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Mary Virginia "Jennie" Milner 

Mary Virginia "Jennie" Milner, 81, Newnan, died May 22, 2001. She was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Polk County, Ga., to Ira Stonewall Jackson and Nancy Lee Melvin Belk. She was preceded in death by her husband, to whom she had been married for 27 years, in 1972, and sons William Eugene Milner, Robert Wayne Milner Sr., and brothers Blanchard Belk and Marshall Belk. She spent most of her life in Newnan and enjoyed cooking, baby sitting her grandchildren and working word puzzles. 

Services were at the Sharpsburg Baptist Church, where she had been a member for 50 years, with pastor the Rev. Richard Clay, the Rev. Thurman Slusser and the Rev. Earl Eversole officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include sons Lewis and Sarah Milner Jr., Seale, Ala., David and Myra Milner, Slocum, Ala., Charlie Ray and Nancy Milner and Emory Milner, all of Newnan; daughters Pauline and Jim Richbourgh, Belton, S. C., Nancy and James Truesdell, Columbus, Ga., Glenda and Bobby Williams, Graham, Ala., and Alice Sutton, Diane and Jerry Lavender, Betty Jean and Paul Anson, all of Newnan; a sister, Annie Kate Smith, Columbus, Ga.; 36 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Estelle Lilly Rakes 

Estelle Lilly Rakes, 89, Newnan, died May 23, 2001. She was born Oct. 11, 1911 in Bostwick, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Rakes, and infant daughter, Janet Rakes. She was the retired owner of a photo shop in Montevallo, Ala., and a former house director at the University of Monetvallo. She had lived for many years in Montevallo and Almar, Ala. 

Services were at the Bethel Baptist Church, Odenville, Ala., with the Rev. Fred Boone officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include daughters Ruth Lee, Newnan, and Rose Smitherman, Mobile, Ala.; and a sister, Rebecca Lilly Armstrong, Modesto, Calif.; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o of Robert Lee, 8345 Hwy. 411, Odenville, AL 35120. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Kathleen Pope Minix 

Kathleen Pope Minix, 72, Sharpsburg, died May 26, 2001. She was born July 27, 1928 in Fayette County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Henderson Minix. 

Services were at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. David Ramey and Michael Sprayberry officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Minix; daughters Cathy and Tony Sprayberry and Linda and James Vickers; grandchildren Stacey Chapman, Kristi and Al Knowles, Hali Minix and Michael and Kay Sprayberry, and great-grandchildren Dale Chapman, Kayla Cooper, Hannah Knowles, Morgan Knowles, Taylor Knowles, Anna Sprayberry, and Joshua Sprayberry. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Dorothy Rickenbaker 

Dorothy Rickenbaker, 77, Newnan, died May 25, 2001. She was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Pine Bluff, Ark. 

Services were at McKoon Funeral Home chapel with Danny Wilson and the Rev. Bill Dean officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include her husband, N. E. Rickenbaker Sr., Newnan; a son, Nick E. and Sue Rickenbaker, Newnan; daughters Patricia Ann and Frank Williams and Mary Margaret Rickenbaker; grandchildren Garrett Wayne Rickenbaker, Michael Joseph Rickenbaker, Anna Kay Rickenbaker Williams, Nicholas Frank Williams, Matthew Kevin Williams, Abigail Iri Dahm and Megan Dorothy Dahm, and five great-grandchildren. 

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

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Brian D. Savage 

Brian D. Savage, 42, Newnan, died May 27, 2001. He was born Sept. 22, 1958 in Dade County, Fla. 

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

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Savage, Newnan; a son, Shane Savage, Newnan; father Bob and Brenda Savage, Peachtree City; mother Blanche and Tom Bruner, Hollywood, Fla.; brothers Bruce and Marge Savage, Hollywood, Fla., Wayne and Kay Savage, Sharpsburg, and Barry and Carol Savage, Griffin, and a sister, Bonnie Lee and Jeff Johnson, Hollywood, Fla. 

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

Jeanne Ward 

Jeanne Ward, 70, Newnan, died May 28, 2001. She was born Sept. 15, 1930 in East Hampton, Maine. 

Services were at McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, with the Rev. Melvin Payne, B. J. Brown and Darnell Teal officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include her husband, Bill Ward, Newnan; sons Billy and Teresa Ward, Franklin, and Scott and Renee Ward, Newnan; brothers Richard Plantier, Largo, Fla., and Robert Plantier, East Hampton, Me.; a sister, Carol Major, Florance, Me.; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Westside Baptist Church. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Morene Gordon 

Morene Gordon, 86, Newnan, died May 29, 2001. She was born April 4, 1915 in Heard County, Ga. She was retired from textile production. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Paul Dennis officiating. 

Survivors include her husband, William Preston Gordon, Newnan; daughters Betty and Thomas Perry and Peggy Sue and Ray Rogers, all of Newnan; brothers Glenn Hyatt and Bervin Hyatt, both of Newnan; sisters Estell Phillips, South Carolina, and Irene Brown, Newnan; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Evie Lou Farr Landrum 

Evie Lou Farr Landrum, 87, Fayetteville, died May 22, 2001. She was born June 27, 1913 in Fayette County, the daughter of Jeff Russell and Tommie V. White Farr. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Philip Johnson officiating. Interment was at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include nephews and nieces. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

George P. Braender 

George P. Braender, 87, Peachtree City, died May 25, 2001. He was born Jan. 5, 1914 in Westchester County, N. Y., the son of Harry Henry and Marjorie Purdy Braender. He was the owner operator of a travel agency. A private memorial service is planned. 

Survivors include his wife, Nancy J. Braender, Peachtree City; a son, Barry; two step-daughters,; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Metro Crematory, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Elfer B. Miller 

Elfer B. Miller, 80, Peachtree City, died May 24, 2001. He was born Jan. 25, 1921 in Lakewood, Ohio. Graveside services were Grantville City Cemetery, Grantville, Coweta County, Ga. 

Survivors include his wife, Angela Miller, Peachtree City. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, S. E., Smyrna, GA 30080. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge. 

Joel S. Gassler 

Joel S. Gassler, 54, Peachtree City, died May 27, 2001. He was born Aug. 11, 1946 in Greenville, S. C. Services will be at a later date. 

Survivors include sons, Tim Gassler and Nick Gassler, both of Peachtree City; a daughter, Nina Gassler, Athens; mother, Patricia Gassler, Deland, Fla.; brothers, Steve Gassler, Ormond Beach, Fla. and Mike and Karen Gassler, Erie, Pa.; and former wife, Debbie Sinberg, Peachtree City. 

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

Clinton R. Tregear 

Clinton R. Tregear, 55, Fayetteville, died May 27, 2001. He was born June 29, 1945 in Grande Island, Neb. He was a veteran of Vietnam and was a 37 year employee of Delta Airlines. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Father John Walsh officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Joyanne Tregear, Fayetteville: a son, Ryan McMahon; daughters, Lisa O'Neil, Gara Twiford, Rhonda Tregear and Jamie Lynn Tregear; grandchildren, Ashley and Kendal; father, Leroi Tregear, Casper, Wyo.; and sisters, Lerar and Cindy. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge. 

Ruthie Mae Carpenter 

Ruthie Mae Carpenter, 81, Fayetteville, died May 26, 2001. She was born March 17, 1920 in Troup County, Ga. Services were held at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Randal Harris and the Rev. Dan Athinson officiating. Interment was at Lisbon Baptist Cemetery, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include her husband, Walter Carpenter, Fayetteville; sons, Joseph David Sanes and Jackie Daniel Sanes, both of Columbus, Ga., Johnny Dan Sanes, Lenoir City, Tenn., and J. Tommy Sanes, Riverdale, Ga.; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Sorrells, Fayetteville, Ruby Donnetta Salster, Forest Park, Judy Ann Parrigo, Griffin, and Patricia Ann Rivers, Sharpsburg; a brother, Arthur T. Taylor, Douglasville; and sisters, Ola Mae McQuinn and Helen Choate, both of Phenix City, Ala. There are grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

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

Helen Blumer Gray 

Helen Blumer Gray, 88, Fayetteville, died May 30, 2001. She was born Jan. 18, 1913 in Jackson, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Logan G. Gray Jr. Interment was at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. with the Rev. Doug Gerdts officiating. 

Survivors include a son, Logan and Melody Gray, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Richard Owens and Christine Owens, both of Fayetteville; a brother, Robert J. Blumer, Easley, S. C.; and a sister, Jane Anne Clark, Flamingsburg, Ky. 

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

James A. Hazelton 

James A. Hazelton, 89, Pine Mountain, formerly of Fayetteville, died May 25, 2001. He was born May 26, 1911 in Atlanta. In Fayetteville he was active in numerous community and church organizations and was a member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church from 1939 to 1997. In 1976 he was named Fayette County Citizen of the Year. Currently he was a member of the Pine Mountain United Methodist Church. 

He was employed by the Department of the Army at Fort McPherson for 35 years and served as publication officers. Upon retirement he was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest award give to civilian workers. He worked after retiring as a real estate broker in Fayette County and was instrumental in organizing the Senior Citizens Center in Fayetteville. Services were held at the Pine Mountain United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Moore and the Rev. Carol Scroggs officiating. A graveside service was held at Camp Memorial Cemetery in Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Opal Holt Hazelton, Pine Mountain; a son, James Kenneth and Harriet S. Hazelton, Fayetteville; a daughter, Nancy and Robert Epstein, Pine Mountain; sisters, Charlotte Buckley, Rome and Marion Hazelton, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and grandchildren, Bryan and Jennifer Hazelton, Susan Hazelton and Al Anderson, all of Fayetteville, Michael and Michelle Hazelton, Hartwell, Ga., Steven and Sheryl Hazelton, Wake Forest, N. C., Alicia and Kevin Madden, British Columbus, Canada, and Jennifer Epstein, Charleston, S. C.; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Pine Mountain United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 246, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. 

William Russell James 

William Russell James, 70, Fairburn, died May 18, 2001. He was born July 29, 1930. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tom Edwards and the Rev. Danny Wilson officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn. 

Survivors include his wife, Gladys James, Fairburn; sons Jeffrey James, Fairburn, and Randy and Mona James, Sharpsburg; a brother, Marshall A. James, Cairo, Ga.; grandchildren Kandice Villanueva, Austin James and Lauren James, and a great-grandchild, Hailey Villanueva. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

James E. Thomas 

James E. Thomas, 82, Union City, formerly of Fairburn, died May 21, 2001. He was born Sept. 22, 1918 in Fayette County, the son of John Henderson and Cora Bell Jones Thomas. 

Services were at the Bethany United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Mark Outlaw and the Rev. Winford Spruill officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include his wife, Volona Thomas, Union City; sons James D. "Don" and Barbara Thomas, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Stanley E. and Susan Thomas, Fairburn; brothers Claude Thomas, Fairburn, and Cecil Thomas, Norcross; grandchildren Jeffrey Thomas, Austria, Kellie Healy, Fairburn, and Adam Thomas, College Park, and great-grandchildren Gabriella Healy, Jacob Healy and Katelynn Thomas. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Nancy Lavora Johnson 

Nancy Lavora Johnson, 90, Fairburn, died May 25, 2001. She was born Jan. 21, 1911 in Fayette County, the daughter of Luther L. and Mattie Abercrombie West. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Tom Daugherty officiating. Interment was at the West Family Cemetery. 

Survivors include sons Doug and Dorothy Johnson and Ronald Johnson, all of Fairburn, and Jerry and Joyce Johnson, Tyrone; a sister, Lydia Johnson, Fairburn; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

David E. Tatum Sr. 

David E. Tatum Sr., 87, Palmetto, died May 25, 2001. He was born May 21, 1914 in Fulton County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. and Florence Jackson Tatum, and his wife, Lillis Duncan Tatum, who died in 1987. 

Services were at Old Ramah Baptist Church, Palmetto, with the Rev. Tom Edwards officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include a son, David E. and Susan M. Tatum Jr., Palmetto; a daughter, Jane T. and George Washington, Newnan; grandchildren Tate and Lisa Washington, Moreland, Kirk and Anna W. Thompson, Newnan, Paige Tatum, Atlanta, and David E. Tatum III, Palmetto; great-grandchildren Emily Chatham, and Rebecca and Tatum Washington; a brother, the Rev. Robert Jackson and Edna Tatum, Clarkesville, Ga., and a sister, Sara Ann and John Richardson, Palmetto. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Barbara B. Green 

Barbara B. Green, 64, Fairburn, died May 25, 2001. She was born Nov. 5, 1936 in Russellville, Ala. She was earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Berry College in Rome, Ga., and taught school in the Coosa Valley District. She later became director of social services at Floyd County Medical Center in Rome, Ga., serving for 20 years. She served on the state of Georgia Chiropractic Board under the administration of Gov. Joe Frank Harris and was instrumental in obtaining funding for and starting Coosa Valley Home Health Services and the Rome Dialysis Center. 

She married A. J. Green in 1981 and operated a restaurant, the Green Manor Restaurant, in Union City in his former family home. He is a former mayor of Fairburn. 

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Crenshaw, minister Keith Davenport and the Rev. Don Martin officiating. Interment was at Fairburn City Cemetery. 

Survivors include her husband, A. J. Green, Fairburn; sons Thomas Wayland and Connie Shell, Hope, Me., Greg and Susan Shell, Rome, and Michael and Laura Shell, Fairburn; stepsons Patrick Green and Albert J. Green, both of Fairburn, and Young S. Green, Athens; brothers Wayne Bendel and J. R. Bendel, both of Russellville, Ala., and 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Christopher Lee Carden 

Christopher Lee Carden, 21, Hogansville, died May 16, 2001. He was born Feb. 11, 1980 in Spalding County, Ga. He had worked in construction. 

Services were at Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, with Brother Bates officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his father, Randall W. Carden, Fort Smith, Ark.; mother Patricia Zell, Hogansville, Ga.; brothers Allan Carden and James Norred, both of Hogansville; grandfather Weldon Carden, Riverdale; grandmothers Barbara Carden and Patricia Doster, both of Brooks; great-grandmothers Berthalene Manders, Monroe, Ga. and Mary Ruth Norton, Brooks, Ga. 

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

George William Rainey 

George William Rainey, 65, Newnan, died May 16, 2001. He was born Dec. 24, 1935 in Heard County, Ga. He had worked for Rainey Trucking Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Mercer and Emma Ruth Hardegree Rainey. 

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

Survivors include his wife, Alice Rainey, Newnan; sons Anthony Glenn Rainey, Manhattan, N. Y., and Jeffrey Curtis Rainey, Newnan; a daughter, Jennifer Paige Grote, Newnan; and grandchildren Jessica Ashley Grote, Harley Pizar and Seth Jackson Rainey. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Samuel Thomas Madaris 

Samuel Thomas Madaris, 59, Newnan, died May 17, 2001. He was born Jan 17, 1942 in Newnan. He was preceded in death by his father, John Madaris, and a son, Christopher Neil Madaris. 

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

Survivors include his wife, Nancy R. Madaris, Newnan; mother Gertrude Mary Strickland Madaris; children Samuel T. and Charis Madaris Jr., Newnan, Bill and Ronnie Cochran, Dawsonville; grandchildren Kaleigh Cochran and Elyssa Cochran, both of Dawsonville; brothers Franklin Madaris, Eddie Madaris, Hubert and Doris Madaris, all of Newnan; and stepmother, Clyde Madaris, Newnan. 

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 303219. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Virginia Lee Bryan 

Virginia Lee Bryan, 72, Sharpsburg, died May 18, 2001. She was born Sept. 5, 1928 in Coweta County. She was retired as a secretary at Bonnell. 

Services were at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, Raymond, with the Rev. Ray King and Marshall Bryan officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. 

Survivors include her husband, Pope Bryan, Sharpsburg; sons Marshall Bryan, Mt. Berry, and David Olmstead, Arnco; a daughter, Ruby Smallwood, Sharpsburg; brothers Kenneth Roberts and Tommy Roberts, both of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters Evelyn Reese, Newnan, and Gladys Roberts, Christian City; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. 

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

Jack Wade 

Jack Wade, 65, Newnan, died May 19, 2001. He was born Aug. 15, 1935 in Coweta County, the son of the late Claude and Nettie Hanson Wade. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva Maude Wade, and sisters Betty Broome and Shelby Ayers. He had served in the United States Navy and was a painter and carpenter. 

Graveside services were at Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Survivors include sons Chris Wade, Franklin Wade and Jay Wade, all of Newnan; brothers Ross Wade and Edward "Buck" Wade, both of Newnan; and sisters Mary Dearman, Newnan, and Connie Strickland, Franklin. There are three grandchildren. 

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

R.J. Cofield 

R. J. Cofield, 77, Newnan, died May 19, 2001. He was born June 24, 1923 in Tifton, Ga., the son of the late J. O. and Mattie Riller Stapler Cofield. He was retired from the cotton textile industry. 

Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, with Brother Roy Lee Coggin officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include a niece, Betty Ann Acree, Newnan; and great-nephews, Thomas Cofield and Tracy Cofield, both of Carrollton. 

Martin & Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan was in charge. 

Ollie Smith Thornton 

Ollie Smith Thornton, 77, Newnan, died May 20, 2001. She was born Nov. 29, 1923 in Coweta County. 

Services were at McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. A. C. Jernigan officiating. 

Survivors include her children, Walter and Deborah Smith, Dewey Harold and Carolyn Thornton, Bobby and Raynelle Talley, Phyllis Ann Adams, Vicki Dukes and Jerry and Leenie Bone; brothers Clifford Smith and Edward Smith; 19 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Joseph Emerson Gividen 

Joseph Emerson Gividen, 67, Riverdale, formerly of Middletown, Ohio, died May 20, 2001. He was born Oct. 18, 1933 in Middletown to the late Arthur and Alpha Colliver Gividen. He had served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was a retired maintenance engineer for Armco Steel Corporation and had also served as a part-time deputy sheriff in Warren County, Ohio. 

Graveside services were at Mound Cemetery, Monroe, Ohio. 

Survivors include sons Ron Gividen, Westchester, Ohio, and the Rev. N. J. Gividen, Newnan; a daughter, Lisa Longworth, Middletown, Ohio; a sister, Doris Depew, Monroe, Ohio, and 10 grandchildren. 

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge of local arrangements. 

Paul W. Shore 

Paul W. Shore, 69, Peachtree City, died May 8, 2001. He was born June 18, 1931 in Toccoa, Stephens County, Ga. He was retired from the Department of Defense with 25 years of service and was most recently employed with Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home. He was a former owner of Shore & Elliott Custom Van Accessories Distributors, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and New Hope Baptist Church. 

Services were at New Hope Baptist Church, North Campus, with the Rev. John Conrad officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Patricia G. Shore, Peachtree City; daughters Laurie A. Shore and Jennifer G. Shore, both of Fayetteville; a brother, Doyle Shore, Florence, S. C.; and a sister, Gus Bellenetti, Clarksville, Ga. 

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

Stacey Marie Plues 

Stacey Marie Plues, 24, Senoia, died May 7, 2001. She was born July 31, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Services were at Antioch United Methodist Church, Thomaston, Ga. A memorial mass was also at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include a daughter, Cassidy Schofield, Senoia; a fiancé, Sonny Schofield, Senoia; parents, Ron and Karen Plues, Peachtree City; a sister, Kimberly and Randy Duke, Thomaston; and nephews, Zach Duke and Caleb Duke, both of Thomaston. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Cassidy Schofield Trust Fund, in care of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, attention Judy Gannon, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, GA. 30269 

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

Joyce J. Guy 

Joyce J. Guy, 52, Peachtree City, died May 13, 2001. She was born April 4, 1949 in Jefferson County, Ohio. 

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Louis "Skip" Guy, Peachtree City; children, Cristine Parish, Senoia and Grey Guy, Suwanee, who is expecting the first grandchild; mother, Naomi Javorsky, Jonesboro; and sisters, Judy Walker, Hapeville and Jana Strong, Notosulga, Ala. 

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

Helen Ferrier 

Helen Ferrier, 74, Vero Beach, Fla. died May 14, 2001. She was born July 3, 1926 in Greenwich, Conn. and has been a resident of Vero Beach since 1994, coming from Naples, Fla She was a graduate of Greenwich High School in 1943. She was retired as an executive secretary for Weepor Corporation in 1994 in Naples, Fla. 

A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, Fla. 

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Eric Ferrier; a son, Henry Ferrier, Fayetteville; a daughter, Joan Ferrier, Hobe Sound, Fla.; a sister, Sally Ferrier, Vero Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren. 

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

Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, Fla. was in charge. 

'Clifford' Walker Horne 

"Clifford" Walker Horne, 77, Fayetteville, died May 16, 2001. He was born Sept. 16, 1923 in Soperton, Ga. 

Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, with the Rev. Hugh Grimmer officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Horne, Fayetteville; children, Alice Boynton, Fayetteville, and Becky West, Clemson, S. C.; brothers, Sydney Horne, St. Simons, Ga. and Bennie Horne, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a sister, Anne Horne, Vidalia, Ga.; and five grandchildren. 

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

Deloris Burdette Brady 

Deloris Burdette Brady, 59, Riverdale, died May 17, 2001. She was born Nov. 15, 1941 in Fayette County. 

Services were at Tara Garden Chapel with the Rev. Randy Valimont officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park. 

Survivors include her husband, Jack C. Brady, Riverdale; sons, Thomas Alan Phagan, Theodore Bryan Phagan and Timothy Dale Phagan, all of Riverdale; daughters, Melanie Rachel Gaddis, McDonough, Ga., Shirley Ivy Henderson, Lilburn, Ga., Wanda Melba Alexander, Fayetteville, Dana Allison Keener, Forest Park, Ga., Christyra Jameson, Griffin, Shannon Phagan, Riverdale, Bonnie Mae DeVos, Lilburn, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, was in charge. 

Mollie Eileen Newton 

Mollie Eileen Newton, 21, Peachtree City, died May 16, 2001. She was born Sept. 1, 1979 in Fulton County. She grew up in Peachtree City and graduated from McIntosh High School in 1997. She was majoring in economics at Georgia Tech and was scheduled to graduate in December. She was on the dean's list, was coxswain for the rowing team, was a member of Solid Gold and the Campus Christian Fellowship at Georgia Tech, a bat girl for the Yellow Jackets and a peer leader for the housing staff. In 2000, she served as an intern for the Georgia General Assembly and worked as a governmental affairs associated for the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association. She was a member of the Providence United Methodist Church, Fayette County. 

Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Jim Ellison and the Rev. Thad Haygood officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens. 

Survivors include her parents, Mike and Katherine Newton, Peachtree City; sisters, Elizabeth and Alan Warfield, Birmingham, Ala., and Katie Newton, Peachtree City; grandparents, Billy and Votie Newton, Dothan, Ala.; and aunts, Tina and Gary Johnson, Dothan, Ala., and Eileen and Stan Lucas, Willmington, Del. 

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

Billy "Bill" Moody Woods 

Billy "Bill" Moody Woods, 83, Newnan, died May 9, 2001. He was born Aug. 1, 1917 in Brooks, Fayette County, the son of James B. and Lois Elizabeth Jones Woods. His ancestors first came to Brooks in the early 1850s. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Harrisonel Hyde Woods. He had worked for Colonial Grocery Store in both Griffin and Newnan and then began a career with Coweta Dairies where he handled new accounts and advertising. 

He was an active member of Liberty Christian Church for 62 years where he served as treasurer, deacon and elder for many years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 35 years, and was given its Legion of Honor Award for his 35 years of perfect attendance. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Burdett Wantland officiating. Interment was at Liberty Christian Church Cemetery. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lena Elizabeth "Beth" and Jimmy Walker, Newnan; brothers James Woods, Commerce, Ga., John Woods, Cashiers, N.C., Vernon Woods, Brooks, Ga.; sisters Martha Glisson and Evelyn McKenzie, both of Atlanta; grandchildren Amy Headley and Billy Walker, both of Newnan; and a great-grandchild, Megan Headley, Newnan. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Newnan Kiwanis Club, Bill Woods Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 313, Newnan, GA 30264. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Mary Allene Ayers 

Mary Allene Ayers, 73, Newnan, died May 9, 2001. She was born Feb. 12, 1928 in Coweta County. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Bobby Helton officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include her husband, Barry Ayers, Newnan; a son, Roy Hayes, Sharpsburg; and a daughter, Yvonne Rinion, Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Roger William Hyde 

Roger William Hyde, 70, Newnan, died May 10, 2001. He was born April 5, 1931 in Newnan. He had served in the United States Army and was owner of Roger's Auto Parts, Peachtree City. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with Brother Clay Henry officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include sons Greg and Susan Hyde, Newnan, and Larry and Sherril Hyde, Sharpsburg; daughters Janet Hyde, Marietta, and Pamela Hyde, Atlanta; a brother, Frank Hyde, Peachtree City; a sister, Joanne Wallace, Newnan; and grandchildren Cameron Hyde, Sharpsburg, and Davey Hyde and Evan Hyde, both of Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Aubrey Bennett Crook 

Aubrey Bennett Crook, 81, Senoia, died May 14, 2001. He was born Feb. 23, 1920 in Meriwether County, Ga. He had served in the United States Army and had been employed by the Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the Senoia United Methodist Church for 50 years, serving as Sunday School superintendent, the board of trustees and chairman of the board. He taught the Joy Sunday School class for 12 years. 

Services were at the Senoia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Cook and the Rev. Dan MacFarland officiating. Interment was at Turin Memorial Gardens. 

Survivors include his wife, Eron E. Crook, Senoia; daughters Carol and Gary Beckom, Griffin, Gail and Cary Murphy, Thomasville, and Linda and Jimmy Westlake, Senoia; a sister, Jessie Ross, Senoia; and sisters-in-law Rachel Crook, and Margaret Crook Parker, both of Griffin, Emily Fox, Senoia, Madalyn Crook Heart, Sheridan, Ore., Louise McLendon and Martha Ann McLendon, both of Jonesboro, and Lillian and Varna Whitlock, Fayetteville. There are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Edward Thomas Campion 

Edward Thomas Campion, 75, Newnan, died May 14, 2001. He was born Nov. 25, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wis. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Dick Stender officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Campion, Newnan; sons Pat and Patricia Campion, Roscoe, Ga., Thomas Campion and Tim and Bonnie Campion, all of Newnan, and Mike Phillips, Fayetteville; and daughters Connie and Richard Fleischmann, Linda Phillips and Dawn and Torey Wright, all of Newnan, and Sandra Harrison and Pamela Hendricks, both of Grantville. There are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Carl Wade Corley Sr. 

Carl Wade Corley Sr., 65, Newnan, died May 14, 2001. He was born March 8, 1936 in Cataula, Ga. He received his master's degree in education from the University of Alabama. He had served 30 years in the Coweta County School System, 10 years as an elected official on the Coweta County Board of Education, had received the key to the city of Moreland, was a member of the Golden K. Kiwanis Club and the Civitan Club. He had retired as principal of Moreland Elementary school after 18 years of service. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. O. Eugene Tyre and the Rev. Don Helms officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, Martha Corley, Newnan; a son, Carl Wade and Heather Corley Jr., Sharpsburg; a daughter, Katie Corley, Newnan; and a brother, George A. Corley, Columbus, Ga. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Gene Thigpen 

Gene Thigpen, 63, Fayetteville, died May 6, 2001. He was born Oct. 17, 1937 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Ga. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Jan's Florist and Gifts in Fayetteville. 

Graveside services were at Westminster Memorial Gardens. 

Survivors include his wife, Jan Thigpen, Fayetteville; daughters, Jody and Dan Van Dresser, Alpharetta and Jennifer and Steve Hearn, Decatur; a brother, Rudolph Thigpen, Savannah; a sister, Helen Pearce, Macon; and grandchildren, Max Van Dresser, Sophie Van Dresser, Luke Van Dresser and Emma Hearn. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Billy Gene Ervin 

Billy Gene Ervin, 59, Peachtree City, died May 10, 2001. He was born Oct. 11, 1941 in Prentice County, MS. 

Services were at Murphy's Funeral Home, Chapel with interment at Potters Cemetery, Lepanto, Ark. 

Survivors include a son, Patrick Ervin, San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Debbie Cunningham and Joy Taylor, both of Phoenix, Ariz. and Tammy Remele, Peoria, Ariz.; grandchildren, Melissa Cunningham, Joey Remele, Jeremy Remele and Marisa Remele; brothers, Luther Ervin, Marion, Ark, Robert Ervin, Peachtree City and David Ervin, Marion, Ark.; sisters, Opal Rainwater, Marion, Ark.; Luverne Kraklio, Moline, Ill., Della Ervin, Lake City, Ark. and Janie Reagan, Horn Lake, Miss. 

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

Roslyn Scott Townsel 

Roslyn Scott Townsel, 62, Fayetteville, died May 9, 2001. She was born May 27, 1939 in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van Wayne Townsel Sr. 

Services were at Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Hugh Kirby officiating. Interment was at College Park Cemetery. 

Survivors include a son, Van Wayne Townsel Jr.; a daughter, Renae and Scott Parker, Fayetteville; and grandchildren, Brittany Parker and Matthew Parker, both of Fayetteville. 

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

William S. 'Bill' Rogers 

William S. "Bill" Rogers Jr., 79, Fayetteville, died May 9, 2001. He was born Jan. 9, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He had served in the United States marine Corps for 7 years in World War II; and retired from the United States Army in 1965 after serving 17 years as a CWO. He taught electronics at Atlanta Area Tech for 15 years. He was a member of the Haymarket Masonic Lodge #313 F&AM in Virginia and was a member of Fayette Presbyterian Church. He worked as a volunteer with the Fayette Samaritans. 

Services were at the Fayette Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Westlund and the Rev. Bill Nesbitt officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park. 

Survivors include his wife, Billie Frances Stewart Rogers, Fayetteville; a sister, Warrene Rogers Firth, New Orleans; and sisters-in-law, Betty Thrasher Lawrence, Alpharetta and Carolyn Stewart Nelson, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Memorial donations may be made to Fayette Presbyterian Church or Portsbridge Hospice. 

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

Susan Jane Smith 

Susan Jane Smith, 51, Peachtree City, died May 12, 2001. She was born Aug. 31, 1949 in Robinson, Ill. She was a member of the Chairman's Club, Delta Airlines. 

Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Chuck Hodges and the Rev. Betsy Haas officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. 

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. "Bob" Smith, Peachtree City; a son, Jason M. Smith, Gay, Ga.; a daughter, Melissa S. Smith, Peachtree City; a stepson, Brian Powell, Mooresville, Ind.; a granddaughter, Kayla Powell, Mooresville, Ind.; a sister, Joyce Henry, Winter Haven, Fla.; and stepsisters Geneva Cully, Doris Spada and Miriam Bandy. 

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

E.L. Herndon 

E. L. Herndon, 79, Franklin, died April 22, 2001. He was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Coweta County, the son of Earnest and Ruth McDowell Herndon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Wingo Herndon. He had lived in Heard County since 1985 and was a former resident of Milledgeville and Gordon. He was retired from the Department of Human Resources in Milledgeville and a member of the First Christian Church of Milledgeville. 

Services were at the Claude A. McKibben Chapel, Hogansville, with Lindsey Herndon and Bill Herndon officiating. Interment was at Corinth Cemetery. 

Survivors include Lee and Carl Herndon, Rancho Murieta, Calif., Charlene and Joe Holden and Tenna and Tim Ingle, all of Fayetteville, and Larry and Faith Herndon, Milner; brothers Ralph Herndon, Jonesboro, and Lindsey Herndon, Falkville, Ala.; sisters Thelma Aiken, LaGrange, and Lucille Burdette, Havana, Fla.; grandchildren Lisa and Tom Tootle, Stockbridge, Joey and Kim Holden and Shawn and Candice Herndon, all of Griffin, Timothy Ingle and Jessica Ingle, Fayetteville, Reade Herndon and Anna Herndon, Milner, Mike Herndon, Sue Herndon, Pam Herndon and Mary Herndon, all of Rancho Murieta, Calif.; and great-grandchildren Amber Roberts and Kristen Tootle, Stockbridge, Howie Holden, Brock Herndon and Lance Herndon, all of Griffin. 

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

Reba Sue Parks 

Reba Sue Parks, 70, Whitesburg, died April 30, 2001. She was born April 17, 1931 in Kerr County, W. Va. 

Services were at Starcrest of Newnan with Susan Thomason officiating. 

Survivors include her husband, Luvern Parks, Crossville, Tenn., sons John S. McKibben and Eric F. McKibben, both of Whitesburg; sisters Lora Cones, Charleston, W. Va., Violet Kirk, Atlantic Beach, Fla., Rosetta McCormick, Crossville, Tenn., Crystal Stephenson, Deltona, Fla., and Kathleen Stephenson, Kingston, W. Va.; and grandchildren Hannah McKibben, Matthew McKibben and Rudy McKibben, all of Whitesburg. 

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

Larry Wayne Wall 

Larry Wayne Wall, 65, Newnan, died May 4, 2001. He was born Nov. 8, 1935 in Dover, Fla. He was a retired engineer for the CSX Railroad. He had served in the National Guard. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with John Hobbs and Warren Wall officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, Bettie L. Wall, Newnan; sons Larry Wesley Wall and Michael Wayne Wall, both of Newnan; a daughter, Lisa K. Wall, Newnan; brothers Warren Wall, Red Bay, Ala., Homer "Jack" Wall, Dover, Fla., and Wendell Wall, Porterville, Calif.; a sister, Linda Frank, Tampa, Fla.; and grandchildren Travis Wayne Wall and Christopher Michael Wall, both of Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Dorothy M. Brackett 

Dorothy M. Brackett, 74, Newnan, died May 5, 2001. She was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Gadsden, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Brackett and parents, George W. and Velma Appling McCluskey. She was retired from the accounting profession. 

Graveside services were at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Newnan. 

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Burroughs, Newnan; a stepson, Charles Brackett, Gadsden, Ala., a stepdaughter, Nan Richardson, Gadsden, Ala.; a brother, Augustus "Mack" McCluskey, Gadsden, Ala.; and grandchildren Steve Burroughs, Morrow, Ga., Rebecca Johnson, Newnan, and Candy Rodriquez, Sharpsburg. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Inez Rowe Neely 

Inez Rowe Neely, 88, Senoia, died May 6, 2001. She was born March 29, 1913 in Meriwether County, Ga. 

Services were at McKoon Funeral Home chapel with Griff Jones and Scott Brown officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include a daughter, Carol and Kenneth Ann, Sharpsburg; brothers Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Rowe, Ashville, N.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Selmon Rowe, Haralson; sisters Sara Cobb, Newnan, Raye and Hosea Gray, and Evelyn and George Thompson, all of Senoia; a granddaughter, Susan Christopher, Sharpsburg; and a sister-in-law, Doris and Wendell Waggoner, Newnan. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., N. E., Atlanta, GA 30345-3315. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Sara Ruth Coggin 

Sara Ruth Coggin, 65, Newnan, died May 8, 2001. She was born Nov. 25, 1935 in Moreland, Ga. 

Services were at the Martin & Hightower Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. John Yost and Brother Roy Lee Coggin officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. 

Survivors include her husband, George H. "Asa" Coggin, Newnan; sons James Thomas Coggin, Smyrna, Ga., and George H. Coggin Jr., Franklin, Ga.; daughters Rebecca Gipson, Newnan, and Lucille Gordon, Marietta, Ga.; brothers Charles Young and Joe Young, both of Newnan, G. T. Young, Florida, and Jacob Young, Louisiana. There are five grandchildren. 

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

Charles Wesley Jones Jr. 

Charles Wesley Jones Jr., 69, Newnan, died May 8, 2001. He was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Savannah, Ga., the son of the late Charles W. and Louise Nessmith Jones Sr. He served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954. He was retired from Delta Air Lines as a lead mechanic with 35 years of service. 

Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, Newnan, with the Rev. Dr. David Campbell, the Rev. Richard Long and the Rev. George Wannamaker officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Greenwood Jones; daughters Melanie Jones and John T. Beaty Jr., Moreland, and Mary Margaret Jones and Michael S. Norton, Newnan; granddaughters Morgan Ashley, Lauren Nicole Beaty and Hailey Elizabeth Norton; and a brother, Roland B. Jones, Orlando, Fla. 

Dewey Alford Willingham 

Dewey Alford Willingham, 63, Newnan, formerly of the Hapeville area, died May 8, 2001. He was born Aug. 13, 1937 in Powder Springs, Ga., the son of the late Fred Alford and Lilla Blanche Hardy Willingham of East Point. He was a real estate agent for Scarborough Properties/Century 21. He had served in the United States Air Force. 

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

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Irene Willingham, Newnan; daughters LaNette and Buck Mathews and Melisa and Carroll Wilmett, all of Newnan; a brother, Larry Willingham, Norcross; a sister, Betty Cassady, Tyrone; and grandchildren Benjamin Wilmett, Matthew Wilmett and Amber Wilmett, all of Newnan. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Deborah Ann Clark 

Deborah Ann Clark, 49, Fayetteville, died April 27, 2001. She was born Nov. 22, 1931 in Fulton County. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Ann. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Jack Mathis officiating. Interment was at Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include her husband, Mike Clark, Fayetteville; sons, Daniel Joel Clark, Fayetteville, and Michael Steven Clark and Randy Scott Clark, both of Clarksdale; a grandson, Randy Steven Clark; mother, Mary Frances Farr Brown, Fayetteville; a brother, Cecil Brown, Fayetteville; and sisters, Ellen Rogers and Eleanor McEachern, both of Fayetteville, Linda Chambers, Haralson and Jane Storey, Senoia. 

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

E.L. Herndon 

E. L. Herndon, 79, Franklin, died April 22, 2001. He was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Coweta County, the son of Earnest and Ruth McDowell Herndon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Wingo Herndon. He had lived in Heard County since 1985 and was a former resident of Milledgeville and Gordon. He was retired from the Department of Human Resources in Milledgeville and a member of the First Christian Church of Milledgeville. Services were at the Claude A. McKibben Chapel, Hogansville, with Minister Lindsey Herndon and Bill Herndon officiating. Interment was at Corinth Cemetery. 

Survivors include Lee and Carl Herndon, Rancho Murieta, Calif., Charlene and Joe Holden and Tenna and Tim Ingle, all of Fayetteville, and Larry and Faith Herndon, Milner; brothers, Ralph Herndon, Jonesboro, and Minister Lindsey Herndon, Falkville, Ala.; sisters, Thelma Aiken, LaGrange and Lucille Burdette, Havana, Fla.; and grandchildren, Lisa and Tom Tootle, Stockbridge, Joey and Kim Holden and Shawn and Candice Herndon, all of Griffin, Timothy Ingle and Jessica Ingle, Fayetteville, Reade Herndon and Anna Herndon, Milner, Mike Herndon, Sue Herndon, Pam Herndon and Mary Herndon, all of Rancho Murieta, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Amber Roberts and Kristen Tootle, Stockbridge, Howie Holden, Brock Herndon and Lance Herndon, all of Griffin. 

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

Frank Xavier Sorci 

Frank Xavier Sorci Sr., 75, Fayetteville, died May 1, 2001. He was born Oct. 23, 1925 in New York City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Margaret Sher Sorci. Memorial services were at Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville with the Rev. Zip Long officiating. 

Survivors include sons, Frank and Susan Sorci, Fayetteville, and Steven Sorci, Dacula; a daughter, Loretta and Ken Butlerfield, Cambria, Calif.; grandsons, Steven Sorci, Dacula and Ken Paul Butlerfield, Cambria, Calif; and a granddaughter, Elena Sorci, Fayetteville. 

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

Joseph A. "Robbie" Robertson

Joseph A. "Robbie" Robertson, 93, Peachtree City, died May 4, 2001. He was born Dec. 3, 1907 in Tifton County, Ga. A memorial mass was at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Walsh officiating. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Robertson, Peachtree City; sons, John N. and Patricia Robertson, Mill Creek, Wash., Christopher Robertson, Peachtree City and Charles D. and Yadira Robertson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren, Kim Langley and Carrie Robertson, Peachtree City, Eric Robertson, Mill Creek Wash., Lauren Robertson, Ashley Robertson and Carolyn Robertson, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a great-great-grandchild, Nicole Langley, Peachtree City; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Dantoni, Senoia; nephews Michael Dantoni, Senoia and Dr. Ted Robertson, San Diego, Calif.; and nieces, Kate Dantoni, Senoia and Sharon Lewis, Auburn, Calif. 

Memorial donations may be made to Southland Nursing Home Resident's Fund, 151 Wisdom Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge. 
 

Mary Elizabeth 'Liz' Heggie 

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Heggie, 80, Fayetteville, died May 1, 2001. She was born Feb. 3, 1921 in Fulton County. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. William Scarbrough and the Rev. Kim Hardegree officiating. Interment was at Marietta, Ga. National Cemetery. 

Survivors include a son, Col. Walter B. "Skip" Heggie Jr., United States Army Retired, Fairfax Station, Va.; a daughter, Carol Stallings, Tyrone; a sister, Louise Bishop, Albertville, Ala.; grandchildren, Kevin and Beth Stallings and Kim Stallings Embres; and great-grandchildren, Scott Embres and Sierra Embres. 

Memorial donations may be made to National Heights Baptist Church for Fayette Samaritans, 103 Old Norton Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 

Sarah Farr Banks 

Sarah Farr Banks, 84, College Park, died May 2, 2001. She was born Oct. 11, 1916 in Fayette County, the daughter of Thomas A. and Annie Bell Spear Farr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Banks. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home, Chapel with the Rev. Dr. J. W. Wallis officiating. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, College Park. 

Survivors include a nephew, Kenneth M. Holt, Fairburn; and great-nephews, Tommy Holt, Timmy Holt and Kenny Holt. 

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge. 
 
 

Louise Vivian McClendon 

Louise Vivian McClendon, 59, Fayetteville, died May 1, 2001. She was born Nov. 7, 1941 in Carroll County, Ga. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Gene Breed and Pastor Bobby Alford officiating. Interment was at Locust Grove Cemetery. 

Survivors include her husband, Thomas G. McClendon, Fayetteville; sons, David and Paula McClendon, Jacksonville, Fla. and Mark and Deanna McClendon, McDonough; a daughter, Cathy and Patrick James, Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; mother, Catherine C. Anderson, Jesup, Ga.; a brother, Joe Anderson, Atlanta; and sisters, Carolyn and John Dietz, Fayetteville, Marion and Linden LaViano, El Toro, Calif., Ellen and Harold Moore, Brunswick, Ga. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice or Emory Clinic, Neurosurgery Research, Dept. B6498, Building B, 1365 Clifton Road, N. E., Atlanta, GA 30322. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge. 
 

Gertrude H. 'Trudy' Benson 

Gertrude H. "Trudy" Benson, 86, Fayetteville, died May 3, 2001. She was born May 18, 1914 in Okanogan County, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther W. Benson. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville with interment at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include children, Scott and Deborah Benson, Fayetteville, Mary Beth and Vaughn Davis, Hampton and Carol Frisbie, McDonough; grandchildren, Adam Smith, Fayetteville and Kimberly Reagin, Hampton; and a brother, Basil B. and Nancy Hull, Orlando. 

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

Gertrude Dunn Farrer 

Gertrude Dunn Farrer, 94, Fayetteville, died May 3, 2001. She was born April 16, 1907 in Fayette County, the daughter of Henry Clay and Susie Alford Dunn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Farrer. She was retired from the Fayette County school system after 30 years service and retired as a Fayette County Tax Commissioner in 1969. Services were at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Ellis, the Rev. Jack Overton and the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Interment was at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville. 

Survivors include Ruth Jones, Nettie Jones, Barbara Kerlin, Boots Ashworth, Douglas Jones, Kenny Dunn and Ashley Jones, all of Fayetteville, Becky Smith, Griffin and Deborah Schuff, Crawfordville. 

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

Howard Pickens Parks Sr. 

Howard Pickens Parks Sr., 88, Newnan, died April 25, 2001. He was born Oct. 13, 1912 in Coweta County, the son of George Edward and Annie Kate Johnson Parks, descendants of pioneer families in Coweta County. He was graduated from the University of Georgia in 1936, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II and was a glider pilot landing on Normandy on D-Day. He was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. 

Upon returning home he went into the real estate business with his father. He served as the first president of the Coweta County Board of Realtors and was a Georgia Realtor of the Year. He founded Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan's first perpetual care cemetery. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newnan, a former member of the Newnan Rotary Club, The White Oak and Newnan country clubs, the Elks Club and the Veterans Club, as well as president of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. 

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

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Wood Parks; sons, Howard Pickens "Pick" and Dey Parks Jr., Newnan, and Jim and Betty Parks, Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Wood Parks and Ed Moor, Moreland; grandchildren Eden, Pickens, Jennifer and Bridgette; great-grandchildren Cole, Emily and Tanner; and a sister, Frances Parks. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Mary Powell Bryant 

Mary Powell Bryant, 79, Newnan, died April 25, 2001. She was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Newnan, the daughter of Wellborn B. and Mary Story Powell Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett C. Bryant, in March 1968 and a grandson, Everett Bryant Sanders. She attended the Newnan public schools and was graduated from Agnes Scott College. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Newnan. 

Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. 

Survivors include a son, Clay Bryant, Athens; a daughter, Anne Sanders, Macon; grandchildren Clay Walker Bryant, Jennifer 

Howard Pickens Parks Sr. 

Howard Pickens Parks Sr., 88, Newnan, died April 25, 2001. He was born Oct. 13, 1912 in Coweta County, the son of George Edward and Annie Kate Johnson Parks, descendants of pioneer families in Coweta County. He was graduated from the University of Georgia in 1936, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II and was a glider pilot landing on Normandy on D-Day. He was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. 

Upon returning home he went into the real estate business with his father. He served as the first president of the Coweta County Board of Realtors and was a Georgia Realtor of the Year. He founded Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan's first perpetual care cemetery. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newnan, a former member of the Newnan Rotary Club, The White Oak and Newnan country clubs, the Elks Club and the Veterans Club, as well as president of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. 

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

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Wood Parks; sons, Howard Pickens "Pick" and Dey Parks Jr., Newnan, and Jim and Betty Parks, Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Wood Parks and Ed Moor, Moreland; grandchildren Eden, Pickens, Jennifer and Bridgette; great-grandchildren Cole, Emily and Tanner; and a sister, Frances Parks. 

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge. 

Mary Powell Bryant 

Mary Powell Bryant, 79, Newnan, died April 25, 2001. She was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Newnan, the daughter of Wellborn B. and Mary Story Powell Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett C. Bryant, in March 1968 and a grandson, Everett Bryant Sanders. She attended the Newnan public schools and was graduated from Agnes Scott College. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Newnan. 

Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. 

Survivors include a son, Clay Bryant, Athens; a daughter, Anne Sanders, Macon; grandchildren Clay Walker Bryant, Jennifer Newnan, was in charge.


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