov. 7, 2000. She was born Jan. 9, 1926 in Teaneck, N.J. She received her training as a registered nurse at Christ Hospital, Jersey City, N.J. She was an avid bridge player and a pianist. 

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

Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Formel, Peachtree City; a son, Scott P. Formel, Peachtree City; a daughter, Holly R. Formel, Marietta; and a sister, Carolyn Weldon, South Carolina. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Sq., Ste. B, Fayetteville, Ga. 30215. 

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

Mary Lillian Sullivan 

Mary Lillian Sullivan, 51, Tyrone, died Nov. 7, 2000. She was born Nov. 3, 1949 in Atlanta, Ga and was a native of Fairburn. She was named the Vice President of Research and Development at Southern Mills in 1987 and in 1989 she was named Vice President of Product Engineering for the company, having worked for them for 30 years. 

Memorial services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include her husband, Barry Sullivan, Tyrone, whom she married in 1996; a son, Scott and Wendi Jones, Cumming, Ga.; a daughter, Marci Jones, Atlanta; stepdaughters, Shannon Anderson and Jami Benson, Colorado; a brother, William Sullivan, Fairburn; sisters, Linda Kile, Newnan and Becky Green; and two grandchildren. 

Memorial donations may be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 1335 Lake Ridge Parkway, Riverdale, Ga. 30296. 

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


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