Miscellaneous Fayette County, Georgia Obituaries

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Marguerite Atkinson 

Marguerite Atkinson, 84, Newnan, died March 24, 2001. She was born Nov. 1, 1916 in Cleveland, Ga. 

Graveside services were at Southview Cemetery, Moreland, with the Rev. Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. 

Survivors include cousins. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Michael Roges Chavarria 

Michael Roges Chavarria, 44, Newnan, died March 26, 2001. He was born July 9, 1956 in Charlotte, N. C. He was a printer. 

Services were at the St. George Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerome Chavarria officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his father, Edward Chavarria, Newnan; mother, Theresa Chavarria, Newnan; a brother, the Rev. Jerome Chavarria, Hapeville; and sisters Terry D'Agostino, Landing, N. J., and Linda Trawick, Peachtree City. 

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

Roger Lee Harper 

Roger Lee Harper, 50, Moreland, died March 28, 2001. He was born June 29, 1950 in Talladega, Ala. His mother, Martha Singleton preceded him in death. He lived in Talladega until 1980 and came to Newnan after marrying. He was the owner and operator of Harper's Amoco station and was considered as the friendliest and nicest man anyone ever knew. 

Services were at the Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, with the Rev. J. C. Cook officiating. Interment was at Ephesus Christian Church, Whitesburg, Ga. 

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Shirley Harper; a daughter, Lisa Ferrell, Moreland; a brother, Danny Singleton, Whitesburg; and sisters Sara Stanford, LaGrange, Brenda Brown, Clem, Ga., Glenda Hodge, LaGrange, Debie Storey, Carrollton, and Beverly Flood, Franklin, Ga. There are two grandchildren. 

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

George Harrington 

George Harrington, 75, Newnan, died March 28, 2001. He was born Aug. 4, 1925 in Wilson, N. C. He had served in the United States Army in World War II and served with Gen. George Patton in Germany. He was a retired steel worker from Brown Steel and as a security guard for Newnan Utilities. 

Services were at McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan with Danny Wilson officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Harrington, Newnan; and daughters, Carolyn Defilippo, Morrow and Cheryl Hanson, Newnan. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Unity Baptist Church Building Fund, 311 Smokey Rd., Newnan, GA 30263. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

George Verlon Haygood Sr. 

George Verlon Haygood Sr., 67, Senoia, died March 29, 2001. He was born April 25, 1933 in Ballground, Ga. He had served in the United States Navy and was the owner of Senoia Overhead Door Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Payton E. and Jessie K. Haygood, and a son, George V. Haygood Jr. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ron Whitlock officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include his wife, Reather Haygood, Senoia: sons Allen and Jennifer Haygood and Curtis Haygood, all of Senoia, and Kenny Pike, Senoia; daughters Patricia Faulk, Jacksonville, Fla., Jeanie Haines and Nobia Jean Haines, both of Toccoa, Ga., and Judy and Scott Loftin, Social Circle, Ga.; and sisters Nobia and L. L. Coats, Wedowee, Ala. and June Rivers, Morrow. 

There are 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Mattie G. Overby 

Mattie G. Overby, 89, Newnan, died March 29, 2001. She was born Jan. 23, 1912 in Coweta County, Ga. She was retired as an LPN, Newnan Hospital. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Newnan. 

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

Survivors include a son, Bob Overby, Asheville, N. C.; and a daughter, Martha West, Newnan, Ga. There are 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

John B. Sherrel Sr. 

John B. Sherrel Sr., 47, Peachtree City, died March 21, 2001. He was born Feb. 22, 1954 in Marianna, Fla., where he was also reared. Memorial services were held at St. Andrew's-In-The-Pines Episcopal Church with the Rev. Father Dan Brigham and the Rev. Father Frank Larisey officiating. A committal service was held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Marianna Fla., with the Rev. Father Gene Carpenter, the Rev. Buren Phillips and the Rev. Millard Breyfogle officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sherrel, Peachtree City; sons, John Burson Sherrel Jr. and Jess Glenn Sherrel, both of Peachtree City; mother, Ruth Sherrel, Marianna, Fla.; brothers, Billy Sherrel and Dr. Thomas and Georgeanne Sherrel, all of Marianna Fla.; a sister, Ruth and Robert Bass, Tallahassee, Fla.; and nephews Victor Sherrel and Brooks Sherrel. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews-In-The-Pines, 316 Peachtree Parkway North, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City, was in charge. 
 

Robert W. Bohan 

Robert W. Bohan, 70, Peachtree City, died March 22, 2001. He was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Houlton, Maine, one of four children born to the late Walter and Hazel Anderson Bohan. He was preceded in death by a son, the Rev. Brent Alan Bohan. As a boy he learned to play piano by ear and sang and performed with his sister and a cousin. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and spent the next 24 years in the savings and loan industry in Florida, retiring in 1978. He moved to Georgia in 1979 where he was employed the Georgia Department of Industry Trade and Tourism for 14 years. A memorial mass was held at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Jonesboro. 

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Joyce Bohan, Peachtree City; sons, Marc and Tina Bohan, Deltona, Fla. and Damon and Kay Bohan, Hampton, Ga.; grandchildren, Jennifer Bohan, Homestead, Fla. and Matthew Bohan, Deltona, Fla.; a brother, John and Joyce Bohan, Peachtree City; sisters, Jean Oliver, Soperton, Ga. and Charlene and Glenn Pidgeon, Indianapolis, Ind.; and a half brother, Alton Anderson, Fayette County. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Philips Benizi or the charity of your choice. Cremation Society of Georgia was in charge. 
 

Edmond Jerome Hensler 

Edmond Jerome Hensler, 83, Fayetteville, died March 23, 2001. He was born Dec. 18, 1917 in Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pa. Services were held at Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. with interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 

Survivors include his wife, Helen P. Hensler, Fayetteville; sons, David Hensler, Plantation, Fla. and Thomas Hensler, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia Castro, Fayetteville, Ga.; grandchildren, Raymond, Deena, Tom Jr., Sandra, Melisa, Kimberly and Tracy; and two great-grandchildren. 

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

Zack White 

Zack White, 61, Fayetteville, died March 23, 2001. He was born March 30, 1939 in Fulton County, Ga. He was retired from the General Motors Lakewood Plant, and a member of Tanners Baptist Church, Ellenwood, Ga. He lived 11 full and active years due to the gift of a heart transplant. Services were held at Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Charles Huggins and Minister Jerry Whitmire officiating. Interment was at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, Atlanta. 

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Brazel White, Fayetteville; a son, Russell Z. White, Fayetteville; daughters, Kerry and Charles Waddy, Fayetteville, and Kelly and Lee Keeler, Roswell; mother, Helen Gruber, College Park; grandchildren, Evan Waddy, Kelsey Waddy and McKenzie Keeler; brothers, Steve Gruber, Wayne Gruber, Gary and Jane Gruber, and Chuck White; and sisters, Brenda and Bill Buice, Jackie White and Vickie and Jeff Herring. 

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

Fay M. Worsham 

Fay M. Worsham, 70, Peachtree City, died March 23, 2001. She was born Nov. 16, 1930 in Moore County, N. C. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Worsham. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Memorial services were held at the Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City with the Rev. Doug Griffith officiating. 

Survivors include a son, Mike and Frances Worsham, Raleigh, N.C.; daughters, Stephanie and Ken Newberry, Huntsville, Ala., and Lynn and Terry Burnett, Columbia, S. C.; a sister, Ann Hufford, Cary, N. C.; five grandsons; and two granddaughters. 

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

David Earl Tolison Sr. 

David Earl Tolison Sr., 67, Fayetteville, died March 24, 2001. He was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Fulton County, Ga. Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park with Pastor John Read officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Wylene Tolison, Fayetteville; a son, David Earl and Linda Tolison Jr., Lilburn; daughters, Mary and Patrick Yancey, Fayetteville; Ronda and Mike Webb, McDonough, and Renee Tolison, Dallas, Ga.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine and Edward Elam, LaGrange, Ga.; and mother-in-law, Ruth Shutley, Fayetteville. 

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

Peter Hamilton VanOrden 

Peter Hamilton VanOrden, 68, Peachtree City, died March 24, 2001. He was born March 3, 1933 in Kalamazoo, Mich, the son of Richard and Marguerite Miller VanOrden, and grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich. He attended Bowdoin College and Michigan State University. He had served in the United States Army. He was a life member of the Grand Rapids Jaycees, a member of the York Lodge and Park Congregational Church in Grand Rapids. He was a little league coach, a baseball umpire, an Indian Guide Dad, a Sunday School teacher, and a champion story teller. Memorial services were held at First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City. Memorial services will also be held in Grand Rapids, Mich. with details to be announced at a later date. 

Survivors include his wife, Jane E. Richards VanOrden, Peachtree City, whom he married on July 17, 1954; children, Amy, Cathy, Linda, K. C. and Chris; a son-in-law, David Tratt; daughters-in-law, Janet and Lori; grandchildren, Danny Tratt, Peter Tratt and Mark Tratt, Caitlyn VanOrden and Kurt VanOrden; a brother, Richard M. and Marilyn VanOrden; and a sister, Joanna Turrell. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge. 
 

Gertrude Walker 

Gertrude Walker, 87, LaFayette, Colo., formerly of Jonesboro, died March 25, 2001. She was born Jan. 18, 1914 in Alamo, Ga. 

Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William O. "Bill" Priester officiating. Interment was at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Jonesboro. 

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Walker, Griffin; daughters, Sue Terry, Fayetteville, and Linda Davis, Denver, Colo.; a sister, Elizabeth Cason, Conyers; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Eunice Wallace Ramirez 

Eunice Wallace Ramirez, 79, Moreland, died March 14, 2001. She was born Sept. 5, 1921 in Newnan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ramirez Sr., and a daughter, Lucille Ramirez. She was a retired owner of Quality Cleaners, and a member of the Moreland United Methodist Church. 

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

Survivors include sons Frank Ramirez Jr. and Sonny Ramirez, both of Moreland; her friend and care giver, Beverly Lewis; a sister, Lucille Bailey, Newnan; and grandchildren Jason Ramirez, Dusty Ramirez, Ryan Ramirez and Craig Ramirez. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

David John Drury 

David John Drury, 51, Newnan, died March 14, 2001. He was born May 3, 1949 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Virginia Drury, California. He served in the Vietnam War and was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. 

Services were held at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Anthony Oakley officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Drury, Newnan; mother-in-law Katherine Earle, Murphysboro, Ill.; sons Jerry Drury, Illinois, and Vince Drury and David Drury, both of Newnan; a brother, Richard Drury, Calif.; a sister, Doret Harper, Alabama; grandchildren Chelsea Drury and Hallie Drury, Newnan; and a grandson, Austin Drury, Desota, Ill. 
 

Katherine Blake "Kathy" Shell 

Katherine Blake "Kathy" Shell, 54, died March 15, 2001. She was born March 23, 1946 in Fort Payne, Ala. She attended Auburn University and received a bachelor of arts in the School of Science and Literature on June 3, 1968. She later obtained a master in education degree in 1975 and an education specialist degree in 1989, both from West Georgia College. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Newnan for 25 years. She served on the Newnan-Coweta Public Library Board from 1991-1996 and served as chairman in 1992 and 1994. She was an educator for the Coweta County School System. 

Services were at the First Baptist Church of Newnan with interment at Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Survivors include her husband, Rhodes Shell; and daughters Meredith Blake and Mary Katherine. 

Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 27A Clark St., Newnan, GA 30263 or The First Baptist Church of Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Geneva Mae Ferebee 

Geneva Mae Ferebee, 69, Newnan, died March 21, 2001. She was born Oct. 8, 1931 in Christiansburg, Va., the daughter of Lee and Mary Underwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Ferebee She had moved to Newnan 15 years ago to be with her family and enjoyed collecting stuffed animals and raising cats. She was an active member of the senior citizens of Newnan and attended Westside Baptist Church. 

Services were at the Jones Funeral Home chapel with Randy Knight officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include sons William Floyd Ferebee and Johnny Lee Ferebee, both of Newnan; brothers James Underwood, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Oscar Underwood, Newnan, and Dean Underwood, Blacksburg, Va.; sisters Sylvia Arnold, Blacksburg, Va., Shirley Martin, Roanoke, Va., Mary Ruth Webb, Selma, Va., and Diane Booth, Christiansburg, Va.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and special friend Fred Casey Newnan. 

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Claude "Tom" Wetherington 

Claude "Tom" Wetherington, 77, Newnan, died March 24, 2001. He was born May 9, 1923 in Lakeland, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Della Clanton Wetherington Sr. 

Services were at the Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Shannon officiating. 

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Barbara A. Wetherington, whom he married in Everglades City, Fla. in 1943; sons John B. and Gloria A. Wetherington, Jeff L. and Brenda I. Wetherington; a daughter, Sharon A. and Gary J. Martin; a brother, Norvell Wetherington; a sister, Dorothy A. Parker; and seven grandchildren. 

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Walter Gerhard Lewin 

Walter Gerhard Lewin, 88, Fayetteville, died March 12, 2001. He was born Sept. 26, 1912 in Berlin, Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Breuninger Lewin. Memorial services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Westlund and the Rev. Bill Nesbit officiating. 

Survivors include a son, Peter and Pam Lewin, Fayetteville; a daughter, Vivian Lewin, Montreal; grandchildren, Jacob Lewin and Claire Lewin, both of Fayetteville; and sisters, Gerda Behn, Millersville, Pa., and Margot Klein, Berlin. 

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

Dean Hamilton Adams Jr. 

Dean Hamilton Adams Jr., 53, Fayetteville, died march 4, 2001. He was born Aug. 26, 1947 in Fulton County. He was preceded in death by his father, Dean H. Adams Sr. Services were held at the Flat Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Turner officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife, Carol Adams, Fayetteville; children, Rick and Stephanie Adams, Fayetteville, Jon and Jennifer Adams, Senoia, and Deana Adams and Jason Bearden, Kennesaw; mother, Ethelyn Boyd Adams, Fayetteville; and a sister, Janann and Philip Duncan, Senoia. 

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

Rhonda Lee Hendley 

Rhonda Lee Hendley, 46, Fayetteville, died March 14, 2001. She was born Dec. 31, 1954 in Bibb County, the daughter of Walter Bedingfield and Willa Mae Lowery Taylor. She was graduated from The University of Georgia in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and later with a Masters of Science in Education. She had been employed with the Clayton County School System with 20 years of service. Memorial services were held at the Fayette Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Westlund, the Rev. Steve Taylor and the Rev. Russell Harper officiating. 

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, J. Richard Hendley, Fayetteville; daughters, Victoria Leigh Hendley and Erin Melissa Hendley, both of Fayetteville; mother, Mae Taylor; brothers, Steve Taylor, Fayetteville, Alan Taylor, Jackson and Jack Taylor, Clarkston; and a sister, Carol Culpepper, Macon. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA. 30290. 

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

Claude Keith Kirby Sr. 

Claude Keith Kirby Sr., 79, Fayetteville, died March 14, 2001. He was born Feb. 27, 1922 in Gaffney, S. C., the son of Albert B. and Effie Bird Kirby. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marines. He was a graduate of North Carolina State with a degree in Ceramic Engineering. He moved to Fayetteville in 1986. 

Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery, Gaffney, S. C. 

Survivors include his wife of nearly 56 years, Louise Collins Kirby, Fayetteville; children, Keith and Janet Kirby Jr., Woodstock and Glenn A. and Doreen Kirby, Dallas, Ga.; and grandchildren, Britta and Kevin Alton, Euharlee, Ga. and Peter N. Kirby, Woodstock. Ga. 

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

William A. 'Bill' McKenzie Sr. 

William A. "Bill" McKenzie Sr., 74, Palmetto, died March 17, 2001. He was born Oct. 18, 1926 in Southbend, Ind. He was the owner and operator of McKenzie Pharmacy in Palmetto from 1957 to 1982. He was preceded in death by Clara McKenzie. Services were held at the Palmetto United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Allen, the Rev. Charles Grovenstein and the Rev. Don Reeves officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn. 

Survivors include his wife, Janet McKenzie; children, Al McKenzie, Atlanta, Doug and Maryellen Austin, Peachtree City, James and Julie Cerame, Peachtree City and Billy and Debbie Cerame, Cary, N. C.; and seven grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Marjorie Snyder 

Marjorie Snyder, 71, Fayetteville, died March 17, 2001. She was born Oct. 25, 1929 in Cleveland, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Snyder. 

Services were held at the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Ledbetter officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, Ga. 

Survivors include sons, Alan and Laura Snyder, Flowery Branch and Tony and Dianne Snyder, N. Augusta, S. C.; grandsons, Michael Snyder and Steven Snyder, both of Fayetteville, Jonathan Snyder and Adam Snyder, both of N. Augusta, S. C. and Greg McKenna, Flowery Branch; brothers, J. H. "Shorty" McConnell Jr., Sam McConnell and Clifford McConnell, all of Cleveland, Tenn; and sisters, Frieda Cronan and Bernice Tinsley, both of Cleveland, Tenn. 

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

Arthur S. Wellborn 

Arthur S. Wellborn, 83, Peachtree City, died March 18, 2001. He was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Clay County, Ala. He was a veteran of World War II and had been a builder and developer in Fayette County for the past 35 years. He served as a deacon at Tyrone First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Hughes and a grandson, Kimball Hughes. Services were held at the Tyrone First Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Stell and the Rev. James Burdette officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include his wife, Annie Mae Wellborn, Peachtree City; a son, Walter E. and Harriett Wellborn, Loganville; daughters, Louise and LeRoy Storey, Loganville, Mary and Robert McLeod, Jonesboro, and Melinda and Dennis Berkelbaugh, Peachtree City; a brother, David and Bernice Wellborn, Port Richey, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

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

Julia G. Perry 

Julia G. Perry, 77, Griffin, died March 18, 2001. She was born Sept. 19, 1923 in Henry County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Marvin Perry. 

Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Wendell Jones officiating. Interment was at the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, south Fayette County. 

Survivors include a son, David Perry; a daughter, Rebecca and Tommy Harris, Griffin; grandchildren, Mike and Shauna Hayes and Brandon Perry; a great-grandchild, Michael Hayes; brothers, Jack Goodman, Fayetteville and Butch Goodman, Griffin; and sisters, Sadie Eubanks, Myra Crews and Doris Williams, all of Fayetteville. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Ministries Hospice, 121 W. College St., Griffin, GA. 30224. 

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

Samuel Thomas Lipham Jr. 

Samuel Thomas Lipham Jr., 72, Peachtree City, formerly of East Point, died March 19, 2001. He was born Jan 1, 1929 in Orange County, Fla., the son of Samuel Thomas and Amy Lois Heard Lipham. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph "Randy" Lipham. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia in 1959 where he was a charter member of Phi Kappa Tau. He worked for the family business, "Lipham's Grill" for 51 years. 

Services were held at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel with the Rev. Dr. John W. Steen and the Rev. Dr. Steve Bingham officiating. Interment was at College Park Cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Barbara Jane Jeffords Lipham; sons, Stewart T. Lipham, Peachtree City, and John J. Lipham, Atlanta; grandchildren, Samuel Thomas Lipham III, Gregory Potter, Robyn Foxworth and Bryan Potter; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Ste. B., Fayetteville, GA. 30215 or the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Ste. 1, Marietta, GA. 30067. 

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

Ernest D. Fulgham 

Ernest D. Fulgham, 64, Greensboro, Ga., died March 19, 2001. He was born Oct. 23, 1936 in Cordele, Ga. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Georgia F& AM, Riverdale #709 and the Yaarab Temple of Atlanta, and was a vice president and project manager for Southeastern Utilities Contractors, Inc. 

Services were held at Harps Crossings Baptist Church, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Dennis Watson and the Rev. Ellis Wood officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his wife, Margie Fulgham, Greensboro; a son, Mark and Carol Fulgham, Newnan; a daughter, Becky and Anthony Crawford, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Deanna Morman, Josh Morman, Ryan Fulgham, Matthew Fulgham, Holly Crawford and Jacob Crawford; brothers, Howard Fulgham, Douglas, Ga. and Douglas Fulgham, Thomasville, Ga. 

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

Richard G. Schlegel 

Richard G. Schlegel, 79, Peachtree City, died March 19, 2001. He was born May 5, 1921 in Hamburg, N. Y. 

Services were held at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor John Weber and Pastor Miriam Beecher officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include his wife, Ruth L. Schlegel, Peachtree City; a son, John Schlegel, Peachtree City; daughters, Caroline and Harold Price, Peachtree City, Cathy and Fred Wayand, Statesville, N. C., and Ethel and Tony Kubiak, Peachtree City; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. 

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

Vernon G. Dailey 

Vernon G. Dailey, 83, Sharpsburg, died March 2, 2001. He was born June 24, 1917 in Falls River, Mass. 

A Christian wake service was conducted at the Carl J. Mowell chapel, Fayetteville, with burial in North Attleboro, Mass. 

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dailey, Sharpsburg; sons James G. Dunham, North Reading, Mass., Scott Dailey, Sharpsburg, Peter Dailey, North Reading, Mass., and Ryan Wilson, Sharpsburg; daughters Andrea O'Neal, Jacksonville, Fla., Beth LaCasse, Bilerica, Mass., and Laura McGlory, Riverdale. There are 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

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

Mary Elizabeth Parks 

Mary Elizabeth Parks, 78, Newnan, died March 6, 2001. She was born April 26, 1922 in Coweta County, Ga. 

Graveside services were at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, with the Rev. Gary Parrish, First United Methodist Church of Newnan, officiating. 

Survivors include sons Carl Parks, Newnan, and Jerry Parks, Villa Rica; sisters Julie Blackburn, Carlono Collins and Rosalyn Kewitt, all of Newnan; and grandchildren Charlie Parks and David Parks. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Shirley Jeanette Hughes 

Shirley Jeanette Hughes, 62, Newnan, died March 5, 2001. She was born July 23, 1938 in Greenville, Ohio. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include her husband, John Charles Hughes, Newnan; stepfather Jim Hoblet, Greenville, Ohio; mother Louise Hoblet, Greenville, Ohio; a son, John Eric and Tammy Hughes, Newnan; daughters Jennifer and David Addison, Newnan, Joi and Michael Pratte, Dallas, Texas, and Jill Roach, Newnan; and a sister, Norma Ryan, Greenville, Ohio. There are five grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home was in charge. 
 

Ina Christine Smith 

Ina Christine Smith, 85, Newnan, died March 7, 2001. She was born April 21, 1915 in Heard County, Ga. She was retired as a textile worker. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home with interment at Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, Ga. 

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy and Daryl Reese, Whitesburg; a brother, Earnest Hardy; sisters Jimmy Nell Bell and Eunice McClain; granddaughters Eric Hanson and Tiffany Hanson; and stepchildren Mary Frank Smith, Reuben Smith and Virginia Elizabeth Smith. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Leona Helen Makein 

Leona Helen Makein, 78, Newnan, died March 8, 2001. She was born March 12, 1922 in Brockton, Mass. She was a retired nurse. 

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

Survivors include a mother-in-law, Dora Makein; sons George Lauzon, Newnan, and Frank Makein, Madison, N. H.; and grandchildren Patricia Bounds, Catherine Groover, Jason Lauzon, Jimmy Lauzon, Peter Lauzon and Donna Rooks. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Leo F. McHugh 

Leo F. McHugh, 84, Sharpsburg, died March 8, 2001. He was born July 5, 1916 in Indianapolis, Ind. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Mae Andrews McHugh, Feb. 9, 1998. 

A funeral Mass was conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. John Walsh officiating. Interment was at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Jonesboro, Ga. 

Survivors include a daughter, Pat and Dan Avotte, Sharpsburg; granddaughters Reene and Tim Fanning, Salem, Ala.; a grandson, Ronald and Stacey Groover, Newnan; great-grandchildren Glavine, Kara and Karlee; stepdaughters Mr. and Mrs.. E. C. Steele, Stockbridge, and Maggie Thompson, Ellenwood; brothers Joe McHugh and Bobby and Dorothy McHugh, all of Washington state; and a sister, Ann Blessing, Washington state. 

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

Walter H. Brannan 

Walter H. Brannan, 70, Senoia, died March 8, 2001. He was born July 25, 1930 in William County, Ohio. 

Services were at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home chapel, Plymouth, Mich. 

Interment was at Cadillac Memorial Gardens, Canton, Mich. 

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Brannan, Senoia; children John H. and Dana L. Brannan, Fayetteville, Donald W. and Marci Brannan, East Tawas, Mich., Fred and Ann Thatcher, Lisbon Falls, Maine, Claudia Thatcher, Keego Harbor, Mich., and Kimberly and Robert Paul, Canton, Mich; sisters Louise Barton, Sarasota, Fla., and Jo Ann Wessell, Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

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

Flora Elizabeth Balliew 

Flora Elizabeth Balliew, 82, Union City, died March 9, 2001. She was born June 21, 1918 in Bartow County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Balliew and a son, Dr. F. Garner Balliew. 

Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Chuck Auschwitz officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include sons Thomas J. Balliew, Union City, Marvin "Pug" Balliew, and Sherry and Barbara Balliew, all of Sharpsburg; daughters Maxie J. and Charles Williams, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Marcy and Jim Fowler, Tampa, Fla. 

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

Chris Ramsey 

Chris Ramsey, 35, East Point, died March 14, 2001. He was born Dec. 16, 1965 in Fulton County. He was a member of Sheetmetal Workers Local 85 and employed by R. F. Knox Company. 

Services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point, with the Rev. D. L. Moody officiating. Interment was at Westview, Atlanta. 

Survivors include a son, Justin Ramsey and his mother, Ashley Mitchell; daughters, Candace Ramsey and Shyanne Ramsey, and their mother, Michele Gilman; father, Jimmy Ramsey, East Point; mother, Ceci Ramsey, East Point; and a sister, Annette Byrd, Athens. 

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

William A. "Bill" McKenzie Sr. 

William A. "Bill" McKenzie Sr., 74, Palmetto, died March 17, 2001. He was born Oct. 18, 1926 in Southbend, Ind. He was the owner and operator of McKenzie Pharmacy in Palmetto from 1957 to 1982. He was preceded in death by Clara McKenzie. 

Services were at the Palmetto United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Allen, the Rev. Charles Grovenstein and the Rev. Don Reeves officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn. 

Survivors include his wife, Janet McKenzie; children Al McKenzie, Atlanta, Doug and Maryellen Austin, Peachtree City, James and Julie Cerame, Peachtree City, and Billy and Debbie Cerame, Cary, N.C.; and seven grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Louis M. Price 

Louis M. Price, 84, East Point, died March 18, 2001. He was born Sept. 15, 1916 in Taylor County, Fla. He was in the United States Navy in World War II and was retired from the Veterans Administration with over 41 years of service. He was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at Connally Drive Baptist Church. 

Services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point, with the Rev. Marvin Cochran and the Rev. James Mullins officiating. Interment was at Westview, Atlanta. 

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ellen Orean Price; and brothers Lonnie Price, Birmingham, Ala., and Leon Price, Monticello. 

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

James W. "Jim" Shackleford 

James W. "Jim" Shackleford, 90, East Point, died March 19, 2001. He was born Jan. 30, 1911 and was reared and educated in Gainesville, Fla. He was awarded the 1929 Edison Scholarship as state representative from Florida. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and was a cadet major in the ROTC. He was commissioned as captain into the Signal Corps of the United States Army, serving at Fort McPherson for a number of years. 

After leaving the Army, he was affiliated with the television manufacturing industry. He was an avid reader and enjoyed repairing and working with electronics and mechanical devices. 

Services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point, with Chaplain Neal Puckett officiating. Interment was at College Park. 

Survivors include his wife, Norma M. Shackleford,; sons Dr. J. Barry and Miyuki Shackleford, Portola Valley, Calif., and Dr. Gregory M. Shackleford, Glendale, Calif. 

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

Theresia Haas 

Theresia Haas, 70, Peachtree City, died March 3, 2001. She was born Nov. 2, 1930 in Obereschach, Germany. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Father John Walsh officiating. 

Survivors include her husband, Josef Haas, Peachtree City; a son, Joseph A. Haas, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a daughter, Monica T. Haas, Peachtree City, Ga. 

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

Jean M. Slater 

Jean M. Slater, 74, Fayetteville, died March 4, 2001. She was born Aug. 1, 1926 in Marathon, N.Y. She had worked in sales at a women's fashion boutique. Memorial services were held at the Carl M. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City with the Rev. Sam Silverman officiating. 

Survivors include her husband, Frank D. Slater Jr., Fayetteville; a daughter, Tonya M. Slater, Grants, N. M.; a grandson, Gavin Slater, Fayetteville; a granddaughter, Haley Slater, Grants, N. M. and a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Slater. 

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

Dorothy Nada Morgan 

Dorothy Nada Morgan, 78, Riverdale, died March 7, 2001. She was born March 17, 1922 in West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Morgan, a son, Charlie Wesley Morgan and a brother, Jack Manning. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Jimmy Ellison officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. 

Survivors include a son, John and Jenny Morgan, Fayetteville; grandsons, Doug and Chester; a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie; brothers, Robert Manning, Donald Manning and Joe Manning; and sisters, Louise Merchant, Vivian Taylor, Evelyn Adams and Ann Sellers. 

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

Jordan Scott Ross 

Jordan Scott Ross, 2, Fayetteville, died March 8, 2001. He was born in Fulton County and died of meningitis. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville with the Rev. Bob Hudak, The Church of the Nativity, officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his parents, Scott and Lynn Ross, Fayetteville; grandfather, Larry Landrum, Blairsville; grandmothers, Patsy Landrum, Fayetteville and Carole Ross, Lakeland, Fla.; great-grandmother, Maggie Banks, Fayetteville; uncles, aunts and cousins: Jeff and Carla Landrum and Ansley, Fayetteville and Brian and Laurie Ross, Meagan and Hannah, Marietta. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Meningitis Foundation of America, 7155 Shadeland Station, Ste. 190, Indianapolis, IN., 1-800-668-1129. www.musa.org. 

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

Mildred Janet Baker 

Mildred Janet Baker, 84, Peachtree City, died. March 9, 2001. She was born June 1, 1916 in Leland, Ill. She had served in the United States Army and was a retired registered nurse. Services were held at the Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, with Pastor Ron Jannsen officiating. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery, Sault Saint Marie, Mich. 

Survivors include sons, Richard Baker, Lemberg, Germany and Scott Baker, Plymouth, Micho.; daughters, Elizabeth Raffarle, Harbor Springs, Mich. and Susan Newman, Peachtree City; and a sister, Margaret Peck, Tucson, Ariz. There are six grandchildren. 

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

Wanda Zampol 

Wanda Zampol, 90, Peachtree City, died March 9, 2001. She was born Jan. 22, 1911. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Zampol. Services were held at the Christ The King Church, Albany, N. Y. with interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany, N. Y. 

Survivors include her son, Paul and Beth Ann Zampol, Peachtree City; and grandchildren, Eric Zampol, Jason Zampol and Emilie Zampol, all of Peachtree City. 

Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of his father, to The Julia Burke Endowment for Debate, The College Preparatory School, 6100 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94618, in care of Ryan Mills, 510-652-0111 or Cystic Fibrosis, Capital District Chapter, 50 Colvin Ave., Ste. 4A, Albany, N. Y. 

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

Daniel W. McEachern Sr. 

Daniel W. McEachern Sr., 88, Fayetteville, died March 9, 2001. He was born July 20, 1912 in Fayette County, the son of Walter Wylie and Annie Estelle Tedder McEachern. Services were held at the Flat Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. William O. "Bill" Priester officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include a son, Danny and Jo McEachern, Fayetteville; daughters, Nadine and Lewis Coward, Fairburn, Dortrue Reese, Shiela McEachern, Ardith and Steve Vied, all of Fayetteville, and Deborah and Mike Ivie, Senoia; sisters, Stell Tate, Muriel Williams and Viva Huddleston, all of Fayetteville, and Ruth Ivey, Sandersville; and grandchildren, Glenda and Steve Mosley, Michael Payne, Drew Ivie, Buddy Tutton and Adam Vied. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Opal Walker Dempsey 

Opal Walker Dempsey, 85, formerly of Tyrone, died March 11, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Dempsey and a daughter, Joyce Harmon. She was a former store owner. Services were held at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating. Interment was at Sharon Memorial Gardens, Tyrone. 

Survivors include a brother, Jack K. Walker, New Orleans, La.; a sister, Irene Martin, Riverdale; and two grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

Leonard Derwood Beard 

Leonard Derwood Beard, 83, Mobile, Ala., died March 12, 2001. He was born Dec. 8, 1917 in Waynesboro, Miss. Graveside services were held at the Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala. with the Rev. David Sergeant officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Lee Beard, Mobile, Ala.; daughters, Tom and Cheryl Livingston, Fayetteville and Patricia and Charles Markin, North Port, Ala.; grandsons, Captain Ian C. Livingston, Grand Forks, N. D., Rob and Sharon Markin, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Charles "Chuck" and Phoebe Markin, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; granddaughters, Julie Markin, Athens and Molly Markin, Tuscaloosa; and a brother, Woodrow L. and Vera Beard, Mobile, Ala. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, handled the local arrangements. 

Leonard R. Cabe Jr. 

Leonard R. Cabe Jr., 62, Sharpsburg, died Feb. 26, 2001. He was born May 25, 1938 in Fulton County. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Kelly Barge officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn. 

Survivors include a son, Leonard R. and Colette Cabe III, Lawrenceville; a daughter, Emily and Leonard Akers, Marietta; sisters Frances Oglesby, College Park, Mildred Beck, Riverdale, and Joyce Bowen, Union City; and grandchildren Lindsey Akers, Benjamin Akers, Matthew Cabe and Taylor Cabe. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 

John "Bill" Olen Townsel 

John "Bill" Olen Townsel, 78, Fayetteville, died Feb. 26, 2001. He was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Marshall County, Ala. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Masters Townsel. He was an honorary member of the Georgia Sheriff's Association and a member of the Riverdale Masonic Lodge 709. 

Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. John Hagan officiating. Interment was at the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include children Edgar O. Townsel, Tyrone, and Larry J. Townsel and Martha Jean Whitlock, both of Sharpsburg; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers Leon Townsel, Boaz, Ala., and Ray Townsel, Gadsden, Ala.; and a sister, Mavis Ashley, Crossville, Va. 

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

William Thomas Arrington 

William Thomas Arrington, 76, Grantville, died March 1, 2001. He was born July 16, 1924 in Heard County. He was a retired roofer. 

Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. David Arrington officiating. Interment was at the Grantville City Cemetery. 

Survivors include sons Stanley Arrington, Grantville, Wade Arrington, Newnan, and Wayne Arrington, Hogansville; a daughter, Peggy Harris, Grantville; a brother, Clyde Arrington, Newnan; and a sister, Pete Shellnut, Newnan; There are 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 

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

Myrtle Hanson 

Myrtle Hanson, 72, Newnan, died March 1, 2001. She was born June 27, 1928 in Cottonwood, Ala. She was a retired seamstress from Playtex. 

Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. Dr. James Stewart officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include sons Kenny Hanson and Michael Terry Hanson, both of Newnan; a daughter, Linda McCullough, Newnan; a brother, Leon Oliver, Charlotte, N. C.; and care givers Pat Long, Newnan, and Lillian Olmstead, Luthersville. There are seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Martin & Hightower Hillcrest Chapel was in charge. 
 

Robert Edward Rotterman 

Robert Edward Rotterman, 58, Senoia, died March 1, 2001. He was born Dec. 16, 1942 in Buffalo, N. Y. He had been a truck driver. 

Services were in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Rotterman, Senoia; sons, Carl Neathammer, and Mike Neathammer, both of Nashville, Tenn., Don Rotterman, California, and Robert Rotterman Jr., Pennsylvania; and a daughter, Rhonda Crocker, Nashville, Tenn. 

Martin & Hightower Hillcrest Chapel was in charge. 
 

William "Billy" Roesel 

William "Billy" Roesel, 75, Senoia, died March 1, 2001. He had been a resident of Coweta County for 50 years. His work experience included Hollbergs, G. E., Black & Decker and he had also served as president and CEO of Senoia Pepper Sauce Company. He was a member of the Senoia Masonic Lodge, a former mayor of Senoia and a member of the Optimist Club of Senoia. 

Services were at the Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Haralson, Ga., with pastor Richard McLeroy officiating. Interment was at Senoia City Cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Roesel, Senoia; a son, Ricky Roesel, Roswell; a daughter, Louise Barnett, Newnan; a brother, Harold Roesel, Sandy Springs; grandchildren Smokey Barnett and Chad Watkins, both of Newnan, Agatha-Bresnan Roesel, Woodstock, and Jessica Roesel, Atlanta; and a great-grandchild, Ian Watkins, Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 
 

Glenn McKenzie 

Glenn McKenzie, 55, Newnan, died March 2, 2001. He was a retired fire chief of Newnan. 

Services were at the First Baptist Church of Newnan with the Rev. Ken Norton officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Bill McKenzie, Newnan; sons Alan and Holly McKenzie, Newnan, and Brian and Pam McKenzie, Whitesburg; a daughter, Lisa and Robert Beavers, Newnan; brothers Bill McKenzie, Frank McKenzie, Gordan McKenzie, Jimmy McKenzie and Larry McKenzie, all of Newnan; and sisters Jane Hassler and Susie Patterson, both of Newnan. There are four grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, Arrie and Aydan. 

Memorial donations may be made to East Newnan Baptist Church Building Fund, 102 Freeman, Newnan, GA 30263. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.


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