Miscellaneous Fayette County, Georgia Obituaries

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Jacqueline Lee Bunch Poteat

Jacqueline Lee Bunch Poteat, 63, Fayetteville, died Nov. 6, 2001. She was born July 22,1 1938 in Lochgelly, W. Va., the youngest of 11 children. She was a member of the East Side Baptist Church, Riverdale. Services were at the Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Pirkle officiating. Interment was at the Chapel Mausoleum at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include a son, James M. Poteat Jr.; daughters, Patricia A. and Robert Lanier, Linda G. and Del Day, and Rebecca J. and Bruce Chambers; brothers, Robert Bunch, Ernest Bunch and Donald Bunch; a sister-in-law, Medre Bunch; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge.
 

Calvin Henry 'Buddy' Holt

Calvin Henry "Buddy" Holt, 74, Tyrone, died Nov. 6, 2001. He was born Dec. 6, 1926 in Clayton County. He was a veteran of World War II and a retiree of Ford Motor Company. Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, with the Rev. Bill Priester officiating. Survivors include his wife, Marion Holt, Tyrone; daughters, Vicki Spicer, Sharpsburg, and Linda Thompson and Annette Holt Banks, both of Tyrone; grandchildren, Chris Hardy, Cindy Pederson, Jessica Bell, Duston Thompson and Ashley Banks; great-grandchildren, Danielle Pederson and Lauren Pederson; brothers, Glen Holt and Horace Holt; and a sister, Myra Eison. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.
 

William R. Stanze

William R. Stanze, 76, Tyrone, formerly of Fairburn, died Nov. 6, 2001. He was born Dec. 19, 1924 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was retired from NCR after 35 years of service. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Priester officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include special friends, Judy Greeson, Micky Chafin, Danny and Jo McEachern, Walter and Miechelle Greeson, Denny Powell, Lisa Powell, Jason Powell and Shanna Powell, Cricket, Buddy and Myranda; and godchildren, Dannielle Greeson, Meagan Greeson, and Kaylan Greeson. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.
 

Tyler Douglas Whitfield

Tyler Douglas Whitfield, 6, Tyrone, died Nov. 7, 2001. He was born Feb. 2, 1995 in Henry County, Ga. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel. Survivors include his mother, Wanda Smith, Tyrone; father, Brian Whitfield, Jackson; a brother, Dusty Whitfield; and a sister, Kaylin Whitfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Douglas Whitfield Memorial Fund at any Regions Bank or to Peachtree National Bank, 998 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA 30268. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.
 

Rita Myrell Krutsinger

Rita Myrell Krutsinger, 71, Fayetteville, died Nov. 10, 2001. She was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Roby, Fisher County, Texas. She was graduated from Midland, Texas, High School in 1947 and from the Chicago Art and Design School in 1960. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Wilburn Krutsinger, whom she married on Sept. 21, 1951. She owned her own interior decorating company and was a certified and licensed antique appraiser. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bartlesville, Okla. Memorial services will be held later. Survivors include a son, Mark Krutsinger, Moscow, Russia; daughters, Gwendolyn Skipper, Springfield, Mo., Tammi Dodson, Bartlesville, Okla. and Anita Morton, Fayetteville, Ga; two brothers; and three sisters. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.
 

Willis Wesley Lee

Willis Wesley Lee, 72, Fayetteville, died Nov. 10, 2001. He was born May 11, 1929 in Carroll County, the son of the late William D. and Myrtie Akers Lee. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Hugh Lee, Fred Lee and Barney Lee; and sisters, Alma Craft and Avis Bernard. He was retired from the United States Army and was a veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #69 F&AM, and an active member of Harps Crossing Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Services were at Harps Crossing Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Watson and the Rev. Ronald Hinson officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Betty Jones Lee, Fayetteville; a son, Steven and Kathy Lee, The Woodlands, Texas; daughters, Melissa and Bryce Sovereign, Jacksonville, Fla. and Melanie and Paul Gable, Fayetteville; brothers, William D. 'Bud" Lee, Perry, Fla. and Alton Lee, Columbus, GA; a sisters, Ima Wright, Waco, Ga.; and grandchildren, Meredith Gable, John Gable, Kristen Lee and Matthew Lee. Memorial donations may be made to Harps Crossing Baptist Building Fund, 1183 Hwy. 92, South, Fayetteville, GA 30215 or the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

Dorothy Mae Yearwood

Dorothy Mae Yearwood, 73, Atlanta, formerly of Newnan, died Nov. 2, 2001. She was born Sept. 27, 1928 in Coweta County. She was a retired beautician.

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

Survivors include her husband, Dexter Yearwood, Atlanta, and a son, Danny Yearwood.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Robert "Bob" Carson

Robert "Bob" Carson, 82, Newnan, formerly of Marietta, died Nov. 5, 2001. He was born March 31, 1919 in Marietta, Ga. He had served in the United States Marines and was a machinist for National Can.

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

Survivors include his wife, Mary Carson, Newnan; sons, David George, Merced, Calif., Robert A. Carson, Fayetteville, Ga., and William M. Carson, Griffin, Ga.; a daughter, Yvonne Harvey, Douglasville, Ga.; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Gene Fox

Gene Fox, 61, Newnan, died Nov. 5, 2001. He was born Aug. 15, 1940 in Texas. He was retired as a facilities engineer for Delta Air Lines. He was a ham radio operator, with the call name of AAR4SX WB4UCC.

Survivors include daughters Cathy Craft, LaGrange, and Deborah Hardy, Gainesville, Ga.; a brother, Tom Fox, Collieville, Texas; a sister, Ann Boutin, and grandsons Kevin Craft and Terry Craft, both of LaGrange.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Estelle "Stella" Ivey

Estelle "Stella" Ivey, 90, Newnan, died Nov. 6, 2001. She was born Jan. 6, 1911 in Ashland Ala., the daughter of William and Susan Royster. She spent most of her adult life in Newnan. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, James "Jim" William Ivey; sons James Robert Ivey, John William Ivey, James William Ivey Jr., Fred Austin Ivey and John Austin Ivey; and a daughter, Mattie Ruth Sparks. She enjoyed making quilts, working in her garden and was an active disciple and member of Rotherwood Congregational Methodist Church, Whitesburg, Ga.

Services were at the Jones Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Henry officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Newnan.

Survivors include a son, William Odelle Ivey, Newnan; daughters Mildred Coursey, Luthersville and Rosalee and Bruce Coalson, Newnan; a brother, Mixon Royster, Opelika, Ala.; a sister, Leyuna Miller, Valley, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

William Pierce Butler

William Pierce Butler, 90, Newnan, died Nov. 7, 2001. He was born July 9, 1911 in Fulton County and had served in World War II in the Army. He was retired from maintenance for Beavers Packing Co.

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

Survivors include a son, Mickey and Marie Butler, Sharpsburg; a brother, Jim Butler, Forest Park, Ga.; sisters Mallory McMichael, Rome, Ga., and Maggie Strickland, Barnesville, Ga.; grandchildren Michael and Susan Butler, Carrollton, Ga., and Joni and Lee Shelnutt, Albemarle, N.C., and great-grandchildren Neiden Marie Shelnutt, Albemarle, N.C., and Caroline Marie Butler, Carrollton, Ga.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Lottie Goodroe Harris

Lottie Goodroe Harris, 98, Newnan, died Nov. 7, 2001. She was born Jan. 7, 1903 in Coweta County, Ga. She had been a member of the East Newnan Baptist Church since 1918.

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

Survivors include sons Jim Harris and Tom Harris, both of Newnan; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Newnan Baptist Church building fund, 557 East Gordon, Newnan, GA 30263.

McKoon Funeral Home was in charge.

Lester F. "Sonny" Nelson

Lester F. "Sonny" Nelson, 71, College Park, died Nov. 8, 2001. He was born July 29, 1930 in Monticello.

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Danny Stovall officiating. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta.

Survivors include his wife, Dot Nelson, College Park; daughters Susan and Kenny Bristow, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Cathey and Tim Upchurch, Sharpsburg; brothers Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nelson, all of Montezuma, and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Belcher, Florida; a sister, Carol and Mike Gatto, Merritt Island, Fla., and grandchildren Leslie and Deanna Upchurch, Sharpsburg, and Jesse Bristow, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

Willie V. Steadham

Willie V. Steadham, 83, College Park, died Nov. 9, 2001. She was born July 29, 1918 in Telfair County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alburn D. Steadham, and a son. Joel L. Steadham.

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Johnson and the Rev. Danny Stovall officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn.

Survivors include sons Michael A. Steadham, Hogansville, Jerry O. Steadham, Newnan, and Alburn David Steadham Jr., College Park; daughters Betty Jane McAlister, Lilburn, and Peggy Wallace, College Park; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

Margaret Barge Grubbs

Margaret Barge Grubbs, 84, Palmetto, died Nov. 7, 2001. She was born April 2, 1923 in Fayette County, the daughter of David and Mattie Mae Adams Barge.

Services were at the Palmetto Baptist Church with interment at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn.

Survivors include children Beverley and Stan Johnston, Sara and Tommy Bentley, Karen and Frank Lambert, and David and Dianne Grubbs, all of Palmetto, and Linda and Brannon Roberts, Alpharetta; 13 grandchildren, and five great-granddaughters.

Memorial donations may be made to the Palmetto Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 860, Palmetto, GA 30268 or the Alzheimer's Association, 1841 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

John B. "Bob" Wood

John B. "Bob" Wood, 80, Fairburn, died Nov. 9, 2001. He was born March 5, 1921 in Jefferson County, Ga. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific and was a retired Teamster.

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home with the Rev. Durward Williams officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn.

Survivors include his wife, Oma Camp Wood; a son, Gary Dennis Wood; a daughter, Carolyn Wood Gammill; three grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Minnie Ruth Wood, Hogansville.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

Charles Tomlinson

Charles Tomlinson, 71, Fairburn, died Nov. 10, 2001. He was born Sept. 1, 1930 in Clay County, Ala.

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

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Baldwin Tomlinson, Fairburn; a son, Gary Tomlinson, Bethlehem, Ga.; a daughter, Patti Laplo, Fallbrook, Calif; brothers Harvey Moore and Byron Tomlinson, both of LaGrange; and two grandchildren.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

Pat Williams

Pat Williams, 58, Peachtree City, died Oct. 27, 2001. He was born March 17, 1943 in Memphis, Tenn. He was retired from Delta Air Lines after 28 years of service. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with Father Victor Galier officiating. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Williams; and a daughter, Tiffany Williams. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

Phyllis Annette Knoop

Phyllis Annette Knoop, 61, Fayetteville, died Nov. 1, 2001. She was born Jan. 23, 1946 in Mecklinburg County, N. C. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel with Pastor John Weber officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include a son, Glen Knoop. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

James Edwin 'Jim' Bass

James Edwin "Jim" Bass, 77, Fayetteville, died Nov. 3, 2001. He was born July 30, 1924 in Madison County, Fla. He had served as a pilot in the United States Air Force and flew for Southern/Republic Airlines until 1982. He began building model airplanes as a child and joined the Army Air Corps at the age of 17. He enjoyed building his own aircraft and at the time of his death, had logged a total of 38,000 miles as a pilot. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. James Donovan and the Rev. Jim Dyer officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include his wife, Linda Phillips Bass, Fayetteville; children, Jimmy Ann Gladney, Vining, Susan and Crews Boyd, Fayetteville and Robert Bass, Columbus, Ga.; grandchildren, Christ and Deanne Graham, Brooks and Angie Cochran, Fayetteville; great-grandchildren, Christopher Graham and Halie Graham; a brother, Bob Bass, Penetta, Fla.; and sisters, Luane Herndon, Arcadia, Fla. and Helen Dale Keeling and Relma Coody, both of Pinetta, Fla. Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice or the Hope House for Children, 7225 Lester Rd., Union City, GA 30291. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Alice Faye Lindsay

Alice Faye Lindsay, 60, Peachtree City, died Nov. 3, 2001. She was born April 25, 1941 in Miami, Dade County, Florida. Services were at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Survivors include her husband, Billy Lindsay; children, Lisa and Wayne Baldwin, Spur, Texas, Brian and Lynn Lindsay, Columbus, S. C. and David and Tina Lindsay, Monroe Ark.; grandchildren, Matthew Lindsay, Stephanie Lindsay and Tanner Lindsay, mother, Dorothy Lightbourn, Delray Beach, Fla.; and a brother, Frank Lightbourn, Coconut Creek, Fla. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Patrick E. Clancy

Patrick E. Clancy, 47, Brooks, died Nov. 4, 2001. He was born July 29, 1954 in Virginia, the son of Thomas Graham and Charlene Ellen Collar Clancy. He was graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and was a member of the Idlers Club. He was a 727 pilot for Delta Airlines for 15 years. He was a baseball coach with Brooks Recreation Dept. and a member of the Sunrisers Club for 11 years. Services were at the Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church with the Rev. Miriam Beecher and Pastor R. W. McLeroy officiating. Interment was at Brooks Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Cindilu Clancy, Brooks; children, Kelly Clancy, Shawna Clancy and Shane Clancy, all of Brooks; mother, Charlene Clancy, Salem, Conn.; maternal grandmother, Mildred Collar, Salem, Conn; a brother, T. Michael Clancy, Bethesda, Md.; and a sister, Peggy Cost, Scituate, R. I. Memorial donations may be made to the Pat Clancy Memorial Fund for the Recovery of Addictions or the Brooks Baseball Team, P.O. Box 213, Brooks, GA 30205. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Edna Lee 'Eddie' Rivers

Edna Lee "Eddie" Rivers, 93, Fairburn, Fayette County, died Nov. 5, 2001. She was born March 13, 1908 in Greenville, S. C. and was graduated from the Greenville school system. After World War II she became a full-time homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Thomas E. "Tom" Rivers Jr., a brother, H. D. "Jack" Wilson, and sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Wilson. Services were at the Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Outlaw and the Rev. Claude E. Smithmier officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. Survivors include a son, John and Debbie Rivers, Fayetteville; grandsons, Benjamin Rivers, Royston, Ga., Thomas Rivers and Clark Rivers, both of Fayetteville, a granddaughter, Jennifer and Jay Erickson, Knoxville, Tenn.; a great-granddaughter, Sara Beth Erickson, Knoxville, Tenn.; and life-long friends, Evelyn and Mellin Huff, Decatur. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Arthur Sweet

Arthur Sweet, 84, Peachtree City, died Nov. 5, 2001. He was born March 10, 1917 in Quincy, Mass. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with interment at Russell Cemetery, Russell, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Louise Lynch Sweet; sons, Norman Sweet, Ware, Mass. and David Sweet, Peachtree City; a daughter, Marilyn Sweet, Boulder, Colo.; and grandchildren, Erica L. Sweet and D. Michael Sweet, both of Peachtree City. Memorial donations may be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church, Tyrone. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, was in charge.

Mary Louise Willoughby

Mary Louise Willoughby, 84, Peachtree City, died Nov. 5, 2001. She was born Sept. 22, 1917 in Madison County, Ohio. She was an avid golfer and an artist who painted in oils and watercolors. She owned her own beauty shop in Columbus, Ohio for over 40 years before moving to Fayetteville. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Father Kevin Peek officiating. Interment was at Kirkwood Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include a niece; Deborah and Anthony Guisti, Peachtree City; and great nephews and nieces, Elizabeth and Eric Wrobley, Winder, Lt. Joseph Guisti, Hamberg, Germany and Mary Giusti, Peachtree City. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Martin P. 'Johnny' Scurry

Martin P. "Johnny" Scurry, 65, Key West, Fla., formerly of Jonesboro, died Oct. 30, 2001. He was born Nov. 23, 1935. He was a veteran of the United States Army and owned and operated Johnny's One Stop in Lake City, Ga. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville with the Rev. Doug Burrell and the Rev. Bill Foster officiating. Interment was at Inman United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Scurry; and sons, Jeff Scurry and Kenneth Scurry, both of Fayetteville; and eight grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Col. Charles R. Barr

Col. Charles R. Barr, 64, Gainesville, Ga., died Oct. 31, 2001. He was born July 6, 1937 in Smethport, Pa. He served in the United States Air Force, enlisting in 1957. He advanced from co-pilot to pilot to instructor pilot to evaluation pilot. He served in the Viet Nam conflict and later at Mississippi, Guam, Okinawa, Thailand and South East Asia. At Norton Air Force Base in Calif., he worked for both Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager and Brig. Gen. Robin Olds. He retired in 1989 with over 7,000 flight hours and 32 years of service. At the time of his death, he was a seventh grade social studies teacher in Flowery Branch, Ga. Memorial services were at the First United Methodist Church, Smethport, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Saundra Hardin Barr, Valdosta, Ga.; sons, Chadwick H. Barr, Fayetteville and Charles R. Barr III, Amarillo, Texas; a daughter, Lita M. Hogan, Londonderry, N. H.; six grandchildren; a brother, James Barr; and sisters, Florence Carter, Ruth Covert and Edna Windsor, all of Smethport, Pa.

Ruth Bolton

Ruth Bolton, 85, Fairburn, died Nov. 1, 2001. She was born April 22, 1916 in Darlington, S.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Bolton, in 1984.

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with ministers Wye Huxford and Billy Rowe officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park.

Survivors include sons Ben and Linda Bolton, Richard and Mary Alice Bolton and Wayne and Amelia Bolton; brothers James Kelley, Bruce Kelley and Jennings Kelley; sisters Louise Hammock and Helen Adams; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.
 

Gabriel M. "Gabe" Coleman

Gabriel M. "Gabe" Coleman, 30, Marietta, died Nov. 2, 2001. He was born June 8, 1971 in Fulton County.

Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Terry Arp officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill, Fairburn.

Survivors include sons Steven Coleman, Palmetto, and Jeremy Coleman, Carrollton; mother Clara Mae Landrum, Union City, father and stepmother Mark and Linda Coleman, Hampton; and grandmother Susie Landrum, Union City.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.
 

Howard Brown "Buck" Watson

Howard Brown "Buck" Watson, 79, Fairburn, died Nov. 4, 2001. He was preceded in death by this parents, John Howard and Mildred Watson. He was owner of Lawrence Smith Planing Mill in Atlanta.

Services were at the Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, East Point, with the Rev. Ed Nelson officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn, College Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Lynch Watson; a son, John "Chuck" and Janie Watson, Marietta; grandchildren Julie Watson and Andrew Schrader, Alpharetta, and John Watson and Brian Watson, Marietta, and two great-grandchildren.

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

Rivington Fields Hight Jr.

Rivington Fields Hight Jr. died Oct. 30, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan. He was born Aug. 8, 1944 in Newnan, the son of Rivington Fields and Helen Tate Hight Sr. He was 18 months old when meeting his father for the first time, when he returned home from Europe after World War II. A graduate of the Coweta County public schools, he was voted "wittiest" at Newnan High School. He attended the University of Georgia, West Georgia College and earned a degree in business from Georgia State University. Before entering the Army he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. He attended the Japanese Language School in Monterey, Calif. and was then transferred to Tokyo.

While in language school he met Kiyomi Yamamoto and they married in Tokyo in June, 1968. After military service he remained in Japan.

Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Lee Ayres officiating.

Friends and colleagues at the American Club in Tokyo conducted a memorial service.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Martynova of Khabaroush, Russia; children from his first marriage, Maria Hight Resnick, Durango, Colo., Rivington F. Hight III, Tokyo, and Ian Geoffrey Hight, Roger Williams College, Bristol, Rhode Island.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

James J. Henry Sr.

James J. Henry Sr., 75, Newnan, died Oct. 31, 2001. He was born July 5, 1926 in Roanoke, Ala. He has served in the United States Navy in World War II and was a service contractor in the mobile home industry.

Services were at the Miracle Tabernacle with Brother Richard Clay and the Rev. Charles Chapman officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Clay Henry, Newnan; sons Johnie and Sandra Henry, and Wayne and Linda Reese, all of Newnan; daughters Linda and Roger Coffield, Conway, N.C., and Sylvia and Larry Estes, Hogansville, Ga.; brothers Buddy Henry, Roanoke, Ala., Billy Henry, Lanette, Ala., Roger Henry, Newnan, and Leroy Henry, West Point, Ga.; sisters Ann Baldwin and Julie Landers, both of Roanoke, Ala.; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Jo Marie Houze

Jo Marie Houze, 67, Newnan, died Nov. 1, 2001. She was born May 27, 1934 in Gadsden, Ala., but spent most of her life in Atlanta, moving to Newnan in 1981. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorene D. Chastain. She was an active member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 57 in Newnan.

Services were at the Jones Funeral Home chapel with Richard Stender officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Newnan.

Survivors include her companion, Paul Pray, Newnan; sisters Ann Cheek, Lawrenceville, and Charlene and Steve Atkinson, Newnan.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Katherine Hill McNeil

Katherine Hill McNeil, 75, Newnan, died Oct. 30, 2001. She was born June 21, 1926 in Fulton County, the daughter of the late Choice Andrew and Callie Hartsfield Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Augustus McNeil Jr., in 1958. She was a bookkeeper, retiring from Kason Industries in Newnan. She was a member of the Pilot Club of Newnan, serving as past president and past lieutenant governor; was active in the First United Methodist Church of Newnan, the Veatch-Nixon Sunday School class, the Methodist Women, the senior choir and volunteered at the community food pantry and the Newnan-Coweta Public Library.

Services were at the Newnan First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Parrish and the Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan.

Survivors include sons Steve and Mary McNeil, Tallahassee, Fla., Patrick and Mary McNeil, Burlington, Kan., Andy and Barbara McNeil, Richland, Wash., and John McNeil, Newnan; grandchildren Ellen McNeil Klug, Bryn McNeil, Stephen McNeil Jr., Renee McNeil, William McNeil, Shelly Pattison, Brittain McNeil and Davis McNeil; two great-grandchildren; brothers Mr. and Mrs. James Harold Hill, Athens, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Foster "Skeet" Hill, Alpharetta, and a sister, Martha Hill Day, Alpharetta.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newnan First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville Street, Newnan, GA 30263.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

James Buford Thacker

James Buford Thacker, 59, Newnan, died Nov. 1, 2001. He was born June 2, 1942 in Coweta County. He had been a custodian for the Board of Education.

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

Survivors include sons David Thacker and Michael Thacker, both of Newnan; a daughter, Shelia and Edward Wadsworth, Newnan; a sister, Louvenia Newman, and four grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Robert Eddie Webb

Robert Eddie Webb, 71, Newnan, died Nov. 1, 2001. He was born Dec. 19, 1929 in Porterdale, Ga. and was retired from the James Rivers Corp. He was a member of the East Newnan Baptist Church, Sylvan Lodge 429 and the Newnan Shrine Club.

Services were at the East Newnan Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Powers and the Rev. Gary Howard officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Masonic honors.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Webb, Newnan; a son, Dwight A. Webb, Monterey, Calif.; daughters Joy W. Morgan, Newnan, and Christy L. Webb, Palatka, Fla.; a brother, Roy Webb Jr., Covington, Ga.; a sister, Betty Jean Smith, Covington, Ga.; grandchildren Mark A. Webb, Jacksonville, Fla., Shannon Morgan and Holly Morgan, both of Newnan, and Ashley M. Kelley, Charleston, S.C., and a great-grandchild, Tyler Cole Kelley, Charleston S.C.

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

Ora G. McAllister

Ora G. McAllister, 88, Atlanta, died Oct. 27, 2001. She was born March 24, 1913 in Bartow County. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews, officiating. Interment was at Magnolia Hollywood Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include sisters Amy Vera Crabtree, Brooks, Ollie Beatrice Paskopos, McDonough, and Duffie and James Carr, Jonesboro. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Dorothy V. 'Dot' Quinn

Dorothy V. "Dot" Quinn, 83, Fayetteville, died Oct. 28, 2001. She was born Sept. 25, 1918 in Troup County, Ga. Services were at Christ Church at Whitewater, formerly Kenwood Christian, with Minister Paul Carrier and Minister Paul Leslie officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank Quinn, Fayetteville; sons, Wayne and Melinda Quinn, Monroe, Mike Quinn, Newnan; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Jane Hampton, Kennesaw and Margie Dotson, Salem, S. C. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Robyn Doyal Smith

Robyn Doyal Smith, 54, Fayetteville, died Nov. 1, 2001. She was born July 12, 1947. A native of Villa Rica, she was a 1965 graduate of Villa Rica High School and a 1969 graduate of Tift College. She received her masters in Education from Mercer University in 1973. She taught for 30 years in the Clayton County school system. She also taught DUI and DDC for several area driving schools, was a member of the adjunct faculty of Mercer University and active in the UGA Law-Related Education Consortium. She was named the 1988 Clayton County Teacher of the Year, 1991 Georgia Law-Related Education Teacher of the Year and in 1993 the American Lawyers Auxiliary Teacher of the Year. A member of the Fayette Presbyterian Church, she was honored as recipient of the Women of the Church Lifetime Member Award in 2000. Services were at the Fayette Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Westlund officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Cemetery, Fayetteville. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, William F. "Bill" Smith, Fayetteville; a son, William McBrayer "Bray" Smith, Fayetteville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Doyal, Villa Rica; sisters, Pam Bruce, Atlanta, and Jane Vandiver, Helen, Ga.; a grandmother, Mrs. E. T. Doyal, Villa Rica. Memorial donations may be made to the Robyn Doyal Smith Education Fund, P.O. Box 7687, Atlanta, GA 30357-0687. The fund will be used by area schools to assist at-risk students to further their education. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, was in charge.

Gladys Leroux Sturgus

Gladys Leroux Sturgus, 99, Decatur, died Nov. 1, 2001. She was born Dec. 18, 1901 in Fulton County. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Sturgus. She was retired from the Standard Oil Company and a lifetime member of Druid Hills Baptist Church. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel with interment at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include nephews, Bob and Cindy Toomey, Woodstock, and Mark and Lisa Newberry, Canton; and nieces, Martha and Bruce Vandiver Jr., Duluth, Peggy and Joe Joyner, Fayetteville, Diane and Reggie Maddox, Newnan, and Joyce and Bill Harris, Sycamore, Ga. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.
 

Nellie Bell Plunkett

Nellie Bell Plunkett, 94, Fayetteville, died Nov. 1, 2001. She was born Nov. 3, 1906 in Fayette County, the daughter of Paul and Almirah Florida Key Chapman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Chester Seawright Plunkett. Graveside services were at the Fayetteville City Cemetery, with the Rev. Randall Harris and the Rev. Mark Fields officiating. Survivors include daughters, Tabitha Garrett and William C. Main III, McDonough, and Mildred and Buford Snead, Woolsey; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Wiley O. and Martha Chapman, Stockbridge; a sister, Sarah Turner, Griffin; and sister-in-law, Anne Smith, Fayetteville. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Harold W. Moore

Harold W. Moore, 82, Fayetteville, died Nov. 1, 2001. He was born Oct. 30, 1919 in Coweta County. He was a veteran of World War II in the Army Air Corps, a master electrician in the I. B. E. W. Local 613, a 25 year member of the East Point Lion's Club, and a member of the Keystone Bible Class at Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Glenn Stringham and the Rev. Jack Overton officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Survivors include his wife, Marie Swafford Moore, Fayetteville; a son, Jeff and Tina Moore, Fayetteville; a daughter, Sheryl and Randy Phillips, Fayetteville; and grandchildren, Jason Phillips, Amanda Phillips and Julie Phillips, and Ansley Moore. Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291-2316. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Richard 'Todd' Moritz

Richard "Todd" Moritz, 64, Peachtree City, died Oct. 29, 2001. He was born June 25, 1937 in Hilo, Hawaii. Memorial services were at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Frank McNamee officiating. Survivors include his wife, Linda Mae Karpen Moritz, Peachtree City; children, Shane Sanger Moritz, Ed, Scott, Cindy, Todd, Tracy, and Kame; stepfather, Glen Sanger, Peachtree City; and a brother, Bill Moritz, Somi, Calif. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Mary Sterne

Mary Sterne, 82, Fayetteville, died Oct. 30, 2001. She was born Feb. 8, 1919 in New Lexington, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Sterne. Services were at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Walsh officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Survivors include sons, Phil and Joanne Sterne, Newnan and Victor and Kathryn Sterne, Los Angeles, Calif; daughters, Sister Mary Charles, Nashville, Tenn., Cheri and Bill Mulchy, Dunwoody, and Mary and Tom Brandenburg, Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Thelma Tidwell

Thelma Tidwell, 80, Moreland, died Oct. 21, 2001. She was born Feb. 26, 1921 in Lamar County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weston Tidwell, and parents Edward Lewis and Annie Lynn Graves Butler. Services were at the Moreland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard M. Huycke and the Rev. Edward Butler officiating. Interment was at Southview Cemetery, Moreland. Survivors include a son, David Tidwell, Eatonton, Ga.; a daughter, Kaye Arnold, Trinity, N.C.; brothers Edward Butler, Milledgeville, and Herman Butler, Atlanta, and a sister, Emily Witcher, Atlanta. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Randy Joe Thompson

Randy Joe Thompson, 49, Carrollton, died Oct. 22, 2001. He was born Oct. 4, 1952, in Dayton, Ohio. He was a cabinet installer. Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. J. C. Cook officiating. Interment was at Ephesus Christian Church Cemetery, Carrollton. Survivors include his father, Joe Thompson, Newnan; brothers Alan Thompson and Kendall Thompson, both of Newnan, and spouse Sandra Thompson, Carrollton. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

William "Uncle Bill" Brazee

William "Uncle Bill" Brazee, 92, Newnan, died Oct. 23, 2001. He was born Aug. 30, 1909 in Galva, Ill. He had been a foundry worker. Services were at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Newnan, with the Rev. Joe Strickland, and the Rev. O. C. Collins officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. Survivors include his wife, Vara Irenee Brazee, Newnan; and nephews Jeffrey and Karen Chappell, Joseph and Brenda Chappell and William and Kim Chappell, all of Newnan. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

CW6 Edward Milton Riley

CW6 Edward Milton Riley, 59, Newnan, died Oct. 23, 2001. He was born Jan. 29, 1942 in Barbousville, W.Va. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed by the Army. Services were at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Gustine, Calif. with a military chaplain officiating. Survivors include his wife, Janet Riley, Newnan; mother Eva Mae Riley, Calif.; sons David Riley, Newnan, Doug Riley, Marietta, Ga., and Don Terry, Columbus, S.C.; daughters Deborah Riley, Seattle, Wash., and Alicia Chrones, Suwanee, Ga.; four grandchildren; one brother, and one sister. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Vera Louise Willingham

Vera Louise Willingham, 71, Coweta County, died Oct. 24, 2001. She was born Dec. 23, 1929 in Coweta County, the daughter of Noah and Omia Proctor. She retired as a seamstress at West Point Pepperell Textile Mills and was an avid collector of antiques, oddities and "what-nots". She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Willingham, and a son, Ricky Lee Coggin. Services were at the Jones Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Fleming officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. Survivors include sons Dennis and Kristi Coggin, Steven and Kim Willingham, and Comer Noah Willingham, all of Newnan; a brother, Bobby and Sara Proctor, Palmetto; a sister, Bernice Crider, Franklin; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.
 

Geraldine Mobley Bernhard

Geraldine Mobley Bernhard, 86, Newnan, died Oct. 25, 2001. She was born June 16, 2001 in Coweta County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Bernhard, brothers Guy Mobley and Ralph Mobley, and grandchildren Kim Brown and Randy Norton. She was a member of the Mills Chapel Baptist Church. Graveside services were at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, with the Rev. Willard Dean officiating. Survivors include sons, Joseph W. and Jill Bernhard, Albuquerque, N.M., and Wilson and Patsy Bernhard, Newnan; a daughter, Karen and Donald Froseth, Newnan; 10 grandchildren including Ed Norton, Donna Boles, Monica Baker and Lance Bernard, all of Newnan, and a sister, LaZona Horsley, Sharpsburg. Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge.

William Edwin Baird

William Edwin Baird, 87, Newnan, died Oct. 28, 2001. He was born Oct. 12, 1914 in Georgia. He was owner of a Genuine Motor Parts and was a veteran. Services were at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with pastor Danny Wilson and the Rev. Bill Dean officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan.Survivors include his wife, Frances Baird, Newnan; a son, Thomas Baird, Tallahassee, Fla., and grandchildren Michael Toby Baird, Theodore Edward Baird and Thomas Noah Baird. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Norma Caroline Smith

Norma Caroline Smith, 74, Newnan, formerly of Spring Valley, N.Y., died Oct. 28, 2001. She was born May 24, 1927 to Norman and Edith Pitt in Paterson, N.J. She was a bookkeeper for Rockland Paper Products, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Spring Valley, N.Y., and a lover of music and dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Charles Harold Smith, and then moved five years ago to Newnan to be with her daughter. Graveside services were at the Brick Church Cemetery, Spring Valley, N.Y., with the Rev. Johnson officiating. Survivors include a daughter, Terri Smith, Newnan; a sister, Esther Scales, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; nephews and nieces Mary and Billy Scales, Newnan, and Debbie and Bob Kelly, Miramar, Fla., and best friends Helen Stevens and Janet Borchers. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, handled the local arrangements.

Hattie Idella Allen Williams

Hattie Idella Allen Williams, 94, Newnan, died Oct. 28, 2001. She was born Jan. 17, 1907 in Lenox, Cook County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos McKendall Williams, and a daughter, Marguerite Helen Williams Simril. She was founder of the Hansel & Gretel Nursery School Inc. in Atlanta.Services were at McKoon Funeral Home chapel, Newnan, with the Rev. Winston Skinner officiating, and also at First Baptist Church Chapel, Tifton, with the Rev. Eddie Allen officiating. Interment was at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tifton. Survivors include sons Charles Hansel Williams, Newnan, and Eurith Dickerson and Patricia Williams, Atlanta, and Lewis McKendall Williams, Albany; a daughter, G. Anne Williams, Atlanta; a sister, Marie Allen Varn, Valdosta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Haggai Institute, Atlanta, 770-449-8869, or the adult men’s Sunday School class, First Baptist Church, Newnan. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Michael “Mickey” Morgan

Michael “Mickey” Morgan, 54, Newnan, died Oct. 29, 2001. He was born Dec. 28, 1946 in Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hutcherson and Mary Lou Morgan, and brothers Eddie Morgan and Kenny Morgan. He was a veteran and was in customer service at Delta Airlines for 32 years. Services were at the Heritage Christian Church with the Rev. Glen Samples and the Rev. Greg Marksberry officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Green Morgan; a daughter, Stacy Morgan, and a granddaughter, Alexandria Mullinax. Memorial donations may be made to the Angel House Children’s Shelter, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

Wanda Moon

Wanda Moon, Riverdale, died Oct. 29, 2001. She was the co-owner and operator of Gourmet's Delight Deli in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, with the Rev. Barry Thompson, the Rev. Hugh Kirby, and the Rev. Wilson T. Wallace officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5-9 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Bertha D. Moon, Fayetteville; sister, Janet Behrens, Fayetteville; brother and sister-in-law, David and Brenda Moon Sr., Lawrenceville; nephews, David and Amy Moon Jr. and Joe and Julie Moon. Flowers are accepted or send donations to New Hope Baptist Church Singles 3 Mission Trip, 551 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30214, or to Hope House at Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Rd., Union City, GA 30291. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, is in charge of arrangements.

Alvene Mayfield Grantham

Alvene Mayfield Grantham, 69, Tyrone, died Oct. 16, 2001. She was born Nov. 8, 1931 in Fayette County, the daughter of Alvin and Johnnie Mae Barge Mayfield. She was retired from the United States Postal Service, serving as the postmaster for Tyrone for 31 years. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Nelson and the Rev. Dr. Rick Long officiating. Interment was at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Tyrone. Survivors include a son, Kenny Grantham; a daughter, Marilyn and Ron Craigmyle, Douglasville; parents, Alvin and Johnnie May Barge Mayfield, Tyrone; grandchildren, Leigh Craigmyle, Melissa Grantham, Tina Hooper and Teresa Heitsuman; brothers, McKay Mayfield, Rabun Gap, Ga., Murray Mayfield, Palmetto, and Larry Mayfield, Fayettevllle; and a sister, Joan Adams, Peachtree City. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.
 

Maudie Estes Gilmore

Maudie Estes Gilmore, 85, Fayetteville, died Oct. 17, 2001. She was born May 15, 1916 in Randolph County, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Gilmore. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Interment was at the College Park Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Leo and Dorothy Bailey Jr., Hialeah, Fla., James and Pat Gilmore, Fayetteville, and Ed and Kat Gilmore, Decatur, Ga.; a sister, Gladys E. Hill, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.
 

Marion Lee Higgs

Marion Lee Higgs, 75, Peachtree City, died Oct. 20, 2001. He was born July 26, 1926 in Story County, Iowa, the son of Wayne M. and Alice Scott Higgs. He was a vice president of sales for the Wholesale Food Co. He had served in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial services were at the First Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Dr. Donald W. Smith officiating. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Ann Madison Higgs; children, Christel and Gary Roberge, Cleveland, Tenn., Beth and Kim Babcock, Long Valley, M. J. and Bradley and Raven Higgs, Dacula, Ga.; brothers, Harold Higgs, Cleve, Iowa and Jim Higgs, Ankeny, Iowa; a sister, Janet Thomas, Ames, Iowa; and six grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291 or the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Ste. B, Fayetteville, GA 30215. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.
 

Sally S. Avera

Sally S. Avera, 79, Fayetteville, died Oct. 22, 2001. She was born Oct. 12, 1922 in Fayette County, the daughter of Martin Luther and Lois Drennan Stubbs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton James Avera Sr. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Wendell Banks officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include a son, David A. Avera, Macon; a daughter, Ramona Harrell, Macon; a stepson, Milton A. Avera Jr., Macon; sisters, Ruby Kitchen, Ocilla, Ga., Eleanor McKown, Hampton, and Evelyn Wallace, Fayetteville; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.
 

Carrie Louise Hanson

Carrie Louise Hanson, 88, Tyrone, died Oct. 21, 2001. She was born Sept. 9, 1913 in Newnan. Services were at McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, with the Rev. Ed McMinn officiating. Interment was at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Newnan. Survivors include sons, David Hanson and Michael Hanson; daughters, Sara Cordrey and Joyce Scarbrough, Tyrone; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.
 

James Marion McClure

James Marion McClure, 64, Fairburn, Fayette County, died Oct. 26, 2001. He was born May 15, 1937 in Fulton County. Services were at Carl J. Mowell Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor N. J. Gividen officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park. Survivors include his wife, Annie Genevia King McClure, Fairburn, Fayette County; children, Genese and Ron Stanley, Ronald and Gina McClure, and Kevin and Kristy McClure, all of Riverdale, Vickey and Steven Hoover, Rex, James and Deloris McClure Jr., College Park, and Samantha and Terry Meeks, Hampton; mother, Pearl McClure, Union City; and 10 grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.
 

Wincel Ray Mitchell

Wincel Ray Mitchell, 62, Riverdale, died Oct. 25, 2001. He was born April 16, 1939 in Newton County, Ga. Graveside services were at Holly Hill Cemetery, Fairburn, with the Rev. David Ramey in charge. Survivors include his wife, Laura Stubbs Mitchell, Riverdale; sons, Billy Ray Mitchell, Forest Park and Johnny and Sara Mitchell, Hampton; daughters, Cecilia and Toby Spires, Riverdale, and Jessie and Stuart Lockwood, Jonesboro; nine grandchildren; brothers, Maxie Mitchell, Carrollton, and Billy and Ninkie Mitchell, Brooks; and sisters, Betty and James Betsill, Fayetteville, and Margie Allen, Grantville. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Virginia Lee Stratton Wester

Virginia Lee Stratton Wester, 70 Newnan, formerly of Brooks, died Oct. 25, 2001. She was born Jan. 14, 1931 in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Thomas and Edna Faulkner Sweeney Stratton. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Edward Thomas Stratton, Nashville, Tenn., Bobby Lewis Stratton, Franklin, Tenn. and Richard Earl Stratton, LaJolla, Calif. She was graduated from Hillsboro High School and in 1955 was employed by Easter Airlines as a stewardess. She continue her career with Eastern in various positions until retirement in 1988. Graveside services were at the Brooks Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Parrish officiating. Survivors include a brother, William Paul Stratton, Franklin, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Hines Stratton, Franklin, Tenn. and Karen Susanne Borchert Stratton, LaJolla, Calif.; a stepson, Richard Wester, Douglasville, Ga.; stepdaughters, Cheryl Henry Henderson, Boca Raton, Fla., Vickie Henry Preston, Charleston, Ill, Virgie Henry Dague, Taylorsville, Ill., Mary Alice Wester Frost, Gainesville, Ga., and Linda Kay Wester Millisor, Breckenridge, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Mary Maryanski

Mary Maryanski, 69, Peachtree City, formerly of Clifton, N. J., died Oct. 25, 2001. She was born Dec. 1, 1931 in Luverne County, Pa. Services were at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City, with the Rev. Father John Welsh officiating. Survivors include a sister, Camille Maryanski, Peachtree City; a niece, Linda Villano and Karl Blench, Peachtree City; and a great-nephew, Alan Villano, New Jersey. Memorial donations may be made to breast cancer research. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.


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