Lois M Speaker, Ph.D

Lois M Speaker, Ph.D., age 81, of Peachtree City died in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 20, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin, where she had been a patient for the previous three weeks.

            A retired chemist, Dr. Speaker had resided in Peachtree City for 16 years.  She and her husband, Joe T. Gilliland, moved from their former residence in the Brookfield subdivision to the Somerby Assisted Living Facility on Rockaway Road in December 2013.

            Born near Neptune, N.J, Dr. Speaker was a graduate of Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.  Later, she earned a master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Tennessee and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Jersey.  She was a trailblazer for women in the sciences.

            During her professional career, she was a staff scientist for Southern Research in Birmingham, for the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta, and for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y.  While at Kodak, she was lead scientist in the Chemical Technologies Department of the company’s Federal Systems Division.

 She had a number of patents.  One of those patents, for an anti-fouling compound added to paint, was credited with potentially saving the Navy millions of dollars annually in costs for scraping and repainting of ships, including aircraft carriers.  This anti-fouling research also led to technologies used in the manufacture of contact lenses.  Three of her technical publications, although out of print, are still listed on Amazon.

After her retirement from Kodak, she moved to Peachtree City to be near her daughters, all of whom live in the Atlanta area.   In those early retirement years, she was active in Peachtree City New Neighbors, tutored many students in chemistry, taught at Clayton State College and taught children’s Sunday School classes at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville.  All her adult life, she had an active interest in the arts and the natural world, as well as in the history of Europe and the Middle East, where she traveled extensively.

            Two community environmental causes benefited from her skills.   In one, she volunteered as science officer for a citizen task force formed in 2006 to battle a company that was aerosolizing a foul smelling, hazardous substance and releasing it into the air.  More recently, she was a leading voice protesting the Fayette County Water Department’s casual attitude toward maintaining water purity standards—a protest that eventually led to the demotion of the water system director.

            In addition to her husband, Dr. Speaker is survived by three daughters, Leslie Stewart of Decatur, and Alison Payton and Kathryn Stewart, both of Griffin; a step-daughter, Anne Gilliland of Durham, N.C., and a step-son, Don Gilliland of Birmingham; one sister, Ruth Sloan of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Richard Speaker, Neptune, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.   Her beloved dog, “Happy,” also survives. 

            A memorial service for Dr. Speaker will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Congregation B’nai Israel, located at 1633 State Highway 54, east of downtown Fayettville toward Jonesboro.  The family has suggested that memorial gifts be made to Congregation B’nai Israel through its mailing address of PO Box 142481, Fayetteville,  GA, or  to Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804.

 

Camp, Harriette


Mrs. Harriette Camp Passed away on August 21, 2016.  A graveside service was held for Mrs. Camp on Tuesday 8/23/2016 with Dr. Patterson officiating.

Spratlin, Walter

Mr. Walter L. (Dock) Spratlin, age 81, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born March 1, 1935 in Meriwether County.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry L. Spratlin and Martha L. Jones Spratlin; three brothers and three sisters.  Dock is survived by his brother-in-law, Edward Pitts; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; and a host of friends. He was owner and operator of Spratlin Clearing and Grading for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Harry Gann officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 23, 5-7 p.m. 

 

Hayman, Vincent

Vincent Cloid Hayman, 97, who resided at Brookdale Senior Living, passed away on August 8, 2016.  He was born April 5, 1919 in Schenectady, New York to William Clayton Hayman and Bertha Vrooman Hayman.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Hazel Connolly Hayman; his son James "Woody" Hayman; and his three brothers, Wilbert (Red), Don and John.  Survivors include his daughters Susan Stimak (George) of Silver Spring, Maryland and Judy Aycock of Newnan; granddaughter Heather Aycock of Atlanta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from July 1942 - October 1945, participating in the North African, Sicilian, French, and German campaigns.  He was wounded in France and was awarded the Order of the Purple Heart.  Other honors include the Bronze Star, five battle stars, two Presidential Citations, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.  Mr. Hayman was employed as a master carpet designer for thirty-four years at companies in New York and Georgia. He retired to Florida, but returned to Georgia to be closer to his family.  A memorial service will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. Prior to the service, visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans. 

 

Charlotte Yvonne Deason

Charlotte Yvonne Deason, of Newnan, Georgia, passed away on August 18, 2016.  She was born in LaGrange, Georgia to Willie Lewis Yarbrough, Sr. and Huldah Boyd Yarbrough. She is predeceased by her father.  Charlotte Deason loved her family and lived a full, wonderful life.  

She is survived by her mother, Huldah Boyd Yarbrough; sons, Jerry Michael Arnold Jr (Leslie) and Jake Deason (Katelyn); her daughter, Kim Metzger (Randy); her brother, Willie Lewis Yarbrough, Jr. (Tam); her sisters, Angie Idel (Peter) and Marcia Stone (Mack); grandchildren, Bobby Metzger, Rachael Metzger, Jordan Grey, and Ansley Grey; her great grandchildren, Brantley Grey and Natalie Metzger. 

A Funeral Service will be held on August 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home before the service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

 

Oleta Virginia Harris Gainer

Oleta Gainer passed away on August 14, 2016.  She was born in Madill, Oklahoma on January 23, 1926.  She was actively serving the Lord most of her life.  She served her community with the Glendale Stars Volunteers,  volunteered at the Senior Center of Glendale,  served as the Hospitality Hostess of the Free Methodist Church of Glendale, Arizona, was a member of Senior Friends of Newnan and the Red Hat Club.  Mrs. Gainer was a Member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she was in the Open Arms Sunday School Class and the Young at Hearts.  She spent her professional career in the Retail Clerks Union working 30 years at Safeway and Vons Food Giant as the Head Cashier. 

She is predeceased by her parents, Cecil Emery Harris and Ola Etta Helms Harris; her husband, Curt Gainer; brother, Donald Harris; sister, Barbara Ann Harris Krauss;  sons-in-law, Nelson Krauss and Frank Carroll.  She is survived by her two daughters, Carol Ann Krauss of Phoenix, Arizona and Linda Carroll of Newnan; five grandsons, Jim Krauss (Diane), Brian Krauss (Ann Marie), Kevin Krauss (Cindy), Paul Carroll (Judy), and Steven Carroll (Kiesha); two Sisters, Evelyn Stribling and Patti Harris; 12 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Pastor John Riley officiating.  The  family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday night, August 16, 2016.

 

Higgs, Azell


Azell Higgs passed away on August 12, 2016.  She was born in Blackshear, Georgia on 04-01-1927 to the late John and Eva Sweat.  

She is survived by her son, Bruce Randall Higgs; daughters, Eva (Jo) Fred White and Diana Higgs; brothers, K.M. Mosley and Eston Mosley; sister,s Marlyn Davis; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.  

A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, 8-16-2016,  at 11 AM. and the family will receive friends Monday night, 8-15-2016,  from 5-8 P.M.  

Walker, Eric

Eric Kelly Walker passed away on August 4, 2016.  His funeral service will be on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 on Sunday night.  

Smith, Marlene


Marlene Smith, 38 years of age, was called home by the Lord at her home after a long and challenging illness on July 24, 2016.  Her Memorial Service will be on Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. The visitation with family will be at 10:00 a.m. the location for her service is Higgins Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, Georgia.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Chris Smith; her parents, Jay and Karin Davis, and many relatives and friends.  Marlene was born in Kemnath, Germany and moved to the United States with her family at the age of 11.  The medical field was her way of helping people.  She loved the outdoors, especially horses and dogs which she would spend most of her spare time with.  Marlene had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, everyday of her life.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Stevenson, Martin Ray
Mr. Martin Ray Stevenson, age 64 of Sharpsburg, died at his residence on July 23, 2016.  He was born in Newnan on June 20, 1952 to the late Cecil Bryan Stevenson and Ema Lou Jacobs Stevenson.  He served in the United States Army and was a farmer his entire life.  Survivng are his sons, Frank Stevenson (Christie) of Sharpsburg, Gary Stevenson (Vicky) and Rawson Stevenson all of Heard County; daughter, Amanda Harrington (Andrew) of Heard County; brothers, Robert, Randy, Ronald, and Raymond Stevenson; sister, Vonceil Gray; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Higgins Hillcret Chapel with Pastor Bryan Calhoun officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt.Gilead United Mmethodit Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, 5-8 p.m. 

 


O'Bryan, Mary Alice

Mrs. Mary Alice O'Bryan, age 89 of Palmetto died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on July 23, 2016.  She was born on April 10,1927 in Lake Mystic,FL to the late Otto Benton and Pearl Williford Benton.  She was retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass.  Surviving are her husband, Albert Lavon O'Bryan.  No services are planned at this time.

 

Cobb, Jonie Thompson

Mrs. Jonie Cobb, 67 of Sharpsburg, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Atlanta on December 11, 1948 to the late John William Thompson, Sr and Dorothy Louise Deleshaw. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandson, Luke Curry.

Mrs. Jonie was a Christian lady that loved her family and her church family. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her church family, especially the youth. Mrs. Jonie was certainly known for her wonderful cooking. 

The funeral services for Mrs. Jonie will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Bryan Calhoun officiating. She will lie in state at the church from noon until service time. The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel this evening Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. The interment will be held at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

She is being survived by her husband of 35 years, Gay Cobb; sons, Larry Curry of Riverdale, Richie Cobb (Carol) and Brian Cobb (Angie) both of Phenix City, Alabama; daughter, Anita Worrell (Mike) of Little Rock, Arkansas; brother, Johnny Thompson (Becky) of Stockbridge; sisters, Laverne Thompson and Barbara Ward both of Riverdale. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jake Curry, Tiffany, Jennifer, Jonathan, Jeremy and Colby.

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Skidmore, Dewey Edward

Mr. Dewey Skidmore died on July 17, 2016.   He was born on June 3, 1956 in Harlan, KY.  Surviving are his sons, Dewey, Jesse, and Mark.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  

 

Herndon, Michael Alexander

Michael  Herndon, age 22, passed away at his home on July 17, 2016.  Mr. Herndon was born in Newnan on July 27, 1993 to Jack and Tammi Herndon.  He was a gun enthusiast, enjoyed camping and his dog; he was a dedicated husband, loyal brother, and great son.  Family was the most important thing to Mr. Herndon.  

Besides his parents, Mr. Herndon is survived by his wife, Sara Herndon; his children, Kaden and Elizabeth Rose Herndon; brothers, BJ and Ryan Herndon; sister, Caitlin Herndon; and grandmothers, Elva Dempsey and Gail Ray.

The family will accept friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.  Then the family will hold a Memorial Service at Royal Baptist Church in Newnan at 6:00 p.m. on Friday July 22, 2016.

 

Chapman, Willie Frank

Mr. Frank Chapman, age 68 of Newnan, died in Jasper, Florida on July 17, 2016.  He was born in Carrollton, GA on September 21, 1947 to the late Hugh Chapman and Bertha Swanger Chatman.  He was retired from Geinco as maintenance supervisor.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ivy Chapman and Kim Ingram.  Surviving are his son, Billy Chapman; daughters Holly Stringfellow, Karen White, and Jennifer Thrailkill (Brian); siblings, Huel Chatman (Lucille), Shelia Jackson, Marvin Chatman (Ann), and Billy Chatman (Cathy); grandchildren, Chris Thrailkill, Tiffany Patterson, Brittney Thrailkill, and Braydon Thrailkill; adopted grandchildren, Cameron, Morgan, Alex, Jacob, and Levi; nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.  

 

Addison, Frankie

Mr. Frankie Addison, age 62 of Newnan, died at his residence on July 14, 2016.  He was born in Anniston, AL on June 23, 1954 to the late William E. Addison and Sarah McCullough Addison.  He was known as the best welder around for 44 years and the greatest pool player in Coweta County.  He was employed by Coweta Machine and Fabriation. Frankie was a member of Miracle Tabernacle Church and enjoyed deer hunting.

He was a wonderful husband,, a great father, and #1 PawPaw to his family.  Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Patsy Elaine Clay Addison; daughters, Paige Addison Cantrell (Bo), Kelly Addison Hodges (Ben), Angie McClain, and Penny McClain; sisters, Pat Thacker, Willene Davis (Eulon), and Betty Jean Gaddy; brother-in-law, Richard Clay (Pauline); sister-in-law, Judy Nichols (Roy); grandchildren, Lexie Cantrell, Gracie Freeman, Alex McFee, and Aubrey Hodges; family friends, Dana and Lynn.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Clay officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m.  

 

Kalanica, Blendi

Infant Blendi Kalanica, born July 9, 2016 died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.  Surviving are his parents Amend and Judita Jashari Kalanica.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Oak Hill Cemetery.  

 

Buss, Daphne Ella Marie

     Infant Daphne  Buss, born on April 21, 2016, died at her home on July 5, 2016.  She was born in Columbia, Missouri to Dustin Buss and Elizabeth Ann-Marie Wages Buss.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Patricia Wages and John Wilson, Tom and Lori Bastyr; great grandparents, Larry and Carolyn Wages, Joy and Dale Vandenboom, and Tim and Sarah Bastyr; uncle, Shane Wilson; aunt, Miley Buss; great aunts and great uncles, Jim and Lina Hines, Cliff and Michelle Branch and Rocky and Kathy Chapman; cousins, Caroline, Clifford, Margaret Branch, and Jack and Ava Chapman. 

     Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating.  Interment will follow at Pitts Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until service time. 

 

Argenta, Marian Ruth

Marian Ruth Argenta, of Sharpsburg, died passed away at Newnan Piedmont Hospital on July 2, 2016.  Mrs. Argenta was born in Scio, New York to the late Floyd and Nettie Fish.  Mrs. Argenta served her country in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War.  She was also a long time employee of Macy's in Atlanta.

A memorial service will be held to honor the life of Mrs. Argenta at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home for an hour prior to the service.

 

Mann, Danny Miley

Mr. Danny Mann, age 62 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on July 1, 2016.  He was born in Talapoosa, GA on December 28, 1953 to the late Lloyd Mann and Imogene Pope Mann.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed home repairs expert.  Surviving are his wife, Heidi R. Mann of Newnan; daughters, Hilary Mann Strong (Charles) of Alabama and Whiteney Mann of Atlanta; three grandchildren.  A private memorial service was held at Unity Baptist Church.

 

Lee , Ruby Rachel

Mrs. Ruby Rachel Lee, age 86 of Newnan, passed away at Newnan Health and Rehab on June 27, 2016.  She was born in Carroll County on August 11, 1929 to the late Grady and Lillie Ayers.  She loved fishing and sewing and was a memberof El Bethel Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers and sisters.  Surviving are her son, Jimmy Lee (Pamela); daughter, Ann Lee Bastuba; brother Gene Ayers; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastors Gary Farlowe and Jimmy Lee officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, 1-2 p.m.  

 

McAfee, Lillian Annette

Mrs. Lillian McAfee, age 71 of Winston died at her residence on June 25, 2016.  She was born on September 23, 1944 in Augusta, GA to Harry Lee and Sophie Jones.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m..  

 

Bullins, James Curtis III

Mr. James Bullins, age 48 of Newnan, died at his residence on June 23, 2016.  He was predeceased by his parents, James Curtis Bullins and Hazel Diggers Bullins, brother, Max McNeese, and granddaughter, Kinsley Benedict.  He is survived by his wife, Judy Bullins; son, Justin Benedict (Alycia Duncan); brothers, Allen McNeese (Karen) and Keith McNeese. A graveside funeral service  will held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Luthersville City Cemetery.     .  

 

Amoss, Benjamin McRae, Sr.

Mr. Ben Amoss. was born in 1936 on September 25 (also the date of his father's birthday, his parents' wedding anniversary, and his older brother's birthday) and died June 26, 2016 from congestive heart failure and associated problems. The third child of John Wyatt Amoss and Mary Smith Amoss, Dr. Amoss devoted his life to the three things he valued most: family, work, and church.
   Dr. Amoss, an Eagle Scout, was a 1958 graduate of the Southern College of Pharmacy and operated Amoss Pharmacy in Fairburn, first in partnership with his father and then with his late brother-in-law, Roy Edward Tucker. A lifelong resident of Fairburn, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and a director of the Fairburn Banking Company until its acquisition by United Community Banks. Inspired by his daughter Paula, Dr. Amoss helped found ASC (Advocates for Special Citizens), which still provides activities for special citizens in South Fulton  He also served as a director of the organization now known as enAble, which manages group homes and sheltered workshops in Fulton and Cobb counties.
   Preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Amoss is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Sandra Sharlene Goggans Amoss, of Fairburn; son, Benjamin McRae Amoss Jr., of Farmville, VA; daughters, Sandra Gay Amoss Troxel and her husband Tim, of Snellville, and Paula Jane Amoss, of Roswell; grandchildren, Joanna Louise Troxel, of Atlanta, and Joseph Benjamin Troxel, of Snellville; sister, Mary Gay Amoss Tucker, of Auburn, AL; brother, John W. Amoss and his wife Catherine, of Pensacola, FL; and two generations of beloved nieces and nephews. Dr. Amoss was known for his affectionate teasing and good-natured storytelling, and he had many dear friends.  

     The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon, June 28, from 4-7 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.  A funeral service will take place Wednesday at 11 am at First Baptist Church of Fairburn, with interment following at Holly Hill Memorial Park.. Remains will be placed in state at the church at 10:00.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to enAble of Georgia, Inc., at 1200 Old Ellis Rd., Roswell, Ga 30076. 

 

Bailey, Daryl Wade


Mr. Daryl Bailey, age 35 of Canton, died at his residence on June 23, 2016.  He was born in Pensacola, Florida on  August 12, 1980.  He was an account executive and was a member of the Georgia S
tate Defense Force.  He was predeceased by his grandfather Richard Bailey. Surviving are his wife, Jessica Bolton Bailey; father, Ole Larson (Deborah); mother, Lisa A. Bailey (Leonard);  sisters, Tracy Larson and Savannah Peck; brothers, Daniel Carson (Stephanie), Corey Larson, and Christopher Peck; grandmother,Shelby Bailey; nephews, Cameron and Theodore.  

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 until service time.   

 

 Anderson, Sylvia Jean

Mrs. Sylvia Jean Brzostowski Anderson passed away at Newnan Piedmont Hospital on June 24, 2016.  She was born to the late Sigmond and Ivy Brzostowski in Jamestown, New York.  Mrs. Anderson was a dedicated member of the Newnan Art Guild.

She is survived by her husband, John F. Anderson; daughters, Mary Beth Hempel (John Hempel) and Joni Lopez (Karl Lopez); son, John Anderson (Monica Anderson); 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.  The family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Anderson's name. Donations may be made online at http://donate.cancer.org/index.  https://donate.cancer.org/index

Trahan, Louise Moore

Mrs. Louise Trahan, age 97, of Newnan, died peacefully in her sleep in the pre-dawn hours of June 12, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Francis Trahan, in 1964.  Louise had been one of the few remaining World War I veteran’s widows. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ora Moore; brothers William and J.R.; sisters, Hazel, Catherine, and Dorothy; daughter, Laura Trahan; and great-grand-daughter Madeline.  She is survived by her daughters, Caroline Abbey (John) of Newnan, GA and Mary Trahan (Ahmed Abdelal) of Lynn, MA; brother, Bob Moore (deceased 6/15/2016) (Faye) of Pinson, AL; sister, Annie Jo Cook of Newnan, GA; grand-children, Louise McCall, Robert Priko, Sean Paul Aitken, and Anthony Wilson; step-grand-children, Rawi Abdelal and Laila McClay; and numerous great grand-children; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Louise was born August 13, 1918, in Glencoe, AL, and given the name Margaret Louise Moore.  She spent some of her youth in Chattanooga, TN; then graduated from Glencoe High School.  Louise worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Gadsden, building tires during World War II.  She later became a Comptometer operator at L&N Railroad in Louisville, KY, where she met her husband Joe, a French Canadian.  Her three daughters were raised in Gadsden, AL, where Louise was a prolific farmer.  She attended St. James Catholic Church in Gadsden.  Later, she began a career with BellSouth in Atlanta as a telephone operator and retired as marketing support associate.

During Louise’s retirement, she lived in New York City (Manhattan); Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; and Boston, MA, prior to moving to Newnan, GA.  Louise was fond of dogs, with a special attachment to Sandy and her other grand-dogs.  She loved gardening and reading the daily newspaper.  She began the descent into dementia in her late eighties.  The family appreciates the care provided over the years, first for five years at Corinth Road Assisted Living, then six years in the Beacon Community of Benton House, and during the final month at Newnan Health & Rehab.   

 A memorial graveside service, for the burial of Louise’s ashes, will be held at Crestwood Cemetery in Gadsden, AL, on Friday July 8 at 11:30.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the charitable organization of your choice.

 

Rutherford, Elbert Jackson, Sr.

     Mr. Elbert Jackson Rutherford, Sr., age 61 of Grantville, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on June 11, 2016.  He was born in Tennessee on November 28, 1954 to the late Clyde and Bernice Rutherford.   

     Surviving are his wife, Nancy D. Rutherford and son, E.J. Rutherford both of Grantville; daughters, Cindy Russell of Douglasville and Christy Jones (Rusty) of Grantville; three brothers, Bobby, Rodney, and Roger; two sisters, Sue Phillips and Christine  Williams; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating Interment will follow at Sargent Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, 5-8 p.m.

 

Mills, Bobby Kenneth 

     Mr. "Kenny" Mills, age 76 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on June 10, 2016.  He was born in Newnan on January 25, 1940 to the late Oscar Lee Mills and Gladys Proctor Mills.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mary Frances Callaway Mills; brother, Jerry Mills; and sister, Nancy Mills.  

     Kenny was an inspector in the steel industry for over 30 years, working for Brown Steel and later Atlanta Testing and Engineering, retiring in 2005.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who always believed in family and hard work.  He enjoyed time spent with family, especially his grandchildren.  He was an avid golfer for many years and loved boating, Nascar, and Georgia Tech football. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.   

     Surviving are his son, Tim Mills (Tracy) of Chelsea, AL; daughters, Beth White (Tony) of Newnan and Marsha Payne (Jerry) of LaGrange; brothers, Jimmy Mills (Diane) of Lanette, AL and Mickey Mills of Moreland; sister, Jean Willingham (Gene) of Lanette and Sandra Lewis (Sonny) of Newnan; grandchildren, Josh Payne, Jessica Corbin (Blake), Chase White (Kristin), Dylan Payne, Holli White, and Emily Payne.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016 in the chapel  with Rev. Jimmy Fleming officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from noon until service time.  Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.   

 

Jones, Bobby


Mr. Jones passed away at the Veteram's Hospital in Gainsville, Florida on June 2, 2016.  He was born to the late George and Minnie Jones on September 19, 1939 in Cornwall, New York.  He was a member of Open Range Cowboy Church in LaGrange and Served his contry with honor in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Jones; his sonm, Shawn Jones (Pepper); his step-son, Robert McNear Jr; his grandchildren, Mia Jones, Hayley Allen, and Kane Jones; his great-grandchildren, Mayleigh Jones and Karson Jones, and a loving dog Sandie.  In Lieu of Flowers, the family has asked for donations be made directly to Higgins Hillcret Chapel in order to help them through this hard time.

A graveside service will be held at the Corinth Cemetery on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.; with Pastor Mike Reeves officiating.  

Parzygnat, Andrew Gregory

Andrew Parzygnat  “Andy” started his earthly journey on December 3, 1947 in the great city of Chicago.  He was the youngest son of Andrew Joseph Parzygnat and Rose Socha Parzygnat, whom he joined in heaven on June 5, 2016, due to cardiac arrest. Andy is also predeceased by his beloved brother Ron.

.Andy grew up in the Windy City and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1965 and attended Illinois Technical Institute.  He then started his brilliant sales career with United Technologies (Carrier Air Conditioning). Andy was hired by American Invesco in Chicago and thus began an amazing career in residential real estate specializing in condominium sales. His real estate career took him to a variety of locations; Chicago, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Saint Augustine, New Orleans, Houston, Atlanta. He met his loving wife, Diane, while onsite at the Carlyle in Cleveland, Ohio. He had the pleasure of working with some of the best people in the real estate industry at Northside Realty and Park Signature Properties in Atlanta, representing Park Avenue and Park Regency, Coldwell Banker and Palmer House Properties. He enjoyed numerous travels throughout the world for work and play and especially his assignments in The Canary Islands and Portugal.

 Andy was trusted and loved by many, but his greatest love was for his Lord and Savior and he was a committed Christian Catholic for 68 years.Andy enjoyed his 3rd degree association with The Knights of Columbus, where he affiliated with many Christian Catholic Brothers and participated in various community and volunteer events, especially the Coweta County Special Olympics.

Andy resided in Newnan, GA for the past 8 years with his wife Diane Cole Parzygnat, and was surrounded by his “southern family”, mother-in-law Bonnie Jean Cole, sister-in-law Beverly Schmitt and her husband Bill all of Newnan, GA,  nephew Jerry Barnes and family from Douglasville, GA, and niece Jennifer (Duane) Gordon from Buford, GA. Andy also had two loving, beautiful sisters, Germaine Carriglio and Barbara (Dennis) Nordman and sister-in-law Ilena Parzygnat, all of the Chicago area, as well as many special cousins, nieces and nephews. Andy was loved by many and celebrated life every day.

He would consider it an honor to have your presence at a Funeral Mass celebrating his life at Saint George Catholic Church in Newnan, Georgia at    771 Roscoe Road, on Saturday June 11th at 11:00am. The family will greet guests at the church prior to the service and a luncheon will follow the Mass.In lieu of flowers, Andy’s family requests donations in his memory to Saint George Catholic Church or the Coweta County Special Olympics at PO Box 280, Newnan, GA. 30264.             

 

Cox, Lidia Madejchyk

Mrs. Lidia Cox, age 72 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Fayette Hospitalon June3, 2016.  She was born in Germany on March 3, 1944 to the late William Madejchyk and Eugenia Polashuk Madejchyk..  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Billy Carroll Cox.  Surviving are her daughter,Cinthea Vinson (Mike); sister, MariAnn Kocak (John); grandchild, Parker Vinson; niece and nephews.  

     Funeral services will be held  at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the chapel.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, beginning at noon.  

 


Powell, Melisssa Dawn

    Mrs. Melissa Dawn Powell, age 49 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on May 20, 2016.  She was born in Newnan on October 16, 1966 to Raymond Cannon and Valerie Darrington Cannon.  She was predeceased by her sister, Anita Britt. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Youlane Dean Powell; son, Raymond Powell; daughters, Jessie Powell, Emily Powell, and Valerie Powell; sister, Felicia Cannon; grandchildren, Donovan Kennedy, Evelyn Moore, Kristan Holtapp, and Aiden Holtapp; special friends, Steven Sellen and Dawn Shelnutt.     

      A  memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Ronald W. Cannon officiating.  The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00.  

 

 

Tomlin, William Ralph

Mr. William Ralph Tomlin, age 82 of Sharpsburg died at his residence on May 22, 2016.  He was born in Griffin, GA on July 14, 1933 to the late William Henry Tomlin and Sybil Hale Tomlin.  He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service to his country.  

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until service time.  

 

Lesley, James E.

Mr. James Lesley, age 76 of Newnan, died at his residence on May 21, 2016. A native of Slidell, Louisiana, he was born on September 29, 1939 to the late James Lemuel Leslie and Karetta Elizabeth Taylor Leslie.  He was a electronic technician with AT&T.  Surviving are his wife, Catherine Julian Lesley; sons, James E. Lesley, Jr (Gale) and Kevin J.. Lesley; daughter, Julie Emmons (Joe); brothers, Jerry Lelsie and Joey Lesley; sisters, Doretta Christine Leslie (Monroe) and Shiela Leslie (Pigott); grandchildren, Amanda Leslie, Brian Lesley, Kyle Lesley, Dillon Emmons.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, 12-2 p.m.  

 

Grogan, Kimberly Ann

Mrs. Kimberly Ann Grogan, age 46 of Senoia died at her residence on May 20, 2016.  She was born in Austell on September 3, 1969 to Michael Glenn Webb and Janice Phillips Webb.  She graduated from Palmetto High School where she played softball and was a member of the flag corps.  She loved cooking and "just being a mom."  She was predeceased by her brother, Glenn Webb and step father-in-law, Don Long.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 18 years, Robert Andrew Grogan; daughters, Emily Ann Grogan and Abbygale Glenn Grogan; sisters, Monica Street (Chip) of Tennessee and Wendy Orr (Jeff) of Senoia; father-in-law, Terry Grogan (Johanna) of FL; mother-in-law, Mary Elser Long; step father-in-law, John Conway; brother-in-law, Andy Conway of Wyoming; nephews, Phillip Orr, Randy Orr, Jacob Street, Danny Street, Clayton Street, Kurt Street. w.higginshillcrestchapel.com.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Haralson Baptist Church.

 

 Keith, Letha Morgan

Mrs. Letha  Keith, age 85 of Woodbury, died at her residence on May 19, 2016.  She was born in Heflin, AL on July 28, 1930.  She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Dorothy Morgan. She was a seamstress with Playtex and enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was a member of East Newnan Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and loved traveled with the church.  Her family was at the forefront of her life and she delighted in her grandchildren.    

Surviving are her sons, Kenneth L. Smith, of Newnan and Tommy L. Smith of Woodbury; stepson, David Keith of Newnan; stepdaughters, Sarah Jackson of LaGrange and Janice McCoy of Roanoke,AL; brother, Archie Morgan; sisters, Faye White and Mavis Payton; 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastors Steve Wyatt and Donnie Shelton officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until service time.

 

Dewberry, Brian Scott

 Mr. Brian Scott Dewberry, age 49, passed away on May 16, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones.  Brian was born on September 23, 1966 in Charleston, SC to Jerry and Bettie Dewberry.  Brian loved his family above all else.  Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Bettie; brother, Phillip (Carmella) Dewberry; sister, Renee (Milton) Armstrong; aunt, Gerlyn Foster; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by this father, Jerry Dewberry, and both paternal and maternal grandparents.   shillcrestchapel.com.

     Brian, known by his middle name, Scott, grew up as a military dependent and traveled with his family to many overseas locations.  He lived in several states such as SC, VA, KS, AR and GA.  Rarely did he meet any strangers; his personality and giving nature were a blessing to all who knew him.  He loved adventure and lived to fill every moment with a new experience.  He was a hairdresser by trade; but his love for gardening, good food, and beautiful flowers was known and shared by many.  Brian was No pretense and No apologies for who he was; he filled his life with love, honor, fun and adventure.  He would want family and friends to focus on his wonderful full life, not the suffering that defined the end of his life.  His family feel lifted up, and they all have peace that surpasses understanding.

     Private graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 West Ridge Dr., Warner Robins, GA  31088. 

 

Smith, Duran Edwin

    Mr. Duran Smith, age 67 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hopsital on May 16, 2016.  He was born in Newnan on May 12, 1949 to the late Lester Smith and Celeste Weaver Smith.  He served in the U.S. Army and later was a security guard for Coco Cola Co.     A graveside funeral service will be held at Sargent Baptist Cemetery on Thursday, May 19,2016 at 4:30 p.m. with Pastor Dan Odom officiating. Friends will visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:15-4:00 p.m. 

 

Williams, Ilean Ida

    Mrs. Ilean Williams age 85 of Newnan, died at Pruitt Health Care on May 13, 2016.  She was born in West Point, GA on August 4, 1932 to the late Walter Mitchell Kellum and Ella Elizabeth Faulkner Kellum.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Yancey Sullivan Williams; two sons, Yancey Williams, Jr.  and Walter Griffin; two daughters, Diane Williams and Sarah McCarty; two brothers J.D.Kellum and Herman Kellum.  Surviving are her sons, Thomas Williams and Richard Watson, both of Newnan.  

     A memorial service for Mrs. Wiliams will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Miracle Way Baptist Church with Pastor Harry Gann officiating. 

 

Hopson, Sara Morrow

Sara Morrow Hopson, age 80 of Whitesburg, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on May 11, 2016. She was born in Franklin, Georgia on July 29, 1935 to the late Harvey Morrow and Sallie Fannie McKenzie. Along with her parents, Mrs. Hopson is predeceased by her husband Jerry Kenneth Hopson. She retired from Playtex after 30 years and enjoyed supporting her husband especially during the years of coaching their sons in baseball. She was also a member of Sargent Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hopson is  survived by her sons, Jeffrey Kenneth Hopson of Newnan and Harvey Jake Hopson of Franklin; daughters, Jerri Burns (Melvin) and Sally Benson (Kevin); nephew, William Edward Robards. She is also survived by grandchildren, Randy Lower, Justin Holloway, Amanda Weeks, Jordan Davis, Samuel Smith, Brittany Hopson, Jacob Hopson and Kendall Hopson along with five great grandchildren, Holly Davis, Cadence Holloway, Hayden Davis, Bryton Burdett and Paisley Holloway.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Brian Self officiating. The interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until time of service.

 

Cash, Marie Holloway

Marie Holloway Cash, 68 of Newnan, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on May 10, 2016. She was born in Whitesburg, Georgia on May 19, 1947 to the late James Roy Holloway and Violet Otwell Holloway. Mrs. Marie, known to many as the "Candy Lady" was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching her Sunday School class and was involved in all the church activities especially with the ladies' meetings. She is known for loving her flowers, giving and never complaining about her circumstances. She retired from Atlanta Gas Light and had previously worked at Weddington Chevrolet and Stovall. She had a unconditional love for her family and loved to give in many different ways.

Mrs. Marie is survived by her husband of 50 years, Johnny Cash, Sr; son, Johnny Cash, Jr; daughter, Marti Hilliard (Jay) of Ellaville; brothers, Fred Buchanan (Ceil) of Whitesburg, Joe Holloway (Peggy) of Newnan and Ted Holloway of Whitesburg; sister, Donna Sue Parker (Max) of Albany; brothers in law, Earl Cash (Glenda Faye), Leroy Cash (Ann); sister in law, Linda Callaway. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kirsten Hilliard, Kyle Hilliard, Johnny Cash III, Brody Cash and Cannon Cash along with nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Serving as pallbearers are Kyle Hilliard, Johnny Cash III, Brody Cash, Justin Holloway, Trey Buchanan and Brandon Cash.

The funeral service for Mrs. Marie will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Bryan Calhoun and Rev. Carl Calhoun officiating. The interment will follow at Whitesburg City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.

The family is receiving flowers but also request that donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church Campmeeting, P.O. Box 297, Newnan, Georgia 30264

 

Daniel Frank Kneuer

Mr. Daniel Frank Kneuer, age 23 of Senoia, died at his residence on May 9, 2016.  He was born in Newnan on August 6, 1992 to Frank Kneuer and Jayn Lindlief Kneuer.    Daniel had a love of electronics and music.  He was fascinated with any information dealing with "The Titanic".  He loved cars, family, and his friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Derek Kneuer; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with interment to follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

 

Jones, Diane

Diane Jones passed away at Carrolton Assisted Living on May 10, 2016.  She was born in Newnan on December 29, 1941 to the late Clarence and Lillie Mae Lands.  Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband James Kenneth Jones and longtime Best Friend and Co-worker, Jean Smith. 

Mrs. Diane is survived by her Children, Tim Jones (Bobbie), Chris “Mike” Jones (Kristie), Renee Fournier, and Jennifer Daniel (Scott); grandchildren, Shelley Fournier, Morgan Hanna, Chastity Benefield, Jeremy Jones, Hunter Lewis, Spencer Jones, and, baby, Kenneth Jones; and great Grandchildren, Madison Sokol, Lizzie Benefield, Emmitt Hanna.

The family received friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday night and a graveside service is planned for Thursday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

Clemantine Amanda Fant

Clemantine Amanda Fant, of Newnan, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on May 5, 2016.  She was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Edward and Fanne Mae Wright Fant. 

She is survived by her daughters, Nutosha Fant and Lena M. Hanchard and her grandchildren Jason G. Walker and Noah N. Hanchard.

The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 14.  A Celebration of Life Service will follow on Saturday at noon at the funeral home with Reverend James Jordan officiating. 

 

Miller, Joyce H.

Joyce H. Miller, of Senoia, passed away at her residence on April 25, 2016.  Mrs. Miller was born in Atlanta to the late Ed and Lizzette Hart. 

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Pete Miller; son, Charlie Miller; daughter, Tammy (Tim) Miller-Devlin; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  

A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Billy Rowe officiating.  The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.    


McClendon, Amber Michelle

  Mrs. Amber McClendon, age 29 of Newnan, died at her residence on April 23, 2016. She was born in Atlanta on July 18, 1986. Mrs. McClendon loved her dogs Roscoe, Camo, Shadow, Little Man and Max. She enjoyed going to the lake for a boat ride or some fun on the jet ski and also took pleasure in going to the mountains. 

She was predeceased by her sister, Candice Nicole Mayfield and grandmother Dorothy Childrey.

Surviving are her husband David McClendon; mother Debra Mayfield and step dad Robert Payton; father,Tim Mayfield; grandmother, Freddy Mayfield; aunts, Sandra Dutton (Vick Wooten), Tammy (David) Calloway, Pam Chamberlain, Yvonne (Allen) Chastain, Peggy Tiller, and Sylvia Prichard; uncles, Wayne Childery, Ferrell Mayfield (Joyce), Merrell Mayfield, Phillip Mayfield, Gerald Mayfield; nieces, nephews, and cousins; friends, Renee and Oscar Walker and Robin Carr.  

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m until service time.

 

Brock, Shirley Craig

Mrs. Shirley Brock, age 62 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on April 21, 2016. She was born in Clearwater, FL on March 27, 1954 to the lage Richard Craig and Janet Feather Craig.  She was also predeceased by her husband, Murray Brock.  Surviving are her three sons, David Lindley, Danny Lindley, and Craig Brock.  No services are planned at this time.    

 

Miller, John Albert, Jr.

Mr. John Miller, age 73 of Palmetto, died at his residence on April 21, 2016.  He was born in New Orleans, LA on September 10, 1942 to the late John Miller, Sr. and Eloise Kirkpatrick Miller.  He served in the U.S. Navy and later was a fabricator with Maganease Steel Corp.  He was predeceased by his wife, Lynda Miller.  Surviving are his daughter, Michele Aldredge (Darrell) of Newnan; son, John Albert Miller III (Gigi) of Villa Rica; grandchildren, Christina Parson, Jamie Walters, Hannah Aldredge, Kathryn Aldredge, and Elizabeth Aldredge; 1 great grandchild,Raiden Parson.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Holly Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Jeff Merritt officiating.  

 

Owens, Paul E

Mr. Paul Owens, age 66 of Newnan, died at Floyd Medical Center on April 18, 2016.  He was born on August 23, 1949 in Illinois.  He served in the United States Air Force and later was in security with Pinkerton.  He was cremated.  

 

 Estep, Ruth Otwell

Mrs. Ruth Estep, age 78 of Hewitt, Texas and formerly of Newnan passed away on April 17, 2016. She was born in Newnan on September 21, 1937 to the late David Sylvester Otwell and Dollie May Gray Otwell. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James William Estep and son, James David Estep. Mrs. Estep retired from Coweta County as an administrative assistant.

She is survived by her son, Dan and his wife Melissa of Hewitt, Texas; granddaughters, Lindsey Estep and Melissa Lowe and her husband Jason. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Madison and Abby Lowe.

The funeral services for Mrs. Estep will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Paul Dennis officiating and the interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday eveing from 5-7. Condolences may be expressed at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com.

The family is accepting flowers, but also suggests that donations in honor of Mrs. Estep be made to Hoops for Hope, P.O. Box 7391, Waco, TX 76714 in memory of Ruth Estep.

 

 McCarty, Sarah Williams

Mrs. Sarah McCarty, age 59 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on April 16, 2016.  She was born in Newnan on June 24, 1956 to Yancey Williams and Ilean Kellum Williams.  She was predeceased by her father.   

 Mrs. McCarty is survived by her husband, Danny McCarty; her children, JoAnn Yarbrough, Beth Stewart and BJ Mooney; her mother, ILean Williams; her siblings, Donnie Watson and Tommy Williams; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  

A memorial service is planned for Saturday May 7th at 2:00 pm at Arnco Baptist Church.

                                                                                                

Baby Kinsley Ann Benedict

Baby Kinsley Benedict, daughter of Justin Benedict and Alycia Duncan died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on April 14, 2016.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents James Bullins and Judy Bullins; Jay Benedict and Frankie Benedict; great grandparents, Brenda Coursey, Net Brown, Charles Brown, and Ruth Benedict.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating.  Interment will follow at Luthersville City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12-2 before service time. 

 

Greenwell, Gail

Ms. Gail Cantrell Greenwell, age 88 of Sharpsburg died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on April 9, 2016.  She was cremated and her family will have a memorial service at a later date. 

 

 Breeza-Walker, Regina Maria

Mrs. Regina Walker, age 64 of Newnan, died on April 6, 2016 at Doctor's Hospice.  She was born in Canada on November 11, 1951 to John Breeza and Janina Machalowski Breeza.  She is survived by her husband, Bruce David Walker.  

 

Winton, Donna Gay

Mrs. Donna Winton, age 53 of Ellenwood, died at her residence on April 3, 2016.  She was born in Dothan, AL on August 28, 1962 to  Harvey Peterman and Carolyn Brogdon Peterman.  She is survived by her parents and husband, James Howard Winton; sons, William Elton Askew and James Howard Winton II; daughters, Stephanie Lynn Hayes, Jessica Elaine Bailey, and Donna Jo Askew; sister, Pamela Peterman; 7 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in the chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jessica Elaine Bailey for "Smiles for Baby Charley." 

 

Nickels, Lucy

Mrs. Lucy Helton Nickels, 75, formerly of Palm Coast, Florida and most recently of Newnan, Georgia passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Southwest Christian Hospice Care in Union City, Georgia where she was cared for with much love and kindness.

Mrs. Nickels, born on May 5, 1940, was a native of Walnut, North Carolina.  She graduated salutatorian from Walnut High School and completed her degree in education at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, much later in her life.  She worked as a Business Education Instructor and Graduation Coordinator at OIC Training Academy in Fairmont, West Virginia prior to her retirement to Florida.  She loved to work with her hands and was a talented seamstress and needlepoint artist.  She loved meeting people and making new friends having made several new friends in her move to Florida and in her most recent move to Georgia.

Mrs. Nickels was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Nickels, and a daughter, Tonya White.  She is survived by daughters, Pam (Harold) Caldwell of Sharpsburg, GA; Tara (Steven) Brumit of Hinton, WV, and Traci (Kevin) Darnell of Coal City, West Virginia; brother, Ralph (Nellie) Helton of Woodfin, NC; niece Becky (Ray) Dishner of Woodfin, NC; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a grand niece and nephew.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor John Hobbs officiating at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Newnan, Georgia.  Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service.  A grave site service is planned at the Helton Family Cemetery in Walnut, North Carolina, on April 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to:

Southwest Christian Hospice Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA  30291

Walsh, Jane

Mrs. Jane T. Walsh, age 80 of Port Charlotte, Florida died in Newnan, GA on April 1, 2016.  She was born in New York to the late William Moran and Mildred Eckerson Moran.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Vincent Walsh, and four siblings.   She was retired from the “Sun Coast Media Group.” 

Surviving are her sons, Harry W. Decker and Michael Devito; daughters, Alison Moran and Kim Otis; sisters, Ellen and Linda; brother, Junior; and 6 grandchildren.    A service is planned for a later date.

 

Cooper, Melisa Paulette

Ms. Melisa Cooper, age 57 of Newnan, died on March 29, 2016.  She was born in Myrtle Beach, SC on February 26, 1959 to Paul Plyler and Amanda Horne Plyler.  She was a receptionist in a medical office.  A burial service of her cremains will be later at Westminster Memorial Park.  

 

Mills, Shirley Diane

Mrs. Shirley Mills, age 60 of Moreland, passed away at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital on March 27, 2016. She was born in Newnan on January 22, 1956 to the late Arthur Frank Smith and Janice Hudgens Smith. Mrs. Mills was a school bus driver for Coweta County for twenty years. She loved racing especially dirt track, drag racing and Go-Kart racing. She was also a avid reader and anything her granchildren were doing she was interested.

In addtion to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Darrell Smith; sister, Linda Smith; and two grandchildren, Alex and Ben Mills.

Those surviving include her husband, Mickey Mills of Moreland; son, Michael Mills (Jessica Chipman); daughters, Nancy Hickey (Andy), Jacquie Mills Linch, Candi Smallwood (Joseph); sister, Vicky Shelnutt (Eddie); 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Moreland.

 

Criswell, Evelyn Regina

Mrs. Evelyn R. Criswell, age 64 of LaGrange, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on March 24, 2016. She was born in Newnan on November 22, 1951 to the late Erskine Pitts, Sr. and Myrtie Doris Dingler Pitts. In addition to her parents,  she was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Criswell; sister, Elicia Roslyn Cleveland and brother Erskine Pitts, II. Mrs. Criswell attended Callaway Baptist Church in LaGrange, loved her family espcially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
She also worked for Panasonic working in assembly.

Mrs. Criswell is survived by her daughters, Teresa Ann Shelnutt (Carey Brandt) of Grantville, Shannon Dawn Shelnutt (Bill) of LaGrange and Ellen Ferrell (Eddie) of Hogansville. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Brad Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends from two until service time.

Phillips, Horace Zed

Mr. Horace Phillips, age 91 of Newnan, died at Pruitt Health Care in Fairburn on March 22, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta to the late Zeddie and Daisy Phillips.  He had a career with Yancey Brothers; where he worked as a mechanic and a safety manager.  He served his country in the Coast Guard and the Army; serving in the Army from 1943 to 1946.  He was a proud World War 2 Veteran.  He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he was a vacation Bible School teacher,  taught youth, was a Sunday School teacher, was an RA leader, and had served as a Deacon since 1979.  Besides his parents, Mr. Phillips is predeceased by his son-in-laws Dwight Meacham and Marcus Ward and his sister, Patsy Broome. 

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Vivian Phillips; his daughters, Vivian McCain (Norman) of Clinch County, Juanita Meacham of Newnan, Julie Ward of Newnan;  his brothers, Luther Phillips, David Phillips, Bob Phillips, Homer Phillips, Carter Burrell, and Frank Phillips; his sister, Betty Huggins; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; and a number of neices and nephews. 

The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home on Thursday, March 24, from 1.-3 p.m. and a funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 3 p.m. with Reverend Ray Freeman officiating.  Interment will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Calhoun, Alyssa Caitlin

Miss Alyssa Calhoun, age 14 of Newnan, died at Tanner Medical Center on March 18, 2016.  She was born in Newnan on August 10, 2001.  She was a 9th grade student at Newnan High School and attended Coweta Community and Trinity Fellowship in Peachtree City.  She loved church, was an avid outdoors person who enjoyed hunting, and loved talking on her cell phone.  She was always helping others and had a great love for her brothers and sisters. 

Surviving are her father, Jason Calhoun; her mother, Brittney Haynes Calhoun; her brothers, Dylan Calhoun, Nicolai Calhoun, and Logan Haynes; her sisters, Tabitha Calhoun and Kendall Calhoun; her grandparents, Johnny and Jeanette Calhoun; her aunts and uncles, Tammy Crain (Sam), Kelly Calhoun, and Andy Calhoun (Carissa). 

The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home on Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and a funeral service will be held at the funeral home Friday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Rhonda McGinnis officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as Pallbearers will be Michael Bishop, Andy Calhoun, Sam Crain, Patrick Seamen, Michael Spratlin, and John Calhoun. 

 

Moore, Sylvia Sue
Mrs. Sylvia Sue Moore, age 67 of Luthersville, died at Piedmont Atlanta on March 20, 2016.  She was born on November 11, 1948 in Carroll County to the late Ray Clark and Opal Johnson Clark.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Tammy McKee; brothers, Clifford Clark and Charles Clark; and sister, Linda Noles.  She loved life and was good to everybody.  She especially enjoyed playing the piano and cooking for her family.  She was a seamstress for the Blyele Company.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Wayne Moore; sons, Shane Blankenship (Amy) and Brad Moore all of Newnan; daughter, Tanya Blankenship of Newnan; sister, Brenda Cook; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from noon until service time. 

 

 

Stafford, Sara Avis

Mrs. Sarah Avis Stafford, age 80 of Sharpsburg, died at Doctor's Hospice on March 18, 2016.  She was born in Milledgeville,  GA on June 14, 1935 to the late Lucilious Jones Wilcher and Ruby Marsh Wilcher. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, David R. Stafford; siblings, Aubrey Wilcher, Dorothy Swint, Milton Wilcher, Mattie Kate Wilcher, Charles Wilcher, William "Billy" Wilcher, and Bobby Wilcher.  She was a cosmetologist, worked for Eckerd Drugs in Newnan, and was the owner of a produce business at the Georgia Farmer's Market in Forest Park.  She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.  

Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Crawford and Linda Nickolson both of Sharpsburg, Susie Crockett of Douglasville, and Donna Zekl; sister, Betty Lois Smith of Sparta; grandchildren, Shannon Fullwood, Sharon Fitzgerald, Eugene Crawford, Jr., Lynn Crawford, Lindsay Crockett, Joshua Turner, Joseph Turner, and Jessica Buddenhagen; 9 great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Howard Alexander officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 20, 6-9 p.m.

 

McCullough, Larry

Mr. Thomas Larry McCullough, age 72, of Newnan, completed his life’s journey on March 17, 2016, secured in the knowledge that he would spend eternity with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A native of Coweta County, he was born on June 8, 1943 in Grantville, GA to the late Gordon and Gladys Lassitter McCullough.  Mr. McCullough was retired from the Coweta County School System, where he worked in maintenance.  In addition to his parents Mr. McCullough is preceded in death by his son, Michael Allen McCullough; his brother, Gordon Gerald McCullough; and his sister Barbara McCullough Brown.

Mr. McCullough was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church.

Mr. McCullough is survived by his wife, Linda F. McCullough, of Newnan; son, Chris (Christine) McCullough of Newnan; daughters, Cindy (Joe) Thompson of Newnan, Susan (Steven) West and Beth Stephens of Newnan; sisters, Lynn Arrington and Brenda Schloemer all of Newnan.    His grandchildren are Brittany Morgan Thompson, Joshua Clinton Thompson,  PFC Emily Noelle McCullough, Ashley Brooke Stephens and Nicholas David McCullough and his best friend and brother-n-law is Kenny (Carla) Hanson.   There is an extended family of nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers are Chris McCullough, Joe Thompson, Steven West, Joshua Thompson, Nicholas McCullough, and Chris Brewer.

Funeral Services for Mr. McCullough will be Sunday, March 20, 2016 at  2:00 p.m. at the Higgins Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Visitation will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm. at the funeral home.  Rev. Jeff Smith and Danny Wilson to officiate.  The interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. 

 

Mrs. Barbara Ann Clay Fields


Mrs. Barbara Fields, age 75, a life long resident of Newnan, passed away peacefully at her residence on March 15, 2016. Mrs. Fields was born on April 26, 1940 in Hogansville to the late Eddie B. Clay and Sarah Massengale Clay. Along with her parents Mrs. Fields is preceded in death by her wonderful husband Alvin Lawrence Fields, Jr and son, Rev. Richard Kenneth Fields both formerly of Newnan.

She was a member of the Miracle Tabernacle Family Worship Center and retired from child care at the Learning Tree Day Care.

Mrs. Fields is survived by her son; Allen Fields and his wife Donna of Newnan; brother, Reverend Richard Clay and his wife Pauline of Newnan; sisters, Judy Nichols and her husband Roy, Patsy Addison and her husband Frankie both of Newnan. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Bret Fields and Christy Roddy; two great grandchildren, Jacob Fields and Shelby Roddy.

The family will receive friends at the the funeral home from noon - 1:30 p.m on Thursday, March 17, 2016 with a graveside service to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2 p.m. with Reverend Richard Clay officiating.

 

Mrs. Barbara McCarty Riley


     Mrs. Barbara McCarty Riley, age 80 of Hogansville, died at Florence Hand Nursing Home in LaGrange on March 1, 2016.  She was born in Clem, GA on July 3, 1935 to the late Nezra McCarty and Laura Attaway McCarty.  She worked in food service with the Coweta County School System and then at Newnan Hospital.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Edward "Ed" Riley; sons, Danny Veitch, and John Riley; grandson, Adam Veitch; infant great grandson; and brother, Ted McCarty.    She loved gardening, fishing with her mom and dad, camping, and enjoyed all the time she spent with her children.
     Surviving are her son, Mark Veitch; daughter, Laura Hill (Mike); daughter-in-law, Donna Ferrell Veitch; brother, Edward McCarty (Shirley); sisters, Dianne Neill (Bobby) and Patricia Lewis; grandchildren, Brooke, Abby, Michael, Kevin, Ashley, Tasha, Jim, and Jason; 13 great grandchildren.   www.
     A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m.on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at New Lebanon Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Fleming officiating.  In lieu of flowers or food the family requests donations in her name to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan in memory of her son, Danny.

Mrs. Martha Dwanice Reid

Mrs. Martha Reid, of Newnan, passed away at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, in Newnan, on February 26, 2016.  She was born in LaGrange, Georgia, to the late Curtis and Martha Grice on May 28, 1941.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Alvine Dale Reid; her sons, Curtis Dale Reid and John Allen Reid; and her brother, Stephen Grice. 

Mrs. Reid is survived by her daughter, Christina DeeAnn Boone (Dennis); her brothers, Curtis Grice (Edwina) and Wally Taylor (Jo); daughter-in-law, Christy Reid; grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Emily, Ellijah, and Luke; one great grandchild, Zach; nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service is planned at Macedonia Baptist Church on Monday, February 29, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Riley officiating.  The family will receive friends the evening before on Sunday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m at the funeral home. 

 

Congo, Robert
Mr. Robert Congo, age 77 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on February 21, 2016.  He was born in Fairburn, Georgia to the late Dave and Myrtice Congo.  He retired after a career as a truck driver for Foley's.  Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Sally.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home for 6-8 on Monday Night, February 22.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, with Pastor Greg Morris of First Christian Church Newnan officiating.  Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. 

 

McMichael, Marian

Mrs. Marian McMichael, age 85 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on February 19, 2016.  She was born in Newnan on January 28, 1931 to the late Olen Bryant and Lula Davis Bryant.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Monroe McMichael.  She was retired from Playtex.  
     Surviving are her sons, Danny Campbell (Mickie) and Dale Campbell (Peggy); daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Couch (Gerald); brothers, Kenneth Bryant and Herman Bryant (Brenda); numerous grandchildren.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating.  Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Sunday, 4-6 p.m.

 

 

Mr. Curtis M. Hammond

Mr. Curtis M. Hammond passed away at his home on February 9, 2016. He was born in Ashville, North Carolina to the late Mercer and Helen Hammond. Besides his parents, Mr. Hammond is preceded in death by his wife, Helen. Mr. Hammond was a member of the Christian Church in Newnan, he served his country in World War II, and loved to fish and camp.

Mr. Hammond is survived by his sons, Jimmy Hammond (Sue Ellen) of LaFeyette, Kenneth Hammond of Greensboro, and Carey Hammond (Betty) of Palmetto; and 9 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Great Grandchildren. .

A graveside service will be held on February 11, at 2 p.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Newnan, Georgia; with Chaplain Dan Akins Officiating. In Lieu of Flowers the family has asked that donations be made to The Christian Church on Jackson Street in Newnan, Georgia.

 

Phillips, Zeddie Lee
 
Mr. Zeddie Lee Phillips, age 84, passed away at his home on Febuary 7, 2015.  He was born in Carrolton to the late Loyd and Maye Phillips.  Mr. Phillips retired from the city of Newnan, was a member of Welcome All Baptist Church in Hogansville, loved his dog Batman, and was an awesome Grandfather.  
Surviving are his wife Videra Smith; Sons, Chester L. Phillips (Ann), Barry B. Phillips, Billy Joe Phillips, and Terry W. Phillips (Diane); daughter, Jacqueline C. Smith (Joe); 15 Grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 
A funeral service will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Tuesday, February 9th at 1 p.m. and the family will reveive friends at the funeral home on Monday, February 8th from 6-8 p.m.
 
McDowell, James Thomas, Jr.

Mr. James McDowell, age 68 of Hogansville, died at his residence on February 2, 2016.  He was born in Hogansville on October 2, 1947.  He was a master plumber and is survived by Linda Goodell.  A memorial service will be planned at a later date. 

Martinez, Libia Rosa

     Mrs. Libia Martinez, age 90 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on February 3, 2016.  She was born in Colombia on January 10, 1926 to the late Juan Ortega and Fernanda Villanueva.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Miguel Martinez and sister, Olinda Montano.  She was an accountant for Advanced Ring Corp.
     Surviving are her daughter, Maria Munoz (Carlos Arias) of Newnan; brothers, Orlando Carbonell (Martha) of Florida, Felipe Carbonell (Oscarina) of Colombia, and Francisco Carbonell (Ines) of Colombia; sisters, Ariela Carbonell of Florida and Lucilla Beleno of Colombia; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at St. George Catholic Church with Father Henry Atem officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 1:30 on Saturday.
 
Patterson, Wayne Hoyt

     Mr. Wayne Patterson, age 83 of Newnan, passed away peacefully at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on February 3, 2016. Mr. Patterson was born in Ducktown, Tennessee on December 7, 1932 to the late Claude Marion Patterson and Ada Lee Davis Patterson. Along with his parents Mr. Patterson is also preceded in death by his son Alan Scott Patterson.
Mr. Patterson retired from United Airlines working both in Atlanta and Denver, Colorado. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, the outdoors and sports. Mr. Patterson served in the United States Army during the Korean war and also was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg.
     Those surviving Mr. Patterson include his lovely wife of over 57 years, Jean Konkle Patterson; son, David Wayne Patterson and his wife Jan of Gainesville, Florida; daughter, Kathryn Reeves and her husband Jay of Alabaster, Alabama; daughter in law, Jacki of Alpharetta; brothers, Jack Patterson of Braselton and Robert Patterson of Murphy, NC. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, Wayne Patterson and his wife Bethany, Erin Leigh Patterson, Tyler Reeves, Alan Reeves, Sydney Patterson, Taylor Patterson and one great grandchild, Ivey Jane Patterson.
     A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Patterson will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Price officiating. There will be a reception following the service to meet and greet family and friends at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Patterson to the building fund at Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

Burdett, Tommy Lee
     Mr. Tommy Burdette, Sr., age 81 of Newnan, died at his residence on February 3, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta on April 18, 1934 to the late Amos Burdett and Ida Louise Scoggins Burdett. In addition to his parents Mr. Burdett is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Katherine Burdett and son Ricky Dwayne Burdett.  He was a master plumber employed in the past with Thomas T. Pope.
     He is survived by his sons, Tommy L. Burdett, Jr. (Sheila), William Mark Burdett, and Wendell Grant Burdette (Tandy); daughters, Kathy Jane Fowler and Toni Dilworth (Bob). 
A Funeral Service is planned for Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time.  Bob Dilworth will be officiating. 
Vaughn, Brenda Sue

Ms. Brenda Sue Vaughn, age 66 of Pine Mountain, GA died at Hospice LaGrange on February 3, 2015.  She was born in Atlanta on June 27, 1949 to Henry Toy Vaughn, Sr. and Lillie Lee Vaughn.  She was a true caregiver who loved her family and enjoyed crocheting,  She was a security guard at Baptist Towers and was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church.  Surviving are her brother, Michael Lee Vaughn of Tyrone; sisters, JoAnn Robertson of Tyrone and Gail Vaughn of Newnan; nieces and nephews.  A memorial service is planned for a later date.   
 
Branch, Dora Dianne Howard

Dianne H. Branch, age 65 of Covington died at her residence on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Mrs. Branch was born in Columbus, Georgia on September 28, 1950 to the late Bussey Talmadge Howard and Juanita Wigley Wyche Howard. Mrs. Branch worked for Southern Regional Hospital in the human resource department. A few of her enjoyments included going to yard sales and decorating. She was of the Pentecostal faith and graduated from Manchester High School in 1969.
Mrs. Branch is survived by her mother, Juanita Wyche Branch;sisters and brothers in law, Betty and James Hammock, Helen and Larry Spears, Lucile Howard, Marlene and Bobby Roberson; one brother, Bo Howard. Also surviving are nephews, Rob Howard of Cocoa, Florida and Chris Roberson of Newnan; nieces, Mignan Richardson of Jackson and Itaska Borowski of Thomasville; great nephews, Hayden Richardson, Carson Roberson; great nieces, Madison Richardson, Maegan Howard and Hannah Sperna.
The funeral for Mrs. Branch will be held at 2 p.m, Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with the interment to follow at Meriwether Memory Gardens in Manchester. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m on Wednesday evening.
 
 
Taylor, Jerry Delano

Jerry Delano Taylor, of Newnan, Georgia, died at his home on January 28, 2016.  Mr. Taylor was born in Eden, North Carolina; to the late Jesse and Verda Taylor.  Mr. Taylor was a member of Cokes Chapel United Methodist, was an avid outdoors-man, and enjoyed life.  Mr. Taylor served his country with honor in the Navy, serving through the Korean War; he was a proud Patriot. 

Mr. Jerry Taylor is survived by his Wife of over 60 years, Joyce W. Taylor; his son, Darnick M. Taylor; his daughter, Renda J. Getelman (Skip), his grandchildren, Ryan Taylor (Jackie), Nicole Moulder (Matt), and Chris Rutledge (Kaley); and his Great-Grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, Rush, and Harper. 

A funeral service for Mr. Taylor will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 3 p.m., at Cokes Chapel United Methodist.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. at the church before the service.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Brunswick, Georgia.  Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 770-253-4723

Tenney, Ruth

    Mrs. Ruth Tenney, age 84 of Newnan, died at Avalon Health and Rehab on January 28, 2016.  She was born in Coweta County to the late Johnnie Rainwater and Inez Willingham Rainwater.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, L.T. Tenney; brothers, James Rainwater and Fred Rainwater.  She was employed at the Rutledge Center as the Outreach Coordinator. 
     Surviving are her sons, Tommy Tenney of Homer, GA and Terry Tenney of Newnan; daughters, Sandra Jensen (Don), Sherri Pickett all of Newnan, and Donna Harris (Dennis) of Palmetto; sister, Sarah Bell Fey of Newnan;  9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Fleming and Dr. Phil Pilgrim officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until service time. 

 

Curtis, Larry Wayne
Mr. Larry W. Curtis, age 68 of Luthersville, passed away at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on January 24, 2016. He was born in Meridian Mississippi to the late William "Billy" Curtis and Peggy Marie Gough Curtis on October 24, 1947. Mr. Curtis worked as a inventory specialist with Cargill Meat Distribution.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Pastor T.J. Boyd officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 3 p.m until service time.

He is survived by his wife, Janis M. Curtis; sons, John and Jason Curtis; daughter, Wanda (Jimmy) Vail of Oakman, Alabama; brother, Chris and Zoila Curtis of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Jacob and Kacy Vail of Mobile Alabama, Nathan and Tiffany Hollis of Oakman, Alabama, Michael Paul Curtis of Georgia; great granddaughter, Baylen Hollis of Oakman, Alabama along with one niece, Peggy Curtis of Fayetteville, GA. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Ronald "Sonny" and Barbara Gough, Ransom and Dot Gough, Richard and Kathryn Gough all of Meridian, Mississippi; Libby Crawford of Brandon, Mississippi and George and Patricia Turnage of Oklahoma City, Okalahoma.

 

Shelton, Charles 

     Mr. Charles Shelton, 85 of Fayetteville, passed away at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on January 22, 2016.  He was born on July 31, 1930 to the late Joe Henry Shelton and Bessie Chapman Shelton. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Rebecca Stephens, and sister, Ruby Stringer.  

      Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Canuet Shelton; daughter, Nancy Granath (David) of Florence, SC; son-in-law, Roger Stephens of Hampton; sister, Isla Caraway of Loganville; grandchildren, Wesley Stephens, Katie Smith (Jason), and Andrea Landry (Joe). 

     He served in the U.S. Army and retired as Warehouse Manager for Nabisco.   Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Fairburn on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from noon until service time on Tuesday. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery.  

 

Mengel, Phillip Kyle

Dr. Phillip Kyle Mengela big man with a loving heart and open arms left us on Monday, January 18, 2016after a long battle with heart disease.  Dr. Mengel had a thriving practice as a psychotherapist in Carrollton for over thirty years.  He touched the lives of many through his professional practice and his music.  Phil was a founding member of The Zachariah Foundation which raises money for local charities.  He was the percussionist and drummer for The Zachariah Band, The Daddy O’s Band, Opposite of Hee Haw, Mayhaley’s Grave, Gathering Nada, and until recently Stil.  Music and people were his passions.  When not working or playing music, Phil loved floating in his pond, walking and grooming the trails in the woods nearby.  His love for the land shows in the beauty of his home. Dr. Phil Mengel, “The Real Dr. Phil,” 65, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away at home surrounded by family and friends.

Dr. Mengel was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1950, the son of George F. Mengel and Mildred Kyle Mengel.  He graduated from Allentown High School, after which he enlisted in The U.S. Air Force.   He was stationed in England for approximately six years, specializing in photography and cartography.  He often joked that he lucked out and was Radar (from Mash).  It was during this time he discovered his passion for psychology.   On returning to the states he attended Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  In 1976 he moved to Carrollton  to become a part of West Georgia College’s nationally renowned Psychology department, headed by Mike Arons.  In 1992 he  completed his doctorate through Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne Mengel, two daughters, Karen Prince (Jason LaMacchia) of San Francisco, CA and Kris Prince of Carrollton, GA,  and two grandchildren, Halen and Harriett LaMacchia.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Frederick Kyle Mengel.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you plant a tree or  contribute in his name to the charity of your choice.  A celebration of life will be planned in the coming weeks.

 

Arrington, Joyce

Mrs. Joyce Arrington, age 73 of Newnan passed away peacefully at her residence on January 26, 2016. Mrs. Arrington was born on February 8, 1942 in Delta, Alabama to the late William Asbery Carroll and Sarah Jane Moon Carroll. She served as a CNA at Beulah Nursing Home for many years.  Mrs. Arrington enjoyed spending time with all her family, cooking and working in her yard. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her son, Billy Arrington. 

Mrs. Arrington is survived by her husband, Ricky Arrington; sons Donnie (Peggy) Arrington of Newnan, Anthony (Sarah) Arrington of Newnan, Nolan Arrington and Austin Arrington both of Newnan; daughters, Cathy Carden, Lynn Spradlin (Jeff), Melissa Arrington and her husband Andy Spradlin all of Newnan. She is also survived by grandchildren, Ashley Arrington, Tiffany Spradlin, Megan Arrington, Jessica Spradlin, Sammy Daniel and Madison Britt; one great grandchild, Elijah Gooden; sister, Mildred Tallant of Newnan. 

The funeral services for Mrs. Arrington will be at noon on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastors David Arrington and T.J. Boyd officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m.

 

James Michael “Mike” Moody, age 64, of Newnan, Georgia, born July 15, 1951, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mike was a gentle soul loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.  He never hesitated to help others at any time.  Mike most loved his work and spending time with his family and friends.

 Mike is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years, Debbie Moody; two children Brandon (Kristi) Moody and Eric (Kelly) Moody; granddaughter Kelsi Durrough; mother Willa Dean Frazier; sister Tonya (Brent) Johnson; preceded in death by father James Riley Moody.

 The memorial service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Newnan, Georgia.  The family will receive friends Saturday 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Community Christian Church, 1717 GA-154, Sharpsburg, Georgia 30277 in memory of Mike Moody.

 

Bairentine, Tommy

Mr. Tommy Lee Bairentine, age 37 of Greenville died January 18, 2016.  He was born in North Carolina on May 27, 1978.  He was in production with Mobis.  He was a good man who loved everyone in his family and enjoyed pitching horseshoes.  He was proud of his Mustang. 

Surviving are his wife, April Neal Bairentine; son, Trenton and daughter, Autumn; father, Michael Lee Bairentine and mother, Marcia; mother-in-law, Laura Neal and father-in-law, Mike Neal; sister, Amanda Bairentine; sister-in-law, Melodie Hicks (Chris); brothers, William Bairentine (Jessica) and Jimmy Duncan (Christi); brother-in-law, Michael Neal (Ashley);special family members Kathy Boyd, Tim Boyd, T.J. Boyd, Timothy Boyd, Tammy Boyd, and Tiffany Boyd; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 21, from 5-8 p.m. and on Friday January 22, from 11:00 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2016 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastors T. J. Boyd and Randall Hodge officiating.  Interment will follow at Luthersville Cemetery.

Robinson, Anthony Blake


Mr. Anthony Blake Robinson, age 47 of Fairburn, died at Emory University Hospital on January 16, 2016. He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on August 15, 1968 to his parents Larry Robinson and the late Nilda Nieves. Mr. Robinson was a self employed auto mechanic.

Mr. Robinson is being survived by his wife, Patricia Hancock Robinson; son, Jesse Robinson; daughters, Hailee Seili and Elizabeth Robinson.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Robinson will be held at 2 p.m,  Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Palmetto.

 

Cullen, Robert Arthur

Mr. Robert Cullen, age 95 of Newnan, died at Southland Health and Rehab on January 14, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Frank E. Larisey officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time.   

 

Mr. Carl Thompson

Carl Thompson, 87, passed away at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on January 13, 2016.  Mr. Thompson was born in Senoia, Georgia on March 26, 1928 to the late John Thompson and Ludie Wilson Thompson.  Mr. Thompson loved farming and yard work, spending time with friends at Williams Grocery and he personally took care of Carl Smith’s Garden. Mr. Thompson worked with Southerland Farms for 20 years and was a lifelong resident of Senoia.

Besides his parents, Mr. Thompson is predeceased by his sisters, Elsie Ruth Smith, Rachel Bennett, and Lucy Castle; brother, James Thompson; and sister-in-law, Louise Thompson. 

Mr. Thompson is survived by his sons, Kenneth Lee Thompson (Sharon Ann), of Franklin and Wayne Thompson (Holly Haralson), of Senoia; brother, Lewis Emory Thompson, of Atlanta; Mary T. Cook, of Senoia; four grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren,  5 great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. 

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Reverend Winston Skinner officiating.  A committal service will follow the funeral at Senoia City Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Donna Darlene Morris


Mrs. Donna Darlene Morris passed away at Newnan Piedmont Hospital on January 8, 2016.  Mrs. Morris was born on October 24, 1964 to the late Vince Coleman and Mary Frances Harmon in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband, Scott Cox, her mother Mary Frances Harmon, sons, Ricky Eugene Duncan II and Jeffrey Jevon Morris Jr.; her daughter, Sherry Darlene Johnson; her brothers, Waymond Harmon, Robert Coleman, James Coleman, David Harmon, and Tommy Harmon; her sisters, Brenda Brown, Cheryl Wheeler, and Mary Ann Mitchell; and 8 grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 11, at 2 pm at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from noon until service time on Monday. 

Helton, Alice Ruth


Mrs. Ruth Helton, age 90 of Newnan, passed away on January 5, 2016 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Mrs. Helton was born on April 6, 1925 in Carrollton to the late James Daniel Phillips and Dussie Bell Hand Phillips. She was a true lady of faith, one that loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and reading the scriptures. She read  her bible through 44 times over the years and attended South Metro Ministries. Mrs. Helton loved her family doing her best to "keep them straight" and cook for them. Along with enjoying time with her family, Mrs. Helton watched the Wheel of Fortune, loved the Andy Griffith show and was a Braves fan. 

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Helton is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Lee Helton and son James Ronnie Helton.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 5-8 p.m. The funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m on Thursday, January 7, 2015 at South Metro Ministries with Pastors Ted Clay and Tony Grant officiating. Mrs. Helton will lie in state from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Helton is survived by sons, Marion Helton (Pat), Steve Helton (Mary), Chris Helton (Michelle) all of Newnan; daughter, Ann Camp (Dave) of Cumming and Peggy Phillips (Charles) of Newnan; brothers, Garland Phillips, Tommy Phillips, Donald Phillips and Gary Phillips; sisters, Judy Neely and Sheila Oliver. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

 

Webb, Della

     Mrs. Della Webb, age 80 of Newnan, died on January 1, 2016 at the home of her daughter.  She was born in Wedowee, Alabama on May 24, 1935 to the late, Thomas Swanger and Alice Aldredge Swanger.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roy Elijah Webb, and son, Kenneth Webb.    She worked in the dietary department at Newnan Hospital.      
     Surviving are her sons, James Webb (Mona Lisa) of Dothan, AL and Junior Webb (Tina) of Newnan; daughter, Syble Farmer of Douglasville; brothers, Leroy Hanson, Willis Donald Swanger, Eugene Swanger, and Ralph Swanger all of Carrollton; sisters, Mary Dean of Senoia, Emma Booth of Newnan, Nellie Hayes of Chatsworth, Marie Taylor and Ruby Williams, both of Carrollton; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

     A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until service time.   

 

 Byrd, John Edwin

  Mr. John E. Byrd, age 93 of College Park, died at Southern Regional Medical Center on December 22, 2015.  He was born in Enterprise, Alabama on November 2, 1922 to the late Bernard and Drucilla Byrd.  He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and later was the manager of vehicles for the East Point Police Department.  He was a member of the Democratic Party in Newnan.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Kelley, and a brother, Toby Byrd.
     Surviving are his wife, Virginia Griffith Byrd; sons, Neal Byrd of Costa Rica, Daniel Byrd (Stephanie) of Greenville, Maryland, and Richard Byrd, of Baltimore, Maryland; daughter, Gisele Henry of Baltimore, Maryland; sisters, Kathleen Griffin and Corrine Hornsby; grandchildren, Maya, Megan, Jessie, and Zoe Jane.   
    Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, December 27, 6-8 p.m. 

 

Pitts, Gerald Wayne  

     Mr. Gerald Wayne Pitts, age 66 of College Park, died at Doctor's Hospice on December 21, 2015.  He was born in LaGrange, GA on May 19, 1949 to the late Hubert J. and Clara Lee Pitts.  He was a plumber and was employed by Clay Plumbing Co. in East Point.  He enjoyed life, having a good time, and fishing with friends.  He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. 
     Surviving are his daughters, Penny Pitts and Terri Pruitt (Danny); sisters, Shirley Harper and Patricia Southern; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.   
     Funeral services will be held at 3:00 on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until service time.

 

Raines, Charles Arnold

     Mr. Charle Arnold Raines, age 70 of Luthersville, died at his residence on December 20, 2015.  He was born in Christopher, IL on May 26, 1945 to the late Charles James Raines and Ruth Armstrong Raines.  He loved to fish, bird watch, and he loved animals.  He was a self-employed builder of water towers,  He was predeceased by his wife, Frances.  Surviving are his sons, Charles J Raines, Gary Jarvis, Michael Abernathy, and Jerry Zewe; brother,Billy Laws; sister, Jeanie Mitchell; several grandchildren. 

     A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on January 4, 2016 with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 until service time. 

 

Wilson, Joel Douglas

Mr. Joel Douglas Wilson, age 76 of Stockbridge, died at Doctor's Hospice on December 16, 2015.  He was born on June 17, 1939 in Marion, North Carolina, to the late Thomas Daniel Wilson and Norma Roena Rayburn Wilson.  He served in the U.S. Marines and was in management with USCO.  A graveside service will be held at Marion Memorial Park in Marion, North Carolina on December 18, 2015.   

 

Devine, Daniel

Mr. Daniel, 82, of Senoia, Georgia, passed away at his home on December 12, 2015.  He was born in Glasgow, Scotland to the late Thomasand Jean Devine. Mr. Devine served as an Usher in the St Paul’s Catholic Church, in the police force in Scotland, and in
the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom.  Mr. Devine is survived by his wife of 60 years, Isabella McGinty Devine; sons Daniel Devine Jr. and Edward James Devine; daughters-in-law, Kristina Devine and Tina Depadua; daughter, Isabella Devine (Michael Cecere);  brother, Andy Devine (Betty); grandchild, Jennifer Devine-Claro (Claudio), and one greatgrandchild.  A memorial service will be planned by the family at a later date.

 

Roscoe, Teresa Dianne

Mrs. Teresa Dianne Roscoe, age 68 of Newnan, died at her residence on December 6, 2015.  She was born in Atlanta on February 14, 1947 to the late Willie Carl Williams and Louise Olivia Gray Williams. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Kenny Williams and Michael Gray.  Surviving are her sons, Carl Roscoe and his finance, Jaketta, and Allen Roscoe and his girlfriend Joi; brothers, Harold Williams, Billy Gray, and Jimmy Gray; sisters, Melody Rainey, Robin Barclay (Danny), Melissa Vaughn; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Roscoe loved her cats, crocheting, and caring for people.  www.higginshillcrestchapel.com 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the chapel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

 

Carter, Ronald F

Mr. Ronald Carter age 65 of Newnan passed away at his residence on December 12, 2015. Mr. Carter was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky on May 19, 1950 to Blanton Fortson Carter and  Sadie Skidmore Carter. Preceding Mr. Carter in death is his father and also his brother William Moser. 

Mr. Carter was know by his family and friends as one that loved to hunt, fish and collecting different weapons. He also retired from K-Mart Distribution Center and served in the United States Marine Corp. 

He is survived by his mother, Sadie Skidmore Carter; daughter, Candace Rodriguez and her husband Nelson of Kentucky; two brothers, Blanton Carter Jr. of Milledgeville and Keith Carter of Newnan; sister, Vickie Geraci and her husband Mitch of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; along with two grandchildren, Justin Cobb and Emilee Rodriguez. 

The family will gather together with friends on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 5-8 p.m to celebrate the life of Mr. Carter at his brother Keith's home at 240 Hamilton Drive, Newnan, Georgia 30263.

 

Suttles, Lois Marie

Lois Marie Suttles, 69, died at Newnan Piedmont Hospital on December 8, 2015.  She was born to the late Albert H. Jolly and Birdie Jolly in College Park, Georgia.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter Wonda Lee Nichols and her sisters Barbara Sanders and Faye Collins.  Mrs. Suttles enjoyed gardening, cooking; she loved her family and her grandchildren more than anything in the world. She will be remembered as kind and generous.

Mrs. Suttles is survived by her Husband, Marion James Suttles; her son, James Suttles (Ashley); her Daughter, Kimberly Hulse (Robert); her brother, Albert A. Jolly; her grandchildren, Leah Hobby, Austin Charron, Tiffany James, Christina James, and Tyler Suttles; and her great-grandchildren, Samantha Bond, David Bond IV, and Andrew James Hobby. 

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.  

Mullins, Ruby Elsie

Mrs. Ruby Elsie Mullins, age 85 of Senoia died at Pruitt Health Care in Greenville on December 7, 2015.  She was born in Atlanta on March 8, 1930 to the late Lloyd Barnes and Esther Mae Ledford Barnes.  She owned and retired from Mableton Janitorial.  She was known to everyone as "Grandma" especially at the Senoia ballfield.  She enjoyed camping with her grandchildren and fishing and was known for her "beehive" hair style.  She helped raise and love all the grandchildren.

Surviving are her son, Luke Edward Mullins of Senoia; daughters, Collette Bishop and Sheila Kelleher; sister, Doris Potete; 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com.  

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, 6-8 p.m.  Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723

Roscoe, Teresa Dianne Roscoe

Mrs. Teresa Dianne Roscoe, age 68 of Newnan, died at her residence on December 6, 2015.  She was born in Atlanta on February 14, 1947 to the late Willie Carl Williams and Louise Olivia Gray Williams.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Kenny Williams and Michael Gray.  Surviving are her sons, Carl Roscoe and his finance, Jaketta, and Allen Roscoe and his girlfriend Joi; brothers, Harold Williams, Billy Gray, and Jimmy Gray; sisters, Melody Rainey, Robin Barclay (Danny), Melissa Vaughn; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the chapel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until service time. 

 

Gillispie, James Harold "Herbie" 

Mr. James Harold "Herbie" Gillispie, age 67 of Newnan, passed away on December 7, 2015.  He was born on June 7, 1948 to the late James F. Gillispie and Irene Spangler in Huntington, WV.  In addition to his parents, her was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Lee Gillispie;  nephew, Richard Leon Turner, Jr.; and grandson, Joshua Allison.  Herbie was a good hearted person who cared about people. He loved to fish and enjoyed music.  He was a hard-working man with a big heart. 

Surviving are his beloved sister, Patty Brown (Ron); daughters, Ruthann Gillispie and Teresa Oliver; sons, Stephen Allison (Julie) and Tracy Allison; grandchildren, Cheyenne Slay (Brent), Destin Fulcher (Sarah), Tasha Garrett, Tammy Allison, and Tabetha Allison; nieces, Tammy O'Rourke, Star Burke, Tessa O'Rourke, Tabitha Turner, and many more nieces and nephews; 11 great grandchildren; best friends, Derek Bunch and Kenny Rowe; extended family and friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Donny Shelton officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until service time.

 

Smith, Sandra Lea

Mrs. Sandra Smith, age 69 of Grantville, died at her residence on December 2, 2015.  She was born in Stonington, Illinois on June 29, 1946.  She retired from the State of Georgia where she worked in payroll for over 20 years.  She loved her family and was fond of her animals. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Edwin Holcomb, Jr.; parents, Robert and Lois Fraser; sister, Marsha Roberts. 
    Surviving are her son, Charles Holcomb (Wendy); daughters, Tammy Fries (Bobby), Cynthia Holcomb, and Christina Wallace; brothers, Doc Fraser; sisters, Beth Little and Marie Tyson; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com
    Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 until service time.

 

Angelo, Janet Marie


Janet Angelo, age 65 of Newnan passed away at Cancer Treatment Centers of America on December 1, 2015. Mrs. Angelo was born on June 17, 1950 in Maywood, Illinois to the late William P. Schmitz and Dorothy Grace Schmitz. Mrs. Angelo will be remembered for her passion for education and her volunteer work at cancer centers. She taught at White Oak Elementary School here in Coweta County, teaching both first and second grade.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Angelo; daughter, Laura Thompson and her husband Brian of Newnan; brothers, Bill Schmitz (Ruth) and Joe Schmitz (Laura); sister, Susan Finn (Joe). Also surviving are two grandchildren, Nicholas and Adrianna Thompson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with Father Terry Crone officiating. The inurnment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Southeastern Assistance and Health Care, 600 Celebrate Life Parkway, Newnan, Georgia 30265.

LuAnne Gilbert Worley

LuAnne Gilbert Worley, age 58 of Pine Mountain, GA died peacefully November 29, 2015 at her home.  She was born October 5, 1957 in Siler City, NC to Louie Gilbert and Frances (Summerlin) Gilbert.  LuAnne was raised in McDonough, GA and graduated from McDonough Christian Academy.  She went on to get a Degree from Berry College and a Masters from West GA College.  Her career began with the GA Department of Education in Atlanta.  She completed her 30+ years of state service as Human Resources Director of the GBI for 12 years until her retirement in 2011.   LuAnne loved to travel and took numerous trips with her husband throughout North America and Europe.  She was also very athletic, completing a marathon and several triathlons during her lifetime.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pine Mountain. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Terry Worley; mother, Frances Gilbert of McDonough, GA;  brother, Gene Gilbert of Rex, GA;  sister Martha (Brad) Oleson of Barrow, AK.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the chapel with Rev. Ken Grubb officiating.  Family will receive friends from 1-3 at the funeral home in Newnan.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, 1762 Clifton Rd, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 3032

 

Spencer, James Madison

Mr. James Spencer, age 14 of Hogansville, passed away on November 7, 2015. He was born on June 23, 2001 in Leesburg, Florida. James loved NASCAR racing and dreamed of being a race car driver one day. He also was interested in underwater welding and was an 8th grader in the Heard County School System.

He is survived by his parents, Scott Spencer and Mavis Pate Spencer; brothers, Michael Phillips and Jerry Hobbs; sisters, Donna Lovejoy, Kimberly Bishop, Jennie Seaman, Stephanie Watts, Jennifer Watts, Donna Hudgins and Kayla Estes.

The funeral will be at 4 o'clock on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Corinth Baptist Church in Hogansville with Pastor Milton Hall officiating. Mr. Spencer will lie in state from 1-4 p.m. The interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Thursday from 2 - 8 p.m. 

Dempsey, Inger Anita

Mrs. Anita Dempsey, age 72 of Newnan, died at Brightmoor Hospice on November 7, 2015.  She was born in Sweden on April 15, 1943.  She was a BSN,RN with the Clayton County Jail Infirmary.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Brendan Dempsey.

Surviving are her sons, Sean Dempsey, Mark Dempsey, Michael Dempsey; daughter, Celene Dempsey Davenport; grandchildren, Tristan Davenport and Dylan Davenport.  Anita loved spending time with her grandboys.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Buddy Waldron officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 until service time.

 

Johnson, Casey P.
Mr. Casey P. "Buck" Johnson, age 83 of Sharpsburg, died at Avalon Health and Rehabilitation on November 1, 2015.  He was born in Mississippi on February 12, 1932 to the late Edgar A. Johnson and Lurline Murphy Johnson. He served in the United States Air Force and will be interred in Biloxi National Cemetery on November 13, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.  

 

Felicijan, Joseph John
Mr. Joseph John Felicigan, age 71 of Senoia, died at Atlanta Medical Center on November 1, 2015.  He was born in Pensylvania on August 30, 1944 to the late Anthony Felicijan and Anna Grace Blum Felicijan.  He was president of Clausing Industrial. He served in the U.S. Army and was an avid golfer, wood worker, and enjoyed traveling.  He was a loyal friend and loved his Harley and liked Nascar racing.  

Surviving are his wife, Karen Brown Felicijan; sons, Anthony (Diane) and David (Shawn); brother Ronald (Carol); grandchildren, Allysa, Joshua, Lindsay, and Kellie; great grandchild, Mackenzie. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:0a0 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1628 E  G Ave., Parchment, Michigan 49004.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Elks National Foundation, Otsego Michigan Elks #1711; Hospice; or the charity of your choice.  

  

Finley, Richard "Alan"

Richard “Alan” Finley of Newnan, GA went to glory on November 1, 2015.  He was a member of Crossroads Church, Newnan, GA.

Celebration of Life service will be held on November 7th at 2:00 at Crossroads Church, 3260 GA 16, Sharpsburg, GA 30277 (casual attire: biker wear or Clemson colors- orange, white or purple).

Your thoughts, love, and prayers are appreciated.  Many have asked what can be done to help. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts would be greatly appreciated for final expenses and financial needs. Please give what your heart leads you to give at  http://www.gofundme.com/Alan Finley. The family thanks everyone for their continued prayers and support, for without the assurance of eternal life what a totally sad time this would be.  Jeremiah 29:11

Alan was a graduate of Clinton High School in Clinton South Carolina (1980), Clemson University, South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Industrial Engineering (1984), and the University of Phoenix with a Master’s in Management (2006). He worked as a General Manager for Burris Logistics, Atlanta Division. Previous employments were US Foods, Montgomery Division, PFG, and Bi-Lo. While in Alabama he was a member of the Millbrook, Alabama American Legion Post 133.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Finley; mother, Joyce Finley; father, Richard Finley; son, Brian Finley; daughters, Elizabeth Finley and Kiersten McKenzie; brothers, Russell Finley and Paul Finley; sisters-in-law, Lorenna Finley and Tammy Finley; nieces, Reagan Finley and Avery Finley. 

 

Hitchcock, Jordan Gabrielle

Bri Hitchcock, age 19, of Newnan entered into eternal rest on October 30, 2015, along with her unborn son, Brialynn Hitchcock. Mrs. Hitchcock was born on June 14, 1996, to the late Johnny Matthew Calhoun and Kelly Hatcher Calhoun. Bri was known for her love and was said to have never met a stranger. Bri is survived by her husband, Zachary Ryan Hitchcock; mother, Kelly Calhoun and her fiance Jason Rowell; step-son, Ryan Dykes; brother, Johnny Calhoun; sisters, Matty Calhoun and Lexi Rowell. She is also survived by her grandparents, Johnny and Jeanette Calhoun and Brenda Hatcher; aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015, at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Dr. Mark Jordan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time. The interment will follow at Senoia City Cemetery

 

Mr. Ronald Patrick Rolen

Ron was born and raised in Memphis, TN but has been in the Atlanta area since 1990. His great humor will be remembered by anyone that met him. He loved to be with his family, watching women’s college softball and going to Publix daily. He enjoyed his career of 40+ years in international transportation with Fedex, DJ Powers and Southern Exports. He is a graduate of White Station High School class of 1963 in Memphis.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kay Sullivan Rolen, two daughters, Mimi and Molly Rolen (Mac McMurry), stepdaughter Kristin Loving (Sam) , sister-in-law Vicki Armour (Sam) and five grandchildren, McCall Butler, Grace Noland, Ryan and Ross Loving, and Simon McMurry. He passed at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta after a brief illness and heart attack. He will have a memorial in Newnan, GA at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral home Tuesday, November 3 at 8 p.m. and will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Arrangements in Memphis are still to be made (email for info ronprolen@gmail.com).

 

Mr. Tommy Murphy

Mr. Tommy Murphy, age 70, of Newnan died at the Doctor’s Hospice of Georgia in Fayetteville on October 31, 2015.  He was born in Atlanta on October 21, 1945 to Betty McNorton Murphy and the late John Melton Murphy.  He was a lover of animals and was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Newnan; where he drove the church bus.  Mr. Tommy and his wife Linda enjoyed 48 and half years of marriage together. 

Along with his father, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Steve Murphy.  Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Linda Yates Murphy of Newnan; his mother, Betty McNorton Murphy; his daughters, Lisa Glover (Jeff) of Phenix City, Alabama, Debbie Scott (Bud) of Sharpsburg, Gina Tsakonitis (Louis) of Newnan; his brothers, Patrick, Danny, and Bobby Murphy; sister, Judy Stovall; his grandchildren, Alex Glover, Victoria Gray (John), Katie Glover, Justin Scott, and Ethan Scott; and his great-grandchildren, Brayden Glover, Cal Bates, and Ryleigh Gray. 

The funeral service for Mr. Murphy will be held on Tuesday November 3rd at 2 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday night.  In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to Westside Baptist Church at 762 Smokey Road, Newnan, GA 30263. 

Holloway, Charle Ricky

Mr. Charles Ricky Holloway, age 60 of Grantville, died on October 25, 2015.  He was born in Sharpsburg, GA on March 25, 1955.  No services are planned at this time. 

 

Brauchler, Henry, Jr.

Mr. Henry Brauchler, age 78 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on October 25, 2015. No services are planned at this time.  

Wilson, Edna

Mrs. Edna  Wilson, age 92 of Cliftondale, GA died at her residence on October 23, 2015.  She was born in Fulton County on July 17, 1923 to the late Charles West and Viola Walker West.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Edwin Wilson, and by ten brothers and sisters.  She was a homemaker and the owner of the family store with her husband, Hugh, prior to his death.   

Surviving are her son, Hugh Douglas Wilson of Cliftondale; daughters, Glenda Wilson Steadham (Jerry) of Newnan and Judy Wilson Goddard (Jerald) of Clermont; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchilden.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 25, 4-7 p.m., and for the hour preceeding the 3 p.m. funeral service on Monday. 

 

Crider, Wanda F. Crider

Mrs. Wanda Faye Crider, age 59, of Grantville passed away at her residence on October 20, 2015. She was born in Troup County, Georgia on December 30, 1955. Mrs. Crider was an assistant manager with Dollar General Stores. She was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, William E. Gaddy.

Mrs. Crider is survived by her mother, Dorothy Winkles Gaddy of Newnan; husband, James A. Crider of Grantville; sons, Thomas (Katrina) Crider of Grantville and James N. Crider also of Grantville; daughter, Elizabeth (Chris) Long of Newnan; brother, Donald Gaddy of Villa Rica; two sisters, Ann Gaddy of Newnan and Mary Turner of East Newnan.  She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

The funeral services for Mrs. Crider will be at 11:00, Friday, October 23, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Calhoun officiating. The interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, October 22, from 5-8 p.m.

 

Hitt, James Carlton Sr.

Mr. James Carlton Hitt, Sr., age 90 of Newnan formerly of College Park, died on October 16, 2015.  He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a senior mechanic for Delta Air Lines, retiring after 40 years of service.  He was a deacon at Live Oak Baptist 
Church and Liberty Baptist Church.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastors Ken Ross and Ken Norton officiating; interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday and Tuesday, October 19-20, 5-8 p.m.

 

Sanders, Catherine Brown

Ms. Catherine Sanders, age 85 of Whitesburg, died at her residence on October 11, 2015.  She was born in Carroll County on July 30, 1930 to the late Bruce Brown and Lena Ayers Brown.  She was also predeceased by her husband, Winston T. Sanders in 1988. 

Surviving are her daughters, Sheryel Denise Story (Donald) and Joy Lawanda Rowell (Melvin) all of Whitesburg; brothers, James Brown and Rev. Gary Brown.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Whitesburg Cemetery with Rev. Gary Brown officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, 9:30 until 10:45. 

 

Young, Sarah Elizabeth

Mrs. Sarah Young, age 76 of Newnan, died at her residence on October 8, 2015.  She was born in North Carolina to the late James Burrell and Clara Marie Duncan Burrell.  She is survived by her husband, Franklin E. Young.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. with Chaplain Dan Akins officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until service time. 

 

Haney, Frances

Frances Haney, 85, died at Pruett Health Care on October 7, 2015.  She was born in Union City, Georgia on September 14, 1930 to the late Mary Charlsie Hubbard and Lawrence Edward Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Billy Johnson and Lynn Johnson and sister, Barbara Rettinghouse.  Mrs. Haney was a homemaker; she enjoyed sewing, birdwatching, spending time with her family, cooking, and was known to prepare a delicious corn bread dressing.  
Mrs. Haney is survived by her husband, Robert K. Haney Sr., Children Robert Haney Jr. (Dianne) of Cumming, GA, Lisa Haney of Newnan, Siblings, Larry "Bug" Colter of Mississippi, Ruth Tenney (James "Bot"), and Laura Haygood (James), Brother-in-law David, Grandchildren, Stacey Malcom, Cori Harding, and James Haney. .  
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 3 pm at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:30 pm until service time.

 

Noles, Henry Thomas

Mr. Henry Noles, age 73 of Roanoke, Alabama passed away in LaGrange on October 2, 2015. Mr. Noles was born on August 19, 1942 in Lowell, Georgia to the late William Noles and Lillian Buchanan Noles. He worked in construction building and remodeling houses and apartments.

Along with his parents, Mr. Noles is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Clark Noles and sister Martha Casey.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastors Bruce and Jan Gossett officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 until time of service.

Surviving are his daughters, Kerri Bingham of Milner, Robin Lott and her husband Heath of LaGrange; brother Anthony Noles of Chatsworth and sister Betty Allred also of Chatsworth. Mr. Noles is also survived by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

 

Bridges, Joan Pauline

Mrs. Joan Bridges, age 57 of Franklin, passed away peacefully at her residence on October 5, 2015. She was born in Clayton, North Carolina on August 28, 1958 to the late Battle Holcutt Pounds and Mary Green Pounds. Mrs. Bridges was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Bridges is being survived by her husband of 40 years, Wayne Bridges, Sr; son, Wayne Bridges, Jr of Franklin; daughters, Mary Lee Chapman and her husband Bobby of Newnan, Renee Phillips of Hogansville and Brenda McCleary and her husband Wes of Newnan; step mom, Dorothy Lipscomb of Peachtree City; step brother, Joe Thomas; cousin, Billie Challancin. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Ashley Lawrence and her husband Jonathan, Josh Chapman, Haley Bridges, Desirae Roberts, Jeremi Roberts and Randall Wayne Bridges.

The funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Hope Memorial Baptist Church in Sharpsburg with the interment to follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. 

Higgins, Glenn P.

Mr. Glenn P. Higgins, age 72 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital on October 3, 2015. He was born in Griffin GA on October 23, 1942 to the late Rev. Glenn P. Higgins and Blandiner Thomas Higgins. He was a graduate of Fayette County High School class of ‘61 and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science class of ‘63. He married the love of his life, Darlene Hurst and celebrated 52 years of marriage in August.

Glenn loved all sports and coached his son in Little League Baseball through the years where he mentored many young boys along the way. When the grandsons came along, their teams made him the “water boy” so he could be on the sidelines encouraging everyone. He always found time to attend all the events of his son and grandsons despite his work schedule. If he was not at work, church, or their sporting events, he could be found fishing in his boat at West Point Lake. He was a board member of the Advocates for Special Citizens, a Fairburn Volunteer Fireman for over 20 years, and served on the Fairburn City Council.

Glenn always had a funny story to tell, but he was the happiest when he was with his family whom he cherished, especially the lights of his life, grandsons Jeffrey and David. Being in business with his son (and now his grandsons also) was a special joy and privilege. He was employed by H.M. Patterson Funeral Home for many years and then established Higgins and Son Funeral Home in Fairburn. For the last 13 years he has supported his family at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Newnan and Higgins LaGrange Chapel in LaGrange. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and his strong faith saw him through many years of ill health. He was a member of the Agape Sunday School Class, a deacon, and had been chairman of the finance committee.He lived life to the fullest and was blessed by God to live 35 years longer than the medical profession ever imagined.Prior to joining Unity, he and Darlene were members of First Baptist Church of Fairburn for 40 years where he served as chairman of the deacons, Sunday School director, chairman of the benevolence committee, and many other areas.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene Hurst Higgins of Newnan; son, Jeff and Mary Higgins of LaGrange; grandsons, Jeffrey and Jamie Higgins of Sharpsburg, David Higgins of LaGrange and his girlfriend, Lindsay Lassetter of Newnan; brother-in-law, Leon Hurst and his wife Carolyn of Fairburn; aunt, Shirley Hammond and her husband, Jack of Griffin; special cousin, Wilma Higgins Wright of Newnan; many cousins and an infinite number of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan with Dr. Phil Pilgrim, Dr. Ray Johnson, Dr. Oscar Cope, and Pastor Bryan Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 311 Smokey Rd., Newnan, GA 30263.


Bearden, Dorothy Elaine,


Mrs. Dorothy Bearden, age 63, of Newnan, passed away on October 23, 2015 at her residence. She was born on September 16, 1952 to the late Willie Steele and Patsy Thrower Steele. Mrs. Bearden had been emplyed at Savannah Court of Newnan as a certified nursing assistant.

She is survived by her daughters, Kelly Duncan and Katie Rice both of Newnan; sister Sylvia White of Newnan also.

There are no services at this time.

 

Dunn, Margaret Carroll

Mrs. Margaret Carroll Dunn, age 89, of Newnan, passed away on October 2, 2015 at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital.  Mrs. Dunn was born on April 14, 1926 in Hogansville to the late Homer and Lizey Clay.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Marshal Carroll and Morgan Dunn.  Survivors include her son Michael Carroll of Newnan; daughter, Marian Mitchell of Newnan; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; extended family and friends.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. David Couch officiating.  Interment to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday beginning at 12:30 pm until service hour.  www.h

Warsham, Jacky Earl

Mr. Jacky E. Warsham, 62, of Newnan passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on September 27, 2015. He was born on April 4, 1953 in Alabama to Walter D. Warsham and Carolyn Gray Warsham. 

A Memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Southside Baptist Church with Pastor Donnie Shelton officiating. 

Young, Donald Ray

Mr. Donald R. Young, 55, of Newnan passed away at his residence on September 23, 2015. Mr. Young was born in Oakland, California on September 22, 1960. Mr. Young was a self employed painter and enjoyed the outdoors. He is preceded in death by his father Alonza McDonald Young. 

A Memorial service for Mr. Young will be held on October 10, 2015 at noon. The interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in East Point, Georgia. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to any wildlife refuge of your choice. 

Mr. Young is survived by his mother, Carol Hacker of California; son, Donald Young, Jr of Newnan, stepson, Jerry Robertson of Newnan; step daughter, Joyce Wilson of Griffin; mother of children, Janice Young of Brantley, Alabama; brother, Richard Young of Senoia; best friend & brother Robert Querby of Palmetto. He is also survived by his aunt Laverne White of Palmetto and several grandchildren. 

Abernathy, Jerry Michael

Mr. Jerry Abernathy, age 57 of Newnan passed away at his residence on September 29, 2015. He was born to the late Everett Abernathy and Catherine Ellis Abernathy on February 28, 1958 in Miami, Florida.  Mr. Abernathy had been employed with US Airways working in airplane maintenance and had served in the United States Army. 

Mr. Abernathy is survived by his wife Claudia Jones Abernathy; sons, Michael (Melissa) Abernathy, Daniel (Stephanie ) Abernathy, Steven (Ashley) Abernathy; daughter, Amanda (Donny Joe) Young; brothers, Wayne and Dennis Abernathy; sister, Nancy Twitty and several grandchildren.

A graveside service for Mr. Abernathy will be held at 12 noon on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 11 a.m. until time for service. Minister Bob Moffitt will officiate the service. 

Creel, Cleatus Ricky

Mr. Cleatus Creel, age 64 of Newnan, died at Kindred Hospital on September 19, 2015. Mr. Creel was born on January 5, 1951 in Atlant Georgia. He was a floor installer trade. Preceding Mr. Creel in death is his father Cecil Lee Creel.

Mr. Creel is survived by his mother, Betty Jean Speigle Creel; sons, Ricky Creel and Jason Creel; daughter, Tonya Day; brothers, Larry, tony and Rocky Creel. Also surviving are six grandchildren. 

The funeral services for Mr. Creel will be on Friday, September 25, 2015 at noon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 until funeral time. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

Williams, Gladys Beatrice

Mrs. Beatrice Williams, age 84 of Grantville, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on September 13, 2015. She was born in Newnan on July 5, 1931 to the late Quinton Black and Ima West Black. Mrs. Williams was a retired hairdresser. She enjoyed playing bingo and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. 

Mrs. Williams is also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Eugene Williams and her son Thomas Eugene Williams. 

A memorial service for Mrs. Williams will be held at 12:00 p.m on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at New Beginning Baptist Church in Senoia with Pastor Ken Smith and Pastor Todd McClain officiating. 

Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughters, Martha Gladfelter (Skip) of Newnan, Dianne Cheatwood (Jim) of Grantville; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Webb, Vicki Lee
Mrs. Vickie Lee Webb, age 65 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Sepember 11, 2015.  She was born in Newnan on November 14, 1949 to the late James B. Long and Minnie Williamson Long. She was a member of Rotherwood FCM Church.  Surviving are her husband, Larry D. Webb; son, Timothy D. Webb (Holly) of Franklin; daughters, Cathy N. Sailors (Danny) of Newnan and Tressa L. Hewett (Michael) of Carrollton; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Rotherwood FCM Church in Whitesburg.   

 

Crider, Jackie Nelson

Mr. Jackie "Jack" Crider, age 81 of Newnan, died at his residence on September 11, 2015.  He was born in Kingston, Oio on January 25, 1934 to the late Elmer Crider and Sadie Dixon Crider.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Crider.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Oak HIll Cemetery. 

 

Turner, Douglas Lee

Mr. Doug Turner, 62 formerly of Newnan, died at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta on August 31, 2015. He was born in Newnan on February 20, 1953 to the late William Howard Turner and Ruby Howard Turner. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Rita Emmitt.  Mr. Turner was self employed and ran his own truck for a number of years. 

Mr. Turner is survived by his son, Eric Turner; brother, Mike Turner (Deanna) of Barnesville; sister, Jean (Murphy) Johnson of Moreland; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Haralson Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on September 12, 2015. 

 

Byrum, Daryl DeWayne
Mr. Daryl Byrum, age 61 of Newnan, died at his residence on September 3, 2015.  He was born in Athens, TN on December 10, 1953 to the late Ralph Byrum and Evelyn Moses Byrum.  He was retired from retail sales and loved people and enjoyed traveling and his antiques.  He is survived by his brothers, Ralph Byrum and Fred Byrum; partner, Gary Jostandt.  Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in the chapel with Minister Stephen Jackson officiating. Inerment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 until service time.  

Amos, Nancy

Ms. Nancy Amos, age 96, died at Savannah Court in Greensboro, GA on September 1, 2015.  She was born in Newnan on November 28, 1918.  She was a self-employed hairdresser.  She is survived by her son, Jimmy L. Couch. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sepember 4, 2015 with Dr. George Dillard officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at noon on Friday.  

 

Veitch, Danny R.

Mr. Danny Veitch, age 56 of Newnan passed away peacefully at his residence on August 29, 2015. Mr. Veitch was born in Newnan on December 11, 1958. He graduated from Newnan High School and had been a welder at Yokogawa for 25 years. 

Mr. Veitch is preceded in death by his son, Adam Veitch and father Ed Riley.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara McCarty Riley of Newnan; wife, Donna Ferrell Veitch; son, Kevin Veitch of Huntsville, Alabama, daughters, Tasha (Randy) Smith, Ashley (Matt) Smith both of Griffin; brothers, Stan Veitch of Attalla, Alabama and Mark Veitch of Newnan; sister, Laura Hill of Hogansville; four grandchildren, Grayson Smith, Chloe Dyal, Gavin Smith and Evan Dyal. Also surviving are Sanders and Leona Ferrell of Newnan; honorary mother, Diane Neill.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Veitch will be held at 2 p.m, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with ministers, Jimmy Flemming, Barry Geter and Ken Rose officiating. The interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 2 from 5 - 8 p.m. 

 

McDill, Mattie Aline

Mrs. Mattie A. McDill, age 85 of Newnan died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on August 25, 2015Mrs. McDill was born in Alabama on April 27, 1930 to the late Burnham Oglesby and Adell Peridgen Oglesby. She is also preceded in death by her husband William Clyde McDill and daughter, Nancy Parkey. Mrs. McDill was a homemaker and enjoyed spending days just sitting on her front porch.  

Mrs. McDill is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Funk of Franklin and Barbara Kennedy of Newnan; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be set at a later date. 

 King, Cozette Wright King

Mrs. Cozette Wright King, age 83, of Sharpsburg died comfortably at home from cancer on August 24, 2015. Mrs. King was born in Randolph County, Alabama on May 30, 1932 to the late Grady and Susie Inie Smith Wright. Also preceding her in death is her brother Eugene Wright. Mrs. Wright loved her family and she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

    Mrs. King is survived by her husband of 67 years, John Milford King; sons, Dr. Kevin L. King, Sr and his wife Joy, Master Sargent Robert Lipham; daughters, Cindy Brooks and husband Rodney L. Brooks; grandchildren, Daylee Tapia and her husband Walter, Julianna King, Kevin King Jr, Kassie Peterson and her husband Captain Zach and they are expecting Grady, the first great grandchild of Mrs. King, Holly Brooks, Isabella Lipham, Samuel Lipham. Also surviving is a niece, Gidget McBurnett and her husband Jeff.
    Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Starling a niece's husband, neighbors and friends, Jeff Harper, Nick Murray and Alan Murray; lifelong friend Julian Banks and nephew Steve Haynes.
    The funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Adams and Dr. Kevin L. King, Sr officiating. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.

 

Parker, Carroll Thomas

Mr. Carroll Parker, age 72 of Pine Mountain, died at his residence on August 20, 2015.  He was born in Carrollton, GA on November 12, 1943 to the late Lee Wright Parker and Racheal Grizzard Parker.  He was a carpenter by trade and he served in the U.S. Army.  A memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11 a.m.  with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating.  

 

Nestlehutt, Cathy

 Mrs. Cathy Nestlehutt, age 58 of Fayettville Ga. died at Vitas Hospice of Stockbridge Ga. on August 18, 2015. Mrs. Nestlehutt was born July 11, 1957 in Raleigh North Carolina. Mrs. Nestlhutt retired from Delta serving in Credit Union Accounting. 

 Mrs. Nestlehutt is predeceased by both parents. She is survived by sons, Clint (Heather) Nestlehutt, and Joshua Nestlehutt, two daughters, Anna (Tray) Ayers, and Megan (Bryan) Barnes, two brothers Scott (Todd) Parker, Mark (Ruth) Parker, one sister Terri (Phil) Sammon, Sister in laws Wanda Iliff, Denice Stout, and mother in law Louise Crosby, and one Grandchild on the way Halei Parker.

Visitation will be at Higgins Hillcrest Funeral Home 1 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, Ga. , Saturday August 22, 2015 from 4-5 pm , followed with a memorial service at 5 pm with Rev. Phil Thomas officiating.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hunnington Foundation.

 

 

Rudd, Kevin Brent

 Mr. Kevin Rudd, age 59 of Moreland died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on August 18, 2015. Mr. Rudd was born on September 27, 1955 in Asheville, North Carolina. Mr. Rudd had served in the United States Air Force from 1974-1978 and also served in the Border patrol at Brown Field in Chula Vista California from 1983 until he retired in 2006; it is at the time that he moved to Moreland Georgia with his family.  Mr. Rudd also enjoyed collecting and building guns, reloading ammunition, wood working, and building furniture; many of the pieces of furniture he built are currently in use at his home.  He is also a member of the Gold Prospector Association of America.

 

Mr. Rudd is survived by his wife Silvia Ramirez Rudd; parents, Cordis and Evelyn Rudd of Newnan; brothers, Barry (Bonnie) Rudd of Loganville, Brian (Martie) Rudd of Roswell; sister, Karen (George) Foster of Texas along with several nieces and nephews.  

A memorial service will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel for Mr. Rudd at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2015 with Rev. Gary Parrish officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 - 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, Silvia wants donations made to the American Heart Association  

 

Weber, Rubye Jo

Mrs. Rubye Jo Camp Weber, age 88, died at Ashley Glenn Assisted Living on August 10, 2015.  She was born on September 19, 1926 to the late Nathan Kenny Camp and the late Mary Lou Emlin Camp.  She worked as a switchboard operator for Southern Bell, was a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, and was a member of First Baptist of Douglasville. 

Surviving are her daughters, Beverly Martin of Bradenton, FL (Alan), Stacy Gray of Newnan (Warren), Sheri Sitton of Hiram, and Debi Duke of Medina, TX (Jimmy);son, Greg Weber of Carrollton (Myra Boatwright);  10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel for Mrs. Weber at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2015, with Danny Wilson Officiating.  The Family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until service time on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl, New York, N.Y. 10001.   

O'Neal, David 

Mr. John David O'Neal, age 60 of Newnan, died at his home on August 6th, 2015.  He was born in Moultrie, GA on November 13, 1954 to the late John Harrison O'Neal and Gladys Titshaw O'Neal Cooper.  Mr. John enjoyed hunting, guns, fishing, and had an overall enjoyment of the outdoors.  He was also a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Newnan. 
Mr. O'Neal is survived by his son, John Paul O'Neal (Sarah); daughter, Brandy O'Neal; Brothers, Russell Scott O'Neal and Kenneth Oree O'Neal (Gail); 5 grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. The family will be holding a memorial service for Mr. O'Neal at Mills Chapel in Newnan on Sunday August 9th; with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. and the service will begin at 3 p.m.  

 

Bureau, Clement

Mr. Clement Joseph Bureau, age 93 of Newnan, died at Wesley Woods on August 6th, 2015.  He was born in Marquette, Michigan on March 13, 1922 to the late Leo and Louise Bureau.  Mr. Bureau retired from the American Can Company as a Plant Manager.    Mr. Bureau served as President of the Newnan Kiwanis Club, was a member of the Newnan Elks Club, served the city of Newnan as a City Councilman, and was very proud of the time he spent serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. 
Mr. Bureau is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Bureau; his sons, David L. Bureau (Cissy) and Paul J. Bureau (Jill); his daughter, Joy Marie Garlington (Woody); 5 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.
The family will plan a Memorial Service at a later date. 

 

Stanford, Bertha Hardy Hinely

August 16, 1924 - August 5, 2015


Born in Lothair, Treutlen County, Georgia to Charlie M. "Tead" and Lillie Arnold Hardy on August 16, 1924, the eighth of ten children. She attended a small frame schoolhouse that held several grades and ages of students in one room. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was predeceased by her adoring husband Clifford "Cliff" G. Stanford and her children's father Robert F. Hinely, Sr.

She was married January 21, 1944 to Robert F. Hinely in Bryan County, Georgia. He served in the war in Europe driving tanks, and she lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Ralph Gillis, who was stationed in Miami, when her son Robert F. Hinely, Jr. was born in 1945. After the war, they returned to Mr. Hinely's hometown of Savannah to raise his daughter, Brenda and to start a business. Unit Venetian Blinds was on Bay Street where she worked alongside her husband during the building boom of the 1950's. Their daughter Barbara was born in 1957. In the 1960's, she began a business in downtown Savannah called Bert's Draperies and Interiors. She was a hightly sought-after decorator known for her good taste and her stylish appearance. She designed interiors and produced draperies for many of th fine new homes on Hilton Head Island, as well as the decor and draperies for the William Hilton Inn. She purchased an early row house in downtown Savannah where she operated her business and drapery workroom until moving to Atlanta in 1966 when her husband became General Manager of Wright Sales Company's Atlanta office. She had several jobs in Atlanta, especially enjoying "Gifts of the Spirit", a gift shop in Buckhead. She turned heads in her bright blue Cutlass convertible and her fashionable hats. In the early 1980's she began selling real estate and became a successful realtor in the Atlanta area at which time she married Cliff Stanford and settled in Ansley Park.

Mrs. Stanford is survived by her children Brenda Hinely Tanner (Hall) of Georgetown, SC and Robert F. Hinely, Jr. (Molly Jumper) of Newnan, Barbara Hinely Nason (Don) of Marietta, GA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Robert F. Hinely, III (Mary) and Steve Hinely (Kim) of Newnan, GA, Greg Tanner (Caroline) and Allison Kuhn (Matt) of Atlanta, GA, nine great-grandchildren, a special niece Joyce Hughes of Soperton, GA and a special best friend, Loretta Barrett of Atlanta, GA. She was witty, charming and spirited. She will be missed dearly by friends and family.

The family received friends on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 3:30-4:00 at Higgins-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1 Bullsboro Drive and a service followed at 4 o'clock in the chapel led by Reverend Bryan Calhoun and special music by Pearline. Entombment was Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Arlington Cemetery in Sandy Springs.

The family wishes to thank a family of "angels" from Senoia who cared for grandmother in her time of greatest need. Andrea McCrary, Chiquita Davis, Tammy Harris, Tasheka Green, Ruby Crawley, Priscilla Thompson, and Marilyn Davis.

 

Calhoun, James Norman 

Mr. James Norman Calhoun, Sr, 76, of Moreland passed away on August 5, 2015 at Pruitt Healthcare in Greenville. Mr. Norman was born on July 17, 1939 to the late James Thomas Calhoun, Jr and Flossie Pearl Beckom Calhoun. Mr. Calhoun retired from Atlanta Felt as a supervisor. He was a member and deacon at Raymond Baptist Church. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially playing with his grandchildren. Mr. Calhoun was a member of the Masonic Lodge 337 in Turin and had served his country in the United States Army.

Also preceding Mr. Calhoun in death is his brothers Thomas Calhoun, Terry Calhoun, Jerry Calhoun and his wife Lisa.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Sara Gill Calhoun; daughters, Theresa Nalley (Larry) of Newnan, Tonya Miller (Tim) of Greenville, Marissa Kirby (Ken) of Gainesville; son James Norman "Bubba" Calhoun, Jr; sister, Linda Summers (Richard) of Franklin; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson (R.B.), Courtney Miser, Anna Nalley, Tabitha Nalley, Rachel Nalley, Ashley Kirby, Wesley Kirby, James N. "Trey" Calhoun, III. Also surviving Mr. Calhoun is a great granddaughter, Rylee Grace Johnson and a great grandson expected in October.

The funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor L.B. Rooks, Pastor Benny Coker and Chaplain Geisler officiating. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend their thanks to United Healthcare Hospice especially nurses Jennette, Les, Cheryl and CNA Elaine. Also, Pruitt Healthcare, nurse Shannon and CNAs Alfreda and Shavonne.

 

Parmer, Kristi Brown

Ms. Kristi Brown Parmer, age 47, died on July 31, 2015.  She was born in Newnan on March 14, 1968 to William Lamar Brown and Brenda Kilgore Brown.  She was predeceased by her father.  She attended Newnan High School and was a member of Unity Baptist Church. 

Surviving are her son, Dylan Parmer and daughter, Amber Wisener (Justin) all of Lagrange; mother, Brenda Brown of Newnan; brothers, Chip Brown of Newnan, Denny Brown of Brunswick, and Ben Brown (Kristen) of Newnan; sister, Kim Stacks (Andy) of Newnan; 5 grandchildren.  

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Unity Baptist Church with Dr. Phil Pilgrim officiating.

 

Banks, Harold Douglas "Doug"

Mr. Harold Douglas Banks, age 72 of Senoia died at the Brightmore Hospice in Griffin GA on July 31, 2015.  He was born on November 27, 1942 to Eugene S. Banks and Fannie Couch Banks in Senoia GA.  Mr. Banks worked as a Mortgage lender and served his country in the United States Army.  He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and the Appalachian Trail.  Mr. Banks is predeceased by two brothers, James Richard Banks, and Eugene Smith Banks.  Mr. Banks is survived by his brother Reginald Couch Banks and a niece Kim (Jonathan) Staples. 

Herrero, Evencio

Mr. Evencio Herrero, age 73, of Sharpsburg died at the Grady Memorial Hospital on July 31, 2015. He was born on December 18, 1941 to Evencio Herrero Escobedo and Gregoria Hernandez in Mexico City.  Mr. Herrero retired from Delta Airlines as mechanic.  He is survived by his wife Julia Utiasheva.  


Abernathy, Catherine S. 

Ms. Catherine Abernathy, age 88 of Newnan, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on August 1, 2015. Ms. Abernathy was born on February 11, 1927 to the late Grover Cleveland Ellis and Sarah "Effie" Ellis in Gastonia, NC.   Ms. Abernathy worked as a nurses aid for 25 years at the Highway Hospital.  She is survived by her son; Jerry Abernathy and a daughter Nancy Twilly.  Graveside services were held on August 3, 2015 at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Brownlow, Steven Arvid

Mr. Steven Arvid Brownlow, age 64 of Senioa, passed away at his residence on August 1, 2015.  Mr. Brownlow was born on May 24, 1951 to George Arvid and Patricia Ann Brownlow in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Brownlow was employed by Georgia Southern.  He is survived by his wife, Michelle Brownlow.  

Talley, Paul Farley

Mr. Paul Farley Talley, age 35, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 31, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Talley was born on May 29, 1980 to Michael William Talley, Sr. and Mary Farley Talley in Roanoke, VA.  Mr. Talley worked in Construction and General Contracting.  He is survived by Ginny Rodger.

McCullough, Gerald Gordon

Mr. Gerald Gordon McCullough, age 74, of Newnan, passed away on August 2, 2015 at his residence.  He was born on December 23, 1940 in Newnan, GA to the late Gordon and Gladys Lassitter McCullough.  Mr. McCullough worked as a truck driver for Over the Road.  In addition to his parents Mr. McCullough is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Ann Robinson McCullough and his sister Barbara Brown.  Mr. McCullough is survived by his son, Ronnie (Angie) McCullough of Moreland; daughters; Donna (Terry) Turner of Newnan, and Sherry (Scott) Gaddy of Newnan;  brother; Larry McCullough;  sisters, Lynn Arrington and Brenda Schloemer all of Newnan;  10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. McCullough will be Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 2:00 at the Higgins Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Visitation will be on August 3, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 pm. at the funeral home.  Rev. D.L. Moody and Danny Wilson to officiate.  The interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Bishop, Norma Jean

Ms. Norma Jean Bishop, 68, of Newnan, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2015 at Reliance Healthcare and Hospice in Griffin. She was born on September 9, 1946 to the late Jack Bass and Virginia Fields Bass. She worked at K-Mart for over 32 years in the layaway department.

In addition to her parents Ms. Norma is preceded in death by her infant daughter Angela Renee Bishop.

Those surviving Ms. Norma include her special friend of 30 years, Fred Perkins of Griffin; daughter, Candy Bishop (Dan); son, Kenny Bishop; sisters, Ann Hand, Gail and Rev. Doug Bearden, Tammy and Rev. Doug Blackmon. Also surviving are her grandchildren Cody (Whitney) Howard, Jessica Lee, Amber Bishop and great grandson Michael Wayne Howard.

The funeral services for Ms. Bishop will be at 11:00 a.m, July 30, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Blackmon officating. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m.

 

Carroll, Frank "Dicky"

Mr. Frank "Dicky" Carroll, 72, of Newnan passed way peacefully at his residence with his family by his side on July 23, 2015. Mr. Carroll was born on May 24, 1943 to the late Edgar Carroll and Lessie Tuttle Carroll. Mr. Carroll proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1962-1966. He was stationed at Okinawa Japan for 18 months on the USS Paul Revere. He widely toured the south Pacific while in the Navy. After the Navy, Mr. Carroll worked at K-Mart in maintenance. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church while serving as a Sunday School teacher and a lay minister. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather to his family.

Surviving Mr. Carroll are his wife of 49 years, Linda Eaglin Carroll; sons, Paul Carroll (Judy), Steven Carroll (Kiesha); brother, Eddie Carroll (Lisa); sisters, Betty Shepard, Amy Schonsheck (Will), Linda Flemming (Pete). Also surviving are grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, Bradley, Nolan and Jack Carroll.

The funeral services for Mr. Carroll will be held at 11:00 on July 25, 2015 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Pastor John Riley officiating.The interment will follow at the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.

 

Whisenhunt, Gerald Lonnie

Gerald L. Whisenhunt, of Newnan passed away peacefully at his residence on July 23, 2015. Mr. Whisenhunt was born on July 11, 1964 and remained a life long resident of Newnan. He was employed with Adesa Atlanta as a mechanic. Mr. Whisenhunt was a very hard worker and was a family man. As described by his family, he was a great dad, husband, son, brother and most of all a great "pappy." He loved his family especially his grandchildren. Mr. Whisenhunt enjoyed the mountains, riding motorcycles and working on cars.

The services for Mr. Whisenhunt will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Grant officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 - 8 p.m.

Surviving are hisfather Lonnie Whisenhunt and mother Mary Rinaldi;  wife, Sherry Whisenhunt; son, Cory Whisenhunt (Ansley); daughters, Krissy Reese (Brian), Mellisa Robards (Joseph); brothers, Gene Whisenhunt (Jennifer), Paul Rinaldi (Betty), Shane Rinaldi; sisters, Robin Smith, Kim Patten (Tim), Regina Post (Gerald), Mary Ellen Rinaldi (Sabri). Also surviving are his grandchildren, Zachary Robards, Austin Robards, Brady Reese and Ryleigh Reese.

Brinton, Edward

Edward R Brinton, of Newnan, GA passed away July 13, 2015 in a nursing home in Jeffersonville, GA due to complications of Alzheimer’s.  He was born March 25, 1929 in Jonesboro, AR and was 86 at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anna “Jeanne” Patterson Brinton, and his three sons: Kevin Brinton of Denver, CO;  Stephen Brinton (Rombha) of Hurleyville, NY;  and Christopher Brinton (Pam) of Newnan, GA;  three grandchildren Cameron Brinton (Brigette) of Savannah, GA, Emilee Brinton of Laramie, WY and Jennifer Brinton of Newnan;  a brother, Burk Brinton (Mary) of Jacksonville, FL; and  nephews Bob and Tom Brinton, grand nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Claude and Lora Olta Burk. ww.higginshillcrestc

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at St. George Catholic Church in Newnan. Father Henry Atem will be officiating. Final interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Salvation Army or the Alzheimer’s Association.   

 

Wolak, Edward

Mr. Edward W. Wolak, age 93 of Moreland, GA died on July 15, 2015.  Mr. Wolak was born in Chicago, IL on January 26, 1922, son of the late Walter J. Wolak and Anna Rose Wolak.  The family moved to Tinley Park, IL in 1936.  He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 30, 1940 for Scott Field, IL, was sent to Aircraft Mechanics School at Chanute Field, IL in May of 1941.  After graduation in November, he was assigned to Cochran Field, Macon, GA.  He met his sweet Helen on August 8, 1942 on a blind date.  They were married one year later after he had been promoted to WOJG as a Technician Specialist, Aircraft Maintenance.  He  resigned from the Air Force August 25, 1954 to go into business, and worked as a Surveyor and Architectural Draftsman for a year.  He enlisted in the Tennessee National Air Guard as a Master Sergeant and was recalled to Active Duty on December 26, 1955.  He retired from the Air Force on September 30, 1964.  During this time they had lived in 13 states and 2 foreign countries, Okinawa and Greece.

After retirement they moved  to East Point, GA where he worked briefly as a Gate Agent for Eastern Airlines.  On March 29, 1965 he was employed by Delta Air Lines in the aircraft maintenance department and retired as an Aircraft Planner on July 1, 1983.  After retirement from Delta, they moved to Moreland, GA on part of Helen's grandfather's farm.  He became active in the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and the Moreland Historical Society, as well as the Moreland United Methodist Church. 


Ed was predeceased by his wife, Helen.  He is survived by---whoever is still alive, including his children, Janis Wolak, Andy Wolak (Carole); grandchildren, Art Wolak (Jeri), Ansley Wolak (Holly), Will Hart, and Ben Hart (Brandon); great grandchildren, Marijane, Sam, and Annie Wolak.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Moreland United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Ridgedell officiating.  Interment will follow at Southview Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. , 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305 or the Moreland United Methodist Church, P O Box 156, Moreland, GA  30259.

 
 
Simpson, Pamela Dean

Mrs. Pamela Dean Simpson, age 54 of Luthersville, died at her home on July 9, 2015.  She was born in Newnan on February 26, 1961 to William Kenneth Martin and Susan Dalton Martin. 

Surviving are her husband, Steve W. Simpson; parents, Kenny and Susan Martin of Luthersville;  son, Steven Simpson (Pebbles) of Moreland; daughter, Ashley Marlow (Russell) of Luthersville; brothers, Andy Martin of Carrollton, Johnny Martin (Brenda) and Byrom Martin (Carolyn) all of Luthersville; sister, Annette Bunn of Sharpsburg; grandchildren, Victoria, Amber, Natalie, and Thomas; nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastors Rhodes Skinner and Byrom Martin officiating.  Interment will follow at Luthersville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, July 11, 5-8 p.m.

 

 Mitchell, Jack

Mr.  John James "Jack" Mitchell II age 73 of Sharpsburg died at Doctors Hospice on July 5, 2015.  Services will be held at a later date.

 
 
Hill, Leslie Scott
Mr. Leslie Scott "Mickey" Hill, born May 8, 1939 in Alabama, died on July 3, 2015.  He retired from General Motors.  Surviving are his loving wife, Cecelia Ann Hill; son, Greg Hill; daughters, Janice Hill, Leslie Sokolow, and Jennifer Cates; sister, Janice Hill; eight grandchildren; four stepdaughters; ten step grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the funeral home with Dr. E.C. Chatham officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, July 5, from 5-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund.
 
Taylor, Andew T.

Mr. Andrew T. Taylor of Toccoa, born Nov. 22, 1936, entered the Golden Gates of Heaven on June 30, 2015 at approximately 6:00 a.m.  Andrew was a strong, stubborn, and very active man who had a generous and loving soul.  He was driven to excellence in everything he attempted and never gave less than his  best to anything.  Although Andrew did not have a formal education, God had given him a very creative mind that when given time to contemplate could solve any type of problem or situation.  Andrew also had a God-given talent of making any piece of  machinery or equipment “talk”.  It was an “art” in motion, and he was well known throughout the state.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and two brothers.  Surviving family members include his soul mate and wife of the home, Ann Taylor; a step-daughter, Darlan Goodman; and grandchildren, Alexandra and Bronson; stepson, Cameron Goolsby; four daughters, Juanita Bowman (Aaron), Kay Pritchett, Tammy Andrews (Howard), Jan Crawford (Keith); 8 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Shirley; three brothers, Johnny Taylor (Sarah), Willie Taylor, and Edward Taylor.  

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 7 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan, GA.  The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Bronson Ivester, Virgilio Gonzalez, Little Joe Hatfield, Ed Hicks, Charles Dickerson, and Andy Heaton.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. 

 

Daniel, Janet Lee
Mrs. Janet Lee Daniel, age 44 of Newnan, died July 1st, 2015. She was born in Lanette, Alabama on May 2nd, 1971 to Rita Dean "Slaton" and the late James Lee Powell. She was a dedicated Homemaker, loving wife and a great mother and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her Husband William Pleasley Daniel, Sons William Pleasley Daniel and Kevin Michael Daniel, Daughter Amber Lee Daniel, Brother Jamie Dean Powell, and Sister Kerrie Ann Powell.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Ann Slaton Officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 until service time on Sunday at the Funeral Home. 

Hayes, Helen 

Helen Pupulidy Hayes Popham, born on July 28, 1915 to Greek immigrant parents, Anna and Fotis Pupulidy, in Connecticut, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015, just 29 days from celebrating her 100th birthday.  Helen was pre-deceased by her siblings:  brother Emmanuel 1919-1996 and her sister Mary (1917-1956).

 Helen will always be remembered as a valued local artist and teacher.  While still a teenager she took morning classes in High School and then caught the Long Island Railroad into New York City for art lessons in the afternoon.  She devoted her life to the study of art.  Helen graduated from the McDowell School of Design in New York City.  Her interests later turned to the study of fine art and painting in oils.  She also studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, the Art Students’ League of New York and the Parsons School of Fine Art. 

 In 1940 Helen married George Hayes (1907-1985).  Helen married Leonard Popham in 1993.  When Leonard passed away in 2001, Helen moved to Newnan to live with her recently widowed daughter, Gail Ericsson.  In Newnan, she continued teaching art classes in her daughter’s home.  In mid-2014 Helen moved to Wesley Woods of Newnan and Peachtree City.

 Retiring to Florida in the early 1970s she became of member of the Venice Area Art League and the Sarasota Art Association and began teaching art in her home studio.  In 2002 she became a member of the Newnan Art Association and in 2003 she became a member of SFOFA in Fayetteville.  She has been featured on the Nulink Channel and in the local newspaper, the Newnan Times Herald quite a few times as well as a featured artist in the Newnan Times Herald’s quarterly magazine.  She was thrilled and grateful when the Newnan Coweta Art Association hosted a One Woman Show in 2010 in honor of her 95th birthday and of receiving an award for her continuing efforts in art by the Newnan Art Association.

 In addition, Helen will be remembered as a co-author, in association with the ladies of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church on Long Island, New York, of one of the first Greek recipe cookbooks.  Helen was always an active and devoted member of all the churches she attended.  Her early years were dedicated to helping build and design St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church on Long Island, NY.  In the 1970s she helped found and build St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Sarasota, FL, and for the last dozen years she was a charter member of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City, GA. 

 Helen is survived by her son, Thomas Hayes and his wife Janet Reale, who live in Phoenix, AZ; her widowed daughter Anna Gail Galatea Ericsson who lives in Newnan, GA; her grandchildren John Paul Ericsson and his wife Michele who live in Denver, CO; her granddaughter, Helen Elizabeth “Beth” and her husband Philip Napolitano, and her great grandchildren, Paula Michelle, and Michael Anthony who live in Bluffton, SC.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law Doris Pupulidy and her nieces Leslie Findley of Ohio and Susan Castonguay and her husband Paul and daughter Jesse who live in Florida; her only nephew from her first husband’s side, Michael Pavlides and his wife Marie who live in Maryland and their daughters, Dimitria, Christina and Adrianna; and her step-daughter Susan and her husband Donald Moore who live in the Virginia, and their children, Steven and Amy.

Helen’s family was in awe of her endless energy and hard work ethic.  Age never stopped Helen, who always helped other artists refine their talents and be rewarded for their work.  Helen believed that to pursue art was a lifetime ambition.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church - Building Fund, 313 Dividend Blvd., Peachtree City, GA.

Services and viewing will be at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, 1 Bullsboro Dr.  in Newnan, GA on Friday, July 3 from 2-4 p.m.

 

Couch, Morgan

Mr. Morgan Rowell Couch, age 71 of Newnan, died at Avalon Health and Rehab on July 1, 2015.  He was born in Newnan on December 20, 1943 to the late Walter Grady Couch and Maudean Rainwater Couch.  He was a retired Coweta County firefighter, a member of the Moreland Masonic Lodge, and was a Volkswagen mechanic. 

Surviving Mr. Couch are his daughters, Marsha Couch and her finance' Craig Mayo of Newnan and Melissa Hayes (Michael) of Sharpsburg; grandchildren, Amanda Hayes and Andrew Hayes.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

 

Smith, Darrell Frank


Mr. Darrell Frank Smith, age 60 of Ranburne, AL formerly of Newnan, died at his residence on June 24, 2015.  He was born in Newnan on July 31, 1954 to the late Frank Arthur Smith and Janice Hudgens Smith.  Also predeceasing him was his sister, Linda Smith, and nephew, Kevin Smith.  He was a supervisor for Pace Setter Steel.  He loved all sport--especially baseball and the Atlanta Braves.

Surviving are his son, Rocky Smith (Alana) of Ranburne; sisters, Shirley Mills (Mickey) of Moreland and Vicky Shelnutt (Eddie) of Newnan; grandchildren, Sadie, Cooper, Eli, and Sara Grace Smith.  

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 until service time.

   

Truong, Thanh Chi

Thanh Chi Truong, age 89, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan, GA, surrounded by family. He was born December 12, 1925 in China. 

In 1980, he migrated to the United States with his family. He has been a resident of Newnan for the past 35 years. He was a hard working man and a loving father. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.   

He is survived by his loving wife, Tieu Nhan Truong; sons, Richard Truong, Vincent Truong; daughters, Nhi Wu; Man Nhi Chau. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mr. Thanh Chi Truong will be at 12 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. The visitation is at 10 a.m. until service time. The burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

 

Robertson, Edward B

Mr. Edward B. Robertson, age 84,  a lifelong resident of Newnan passed away peacefully at his residence June 22, 2015. Mr. Robertson was born at home on Martin Mill Road in Newnan on August 25, 1930 to the late Walter Bruce Robertson and Willie Banks Robertson. Mr. Robertson served his country proundly by serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After leaving the military he dedicated his life to his Lord, family, church and his work. Mr. Robertson was employed and retired from Playtex, drove a school bus, farmed and was the owner of Martin Mill Truss. 

Along with working, Mr. Robertson was very active in the community by being involved with 4-H, Georgia Farm Bureau and a member of the Turin Masonic Lodge. Mr. Robertson was also a dedicated member of the East Newnan Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors and even hiked a section of the Appalachian Trail. He was involved in the relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He also enjoyed to go buggy riding being pulled by horses or mule. 

Mr. Robertson was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He has left a great legacy for his children and grandchildren that will be passed down to generations to come as a result of his love for his Lord and his wife. 

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Grimes Robertson; sons, Michael Robertson, Tony Robertson (Martha) both of Newnan; two daughters, Judy (Mike) Cunningham and Amy (Richard) Swanger of Newnan; brothers, Louis, Allen, Billy and Leon Robertson. Also surviving are his nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

The funeral services for Mr. Robertson will be at 2 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at East Newnan Baptist Church with Pastor Pat Latta officiating the services. He will lie in state beginning at 1 p.m. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 25  from 6 -8 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to East Newnan Baptist Church or the Mary Ray Memorial School House.

 

Richmond, Patricia

Mrs. Patty Richmond, age 57 of Grantville, Died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center on June 21, 2015. She was born in Miami Florida on Jujly 1, 1959 to the late Thomas Callahan and Virginia Kupper Callahan.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Lisa Boatright.  Patty was employed by the Coweta County Library.  Surviving are her husband, Dale Richmond; daughters, Angela Boatright and Katherine Limback; brother, Thomas Callahan; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at St. George Catholic Church with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 23, 5-8 p.m.  

  

Milam, Francis Clyde

Mr. Clyde Milam, age 87 of Stockbridge, died on June 16, 2015 at Vitas Hospice.  He was born in Meriwether County on December 3, 1927 to the late Rufus Milam and Mary Payton Milam.  He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and later was a truck driver for North American Van Lines.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Bryan Calhoun officiating.  Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery with military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 23, 9-11 a.m.

 

Steadham, Angela Hope

Mrs. Angela Steadham, age 50 of Moody, AL died on June 7, 2015.  She was born in Atlanta on July 21, 1964 to Tom Gibby and Joan Parker Gibby.  She was predeceased by her father.  Surviving are her husband, Mark Steadham; mother, Joan Gibby; daughters, Roxy, Sophie, and Marci Steadham; brother, Tommy Gibby; sisters, Kim Gibby and Sherri Sessions; grandchild, Rhett Steadham.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015 in the chapel with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 until service time.  

 

Crumbley, Helen Louise

Mrs. Louise Crumbley, age 82 of Senoia, died at her residence on June 10, 2015. She was born in Atlanta on March 22, 1933 to the late Alonzo Johnny McAlpin, Sr. and Sarah Mable Myers Crumbley. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Ray Crumbley. She was a member of East Newnan Baptist Church.
 
Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Crumbley; brother, Lonnie McAlpin; niece Rita Bowden (Alan) of Eatonton; nephews, Danny Crider (Rebecca) of Carlton, GA and Steve McAlpin (Cheryl) of Oxford, GA; several great nieces and great nephews. 
 
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Pat Latta officiating. Interment will follow at Turin Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, June 12, today beginning at 11:00.

 

Carr, John Robert

Mr. John Robert Carr, age 70 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on June 6, 2015.  He was born in Fulton C ounty on JUne 16, 1944 and was a brick mason by trade.  A service will be held at a later date. 

 

Barnes, Brenda Long

Mrs. Brenda Long Barnes, age 72 of Newnan, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, died on June 6, 2015. She was born in Newnan on July 30, 1942 to the late Fred Hollis Long and Maybelle Thomas Long. She retired after 37 years with the Coweta County Board of Education as a cafeteria manager. She enjoyed cooking for her family, participating in water aerobics with her friends, traveling, and reading; she loved to share books with her family and friends. She will long be remembered for her many wonderful qualities, including her fun-loving, generous, and compassionate nature. She was a good friend to all who were blessed to know her.
 
Surviving are her husband, Larcus Barnes; daughters, Lisa Beall (Rob) of McDonough, Bonnie Neill (Michael Milam) of Newnan, Cindy Eckhart (Tim) of Stoughton, MA, and Colleen Lee (Derrick Fugatt) of Newnan; brothers, Johnnie Long of West Point and Mike Long (Debra) of Newnan; sister, Sue Jones of Cullman, AL; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 
 
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with her granddaughter, Erin Beall, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 A.M. If desired, donations may be made in her memory to one of her favorite charities, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org.

 

 

Winkles, Desma Elois

     Ms. Desma Elois Winkles, age 82 of Greenville, died at LaGrange Hospice on June 1, 2015. She was born in Carrollton on February 5, 1933 to the late Render Dean and Vester Shoemake Dean. In addition she was predeceased by her siblings, Hubert Dean, Linda Reed, and Carolyn Keith.
     Ms. Winkles retired from Southern Mills and previously worked at Palmetto Manufacturing and Playtex. She was a volunteer at the Salvation Army Church in LaGrange and was loved by everyone there and she enjoyed playing Bingo.
Surviving are her sons Roger Stone of Greenville and Barry Chase of South Carolina; daughter, Helen Crawford (Herman) of Franklin; sister, Reba Yearwood; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. 
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. James Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Thacker, Brandon Thacker, Mark Cochran, Randy Reehal, Scott Flynn, and Todd Garrett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 2, 6-8 p.m. The family wishes to thank West Georgia Hospice for the wonderful care given to their mother.

 

 

Davis, Linda Joyce 

Ms. Linda Davis, age 75 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on May 28, 2015. She was born in Coweta County on November 20, 1939 to the late Dorsey Burnham and Ruby McMichael Burnham. Ms. Davis was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker, caring for her children and grandchildren who were the light of her life.
She is survived by her son, Andy Mills of Newnan; daughters, Shannon Arrington (Robert Overby) of Palmetto and Tammy Martin; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
 
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Calhoun officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, noon until service time.

 
 

Kimes, William Ross

Mr. William Kimes, age 79 of East Point, died at New Century Hospice on May 24, 2015.  He was born in Fayetteville, TN on August 14, 1935 to the late James Ross Kimes and Christine Tipps Kimes.  He was a retired teacher in the Fulton County School System. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on June 7, 2015 at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St., Atlanta, GA  30303. 

 

 

Heffner, Martha Catherine

Mrs. Martha Heffner, age 84 of Newnan, died at Newnan Health and Rehab on May 16, 2015.  She was born in Hamilton County, TN on July 26, 1929 to the late Stanley Thompson and Mary York Thompson. She was a casworker for the State of Georgia and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Heffner and his wife Cathy and Michael Heffner; granddaughter, Melody Heffner.  Visitation is Monday, May 18, 2015, 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home.  Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Chattanooga National Cemetery where she will be buried by her late husband, Charles William "Bill" Heffner.  

 

Jumper, John Spight
Mr. John S. Jumper, age 68 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital on May 11, 2015.  He was born in Memphis, TN on March 1, 1947.  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. until service time.  

 

King, Henry Sidney

     Mr. Henry Sidney King, age 70 of Newnan, died at his residence on May 11, 2015. He was born in Franklin on June 23, 1944 to the late Sidney King and Minnie Lou Shelton King. He was also predeceased by his son, Timothy Scott King. Henry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was decorated with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was a dedicated member of Southside Baptist Church. He loved all of his family and one of his greatest pleasures in life was spoiling his grandchildren. He drove for Circle W Trucking.
     Surviving are his wife, Linda Nelson King; sons, Terry King, John Frazier (Theresa), Wallace Frazier (Lisa); daughters, Tammy Adcock (Tony), Sheree Turner, Linda Shelnutt, Kimberly Thomas (Jimmy); siblings, Diane King Boyd and Ronnie Gene King; 23 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Donny Shelton and Brother Larry Caldwell officiating. Pallbearers will be Brian King, Sid Adkins, Dakotah Shelton, Ronnie King, Jr., Paul McGowan, Edwin Whitten, and Sammy Daniels. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday,May 14, 2015, 6-8 p.m. 
 

Reda, Harvey Anthony
Mr. Harvey Reda, age 77 of Senoia, died at Doctor's Hopsice on May 11, 2015.  He was born in Staten Island, NY on October 17, 1937 to the late Anthony Reda and Mary Laird Reda.  He served in the U.S. Air Force.  A memorial service will be held at noon on May 14, 2015 at the funeral home.   The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time.  

  

West, Thomas Marion
Mr. Thomas West, age 83 of Peachtree City, died at his residence on May 10, 2015.  He was born on December 23, 1931 in East Point to the late Thomas Jenkins West and Opal Caldwell West.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Wilson West, 7 children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Graveside funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. L.O. Thompson officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00-11:30 a.m.  

 

Mr. Thomas Patrick Smith

Mr. Thomas Patrick Smith, age 56 of Sharpsburg, died at Piedmont Newnan Hoapital on May 5, 2015.  He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on April 24, 1959 to the late Joseph John Smith, Jr. and Kathleen Faye Smith.  He had worked in research and development with Southern Mills over 20 years, and oversaw the creation of the Southern Converters Plant in Peachtree City.   Thomas enjoyed good food, listening to the Beatles music, bird watching, gardening, and watching fireworks. 
 
Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Cudworth Smith of Sharpsburg; sons, Graham Robert Smith and Gordon R. Smith both of Sharpsburg; daughters, Emileann Margaret Fernander (Joseph Daniel-Bailey) of Newnan and Amanda Kathleen Bravo (Adam Michael) of California; brother, Joseph John Smith III; sisters, Susan Randis (John) and Margaret Ann Smith McDonnell (George); grandchild, Guinevere Aria Bravo. 

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Darrell Fowler officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 today.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Following the service there will be a potluck dinner at New City Church in Peachtree City. 

Galloway Sr, Kenneth

    Mr. Kenneth Galloway, age 70 of Franklin passed away peacefully at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on April 27, 2015. Mr. Galloway was born on January 23, 1945 to the late Albert Galloway and Sarah Edge Galloway. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Franklin and was a retired mechanic. Mr. Galloway is remembered by his family and friends as one that loved to fish, enjoyed old cars and watching westerns especially Gunsmoke with his granddaughter and son in law. Mr. Galloway always had his dog "Baby Doll" close by for almost 11 years. 

    Along with his parents, Mr. Galloway is preceded in death by his wife Linda Ann Galloway. 

     The funeral services for Mr. Galloway will be held at 2:00 p.m on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Donald Arnell officiating. The family will recieve friends on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m to 8 p.m at the funeral home. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

     Mr. Galloway is survived by son, Kenneth Galloway, Jr; daughters, Annette Wright (Randy) and Rebecca Shooke (William). Also surviving their Paw Paw are grandchildren, Jessica, Melissa and her fiance Kevin, Eryka, Alysha, Robbie, Travis, Ransom along with great granddaughter Gracie Mae. 

Bishop, Lawrence Elbert


     Mr. Lawrence Bishop, age 68 of Moreland, passed away at his residence on April 25, 2015. Mr. Bishop was born in Senoia on October 27, 1946
 to the late Roy Albert Bishop and Margaret Calhoun Bishop. He served in the United States Army and was a welder by trade. Mr. Bishop enjoyed hunting, fishing,gardening and having "Otis" close by. Mr. Bishop loved all his family especially his grandchildren. 

    Survivors include his wife, Sandra Jones Bishop; sons, Randy (Frankie) Bishop, Newnan, Rodney Bishop and his fiance Brittany of Hogansville; daughter, Rhonda Bishop Davenport (Joe) of Grantville. Also surviving are brothers, Luke Bishop (Cathy), Landis Bishop (Liz), Roy Lee Bishop (Ann), Robbie Bishop (Sheila); sisters, Inez Day (Bobby), Edna Barge (John) and Alma Maimone; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

    Serving as pallbearers are grandsons, Tayloy Davenport, Tanner Davenport, Tate Davenport, Jacob Bishop, Hunter Bishop and nephew Tony Edmondson.

    The family will recieve friends on Thursday, April 30 from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. The funeral services for Mr. Bishop will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastors Kevin Couch and Terry Smay officiating. The interment will follow at Southview Cemetery in Moreland. 

Arnall, Ruby Hamilton

     Mrs. Ruby Arnall, widow of former Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall, died on April 24, 2015 at age 96. Mrs. Arnall, before her marriage to Gov. Arnall in 1981, was a highly successful salesperson for Capital Cadillac. Beginning her career in 1953, she was a pioneer for women in automotive sales. Mrs. Arnall was born in Paducah, KY and moved to Atlanta in 1953. She was a member of Capital City Club, Piedmont Driving Club, and Druid Hills United Methodist Church.

     In addition to Governor Arnall, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Roy Hamilton and Lura Brooks Hamilton and a son, Ronald Braswell. Survivors include her son, Donald R. Braswell (Linda), daughter, Karen K. Campbell (Jim), and grandsons, James Hamilton Campbell (Jamie) and Charles Brooks Campbell.

     Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. Following a private time of family visitation, family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery next to Governor Arnall.

 
 
 
 
Meacham, Dwight Alan
      Mr. Dwight Meacham, age 62 of Newnan, died at his residence on April 23, 2015. He was born in Coweta County on August 11, 1952 to the late Jessie Meacham and Nellie McLendon Meacham. He served in the U.S. Army and then was in operations for Adesa Car Auction. Dwight was an avid coin and stamp collector and he loved birds. His family was the light of his life.
     Surviving are his wife, Juanita Phillips Meacham of Newnan; son, Alan Meacham of Newnan; daughter, Dawn Copeland (Matt) of Newnan; three sisters, Pauline Clay (Richard), Pam Gilpin (Dale), and Kathy; grandchildren, Nicholas, Brandon (Savannah), Chase, Dawson, and Sydney Marie; great grandchild, Kynli.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Miracle Tabernacle Church with Pastor Richard Clay officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church, 11:00 a.m. until service time.

 

 

 

Harrell, Mary Dell

Mrs. Dell Harrell, age 71 of Fayetteville, died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on April 22, 2015. She was born in Coweta County on June 17, 1943 to the late Clifford Perkins and Mary Reeves Perkins. She was an accountant for Walmart and she enjoyed shopping and traveling. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ron Harrell. Surviving are her son, Michael Scott Perkins and his wife Tish; daughter, Stephanie Harrell; sister, Nancy Smith and her husband Ron; grandchildren, Amber Perkins, Tamara Gann, and Cordelle Harrell.  A memorial service will be held at the home of Scott, 31 Poolewoods Drive, Grantville, GA 30220 on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at noon.

 
 
 
Faye Lynn "Lynnie" Otwell

      Mrs. Faye Otwell, 56 of Mableton, passed away at her home on April 5, 2015.  Mrs. Otwell was born in Alabama on April 16, 1958. She was a dedicated Baptist, enjoyed water aerobics, and was a homemaker.
      Mrs. Otwell was preceaded in death by her father, James Walter Farmer and her mother, Sylvia Brown Farmer; her husband Tony Mitchell Otwell; and her brother James Farmer.  She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Otwell (Aaron Reese) of Mableton; Brothers Billy Wayne Farmer (Cheryl) of Grantville and Charlie Farmer (Pam) of Carrolton; Sister Shirley Shoemake (Larry) Of Carrollton; Grandchild Aaron Reese; and Sister-in-laws Tami Miles (Randy), Angie Haynes, and JoAnn Pritchett. 
      The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel from 11 am - 1 pm on April 7th with services beginning at 1 p.m. at the chapel. The interment will follow at the Whitesburg City Cemetery. . 
Smarr, Terry Russell
     Mr. Terry Smarr, 53 of Greenville, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on March 30, 2015. Mr. Smarr was born on January 11, 1962 in Atlanta. He enjoyed reading, watching NASCAR, football and also enjoyed woodworking. He was an electrician by trade and was employed with the State of Georgia. 
     Mr. Smarr is prededed in death by his grandmothers Wynel Smarr and Betty Kurzdorfer. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Wright Smarr; father Benson Eugene Smarr and his wife Linda Faye; mother Bonnie Kurzdorfer; daughter, Kendall Wolcott (Casey), Beaufort, SC; brother, Matthew William Smarr (Valerie), Brookhaven; brother in law, Tracey Wright (Andrea); sister, Jennifer Farrell (Peter) of Duluth; nieces and nephews.
     A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m, Thursday April 2 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Dave Lambert officiating the services. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m until service time.  Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund. 
Thompson, Martha Gray
    Ms. Martha Thompson, 88 of Newnan, passed away peacefully at LaGrange Nursing and Rehabilitation on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was born in Newnan on August 19, 1926 to the late John Judson Gray and Ruth Boswell Gray. Ms. Thomspson was a member of the Mills Chapel Baptist Church and had previously worked for General Electric. Ms. Thompson enjoyed meeting new people and never met a stranger. She served as a care giver for many families in the Newnan area. She also enjoyed crocheting.
    Also preceding Ms. Thompson in death are daughter, Martha Lynn Smith Matteo; brothers, Louis, Benny, Quig and Hugh Gray; sisters, Corine Callaway, Hazel Gray and Ann Harris.
    The funeral services will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Thursday, March 26 beginning at 3:00 p.m. with Chaplain Kenneth Brown officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m to service time. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in memory of Ms. Thompson to Amedisys Hospice, 1825 Hwy 34 E, Ste 2200, Newnan, Ga 30265.
    She is survived by her son, Charles D. Smith "Junior," of Memphis, TN; daughter, Deborah E. Huff (Jeff), Newnan; brother, Frankie Gray (Voncil), Sharpsburg; 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 
 
Davis, Dondra Faye
Mrs. Dondra Davis, age 60 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on March 19, 2015.  She was born in Hogansville, GA on March 25, 1954 to Layman Powers and Louise Rocks Powers.  She was predeceased by her husband, Billy Ray Davis and is survived by her sons, Mike Brown and Wilbur Brown.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating. 
 
 
Davis, Faye Hall
     Faye Hall Davis, 67, of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Sunday, March 15, 2015.  She was born August 8, 1947 in Newnan, Georgia to the late Hugh and Thelma Hall. She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Hall and sister, Betty Sewell. 
     The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at 2:00 pm at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Reverend Terry Calhoun officiating.  Interment will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.  The visitation is Tuesday Night, March 17, from 6-8 pm at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 1 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, Georgia, 30263.
     She is survived by husband of 50 years, Larry Davis, of Franklin; son Jamie and wife Stacy Davis, daughter Leigh Ann and husband Rick Templeton, all of Franklin; sister Beverly Creel and sister-in-law Paulette Hall; four grandchildren, Lyndsey and Husband Derek Lee, Kevin Davis (Shena), Brandon Witcher (Amanda), and Brittany Witcher (Cody); two step-grandchildren, Jackson Templeton and Holland Templeton; and many members of extended family. 
     Pallbearers will include grandsons, Brandon Witcher, Kevin Davis, and Derek Lee; and nephews Jeff Hall, Michael Creel, and Mark Creel.
     The family would like to extend thanks to Amedisys Home Health and Amedisys Hospice care for caring for their loved one throughout the past year. 

Greenway, Paul Enock
      Mr. Paul Greenway, age 76, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2015. He retired from Gerogia Power in 1977. Since then he enjoyed being with his family and taking care of his goats and chickens.
 
     Paul read his Bible every night, and every Sunday he would be found in church. Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Greenway. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Tschudy; sibling, Virgil Greenway (Patricia); grandchildren, Beverly Rabun (Jacob), Dylan Tschudy; brother-in-law, Walter Schuman (Shirley); several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Senoia City Cemetery.
 
 
 
Eady, Melissa Ann

     Mrs. Melissa Eady, age 43 of Sharpsburg, passed away peacefully at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on March 9, 2015. Mrs. Eady was born at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on February 12, 1972 and is the daughter of Mr. Dewey Willbon McKee, Sr and Mrs. Audrey Fay Billings Eady. She was a wonderful mother of two beautiful daughters and loved her family dearly. Melissa was a devoted employee and store manager for Airgas.
     Mrs. Eady is survived by her parents Dewey McKee, Sr and Audrey Billings McKee; husband, Ralph Eady; daughters, Destiny and Abigail Eady; brother, Dewey McKee, Jr, of Temple; sister, Shelby (Marlon) Windom also of Temple.
Funeral services for Mrs. Eady will be at 2:00 p.m., March 13, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Scott Barber officiating. Interment will follow at Mozely Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 - 8 p.m.
   In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to IBC - Breast Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 2805, West Lafayette, IN, 47996.
    
Yeager, Sherelyn Diane
Ms. Sherelyn Diane Yeager, age 70 of Newnan, passed away peacefully at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on March 2, 2015. Ms. Yeager was born in Newnan on June 6, 1944 and was a lifelong resident of Newnan. She was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and spent many years serving her church. Ms. Yeager loved her grandchildren and family dearly. After retiring from Walmart, she enjoyed traveling with her husband Richard of 42 years.
She is preceded in death by her father, Johnny Hannah; husband, Richard Yeager and son Brian Yeager.
Surviving are her mother, Marguerite Kilgore Hannah; son, Allen (Brenda), Grantville; daughter, Tracy (Tommy) Pope, Newnan; brother, Greg Hannah (Sharon), Grantville, sisters, Vickie Bearden and Peggy Duncan of Newnan, Phyllis (Howard) Barnes of Hogansville. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
The funeral services for Ms. Yeager will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastors David Arrington and L.B. Rooks officiating. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
Vaughn, Catheryne H.
     Mrs. Catheryne Vaughn, age 86 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on February 25, 2015. She was born in Coweta County on September 23, 1928 to the late Clint Hubbard and Dorothy Shadinger Hubbard. She was a dedicated wife for 70 years and her life work was loving and "doting over" her son, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She loved to laugh and always had something funny to add to any situation, whether it was a good one or bad one. She never thought of herself as old--riding ATV's and scooters with her grandkids well into her 70's. She loved to cook and sit back and watch her family enjoy a meal. She was tiny/petite but full of determination and strength. She had an unwavering faith in her Lord.
     Surviving are her husband, Clarence Vaughn; son, Rodney Vaughn, Sr.; sister, JoAnne Hubbard Barnes (Charlie); grandchildren, Rodney "Roddy" Vaughn, Jr., Maria Cook (Chris); great grandchildren, Ryan and Katie Cook. 
     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 6-8 p.m.
 
 
Lane, Lee Roy
     Mr. Lee Roy Lane, 85, of Newnan, GA passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 22. Born in the spring of 1929 in Hilton, GA to Roy and Lydia Mae Lane, he resided in Newnan for the past 43 years.
      Lee Roy loved to fish and spent most of his life fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the freshwater lakes of Georgia and his all time favorite Lake Okeechobee . He was passionate in his career of fiberglass from boat building in Panama City, FL to fiberglass rides at Six Flags to his retirement at Owens Corning Fiberglass. He loved to spend time in his garden and looked forward to planting seeds every spring and canning pickles and preserves at harvest time.
      His memory shall be forever treasured by his son, Steve Lane; daughters, Ginny (Larry) Tinsley, Cindy (Marvin) Penick, Sandy Lane-Herndon; sister Janet Pitts; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Lee Roy was preceded in death by Mary, his loving wife of 56 years, and son, Lee Roy Lane III. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. www.higginshillcr
     Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, February 27, at Higgins Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1 Bullsboro Dr., in Newnan. Funeral services for Lee Roy will be the following morning (Saturday, February 28) at 10:00 am at Higgins Hillcrest Funeral Home. Lee Roy will be taken home (from whence he came) and laid to rest in the Sowhatchee Cemetery at Zion Free Will Baptist Church, Blakely, GA. ( No formal service, only committal prayer and brief reading at graveside). All family and friends are invited to join the family at Lee Roy's house after the funeral service.
Mills, Mary Frances
     Mrs. Mary Frances Mills, age 75 of Newnan, died at her residence on February 24, 2015. She was born in Experiment, GA on May 14, 1939 to the late John Burton Callaway and Corine Gray Callaway, but she grew up in Newnan. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Marie Hendrix, and brother, Roger Callaway. She was a devoted homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
     Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Bobby Mills; son, Tim Mills (Tracy) of Chelsea, AL; daughters, Beth White (Tony) of Newnan and Marsha Payne (Jerry) of LaGrange; brother, James Callaway of Newnan; sisters, Elizabaeth Odom and Linda Marchman (Jimmy) all of Newnan; grandchildren, Josh Payne, Jessica Corbin (Blake), Chase White (Kristin), Dylan Payne, Holli White, and Emily Payne.
     Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest with Rev. Jimmy Fleming officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral from 1:00 until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Mills' memory may be made to Amedisys Hopsice of Newnan, 1825 Highway 34E, Suite 2200, Newnan, GA 30265.
 
 
Gledhill, James Charles
Mr. James Gledhill, age 81 of McDonough, died at Piedmont Henry on February 22, 2015.  He was born in Fort Payne, Alabama on February 9, 1934 to the late Charles Gledhill and Annie Greenwood Gledhill.  He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and was retired from Atlantic Steel Co.  Surviving are his wife, Sara Long Gledhill;  son, Jeffrey Gledhill; daughter, Amanda Gibson; sister, Mary Frances; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on noon on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Bethany Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until service time.  
 
 
Landers, Tony Michael
Rev. Tony Landers, age 65 of Newnan, died at Southwest Christian Care on February 22, 2015.  He was born in Roanoke, AL on January 6, 1950 to George Clay Landers and Agnus Benefield Landers.  He was a retired minister and was also employed by United Radio. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church where in taught the Faith Riders Sunday School Class.  He was predeceased by an unborn child, his father, and his sister, Vicky Cole, and is survived be his wife, Glenda Roth Landers of Newnan and mother, Agnus Landers of Roanoke, AL.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Hannah, Dr. Phil Pilgrim, and Dr. David Hammonds officiating.  Glenda will receive friends at the church from 3-4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Rd., Union City, GA  30291.   
 
Arrington, Hilmer K.
     Ms. Hilmer K. Arrington, age 80 of Grantville, died at Avalon Health and Rehab on February 20, 2015. She was born in Meriwether County on February 6, 1935 to the late Cecil Kierbow and Nellie Thompson Kierbow. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Mills. Mrs. Arrington was a seamstress at Playtex.     
      Surviving are her son, J.A. "Andy" Crider (Faye) of Grantville; sister, Eunice Jackson (Charles) of Newnan; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. 
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 23, at Higgins Hillcrest with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
 
 
Medina, Jessie
      Mrs. Jessie Mae Medina, age 74 of Franklin, died at her residence on February 21, 2015. She was born in Fulton County on October 12, 1940. She worked at Dundee Mill and she loved to dance.
     Surviving are her son, Troy Mitchell (Mary Ann); brothers, Curtis Davenport and Roy Davenport; sisters, Darlene Stokes and Alice Davis; grandchildren, Celeste, Ross, Dustin, Marlena, Blake, Jordan, Allen, Matthew, and Chelsi. 
      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, 5-7 p.m.
 
 
Norton, Billy Lee
Mr. Billy Lee Norton, age 57 died in Macon, GA on February 19, 2015.  He was born in Newnan on March 29, 1957 to the late Milton Norton and irene Buchanan Norton.  He was a truck driver.  No services are planned at this time.  
 
 

Mr. Steven Collins Smith, age 72 of Newnan, died at his residence on February 18, 2015. He was born in Pisgah, Alabama on June 27, 1942 to the late William Smith and Pauline Riley Smith. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Gloria Ann Benson. He served in the U.S. Force and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He survived by his wife, Mary Anne Chockla Smith; son, Gregory Smith (Nicole); daughters, Allison S. Baker (Tom) and Robin Caplan; sister, Jo Porter; grandchildren, Brandon Smith, Dane Baker, Beck Baker, Romy Baker, Ben Caplan, and Sam Caplan.

 
Schock, Robert Joseph, Jr.
     Mr. Robert Schock, age 71 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on February 15, 2015.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 7, 1943 to the late Robert Schock, Sr. and Mary Rigney Schock.  He was retired from the U.S. Army where he was awarded many medals including a Purple Heart.  
     He is survived by his wife, Paula Martino Schock; sons, Robert Schock III (Megan), Joseph  Schock, and Mark Schock; daughters, Ava Schock, Eden Schock, and Tammie Schock; siblings, Eddie, Jimmy, Dennis, Kenneth, and Mary; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 
     The Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Dairo Rico officiating.  Full military honors will follow.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, February 19, 6-8 p.m.  
 
 
Oxley, David Benjamin
Mr. David Oxley, age 88 of Franklin, died at Newnan Health and Rehab on February 15, 2015.  He was born in Penn-Line, PA on August 5, 1926 to the late Ira Oxley and Margaret Mayo Oxley.  He served in the U.S. Navy and then was a maintenance supervisor for Illuminating Co. for over 40 years.  He is survived by his wife,Jeanne Oxley; sons,Robert Oxley (Barb) and Dana Oxley (Diane);  daughters, Karen Williams (Brian) and Rebecca Hall (Ed); six stepchildren, Boyd, Duane, Sheila, Farren, Jodie, and Norma Longenecker; sisters, Sarah Seyler and Arline Atkins; 19 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the funeral home with the family receiving friends beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville, Ohio.  
 
 
Thames, Lynelle Melear
Mrs. Lynelle Thames, age 79 of Newnan, died at Southwest Christian Care on February 14, 2015.  She was born in Newnan on November 10, 1935 to the late Bernard M. Melear and Ollie Lott Melear.  She was a teacher in the Fulton County School System.  Surviving is her devoted husband, Douglas Thames of Newnan; son, Kevin Thames of Sharpsburg; daughter, Stephanie Thames of Atlanta; brother Jerrell Melear of Fairburn; grandchildren, Christy Thames and Julie Thames.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the funeral home with Minister Allan Thames officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 17, 6-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 3-291 or the Alzheimer's Association.
 
 
Cook, William
Mr. "Billy" Cook, age 54 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on February 12, 2015. He was born on September 21, 1960 to Norman Cook and Sherry Pierson Cook. He was predeceased by his mother and brother, Robert Cook. Billy worked at KMart before becoming disabled. He loved playing Bingo, the lottery, and enjoyed watching wrestling.
 
Surviving are his father, Norman Cook; son, Andy Cook; daughter, Ashley Cook; brother, Joseph Cook; sisters, Sharon Hillman (Lee), Joanna Cook, Jamie James (Phillip), and Tammy Cook Weaver; nieces and nephews, LeAnn, Michael, Jacob, Brittany, Amber, Jeffery, Nicole, Elizabeth, and James; his girlfriend, Melissa Dennison; and friend, Hal Graham.
 
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2013 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Joe Brock officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, 1:00 until service time

  

Walz, Rochelle L.

Mrs. Rochelle Walz age 77 of Franklin died at her residence on February 12, 2015. She as born in Troup County on May 9, 1937 to the late Gordon L. Waller and Clara Cochran Waller.  She was also predeceased by her husbands, Jewel Dyer and "Bud" Walz. She was employed by Playtex Playtex during her earlier years.  Surviving are her son, Steve Gordon Dyer (Glinda) and daughter, Vicky Ann Chapman (Thomas), all of Franklin; sisters-in-law, Marvis Waller and Betty Waller ob Newnan; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 4-7 p.m.

 

Biggers, Alvin P (Pete)

Pete went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Juanita Biggers; son, Michael Biggers (Elizabeth); sister, Jane T. Akin (Reeves); granddaughters Lorey Choe (Jim) and Sabrina Biggers; great grandchildren, Jakob Choe and Riley Taylor Choe. Alvin was employed by Georgia International Insurance for 38 years, retiring in 1985. He served in the United States Navy and enjoyed flying airplanes and woodworking. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the funeral home with visitation Sunday, 5-7 p.m. Entombment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park

 
Williams, Robert Joseph
 
Mr. Robert Williams, age 34 of Newnan, passed away at his residence on February 8, 2015. He was born in Newnan on March 2, 1980. Robert was known for his adventerous spirit, great sense of humor, his love for music, painting and sketching. Robert worked as a landscaper and worked in the past on the filming sight of the Walking Dead. Robert was a graduate of Newnan High School. He is prededed in death by his grandparents, W. Joe Williams and Helen Williams.
 
Surviving are his father, Gary Williams and fiance Rhonda Phillips; mother, Angela Baldwin; girlfriend, Jessica Valdez; brothers, Timothy Williams and his fiance Tracey McMichael, Samuel Williams. and Andrew Thomas; sisters, Lauryn Traffanstedt, Amy McGuire, and Kristina Thomas; nephew, Logan Williams, as well as extended family that were dear to Robert.
 A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 15 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Bryan Calhoun officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of service. 
 
 
Rooker, Roy Edgar
Mr. Roy Rooker, age 70 of Hiram, died at Cobb Tranquility on February 5, 2015. He was born and raised in Newnan until the age of 9. He later lived in Forest Park and and Atlanta areas and came to live in Paulding County in the early 1990's. He served his country for 2 years in the Airborne Paratroops. Roy was in the auto repair business all his life, beginning his career at the age of 10. He was an avid reader and his favorite book of all times was the Bible which he read daily.
 
When he was not working, he enjoyed spending time with his friends in the Christian Motorcycle Ministry, the Brotherhood of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, swimming, and Nascar racing, and was a connoisseur of good food. He loved traveling and saw Peru and other areas in South America, Vietnam, the Panama Canal, the Dominican Republic and a number of other places during his time of service to his country.
 
Roy had a quiet wit and believed "Live life, and deal wth it." His philosophy was "life is just too short to spend precious time on worry." He always looked for the bright side of things and always went the extra mile to be a good friend and neighbor.
Roy was predeceased by his parents, Roy Thomas Rooker and Edith Bracknell Rooker. Surviving are his sisters, Peggy Williams of Stockbridge and Brenda Cash of Woodstock; nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 6-8 p.m
 
 
 
Farris, Carolyn Abercrombie
Mrs. Carolyn Abercrombie Farris, age 85 of Morrow, died at Christian City Nursing Home on February 4, 2015. She was born in Metcalf, GA on July 3, 1929 to the late Josephus Zeigler and Anna Leigh Ivey Zeigler. She was a long-time librarian for Forest Park Public Library. In addition to being a homemaker, a big part of her life was helping at Abercrombie Patterson Funeral Home.
 
Mrs. Farris was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Sharon Sidney Abercrombie; four sisters and one brother in South Georgia. Surviving are her husband, Robert Earl Farris; daughter Sherry Ivester (Gary) of Newnan; grandchildren, Laurie Brown, Tommy Dunn, Jr., and Christy Ponder; 7 great grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Senoia City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 1:00 p.m. until service time.
 
 
Wortham, Ben
Mr. Ben Wortham packed no bags and left on The Roadtrip to Eternity on Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was born on April 5, 1927 in the Handy Community of Coweta Country, the third child born to Benjamin Idas and Emmie Mae Wortham. He had 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
 
Ben grew up and went to school in the Welcome Community. He was baptized in the Monjay Lake and joined Providence Baptist Church at the age of 12. He was a happy-go-lucky guy that never met a stranger. Ben went to work in the Newnan Cotton Mill at the age of 16, He was drafted into the United States Marine Corps in 1945. After service, he returned to Newnan and worked at the Newnan Cotton Mill until 1952 when he began his career building water tanks with R.D. Cole Manufacturing. He went to work for Brown Steel in 1964 and worked there until he retired in 1991. Ben traveled extensively in the Southeast building and repairing water tanks.
 
In 1973, Ben moved to Clearwater Lake in Sharpsburg where he lived until his death. Ben loved to fish, garden, and visit with his numerous friends around the county. Friends often joked that "it must be time to eat, because here comes Ben."
He is survived by his brother, Harvey Wortham (Betty); sisters, Florie Smith, Pauline Smith, and Minnie Lou Moran as well as numerous and nephews.  There will be a memorial service for Ben at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 with visitation beginning at 1:00.
 
 
Bedrosian, Jean
Mrs. Jean Bedrosian, age 83 of Peachtree City, died at her residence on January 31, 2015. She was born in Groome, TX on November 2, 1931 to the late Dennis Stephens and Johnnie Wheeler Stephens. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Royce, Bill and Vaughn Stephens. She was retired from K-Mart and loved to read, watch baseball, and knit. She enjoyed her doll collection and her grandchildren were the light of her life.
 
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Michael Bedrosian of Peachtree City; sons, Bob Bedrosian (Julie) of Sandown, NH and Steve Bedrosian (Tammy) of Newnan; daughter, Cathy Wante (Ron) of East Hampstead, NH; sister, Bonnie Butler (Bernard) of San Antonio, TX; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. 
 
 
Hitt, Angela Miriam
Ms. Angela Hitt, age 50 of College Park died on January 30, 2015. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Dr. Ken Ross officiating; interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. 
 
 
Slaton, Doris Jones
Mrs. Doris Slaton, age 88 of Hogansville died on February 3, 2015 at West Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Todd McClain officiating; interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, 11 a.m. until service time.
 
 
Faulkner, Steven Ray
Mr. Steve Faulkner, age 57 of Newnan, died at Columbus Medical Center on February 2, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday, January 5, 2014 with Pastors Donnie Shelton and T.J. Boyd officiating; interment Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
 
Toscano, Giuseppe
Mr. Giuseppe Toscano, age 45 of Newnan, passed away at his residence on January 27, 2015. He was born on October 22, 1969 in Bridgeport, Conneticut. Mr. Toscano was a man that loved the outdoors especially hiking and the beach. He loved his family and children dearly. Mr. Toscano is preceded in death by his father, Benedetto Toscano.
 
Surviving are his children, son, Jessy Toscano of San Bruno, California; daughters, Bella and Paulina Toscano of Newnan;mother, Giuseppa Toresino Toscano; brother Vincent Toscano and sister Lisa Labelle both of Conneticut. 
 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. 
 
 
 
Mrs. Debra Jean Pettus, age 55 of Luthersville, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on January 27, 2015. She was born in Douglasville on November 9, 1959 to Harvey Lewis Padgett and Mildred Langley Padgett. She was a lover of animals especially her dogs, Cookie, Missy, and Buddy. She was predeceased by her father; two brothers, David Lewis Padgett and Harvey Allen Padgett. Surviving are her husband, Tony Pettus of Luthersville, and mother, Mildred Jackson of Newnan. 
 
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Warren Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at noon on T hursday.  
 
 
Mrs. Katy Sue Bishop Hanson, age 91 of Carrollton former of Newnan died on January 27, 2015. Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the funeral home; interment Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until service time. 
 
 
 
Durrough, Martha Jean
Ms. Martha Durrough, age 81 formerly of Newnan, passed away at here residence in Franklin on January 24, 2015. Ms. Durrough was born in Newnan on December 5, 1933 to the late Thomas Jefferson Olmstead and Mary Barentine Olmstead. Also preceding Ms. Durrough in death is her husband William Lindy Durrough; brothers, Elmer Olmstead, Thomas Olmstead, Roy Armstead and Edna Olmstead. 
 
Surviving are her sons, Randy Durrough (Juanita), Floyd Durrough (Kathy); brothers, Bobby E. Olmstead and Gerald Olmstead. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
 
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating. The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel from 11 a.m. til time of services. 
 
Collier, Tony Frank
Mr. Tony Collier, age 67 of Newnan, died at his residence on January 22, 2015. He was born in Opelika, AL on May 29, 1947. He was predeceased by his parents, Hugh Collier and Mary Collier Brown; brother, Earl Collier of Florida. Tony was a carpenter with Jerel Griffin. 
 
Surviving are his wife, Glenda Olmstead Collier of Newnan; sons, Brian Collier (Sindy) of Alabama and Chris Collier of Newnan; daughters, Kayran Guiler (J.B.) and Tammie Whitehurst both of Newnan; brothers, JImmy Collier of Pennsylvania, Billy Collier and Oakwood, GA, and Clifford Collier of Newnan; sister, Donna Hayes and Becky Pitts of Newnan; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
 
Graveside funeral servivces will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bobby Olmstead officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, January 24, 5-8 p.m.
 
 
 
Slaton, Rev. William Archie
Mr. Archie Slaton, 66 of Newnan, passed peacefully at Piedmont Fayette Hospital January 21, 2015, with his family by his side singing one of his favorite hymns, I'll Fly Away. He was born in Newnan on January 4, 1949 to the late William Travis "Fat" Slaton and Bessie Joe Moore Slaton Reeder. Also preceding Mr. Slaton in death is his step-father J.L. Reeder.
 
Mr. Slaton served in the United States Army and was actively serving as the Senior Adult Minister at Unity Baptist Church. 
 
Surviving are his wife, Ann Cannon Slaton; son, Nathan Slaton; daughters, Nicole Hughes and Tori Slaton; grandchildren, Ashton Hughes, Tevin Slaton, Tamara Slaton. Also surviving are sisters, Judy Northup, Rita Powell, Cheryl Young (Gary) and Debra Couch; several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Unity Baptist Church with Dr. Phil Pilgrim, Rev. Franklin Treadwell and Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church. The interment will follow Floral Hills Cemetery in Palmetto.
 
While the family is receiving flowers, contributions may also be made to Unity Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Slaton. 
 
 
 
Hayes, Robert Wayne
Mr. Wayne Hayes, age 71 of Newnan, died at his residence on January 14, 2015. He was born in Sharpsburg on December 29, 1943 to the late "Pete" Hayes and Lillian Myrtle Bishop Hayes. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Jamie Layton; daughters, Tina Denise Peppers and Teresa Ann Hayes; grandchild, Brandi LeAnn Peppers "Little Pootsie". Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann Blalock Hayes; sons, Tim Hayes (Sherry) of Luthersville and Jason Hayes of Newnan; sisters, Sara Jean Smith and Nancy Smith, both of Newnan; grandchildren, Matt Peppers "little Buddy" (Kelsey); nieces and nephews. 
 
Wayne retired as store manager of Food Depot after 25 years. He loved his family especially his grandchildren and was appreciated for his sense of humor; he was always joking with everyone. He loved to preserve vegetables by canning in the summer.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 with Rev. Matt Peppers and Rev. Scott Rice officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 3-8 p.m. Higgins
 
 
McDonald, Maria Elena
Ms. Maria McDonald, age 73 of Newnan, died on January 14, 2015. She was born in Atlanta, GA on July 12, 1941 to the late Joseph Francis and Jackie Parker Wallace. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jackie Wootten. She was employed at Ft. Gillem in Transportation.
 
Ms. McDonald was a member of St. George Catholic Church and was the "Queen Mother" of the Red Hat Society, Her family will remember her for her creativity especially in making wreaths. She enjoyed traveling and her family was very dear to her.
Surviving are her daughters, Donna Ford (Frank) of Orange Beach, AL, Cindy Matheny of Pickens, SC, Stacey Fuller (Adam) of Newnan, and Jennifer Brooks (Chad E.) of McDonough; sister, Janice Reagan Camp (Dudley) of Stockbridge; brother-in-law, Richard Wootten of Atlanta; grandchildren, Andrew Pietro, Michaela Fuller, McKenzie Fuller, Nicole McClendon, Morgan Brooks, Shelby Brooks, Chad A. Brooks, Taylor Brooks; several nieces and nephews. 
 
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Dr. Phil Pilgrim and Mrs. Ann Slaton officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 6-8 p.m.
 

Spratlin, Ricky Brian

Mr. Brian Spratlin, age 32 of Senoia, died on January 11, 2015. Brian was born in Newnan on June 16, 1982 to Ricky and Patricia "Lynn" Spratlin. Brian graduated from East Coweta High School in 2000. He also had been employed with Scarbrough & Company

Brian is survived by his son, Jacob Spratlin; parents, Ricky and Lynn Spratlin along with Brian's sister Brooke Spratlin. Also surviving is Brian's girlfriend, Meredith Bowen and many friends.

Visitiation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 13, from 5-8 p.m. Services for Brian will be held at 11:00 on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. The family request and believe that Brian would prefer that the dress for the services to be casual dress.

 

 

Ryckeley, Martha Elizabeth

Major (ret.) Martha Elizabeth Ryckeley, age 87 of Baker, FL died on January 6, 2015.  She was born in Atlanta on November 19, 1927 to the late Charles M. Ryckeley and Beulah E. Cassell Ryckeley.  She retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service.  Surviving are hre brother, Charles T. Ryckeley of Fayetteville; niece, Debbie Penn of Brooks; several nieces and nephews. 

Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral from 11:00 a.m. until service time. 

 

Morris, Myrenda Jean

Mrs. Myrenda Morris, age 71 of Newan died at her residence on January 7, 2015.  She was born in Carrollton, GA on September 1, 1943 to  the late James Lester Atchley and Sarah Gladys Brasseale Atchley.  She retired after 30 years in distribution management at Walmart Warehouse.  She was also predeceased by her husband, Sammy Gerald Morris.  Surviving are her sons, Gerald Keith Morris and David Brian Morris (Christy) all of Newnan; sister, Brenda Atchley Haynes (Ralph) of Sharpsburg; 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time. 

 

Aycock, Jerald Dale

Jerald Dale Aycock, 69, of Newnan, Georgia passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Wednesday, January 07, 2015. Dale leaves behind his wife Judy Aycock; daughter Kelly (Colman) Roberts of Cartersville, Georgia; daughter Heather Aycock of Atlanta, Georgia; brother Danny (Barbara) Aycock of Winston, Georgia; sister Melba (Lee) Schemmel of Owensboro, Kentucky; grandchildren Bailey and Peyton Roberts; and many nieces and nephews. Dale is preceded in death by his brother Bob Aycock; brother Joe Aycock; and sister Betty Staton. 

Dale was born on November 11, 1945 in Rome, Georgia and he grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1965-1971. Dale served the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Fire Departments for 29 years, retiring as a Battalion Chief. During his career as a firefighter, he also studied at Clayton State University. Dale was a member of the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge #87 and the Douglasville Chapter #050.

A memorial service for Dale will be held Saturday, January 10th at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newnan at 3:00 PM. The family will accept visitors for one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will immediately follow at Westminster Cemetery in Peachtree City. Dale requested that in lieu of flowers, those desiring should make donations to the Salvation Army. Never one to dress up, Dale asked that friends and family honor him in casual attire.

 

 
Stewart, Tonya Lynn
Ms. Tonya Lynn Stewart, age 48 of Senoia, died at her reidence on January 6, 2015. She was born in Augusta, GA on November 2, 1966. Tonya was employed by Flash Foods. Surviving are her parents, Hazel and Marvin Stull of Senoia; daughter, Ashton Stewart of Norcross; brother Spiker Stull (Stephanie) of Moreland; niece Kirsty Stull of Moreland and nephew, Sean Stamey of Newnan; cousins, Tina Leanos, Tammy Thomason Bennett, Melissa Green Harris, Sean Stull, Ryan Stull, Heidi Baalman, Deborah Couch, and Wesley Bailey; aunts and uncles, Helen Green, Pamela Thompson, Lou Ellen Cruz, and Dan Samples; caring boyfriend, Patrick Brown. www.higginshil
A memorial service will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Randall Hodge officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

 

 

Suellen Fleming

 Suellen Fleming, 66, died Dec. 28 at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia. She was a valiant defender of criminal justice having served over 30 years as a criminal defense attorney representing victims of false accusations.

 She is survived by her partner, Russ Green; her brothers, Bob Fleming and Joe Fleming; her son, Josh (Bert) Sager; her daughter, Lily Yeggy; her sisters-in-law, Jeanine Fleming, Linda Fleming and Chrissy Lutz; her daughter-in-law, Dannielle Sager and her grandson, Daniel Sager. Suellen was the daughter of the late Eldridge and Ellen Daniel Fleming of Hogansville. In lieu of flowers, it is Suellen’s wish that any contributions be made to the local or national Humane Society.

 A Celebration of her life and the sharing of memories, anecdotes and good times will be held Sunday, Jan. 18th at 4:00 at the Bradley (Train) Depot on Bradley Street in downtown Carrollton.

 

Slaton, Vassie

Mrs. Vassie Slaton, age 94 of Newnan, died at Newnan Health and Rehab on January 4, 2015.  She was born in Carroll County on January 4, 2015 to the late William Freeman and Lizzie Feltman Freeman.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Slaton and daughter, Lynda Moat.  She is survived by her son-in-law, Billy Moat and grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Joe Jackson officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  

 

Shelnutt, Harold Randolph

Mr. Harold Snelnutt, age 79 of Fayetteville, died at Doctor's Hospice on January 1, 2015.  He was born in Fulton County on September 10, 1935 to the late Joe Shelnutt and Lillie Milsapp Shelnutt.  He was a union carpenter.  Survving are his wife, Sandra Avery Shelnutt; sons, Henry Snelnutt (Pam), Jesse Shelnutt, and Randall "Ray" Shelnutt; daughter, Barbara Ann Hollar (Charles); children and great grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the funeral home with John and David Mays officiating.  Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time.   

 

Carlisle, Barbara Jean

Mrs. Barbara Jean Carlisle, age 41 of Newnan, died at her residence on December 31, 2014. She was born in Atlanta on December 30, 1973 to William Lee Carroll and Annie Millwood Carroll. She was predeceased by her father; brother, Luther Carroll; and sister, Jenny Higdon. She was a devoted wife and mother and was a rock, gem, and fossil collector. She enjoyed gardening and dancing and she loved the beach and antique jewelry.
 
Barbara is survived by Mark Carlisle; mother, Annie Carlisle; son, Austin Carlisle; daughter, Ashley Carlisle; stepdaughters, Angel Wiley and Swayae Chambers; brothers, Rusty Carroll, Doug Carlile, Ray Carlile, and Knuckle Carlile all of Carrollton; sisters, Rosa Carroll and Ann Barnes; best friends, Rhonda Dobos, Stephanie Hester, and Kathy Newman. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Hosmer and Pastor T.J. Boyd officiating.

 

 

Deichelbor, Gretchen

Mrs. Gretchen Deichelbor, 74, of Newnan, died Saturday, Dec. 27 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. She was born in Bloomington, MN on Aug. 6, 1940 to Jack and Stella Schaefer. In 1966, Gretchen, know as "Gigi" to her friends, graduated from St. Cloud State College with a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology. After college, she served our country as a member of the Red 
Cross Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (SRAO) program — commonly referred to as to as the "Donut Dollies" — an experience that she carried proudly with her the rest of her life.

Upon her return from Vietnam, Gretchen held a number of law enforcement positions including Juvenile Parole and Probation Officer at the White Earth Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, Exchange Detective at K.I. Sawyer 
AFB and Child Support Enforcement officer in the Florida State Attorney's office.

Civic minded and possessing a flair for arts and crafts, Gretchen coordinated Moreland's annual Puckett Station Arts and Crafts Festival for eight years and was active in the local veteran's community, participating in numerous events.

She is survived by her husband, Mark; son Paul and wife Kimberly of Crestview, FL; son Michael and wife Deborah of Alloway, NJ; son James of Newnan; granddaughters Devin, Bobbi Jean, Alexandra and Brittney; grandson Ryan, sisters Connie Archer, Susan Schaefer and Jill Cunningham and husband Tom; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and great 
grandchildren Makenzie, Marley, Vincent and Leia.

Viewing will be held Thursday, Jan. 1 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, followed by a funeral Mass on Friday at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 3 Village Rd. in Newnan.

 
Owens, Jerry Frank
Mr. Jerry Owens died December 24, 2014 at the age of 63. He was born on July 9, 1951 to Frank and Betty Owens in Newnan, GA. He was educated formally at Western and informally by the school of "hard knocks." After serving a tour in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, he worked in the local Boilermaker Union errecting stuctures that continue to stand across the nation.
 
He traveled the world with the service and employment but called Georgia home. Jerry lived life the way he wanted. He was stubborn but would give the shirt off his back to care for others. He believed a man's word was worth more than worldly possessions, and a man's character was defined by his work ethic. Jerry was a man that came with a warning label but always revered for his opinion.
A family member remembers him as rarely showing emotion especially sadness. He never complained although he had been in constant pain for the last 15 years. "He lived a tough life because that was all he knew."
 
Jerry is survived by his children: Jeremy Owens, Krystal Marshall, and Adam Owens; father, Frank Owens; brothers, Tony and David Owens; grandson, Brayson Marshall.  He is predeceased by his mother, Betty Owens, and sister, Bridget Owens.
 
Graveside funeral services will be held at at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, 5-8 p.m . Those attending the viewing are encouraged to share experiences to help celebrate Jerry's life.
 
 
Harrison, Randall
Mr. Randall Harrison, age 76 of Newnan slipped away to his permanent home very peacefully on Christmas morning, from the earthly home he loved. Randall was an absolutely genuine man of faith. If he had any question as to whether he thought you'd meet him in heaven one day, he was working to erase that doubt. God welcomed him home that morning, because he worked for him every day. He attended Welcome Road Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He had a never ending love for God, his church, his wife, Shirley (who he never stopped showing how much he adored), for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He also had an irrepressible sense of humor and a big beautiful smile on his face all the time.
 
Randall was born March 29, 1938 in Newnan, GA, where he lived most of his life. While doing a tour of duty in the Air Force, he met his future bride, Shirley Leavitt in Bangor, Maine. After a short time, Randall convinced her to move back to the south and Newnan. They were married for 57 years.
 
Randall is survived by his wife Shirley Leavitt Harrison and five children Rick (Delyce), Lorrie (Russ), Wendy (Greg), Jeff, and Kevin (Sharon); grandchildren Nick, Andrew (Taylor), and Eric Howard, Sarah Carroll, Hannah, Pierce, Wyatt, and Cruz Harrison, and Austin Harrison. He is also survived by his five great-grandchildren Harrison Howard, Brooklyn and Finley Howard, Paxton Beusse, and Ava Leigh Harrison. Randall is also survived by his sister Mary Thomas, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents Grady and Nell Harrison; granddaughter Abby Harrison; brothers Billy, Jimmy, Johnny and Mike Harrison; and sisters Geline Addison and Iris Wingo.
 
On the day we celebrated the birth of Jesus, we could also celebrate the life of Randall Harrison. We should ALL strive to be the person that he was. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Welcome Road Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Odom officiating. Remains will be placed in state at the church at 1:00 p.m. and interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 27, 6-8 p.m
 
 
 
Pote, Cecil Edwin
Mr. Cecil Pote, age 67 of Fortson, GA died on December 23, 2014. He was born in Quakertown, PA to the late Cecil and Shirley Pote. He was formerly with hospital security at Virginia Beach General Hospital. He loved bowling, NASCAR (especially a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.), and baseball.
 
Surviving are Karen Pote; sons, Cecil "Rusty" Pote (Jane) of Greenville, GA and Thomas Pote (Mary) of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters, Carlene Dulin and Jim Pennington of Forston, GA,, Darlene Pote of Senoia, GA, Shannon Dixon (Eberett) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Shawna Ronan of Hampton, VA; brother, Barry Pote (Ann) of West Palm Beach, FL; sister, Sharon Patterson of West Palm Beach, FL; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Hosmer, Rev. T.J. Boyd, and Rev. MIke Barnes officiating.  Interment will follow at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, December 26, 6-8 p.m.
 
 
Eason, Wilburn Randy
Mr. Randy Eason, age 57 of Newnan, died at his residence on December 23, 2014. He was born in Newnan on March 3, 1957 to the late Wilburn Eason and Shirley Dean Eason. He was a self-employed welder. He loved the mountains and the Appalachian Trail, riding his Harley Davidson, the outdoors where he loved fishing and hunting, and welding.
 
Surviving are his wife, Pamela Lynn Blankenship Eason; brother, Wayne Eason; uncle Sylvan "Clumsy" Eason. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Carl Calhoun and Rev. Randy Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Greg Blankenship, Ted Crane, Stephen Stone, Marty Wilbanks, and David Minix, and Warren Carlisle, with Russell Swafford and Tony Wilbanks as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday,December 26, 5-8 p.m.

 

 

McClain, Betty Lolar

Mrs. Betty McClain, age 61 of Newnan, died at Cancer Treatment Center of America on December 23, 2014.  She was born on March 10, 1953 to the late Robert Nelson Holloway and Ruby May Bishop Holloway in Sharpsburg, GA.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dannie McClain.  Surviving are her sons James "Jimbo" McClain and David McClain; brothers, Bobby Holloway and Ricky Holloway; sister, Brenda Stevenson.  

Graveside funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Senoia City Cemetery with Pastor Steve Clark and Pastor Ed Martin officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 6-9 p.m.  

 

Morgan, Wyatt Lane

Baby Wyatt Morgan, born October 11, 2014, died at UAB Medical Center on December 21, 2014.  He is survived by his mother, Shelby Fowler Morgan; father, Matthew Ryan Morgan; siblings, Addycin, Whitley, Brycin; grandparents, Debra Haynes Smith, Jimmy Smith, Greg Morgan, Leigh  Morgan, Jeff Fowler, Rhonda Fowler; great grandparents, Josephine Bunn Morgan, Ann Patton Cook, Jim Fowler, Janet Barber, Jimmy Barber, Eddie Morris, James Haynes, Eva Haynes.  He was predeceased by great grandparents, Fred Morgan and Jane Morris.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 23, 2014 at Unity Baptist Church with Dr. Phil Pilgrim and Pastor Randall Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 22, 2014, 6-8 p.m. 

 

Dunson, Linda B.
Mrs. Linda Dunson, age 72 of Sharpsburg, died at PIedmont Newnan Hospital on December 16, 2014. She was born in Hiawassee, GA on May 4, 1942 to the late Everett Batson and Pauline Ervin Batson. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Dunson; sons, Tony Dunson (Anna), Tim Dunson, and Michael Dunson (Melissa); daughter, Teresa Harper; brothers, Mac Batson and Kenneth Batson; sisters, Carolyn and Becky; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
 
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m.on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Jim Pitts officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 until service time. 
 
 
Pittman, Ricky Martin
Mr. Ricky Pittman, age 62 of Tyrone, died at his residence on December 15, 2014. He was born in Atlanta on February 23, 1952 to the late Romer Pittman and Margaret Frances Morris Pittman. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Joel Pittman. He owned his own plumbing business, Pittman Plumbing and was a member of First Baptist Church of Tyrone.
 
Ricky was a family man--he loved his kids and grandkids, enjoyed his work, and loved to tell stories. Surviving are his wife, Teresa Thompson Pittman; sons, Ricky Ray Pittman of Tyrone and Matthew Martin Pittman (Becca) of Palmetto; daughter, Brittney Pittman (Ameer) of Buckhead; sisters, Vickie Parrott of Tyrone, Tina Range (Andy) of Fayetteville, and Tabitha Williams (Toney) of Fayeteville; granddaughters, Karley Pittman, Riley Pittman, Nevaeh Abdul-Karim, Kinsley Pittman, and Presley Pittman.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Danny Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, 5-8 p.m.
 
 
Weber, Arthur William, Jr.
 
Mr. Arthur Weber; age 88 of Peachtree City, died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on December 12, 2014.  He was born in Belleville, New Jersey on May 8, 1926 to the late Arthur William and Edith Alice Weber.  He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was in sales with Bendix Aviation and Lakehurst Naval.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Douglasville and was a Mason, Shriner, and a licensed pilot.  
 
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Jo Camp Weber; daughters, Beverly Martin of Bradenton, FL, Stacy Gray of Newnan, Sheri Sitton of Hiram, and Debi Duke of Medina, TX;son, Greg Weber of Carrollton; sister, Muriel Kimball of Maine; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.  
 
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mr. Weber to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/ga.
  
 
LeClair, Joan B.
Mrs. Joan LeClair, age 86 of Newnan formerly of East Point, Douglasville, and Peachtree City died at Wesley Woods on December 11, 2014. She was born in Alabama on November 14, 1928 to the late William "Bill" Bailey and Nannie Sue Smith Bailey. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Emile LeClair, Jr. She worked for Southern Bell for 25 years and retired as a group manager.
 
Surviving are her son, Emile Charles LeClair (Jean); daughters, Sherill Marie LeClair and Suzanne L. Jones (Ron); brother, Daniel Bailey; sisters, Billie DeVoss and Evelyn Howard; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. 
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Sharon Edgar officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, December 13, 2-4 p.m.



Tate, Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann Tate, age seven weeks, passed away on December 8th, 2014, at her home in Sharpsburg, GA. Sarah was the daughter of Erica Rae Tate. She is survived by her mother, Erica; grandparents, Blue & Missy Cole (Mimi & Papa) of Sharpsburg, Gene & Tanya Tate of Newnan; great grandparents, Clay & Rachael Cole of Sharpsburg, Ron Terrell and the late Vickie Terrell of Sharpsburg, Don & Brenda Hutchins of Ormond Beach, and Teresa Jones of Newnan; great-great grandparents, Nell Floyd and Doris Gillespie both of Newnan; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other family members who loved her dearly. 

Sarah was a gift to her family. Every day of her life was one of love, attention, and affection. While her time with us was far too short, everyone saw her family’s love for her. Sarah’s Gift is one of healing and unconditional love.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan with Rev. Lee Ayers officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with Wallace McAbee officiating. Visitation with family will be Friday, December 12th, from 6-8 PM.

The passing of our “Sarah Bear” was unexpected and tragic. The thoughts and prayers of the community have aided her family, easing this time of grief and pain. Sarah’s impact will long outlive her, touching the lives of those yet to come.
 
 
Thompson, Bessie G.
 
Mrs. Bessie G. Thompson, age 93 of Newnan, died at Newnan Health and Rehab on December 10, 1920. She was born in Newnan on December 20, 1920 to the late L.L. Grimes and Nellie Millians Grimes. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, J.C "Jake" Thompson; son-in-law, Jack Hamilton; sisters, Tommie Avery (Richard), and Ruth Floyd (Harold); brother, Robert Grimes (Velma).
Mrs. Thompson worked at Cates Drug Store and then at Belk's. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Coweta County.
Surviving are her daughter, Joan Hamilton; grandchildren, David Hamilton and Denise Thompson; great grandchildren, Nathan Thompson and Heather Thompson; sisters, Barbara Robertson (Edward) of Newnan and Nell Doggett (Milton) of Daleville, AL; many nieces and nephews.hapel.com.
A memorial service will be held at at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Rhodes Skinner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Tim Millians, 2104 Old Corinth Rd., Newnan, GA 30263.
 
Long, Lucy Jane
Mrs. Lucy Jane Long, age 86 of Chattahoochee Hills died at her residence on December 9, 2014.  She was born in Palmetto on June 10, 1928 to the late James Smith and Nora Blissitt Smith.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Glenn Long.  No services are planned at this time.  
 
Eskew, Frank B.
 
Mr. Frank Eskew, age 86 of Newnan died at Carroll Nursing and Rehab Center on December 7, 2014. He was born in Carrollton on April 2, 1928 to the late John Burgess Eskew and Ethel Miller Eskew. He served in the United States Air Force in World War II and later retired as a supervisor with Douglas Lomason Co.
 
In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his wife, Eva Emory Eskew; sons, Ronald Eskew and Kenneth Boynton. Surviving are his wife, Mary Woodall Eskew; son, Daniel Eskew (Wanda) of Newnan; brother, Edward Eskew of Texas; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services will be held on at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Ministers Ivis Smith and Roger Luke officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. 
 
 
Strickland, Naomi
 
Mrs. Naomi Strickland, age 79 of Sharpsburg, passed away on December 4, 2014. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late Yasuteru Nihei and Naomi Nishikawa. She worked for Delta Airlines for 16 years and then for Pratt & Whitney until her retirement in 2012. She loved playing golf and spending time with her many friends and family. Mrs. Strickland is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Strickland; sister, Edna Hashimoto and brother Albert Nihei.
 
She is survived by son, Harrison Asato; sisters, Ellen Nihei and Amy Nishimura; step-children, Wayne Strickland, Carol Holland and Jeff Strickland (Brenda). Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jennifer Harmon (Blake), Jason Strickland, Steve Gaskins, Matthew Barnett, Danielle Phillips (Adam), Austin Holland, Ashley Rogers (David), Rachel Schmidt (Eric), Dianna Juliana (Tommy) and Noah Strickland. She has nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
 
A visitation is planned for Saturday, December 13 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home from 4 p.m - 5 p.m. 
 
 
Zoltun, David
Mr. David Zoltun, age 75 of Newnan, died on December 2, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Clairton, PA on October 21, 1939 to the late George Ralph Zoltun and Helen Berchock Zoltun.  In addiction to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Scarbrough Zoltun. Mr. Zoltun was a retired machinist from Mesta Machinery. 
 
Mr. Zoltun is survived by Marilynn Joseph; sons, David Zoltun, Jr and his wife Christine from Fayetteville, Gregg Zoltun and his wife Rita from Anderson, SC; daughters, Valerie Phillips and her husband Andy, Finleyville, PA, Tammy Claus and her husband Tom from Ingomar, PA, Renae Chontos and her husband Steve from Tyrone, Ga; sister, Georgia Gerkey of Houston, Tx. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and his 3 furry friends, Diva, Peaches and Sally. 
 
The family will have a private service at a later date. 
 
 
Roberts, Norma T.
Mrs. Norma Roberts, age 79 of Newnan, died on November 29, 2014 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on June 5, 1935 to the late Norman Terrell and Beulah O'Neill Terrell. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Carson Roberts, and son, Bruce Kevin Roberts. Norma was an administrator for Edward Jones Investments.
 
Surviving are her son, Brian Patrick Roberts and grandson, Benjamin Colby Roberts. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the funeral home with Cathy Lee Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hills Memory Gardens in Jacksonville, FL on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
 
 
Jordan, Hubert Harold

Mr. Hubert Harold Jordan, age 83 of Newnan, died at his residence on November 25, 2014.  He was born in Carroll County on September 17, 1931 to the late Charlie Jordan and Sally Phillips Jordan. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Ann Jordan.
 
Harold was a foreman for Newnan Water and Lights at retirement.  He was a hard worker who enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting and training dogs.  He loved his family more than life, loved reminiscing of times in the past, and telling stories to children. 
 
Surviving are his sons, Doyal Jordan (Rachel) and Randy Jordan (Brenda); daughters, Ellen Bentley (Larry), Vickie Younis, and Susan Jackson (Larry).  Online condolences may be sent to the family atwww.higginshillcrestchapel.com
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest. Chapel with Pastor J.C. Cook, Rev. Paul Stitcher, and Rev. Julius Herron officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, 12-2 p.m. 
 
Shaul, Percy Gordon
 
Mr. Percy Gordon Shaul, age 70 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on November 21, 2014. He was born in Norwich, New York on January 11, 1944, to the late Harry Shaul and Gladys Christman Shaul. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and after 14 years retired as a Captain.
 
Surviving are his wife, Peggy McClure Shaul of Newnan; sons, Stephen Harold Shaul and David Michael Shaul both of Columbus; daughters, Dawn McClure (Chris Wingo) of Newnan and Chrissy Hanson (Lowell) of Ellabell; sister, Helen Niles of New York, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with interment to follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, November 23, 1-4 p.m.
 
 
Vining, Jean
 
Mrs. Jean H. Vining, 83 of Newnan, Georgia, formerly of Dade City, passed away November 13, 2014. She loved Jesus, her church and her family. She loved playing cards and visiting with her friends. She was always caring and loving of others and she loved and enjoyed her precious dog, Chase.
 
She is survived by her son James H. "Jim" Vining III of Alabama; daughters Pamela Cox of Newnan, GA and Janet Fowler of Wesley Chapel, FL, 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband James H. Vining. Services were held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 18, at Whitfield Funeral Home with viewing an hour prior to services. Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery.
 

Graham, Linda Lee

Ms. Linda Lee Graham, 73, of Franklin, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 19, 2014 with her family and friends by her side.
 
Ms. Graham was born March 25, 1941 in Smithfield, PA to the late Arthur and Ola Sellers. She moved to Georgia with her husband in 1984. She was married to the love of her life, Carl Graham, for 55 years until his passing in August 2014. Ms. Graham was always known as a giver of many things, always giving comfort to those in need and making sure to be the light to brighten everyone's day. She always gave great advice and got a great deal of the community members through a lot of hard times. She loved to make quilts and sew in her free time. Ms. Graham was a member of First Christian Church of Newnan at the time of her passing.
 
She is survived by her daughters, Cheri Whoric (Bob) of Whitesburg, GA, Michelle Mauro-Knight (Gregg) of Brigantine, NJ, Wendy Hollis (Bill) of Everson, PA, and Carla Kuehl (Charles) of Newnan. Ms. Graham is also survived by Jeff Whoric (Marsha) of Franklin, GA whom she loved early and by her grandson, Jason Whoric (Danielle) and his family, where she has lived for the past nine months. She is survived by 14 other grandchildren and their families and 26 great grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Niel, Peggy Sellers Harless (George); brother, Richard Sellers (Rosita). She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Graham, her daughter, Debra Graham, sister, Pat McCleery, brothers Tommy Sellers and Denny Sellers and her parents Arthur and Ola Sellers.
 
A memorial service will be held from 3-5 p.m.on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at her home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to First Christian Church of Newnan.
 
 
Burgess, Herbert Leslie

Mr. Herbert L. Burgess 85, of Newnan, GA died Tuesday, November 18, 2014. He was born on August 1, 1929 in Turkey, NC. He was the son of Allie Lynwood and Callie Phillips Burgess. Herbert was one of nine children, and was preceded in death by his siblings; J.M. Burgess, Edna Meritt, Annette Best, and Billy Burgess. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters; Allie (Skeebo) Burgess, Elizabeth Warren, Johnny Burgess, and Daphne Bowden.

He joined the Air Force in 1948 at the age of eighteen where he met his wife Annie Ruth Burns. Together they have two children, Ruth McMullen and Robert Burgess. Herbert retired in 1968 as a Master Sergeant having served as a Crew Chief on the B-52 bombers. He then retired from Delta Airlines in 1991 after a twenty three year career as a Wing Mechanic.

Herbert loved The Lord and served him faithfully in all he did throughout his life. His passion was that everyone would know that Jesus loves them, bled and died for their sins, and would come to know the love of Jesus Christ as their Savior. He was very active in his church, First Baptist Newnan, and he also served as a Gideon and enjoyed working with the Coweta County Prison Ministry.

He was the most gentle, kind, and humble man who truly loved his family more than words could ever express. He was a peacemaker and had the heart of a servant.

Herbert L. Burgess is survived by his wife of sixty four years, Annie Ruth Burgess; his daughter, Ruth McMullen; son Robert L. Burgess and his wife Joy; three grand-daughters, Nicole Cole and her husband Clay Cole, Jacque Spillson, and Heather Burgess; great-grandsons, Jonathon Elsey and Christopher Elsey; step grand-children Joshua Funderburk and his wife Tamika Funderburk, Joseph Funderburk, Kendra Paul; and step-great grandchildren, Madalene Funderburk, Bryce Funderburk, Brantley Funderburk, McKinley Funderburk, and Peyton Paul. 

In celebration of his life please join the family Friday, November 21, 2014 for the visitation service at First Baptist Newnan from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. The Celebration Service will be Saturday at First Baptist Newnan at 2:00 pm to be officiated by Dr. Jimmy Paterson and Rev. Clarence Cannon. Burial will follow at Forrest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park, GA. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to The Gideons and First Baptist Church Newnan

 
 
Wilson, Shelby Jean Cagle
     Ms.Shelby Jean Cagle Wilson entered this world on December 13, 1936, the youngest daughter of John and Elsie Cagle, of Calhoun, Georgia. She entered Heaven's gates on November 15, 2014. A gaveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, in College Park, Georgia on November 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Georgia between the hours of 6 p.m to 8 p.m on Monday November 17.
     On May 7, 1955, Shelby became the bride of young Army sergeant, Miles Wilson and throughout her life, was his wife and companion. Their marriage of 59 years was blessed with three children, John Marcus, Pamela Renee and Scott Miles. Shelby was a consummate wife and mother and devoted her life completely, to her husband and children. She was a wonderful cook, who collected recipes with the ardent fervor of a master chef. Then there were her flowers. Her beautiful gardens were a joy to everyone and the lovely blooms a representation of the wonderful lady who tended them.
     She was given a special child in Pamela Renee and it was evident to everyone why she was chosen to mother this beautiful little girl. Her 48 years of devotion, to her daughter, were testament to her strength and commitment. We are certain Pammy was waiting to carry her mother into heaven as her mother selflessly carried her throughout her life.
     Shelby is survived by her husband, Miles, her sons, Marc and Scott, her grandchildren, Rebecca Wilson Yox, Cassidy Wilson and Wyatt Wilson and her great-grandchildren, Jayson, Jaycob and Katelyn Fryzel. She was, is, and will always be a beloved wife, mother and grandmamma.
 
Cooper, Linda Smith
     Mrs. Linda  Cooper, age 69 of Newnan died at her residence on November 4, 2014. She was born in Cordele, GA to the late Julius Smith and Mattie Faye Brown Smith. She loved her church, Miracle Tabernacle, and was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Harvey Cooper; daughters, Charity Abraham (Sean) and Rachel Ann Cooper, all of Newnan; one grandson, Bradley Schwebke, also Erica Knause, Jerie Goosby, and Savannah Knause.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Miracle Tabernacle with Pastor Richard Clay and Pastor Dan Odom officiating; remains placed in state at the church at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Linda may be made to Miracle Tabernacle, 1139 Corinth Road, Newnan,GA 30263. 
 
John Howard Smith

      Mr. John Howard Smith, age 80 of Newnan, passed away on November 1, 2014.  He was born in Floyd County, GA on October 17, 1934 to the late George Taylor Smith and Mammie Wright Smith.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Sammie Joann Buckner Smith and daughter, Teena Marie Kinney.  Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army and and in later years worked in security for Haffier Associates. 

     Surviving are his sons, Howard Lee Smith (Pat) of Newnan and Jerry Smith (Emily) of McDonough; daughters, Brenda Smith (Andrew) of McDonough and Terri Conner of Newnan; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  ww.higginshillcrestchapel.com

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.
 
 
Ronald Johnson
 
Mr. Johnson, Ronald Andrew Jr. of Newnan, GA, passed away suddenly on October 28, 2014. Ron was born 
in Atlantic City, NJ, on September 16, 1960, where grew up on the Jersey Shore. He graduated from 
Atlantic City High where he excelled at sports.  On October 13, 2001 he married Ann Marie Ferraro.  On 
January 20, 2004 he and Ann Marie had a son named Benjamin Andrew. Ron stated that the birth of his 
son “was the happiest day of his life”. In  2007 he and his family moved to Newnan, GA.  He enjoyed 
flying stunt kites, pool, and pinball.  He was great at trivia and loved all sports especially football.  Mostly 
he loved wrestling and flying rockets with his son.  He loved spending time with family and friends and 
his favorite vacation spot was Jamaica.  He worked for Canon Business Solutions for the past 11 years
 
He is predeceased by his parents Constance Sax Johnson and Ronald Andrew Johnson, Sr.  He is survived 
by his wife Ann Marie of 13 years and his son Benjamin who he adored. His sister Melinda Johnson, Aunt 
Roslyn Hazzard, Aunt Aubrey Solitare and Uncle Larry Sax.  Several cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.  
He was a member of Jehovah’s  Witnesses and truly enjoyed his time in the ministry.   Ron’s upbeat and 
happy personality will be sorely missed by many. Services to be held on November 7, 2014 at 7pm at 
The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 530 Old Atlanta Highway Newnan, GA.

Rooker, Blanche G.

Mrs. Blanche Rooker, age 88, of Newnan, Ga., died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on October 25, 2014.  She was born in Cross Plains, GA on November 20, 1925 to the late O.L. Hinesley and Lens G. Hinesley.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Marion Rooker, Sr.; brother, Denver Hinesley; sister, Frances Hinesley. 

Surviving Mrs. Rooker are her son, Larry (J.L.) Rooker and his wife, Kathy of Newnan; daughters, Carol Payton and her husband, Larry, of New Port Richey, FL,  Frances Kelley of Newnan, and Debra Walker and her husband, Darry Jr. of Newnan; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. James Walker, Sr. officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time. 
 
Cantrell, Michael Allen
Mr. Allen Cantrell, age 20 of Newnan, passed away on October 20, 2014. He was born in Stockbridge, GA on January 23, 1994.  He worked in construction.  He loved his family and enjoyed playing with children.  Surviving are his father, Michael John Cantrell; mother, Tisha Lynn Thogmartin and her husband Daniel; brothers, Alex Cantrell, Aiden Thogmartin, and Robin Thogmartin;.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until service time. 
 
 
Watson, Wesley Daniel
     Mr. Wes Watson, age 26 of Newnan, passed away on October 20, 2014. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska on October 19, 1988 to Daniel Watson and the late Venita Johnson Watson. He graduated from Northgate High School and then served in the National Guard which included two tours of duty in Iraq. He enjoyed spending time with his motorcycle friends and weight lifting.
Surviving are his son, Daniel and daughter, Emily; father Daniel Watson; step-mother, Soonie Watson; brother, Matthew Watson. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project on-line or at P O Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
 
Dendy, Carl V.
    Mr. Carl Dendy, age 86 of Newnan, died at his residence on October 25, 2014. He was born in Fulton County to the late Clark Howell Dendy, Sr. and Annie Greene Dendy. He served two years in the U.S. Army after World War II stationed in Colorodo Springs and then 10 years as a Lieutenant in the National Guard. He had a 50 year career in the baking industry: 17 years as President of Southern Bakeries; 17 years as Rich's Department Store Bakery General Manager where he served 11 department stores and 23 free-standing bakeries; and 16 years as the Plant President of Flowers Table Pride Bakers. He was acknowledged in a book titled "RICH'S, a Southern Institution", authored by Jeff Clemmons published in 2012.
      Mr. Dendy was married to Thelma Camp from 1945-2004. He then married Angela Bentley, and they have made their home in Newnan, GA since 2010. They are members of First Baptist Church of Newnan, and he LOVED his church family. His Sunday School Class nicknamed him "The Dictionary."
      He was an avid football fan, a golfer with a single digit handicap, and especially enjoyed annual trips to Myrtle Beach to play golf. He was a master bridge player and square dancer and traveled the world visiting five continents. He held a juris doctorate law degree and was a member of the Georgia Bar Association, assisted many people pro bono in Rockdale County as well as mentoring youth in the Rockdale County Schools. He also volunteered with Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) whose mission is to counsel America's small businesses. Mr. Dendy will be remembered as the past president of the Toastmasters, past president of the Southern Bakers Association, and past president of the Rockdale County Republican Party. He continued going to meetings of the Republican Party in Coweta County in his later days. He was very involved as a volunteer with "Meals on Wheels"
      In addition to his parents and first wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Carla Ann Dendy. Surviving are his wife, Angela Dendy; sons, Vernon Dendy (Earnestine) and Charles Dendy (Melinda); 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Newnan with Dr. Jimmy Patterson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will be at Haynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Loganville. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in his name to the "Open Door Ministry" at First Baptist Church of Newnan which was Carl's passion. 
 

David Glenn Walker, Sr.

David Glenn Walker, Sr., 60, of Newnan, died at his residence on Saturda, October 18, 2014.  He was born in Birmingham, AL on April 26, 1954 to Lloyd William Walker and Gwendolyn Ophelia Walker.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Glenn Walker (Nicole) of Chickamauga, GA; daughters, Jennifer Tedder (Tony) and Amy Walker; brothers, Wayne (Rena) Walker and Scott Walker; grandchildren, Madisyn Tedder, Hayden Walker, Brayden Tedder, and Harrison Walker.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Sargent Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Self and Tom Duff officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at any Regions Bank to the "David Glenn Walker, Sr. Memorial Foundation."

 

Wesley Daniel Watson

Mr. Wesley Daniel Watson, 26, of Newnan, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014.  He was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on October 19, 1988, to Daniel Watson and the late Venita Johnson Watson. He graduated from Northgate High School and then served in the National Guard, which included two tours of duty in Iraq. He enjoyed spending time with his motorcycle friends and weight lifting.

Surviving are his son, Daniel, and daughter, Emily; father, Daniel Watson; step-mother, Soonie Watson; brother, Matthew Watson. .

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project online or at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

 

Ronald B. Orr, Sr.

Mr. Ronald B. Orr Sr., 77, of Newnan, died at his residence on Oct. 21, 2014. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Oak HIll Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until service time.


Kraft, Erin Lottie
Mrs. Erin Kraft, age 94 of Grantville died on October 15, 2014. She was born in Chipley, GA on August 24, 1920 to the late James William Sivell and Lottie Bell Champion Sivell. She was predeceased by her 10 siblings; her husband, Art Kraft, Sr.; great grandsdon, Joshua Zalunardo and great granddaughter, Lauren Summerlin. Surviving are her son, Art Kraft, Jr. (Carol) of Grantville; daughters, Carol Heather Kraft of College Park, Mary Charlotte Johnson (Billy) of Pine Mountain, and Janet Kraft Carter (Harold) of Snellville; 8 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Pine Mountain City Cemetery with Rev. Gino Zalunardo officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 17, 2014, 6-8 p.m. 
 
 
Padgett, Harvey Allen
Mr. Allen Padgett, age 55 of Newnan, went to be with Jesus on October 10, 2014. He was born in Douglasville, GA to Harvey Lewis Padgett and Mildred Langley Padgett. He was a welder and worked for Alternate Energy. He was predeceased by his father and brother, David Lewis Padgett. Surviving are his mother, Mildred Padgett Jackson; sister and brother-in-law, Tony and Debra Pettus; his wife, three children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Warren Moore and Rev. Steve Craven officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Gentiva Hospice, 2525 Highway 34E, Newnan, GA 30263.
 

 

Hoyos, Ada Lila

 

Mrs. Ada Hoyos, age 57 of Newnan, died at Emory University Hospital on October 7, 2014.  She was born in Puerto Rico on November 28, 1956 to the late Ramon and Modesta Santiago.  She was a teacher at the Newnan Academy.  Surviving are her husband, Jorge Hoyos; son Jeffrey Hoyos; daughter, Stephanie Bagnell; 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 10, 4-9 p.m.   

 

 

 

Martin, Wayne L.

 


Mr. Wayne Martin, age 69 of Newnan, died at his residence on October 5, 2014.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Welcome Road Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Odom and Pastor Brian Hosmer officiating.  Remains will be placed in state at noon.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.  

 

 

 

Nutt, Rena

 

 

 

Mrs. Rena Nutt, age 79 of Newnan, died at Gentiva Hospice in Columbus on October 4, 2014. She was born in Coweta County on October 28, 1934 to the late Lamar Traylor and Bernie Houseworth Traylor. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a son, Johnny Phillips.  She was a member or Arnco Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Surviving are her husband, Donald Nutt; daughters, Jill Phillips Hesterlee (Larry), and Rebecca Dingler; brother, Sammy Traylor (Fey); sisters, Patsy Traylor Lassetter (Coleman) and Jeanine Traylor Duty (Bobby); grandchildren, Robin (Ray), Grady, Danny, Kyler, Eli, Roman, Julia, Jess, and Sierra; great grandchild, Addie; daughter-in-law, Joyce Phillips Kellemas (Steve); stepchildren, Michael Wortham (Georgia), Mitch Nutt, and Lisa Lassetter (Tony); many loved nieces and nephews. 

 

 

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Eric Houseworth officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 5, 6-9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Daviss, Dennis James

 

Mr. Dennis James Daviss, age 57 of Newnan, died at his home on October 1, 2014. He was born in Atlanta, GA on September 26, 1957 to the late James Clyde Daviss and Stella Mary Rose Daviss. He attended Atlanta Area Tech and was an aircraft inspector/technician for the Georgia State Patrol Aviation.

 

 

 

Surviving are his wife Dana Bryan Daviss; sons, Daniel James, Joseph Alexander (Carolyn), and Jonathan William; brother, David Daviss and sister, Clarissa Loth. Dennis was a wonderful husband and father to 3 outstanding boys, a beloved brother to David and Clarissa, and a loving son to his mother and father. He was a caring and influential uncle to many, opening his heart as well as his home to others.

 

 

Dennis was a baseball coach many times through the years and was a member of various hunting clubs. He could build anything and fix anything. He expanded his home by putting in wood and tile floors himself. He was a member of Crossroads Church.

 

 

 

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor John Hobbs officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 until service time.

 

 

 

 

 

Belk, Jack Clifton

 

Mr. Jack Belk age 76 of Grantville died at his residence on Octobrt 1, 2014.  He was born in Juniper, GA on April 25, 1938 to the late Blanchard Belk and Era Reeves Belk.  A memorial service is planned for a later date.

 

 

 

Dean, Robert Joseph

 

Mr. Robert Dean, age 57, died at Piedmont Henry Hospital on October 1, 2014.  He was born in Newnan, GA on October 9, 1956 to the late Hubert and Sarah Dean. A memorial interment service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

 

 

 

William Douglas Long

 

 William Douglas Long, 66 of Griffin, died at Reliance Healthcare on September 29, 2014. Mr. Long was born on March 9, 1948 to the late Howard Ernest Long and Katherine Loggins Long in Atlanta. Mr. Long served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam and was a member of Harvest Worship Center. He also enjoyed gardening, music and especially his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife Susan Duke Long; daughter, Kristina Stephens and her husband David of Newnan; sister, Julie White and her husband Ron of Palmetto; nephews, Brentt and Corey Duke; 1 great nephew and 2 great nieces. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 4 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Stewart Boice officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. til time of service. While Mr. Long enjoyed flowers you may also make a donation to the Wounded Veterans Project, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE #M20, Atlanta, Ga. 30326. chives

  

 Mrs. Diane Eason Wright 

Mrs. Diane Eason Wright age 72 of Lake Hartwell Ga. died at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson South Carolina on wed. Sept. 24, 2014. She was born Dec. 8, 1941 to the Late Mr. Robert Gill and Louise Davis Gill of Newnan Ga.

In addition to her Parents she is also predeceased by her Brother David Gill, Husband Styles Eason and son Jeffrey Eason.She is survived by her daughter Jenniffer (Charles) Cole of Michigan, Brother's Jimmy Gill, Jerry (Margie) Gill of Newnan, Sister Dixie (Archie) Hyde of Lake Hartwell  Ga., 2 Grandchildren, Tyler (Kirby) Bloomfield and Brandon Bloomfield, and numerous nieces and Nephews. Funeral service will be held on Sat. Sept. 27th at 2pm at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Lester officiating. The family will recieve friends on Sat. Sept. 27th 12:30 - 2pm at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oak Hill cemetary. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723

Claudia Lea Little

Claudia Lea Little, 62 of Newnan died at Atl. Medical center on Sept. 17th 2014. Ms. Little was born in Atl. Ga. to the late Mr. William Thomas Sr.and Grace Cohen Little. She worked as a Lab Tech at Smith-Cline Company. She is survived by her brother WIlliam T. and (Deanne) Little of Newnan, sister Peggy E. Little of Athens, niece Katelyn Little, Nephews Micheal and Brian (Angela) Little and one great niece Lucille Little. There will be a graveside service held on Sat. Sept. 20th  11am at Holly Hill cemetary in Fairburn. The family and friends will meet for time of service at the cemetary. The family has requested in lieu of flowers please make donations to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary Humane Society at 712 LG Griffin rd. Locust Grove,Ga.

Grace Headley Sutton

Grace Sutton, 67 of Newnan died peacefully September 15, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Sutton was born in Grantville on May 28, 1947 to the late Edgar Carroll and Pearl Tuttle Carroll. She was a hairdresser and had her own beauty salon, "Shear Genius."
A memorial service will be held at 7p.m, Thursday, September 18 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Calhoun officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Mrs. Sutton is survived by her husband, Jerry Sutton; son, Jason Lewis, Franklin; daughter, Leslie House, Newnan; step-children, Beth (Rob) Rennie of Woodstock and Robert Headley of Rome. Also surviving are brothers, Frank (Linda) Carroll of Newnan, Eddie (Lisa) Carroll of Tennessee; three sisters, Amy (Will) Schonsheck of Ohio, Linda (Pete) Fleming of Newnan, Betty (Clarence) Sheppard of Sharpsburg; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
At the request of Mrs. Sutton, in lieu of flowers donations be given to her daughter Leslie House. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, 770-253-4723

Zoe Mckinley Brewer

Zoe McKinley Brewer, born February 18, 2014, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on September 10, 2104. Surviving are her parents, Chris and Amanda Brewer; sister, Raelyn; grandparents, Lonnie and Danielle Atha and Chris and Charlene Brewer; aunts, Keri Atha, Chelsea Brewer and Chaelyn Brewer; cousins, Kerilyn Thacker and Laila Gibson; great grandparents, Cary Logan, Jack and Jan Schatz, and Carol Gilbert.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com . Graveside funeral services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Monday, September 15, 2014, at 12 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, 770-253-4723

Cannon, Richard, Sr.
Mr. Richard Cannon, Sr., age 77 of Newnan, died at his residence on September 9, 2014.  He was born in Coweta County on February 4, 1937 to the late William Cannon and Mattie Wallace Cannon.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and later was a foreman forklift operator for Owens.  
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Cannon; sons, Richard Cannon (Deanne), Dyark Cannon (Carole), and Eric Cannon; daughters, Lynn Tanton (Roger), Bunny Manning (Kevin); brother, Randy Cannon; sister, Linda Mauldin; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; aunt, Elvie Hudson.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Ken Martin officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m.           
    
Barnhart, Rose Marie            
Mrs. Rose Marie Barnhart, age 75 of Newnan, died at Southland Health and Rehabilitation on July 31, 2014.  She was born on September 23, 1938 to the late Charles Kiker Moore and Bernice Chambliss Moore.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Georgia Carter. 
Mrs. Barnhart enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking.  She loved animals, watching "Law and Order" on television, and collecting roosters.    She is survived by her daughters, Victoria Lynn Gordon of Colorado, Glenda  Jones and her husband John Hardy Jones of Peachtree City, and Crystal Barnhart of Newnan; brother, Charles Moore of Dallas, TX; granddaughter, Savannah Rose Schwartz.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor Patrick McKeever officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00.    
 
 
Cheatham, Brittany
Miss Brittany Nicole Cheatham, age 17 of Newnan, passed way on September 4, 2014. She was born in Atlanta on January 31, 1997 to Robert Anthony Cheatham and Diana Lynn Butler Cheatham. She attended Northgate High School. 
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother Josh Cheatham (Enjoli) and sister, Stephanie Phillips (Jake); grandmother, JoAnn Butler; grandfather, Edwin Hudson Cheatham; nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Crossroads Church, Highway 16, with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight, Thursday, 4-8 p.m. 
Brittany's family would like to thank all their friends and family for the love and support they have received during these difficult days, especially the Stephens family for the love and care shown to Brittany. They can never express enough gratitude to Wedowee Hospital and Children's of Alabama for their tireless efforts to sustain Brittany's life. 
After a tragic swimming accident in Lake Wedowee on Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Crossroad Church on Highway 16.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, 4-8 p.m.
 
Engle, Clayton
Mr. Clayton M. Engle, age 74 of Greensboro, GA died on September 5, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Donny Shelton officiating.   
 
Tomlin, Glenn
Mr. Glenn Tomlin, age 57 of Sharpsburg died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on September 5, 2014. He was born in Ft. McClellan, AL on July 18, 1957 to William Ralph Tomlin and Patricia Ann Foster Tomlin. He was a printer with K.A.R. Printing. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Joe Tomlin and his wife Dee of Sharpsburg; daughter, Amanda Tomlin of Snellville; 5 grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Gene Burns officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, 4-8 p.m. 
 
Wallace, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Wallace, age 91 of Sharpsburg, died at Tanner Medical Center on September 4, 2014.  She retired from Union Carbide after many years of service.  She was predeceased by her parents, Benjamin Robbins and Annie Wheeler Robbins and her husband, Percy King Wallace.  Surviving are her son John B. Wallace and his wife Brenda; granddaughter, Jennifer Wilson and her husband James; great grandchild, Katelyn.  
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Dixie Lee Baptist Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee with Rev. Jim Clayton officiating.  Interment will follow at Lenoir City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City on Sunday, September 7 from 5-7 p.m.   
 
 
Milinkia Ruth Nolley
Milinkia Nolley, 75 of Palmetto died at Atlanta Medical Center on August 24, 2014. Ms. Nolley was born on January 9, 1939 in Washington, Indiana to the late Vernon Nolley and Lois Coleman Nolley. Ms. Nolley was a homemaker that loved her family and always put others before herself. She also enjoyed collecting lighthouses and playing Yahtzee.
Ms. Nolley is survived by son, Nick Cawthon; daughters, Lisa Kerlin and "Sis" Mayfield; brothers, Nick Nolley and Mike Nolley; sister, Grace Butler; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by mom Regina Nolley and best friend Shirley Scadden.
A memorial service is being planned for a later date.
  
Strickland, Billy
Mr. Billy H. Strickland, age 83 of Sharpsburg died on August 22, 2014. He was born in Henry County to the late Talmadge Strickland and Frances Johnson Strickland. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Delta Air Lines. Surviving are his wife, Naomi Strickland; son, Jeff Strickland (Brandy); daughter, Carol Holland; brother, Jack Strickland (Jean); 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Troccoli, Lisa Tawana
Mrs. Lisa Troccoli, age 38 of Moreland, died at Piedmont Atlanta on August 21, 2014.  She was born in Atlanta on September 8, 1975 to Jimmy Fielding and Audrey Duncan Fielding.  She was predeceased by her mother.  Surviving are her husband, Tony Troccoli; brother, Lee Fielding; sisters, Janet Wilson, Denise Long and Julie Fender; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m.  

James, William Joseph
Mr. Bill James, age 72, of Grantville, Georgia, died at Newnan Piedmont Hospital on Wednesday, August 21, 2014. Mr. James was born in Marion, Ohio on July 27, 1942 to the late Everett James Sr. and Beulah McDonald James. Mr. James worked as a machinist for Pargon Pipe Line in Newnan, Georgia. He enjoyed racing and playing poker. 
He is survived by his daughters, Audra Grace James Walters of Mansfield, Ohio, Ronda Lee James Henson (Jesse) of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Heather Jo James Blankenship of Mansfield, Ohio; his brothers "Gene" Richard James (Patsy) of Newnan, Georgia, "Bob" Robert A. James (Trish) of Tampa, Florida, and "Kenny" Kenneth James (Debbie) of Comumbus, Ohio; his grandchildren Erica E. Matz, Cody A. Butler, Colton M. Butler, Dylan S. Blankenship, and Chevy W. Blankenship; his girlfriend Betty King. A memorial service is planned for a later date.
 
Brucker, Raymond Robert
Mr. Raymond Robert Brucker, age 66 of Newnan, died at his residence on August 16, 2014. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 4, 1948 to the late Robert C. Brucker and Doris Zigler Brucker. He was a commercial driver for "Over the Road" Trucking. He was a member of Heatherwood Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Joan M. Brucker of Newnan; son, Robert Hopkins (Becky) of Dothan, AL; daughters, Pati Hopkins of Dothan AL and Samantha Rothermel (David) of Montana; sisters, Denise Reidelbach (John) of Sharpsburg and Tami Warman (Craig) of Peachtree City; 4 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Heatherwood Baptist Church with remains placed in state at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at Carroll Memory Gardens
 
Groves, Nick
Mr. Nick Groves, age 71 of Hogansville, died at Hospice LaGrange on August 9, 2014. He was born on September 4, 1942 in England to the late Harold Frederick Groves and Violet Evelyn Crow Groves. Mr. Groves was a quantity surveyor by trade.
Mr. Groves is survived by his wife, Rhonda Groves of Hogansville; sons, Julian Groves of England, Jonathan Groves of Israel and Chris Satterwhite of Hoganville; daughter, Amber Zell of Hogansville; brother, Paul Groves of England and one sister, Lynn McKee of Hogansville. Mr. Groves is also survived by six grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Living By Faith Church in Newnan. Pastor Terry Calhoun and Rev. Doug Bates will be officiating. 
 
Thomson, Philip
Mr. Philip Thomson, age 87 of Newnan, died at Doctor's Hospice on August 7, 2014. He was born on December 4, 1926 to the late Albert Thomson and Lily Rose Best Thomson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jane Conway Thomson. He served in the U.S. Army and then was employed by Florida Power and Light.
Surviving are his son, Philip Thomson of Florida and daughters, Kathryn Miller of Newnan and Carol Banks (TIm) of Peachtree City; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Father Dan Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Friday, 6-8 p.m. 
 
Owens, Betty Ruth
She was a marvel to meet,
The simple fact that anyone could be so sweet.
She gave of herself all the day through
Stopped and shared her heart with those that were blue.
Baking for the sick, shopping for a friend,
The depth of this woman had no end.
I marveled at her beauty, it was all the way through
To the depth of her being, she was what's true!
The Bible gives us what a woman should be,
Betty Ruth Owens seemd as close as can be.
                              From Her family with Love
 
Mrs. Betty Ruth Owens, age 81 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on August 6, 2014. She was born in Tallapoosa, GA on November 5, 1932. She was a member of Arnco Baptist Church. Her most favorite things were cooking, caring for and visiting the sick. 
Mrs. Owens was predeceased by her parents, Hollis and Maybell Long, and daughter, Allison Bridgett McClendon. Surviving are her husband, Jerry Franklin Owens, of Newnan; sons, Jerry Frank Owens, Tony Owens (Donna), and David Owens all of Newnan; brothers, Johnny Long and Mike Long (Debrah); sisters, Sue Jones and Brenda Barnes; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. 
Graveside funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Chaplain Dan Akins officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 9, 5-7 p.m.
 
Burroughs, Larry Joe
Mr. Joe Burroughs, age 68 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Atlanta on August 2, 2014. He was born in Pelzer, South Carolina on June 10, 1946 to the late Bill Burroughs and Virginia Wellborn Burroughs. He retired after 26 years of service as a buyer for Yokogawa Industries. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Chris Burroughs and a brother, Billy Burroughs.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Jacobs Burroughs of Newnan; son, Steve Burroughs (Charlotte) of Williamston, SC; daughter, Sandi Jeanes (Jerry) of Pelzer, SC; godson, Shane Durrough of Atlanta; best friends, Carl and Sercia Jacobs; 7 grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Steve Crews officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5, from 5-8 p.m. 
 
Smith, James Burnett
On August 1, 2014, James Burnett Smith, son of the late John and Kathleen Smith, left this world at age 60 to be with the Lord. A proud native of Rico, GA, Burnett loved the rural, friendly way of life here where he never knew a stranger.
He was a father who loved his three children, Adam Smith, Alex Smith, and Ashley Mason unconditionally. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Laura Smith and Cody Mason; grandchildren, Matthew and Amy Smith; brother Kenny Smith; sisters, Susan Smith and Jean Pate.
Although we grieve because he is no longer with us, we will carry on with unwavering faith in God's promise of eternal life. A celebration of Burnett's life will begin with the family receiving friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel today, Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Gene Tyre officiating. Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Providence Baptist Church.
 
King, Mary
Mrs. Mary Hall King, born November 6, 1926 in Roanoke, Alabama, died July 31, 2014 in Warm Springs, Georgia at age 87. Mary was the second oldest of six children born to Tillman Hall and Lillian Baker Hall. She attended LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia, later earning her GED. 
Mary was a bookkeeper, working at various jobs over the years including for Callaway Mills, The Little White House, and C.L. Fain Company. She was a member of the Church of Christ attending several congregations over her lifetime, including in LaGrange, Manchester, Forest Park, Peachtree City, and Newnan. She taught Bible school for more than 35 years and was a teacher at Little Dears Kindergarten. 
She was married 61 years to Troy E. King, Sr., who passed away in 2010. Mary is survived by her four children, David E. King (Debra) of Pine Mountain, GA, Troy E. King, Jr. of McDonough, GA, Brenda J. King of Newnan, GA, and Belinda King Herring (Jim) of Powder Springs, GA; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Dian Hall Russell of Fernandina Beach, FL and Sharon Hall Ewing of Valdosta, GA; one brother, Walter "Sonny" Hall of Augusta, GA. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Hall Burch, and one brother, Julian Hall. www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. 
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 3, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan, GA. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 in the chapel with Jack Burch officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 4, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Jonesboro, GA. 
 
Berry, Yvonne Jeanne
Mrs. Yvonne Berry, age 90 of Sharpsburg died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on July 27, 2014.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
   
Ayers, Donald
Mr. Donald Ayers, age 49 of Grantville died at Doctor's Hospice on July 25, 2014. He was born in Fulton County on November 2, 1964 to Roland Ayers and Frances J. West Ayers. He was a lieutenant for the Coweta County Sheriff's Office where he had worked for over 27 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing and was a member of Miracle Way Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents, Roland and Frances Ayers and daughter, Tonya Ayers all of Newnan; brothers, Edward Ayers (Donna) of Sharpsburg and Ronald Ayers (Pat) of Jonesboro; sister, Wanda Evans of Grantville; life-long best friend, Doug Ward; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Joseph Ayers and Rev. Jonathan Hannah officiating. Interment will follow at Grantville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Saturday, 5-8 p.m. 
Moat, Lucile Virginia Lassetter Moat
Ms. Lucile Virginia Lassetter Moat, 103, of Newnan, passed away on July 23, 2014 at Newnan Health and Rehab. She was born on August 1, 1910 to the late Jeff Lassetter and Alice Knott Lassetter in Carrollton, Georgia. Ms. Moat is also predeceased by her husband Thomas Jefferson Moat. 
Ms. Moat is survived by sons, William Moat, Newnan, Tom Moat (Connie), Newnan, Jimmy Johnson (Ginger), Jack Johnson (Jackie Ann), Grantville. She has 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. 
The funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Evans officiating. The interment will follow at Oak Hill cemetery.


 Butler, Melvin John Brett
Mr. Melvin Butler, 80, of Newnan, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on July 19, 2014. Mr. Butler was born on April 14, 1934 to the late William Butler and Cassie Railay. He was also a retired fire fighter with East Point and served in the United State Air Force. He was of the Baptist faith and loved to attend Oak Lawn Baptist Church. Mr. Butler also enjoyed gardening and playing pool. 
Along with his parents, Mr. Butler is predeceased by his first wife, Mary H. Butler; sons, Thomas and Wayne Hearn, brother Larry Butler; sisters, Martha Williamson and JoAnn Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Ruth Butler; son, Felton Hearn; step-sons, Damon Harvey and Ricky Harvey; step-daughters, Teena McMamus (Ricky), Teri Alsabrook, Kathy Hunt (David); brother, William Butler and his wife Jean; sisters, Frances Ashworth and her husband Ron and Margaret Merritt. 
The family will receive friends Monday, July 21, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at 1 p.m at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor David Arrington officiating. Interment for Mr. Butler will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in College Park.  Brenda Fae Lane
Ms. Brenda Fae Lane, 71, of Newnan, passed away at her residence on July 16, 2014. She was born in Livingston, Tennessee on June 11, 1943 to the late Oral and Vertice Raines. In addition to her parents, Ms. Lane is predeceased by her husband, Fred Thomas Lane. Ms. Lane was a retired school teacher with the Clayton County School System. She was a very active member of the Eastside Church of Christ and loved her church family.
She is survived by sons, Noel Adrian Lane (Claudia) of Newnan, Andy Thomas Lane, Newnan; daughter, Laura Elizabeth Lane Register (Paul) of Abilene, Tx. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jeana Ann Rosado, Destiny Michelle Register, Matthew Thomas Lane, Brianna Elizabeth Spigelmyer, Austin Odell Register, Benjamin Edward Lane and Logan Andrew Lane. 
The family will receive friends Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 6-7p.m with a memorial service following at 7p.m. to celebrate her life with Lance Blackburn officiating.
Broome, Patricia Ann
Ms. Patricia Broome, age 64 of Newnan, died at HHC of Franklin on July 11, 2014.  There are no services planned at this time.
  
Ferrell, Makenzie Grace
Infant Makenzie Grace Ferrell died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Matthew and Amanda Ferrell; brother, Austin Shoemake; sisters, Allison and Rileigh Ferrell; grandparents, great grandparents, and one great great grandmother. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor T.J. Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Sanders, Steven C.
Mr. Steven Sanders, age 55 of Newnan died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on July 8, 2014. He was born in Birmingham, AL on December 23, 1958 to the late Earl Sanders and Ruby Mixon Sanders. 
Steven graduated from Harvard University and was a CPA for Exxon. Surviving are his wife, Cathy Heminger Sanders; cousins, Peggy and David Tucker; aunt, Georgia Mixon.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the funeral home with Dr. Steve Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until service time. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Steven's mother, Mrs. Ruby Sanders, may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
 
Young, Elizabeth Ann
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Young, age 57 of Riverdale, died at her home on July 5, 2014.  She was born in Germany on October 6, 1956 to the late George Harmon and Jessie Long Harmon.  Elizabeth was a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Young; son, Chris Young; sister, Cathy Garaci.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Georgia National Cemetery.    
Peek, Toney
Mr. Toney Peek, age 82 of Carrollton, died at Tanner Health System on July 5, 2014.  He was born in Palmetto, GA on August 29, 1931 to the late Yancey Peek and Mary Boynton Peek.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Gene Peek.  Toney was an "Over the Road" driver.  
Surviving are his wife, Debbie Peek of Carrollton; sons, Jimmy Peek of Peachtree City, Phillip Peek of Carrollton, Danny Peek (Mellisa) of Douglasville, and Adam Peek (Amanda) of Carrollton; daughter, Elaine Byrom (Earl) of Sharpsburg; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastors Neil Aubrey, Terry Harper, and Larry Teeter officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Turin Lodge #337 F.& A.M officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, July 7, 5-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Turin Lodge, P O Box 181, Turin, GA 30289 or the Cemetery Fund at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6033 Gordon Rd., Senoia, GA 30276. 


Kammerer, Beverly Collins
Mrs. Beverly Kammerer, age 81 of Newnan, passed at home on July 2, 2014. Bev is predeceased by her parents, Edward and Elsie Collins, and her husband of 48 years, James A Kammerer.
Bev is survived by her six chldren Dianne (Ed) Palmer, Sue (Hank Deceased) Hopkins, Laura (Chris) Fleming, Ed (Caryan) Kammerer, Tom (Dianne) Kammerer, and Paula Davis; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Perry and Richard Collins, and their families.
Bev was a loving, caring, and giving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She was also a great friend to many people and an inspiration to everyone.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.
 
Thacker, David James
Mr. David Thacker, age 46 of Newnan, died on July 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Mike Sprayberry officiating; interment Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Monday, noon until service time.

Hobbs, Hannah
Miss Hannah Hobbs, age 20 of Senoia, died on June 26, 2014.  She was born in Rutherfordton, North Carolina on October 6, 1993.  She was a graduate of East Coweta High School.  She had a host of friends and "lit up the room" wherever she went.  
Surviving are her daughter, Shayleigh; father, Vance Hobbs of Senoia; mother, Shannon Osborne Hobbs of Senoia; brother, Gage Neighbors of Newnan; sisters, Gracie Hobbs of Senoia and Brooke Hobbs of Forest City, North Carolina; grandparents, Jean Hobbs of Forest City, North Carolina , Becky Susan Lopresti of Newnan, Bobby and Linda Yarbrough of Hogansville; aunts and uncles, "JoJo" Young (Bill) and their son Jacob, Sara Lopresti, Kelly Brown (James), Ryan Null, Brandon Yarbrough, Ronnie, Mike, and Cody Osborne.  
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until service time.  
 
Privett, J.C.
Mr. J.C. Privett, age 87 of Sharpsburg died on June 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Douglasville, GA on September 15, 1926 to the late Arthur Privett and Bessie Walker Privett.  He was predeceased by his wife; Louise Hudgens Privett.He was a self-employed automobile mechanic.  
Surviving are his sons, Larry Privett (Joanne) of West Virginia and Bruce Privett (Betty) of Sharpsburg; nephew, Lee Carroll of Sharpsburg; 9 grandchildrren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. 
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Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor D.L. Moody and Rev. Bobby Carpenter officiating; interment New Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, June 30, 2014, 6-8 p.m. 
 
 
Washington, Robert Dean
Mr. Robert Washington, age 54 of Sharpsburg, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on June 22, 2014.  He was born in Atlanta on April 25, 1960 to the late John William Washington and Flora Pugh Washington. He was a commercial painter.  
Surviving are his son, Robert D. Washington, Jr. of Griffin; daughter, Roxanne Washington of Griffin; brothers, Alan Washington of Sharpsburg, Gordon Washington of Griffin, and Steven Washington of North Carolina; sister, Carolyn Murphy of Sharpsburg; 2 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends on Friday, 12:00 until service time.
 
Helton, Edward Lee
 Mr. Edward Lee Helton, age 80 of Newnan, died at Avalon Nursing and Rehabilitation on June 18, 2014 He was born in Newnan on November 6, 1933 to the late Ezra William Helton and Alma Johnson Helton. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Taylor Helton and son, Tennis Helton. He loved singing, preaching, playing the piano, and pickin' the guitar.
Surviving are his sons, Jerry Helton (Renatha), Terry "Tank" Helton (Jenny), Eddie Helton (Barbara), Ted Helton (Glenda) and Johnny Helton (Beverly) all of Newnan; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. www.higginshil
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Lowery, Trevor Harrison 
Trevor Lowery, 19 years old from Newnan, GA, died Saturday morning, June 14, 2014 from an accident at Atlanta Motor Speedway while attending Friday night drag racing. Surviving are his parents, Rita Lantis Lowery and Harrison (Bo) Lowery and sister, Erica Lowery.  
Trevor graduated in May 2013 from Northgate High School. In 2002, he received the “Gift of Life” through a kidney transplant from our dear friend, Jan Bolien. Being the strong willed man he was, he always recovered from all his medical challenges, including a spinal fusion in January 2014. He was determined not to be defeated by Cystinosis Kidney Disease. He held his heavenly Father, friends and family very dear to his heart. He was a sports enthusiast that loved a good joke, animals, and a long ride in his truck with the windows down and country music blaring. He could recite baseball, NASCAR and football stats at the drop of a hat. The family is eternally indebted to all those who have aided Trevor and showered him with their love over the years.
Services will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, GA on Friday June 20, 2014 at 3:00. The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Children Healthcare of Atlanta and/or National Kidney Foundation, in loving memory of Trevor, T-Man, Trev Lowery.
  
Jeane, Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Jean, age 69 of Newnan, died at Atlanta Medical Center on June 14, 2014. She was born in Merryville, Louisiana on August 8, 1944 to the late Clarence Melvin Smith and Mabel Cooper Smith. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Orvil Lee Jeane. Ms. Jeane enjoyed her flower garden and also reading.
She is survived by her sons Kelvin Lee Jeane and Melvin "Wade" Jeane and his wife Samantha, all from Newnan; brothers, Buddy and Mike Smith; sisters, Sue Bean, Lou Haney and Marie Smith; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ms. Jeane will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel beginning at 1 pm with Pastor Trevor Conkey officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday  from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
 
 
Hein, Shirley Jean
Shirley Hein, age 79, died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 16, 1935, to the late Fred S. Uher and Johanna Dvorak Uher. She is predeceased by her first husband, George Edward Bauer, and her second husband, Wilbur Donald Hein, and one brother, William Uher.
Mrs. Hein was an enthusiastic supporter of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where she graduated with a degree in architectural engineering, at a time when few women completed programs in that area. She worked at Holabird & Root in Chicago, where she met her future husband, George Bauer. After raising her two children, she returned to her career.
In the early 1990s, she moved with her second husband, Wilbur Hein, to Newnan, Georgia, to enjoy retirement away from the snowy north. She was a member of St. George Catholic Church and loved her time with her friends in the Over 50 Club. She enjoyed gardening and was famous for the Easter Egg hunts along the many trails created around her home. Mrs. Hein was devoted to her family, her friends, and the Cubs baseball team. She loved music and musical theatre. She would make multiple trips a year to Champaign, IL to attend musical events. 
Surviving are her son, Allen Bauer (Sandy) of Newnan; daughter, Laura Bauer of Champaign, Illinois; “adopted” daughter, Catherine Tomys of Newnan; grandchildren, John Bauer, Regina Bauer and Miranda Bauer of Newnan; “adopted” grandchildren, Stephanie Tomys and Charlotte Tomys of Newnan; brothers, Robert Uher (Mary Nell) of Sharpsburg and Edward Uher (Sharon) of Lockport, Illinois; dear friend, Lorraine Phillips of Newnan; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. George Catholic Church in Newnan. The funeral mass will follow at 6:00 at the church with Father Henry Atem officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Shirley Hein may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. 
 
Norton, Ralph
Mr. Ralph Edward Norton, age 55 of Newnan, went to his heavenly home on June 9, 2014. He was born in Newnan on May 24, 1959 to the late Howard Norton and Karen Bernhard Norton. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his grandparents, Woodrow and Geraldine Bernhard, and his brother, Randy Norton.  Surviving are his parents Karen Froseth and step-father, Donald Froseth; son, Dylan Norton; sister, Donna Boyles (Don).
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 until service time.
Storey, Joe J.
Rev. Joe J. Storey, age 88 of Newnan, died at Avalon Nursing and Rehab on June 10, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born in Coweta County on January 22, 1926 to the late Joe James Storey, Sr. and Mattie Pearl Howard Storey. Mr. Storey was a World War II veteran and served on the Martin Van Buren that was sunk by a German U-Boat. He was a retired Church of God minister and worked for International Playtex for many years. 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sue Meacham Storey, and a daughter, Lynne Storey Billingsley. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Rogers and her husband Mickey of Newnan; grandchildren, Michelle Aston, Teresa Turner, Shane Courtney, Tracy Kilmer, and Nicole George; 10 great grandchildren. www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Jeff Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. 
 
Ingram, Kim Marie
Ms. Kim Ingram, age 51 of Newnan, died at Piedmont Hospital on June 3, 2014. She was born in Atlanta on August 31, 1962 to the late Gary Ingram, Sr. and Patricia Fitts Ingram. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Jack Smith. 
Surviving are her fiancée', Frank Chapman, and son, Billy Chapman both of Newnan; daughters, Holly Stringfellow, Karen Stringfellow (Roger) and Jennifer Thrailkill (Brian) all of Newnan; brother, Mickey Smith, Douglas Robinson, and Gary Ingram, Jr.; sisters, Torie White, Stephanie Keeton, Michelle Patterson, and Shanna Ingram; grandchildren, Chris, Tiffany, Jacob, Brittney, Brayden, Morgan, Cameron, Alex, and Levi.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastors Brian Hosmer and T.J. Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Thursday, 6-8 p.m. 
 
Gossett, James H.
James H. Gossett, 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga., a retired industrial air conditioning and heating instructor for Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, passed away early Monday at Piedmont Newnan Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Gossett attacked life with passion, and was self-taught about many topics.
Mr. Gossett grew up in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., before joining the military at 17 years old. He served in the United States Navy from 1951-54 during the Korean War period onboard the USS Wasp, the USS Coral Sea and the USS Saipan, all three aircraft carriers. While in the Navy, he met his future wife, Geraldine. They were married in 1953, a loving union of nearly 61 years. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 6, 2013, with a family gathering at a downtown Atlanta restaurant.
After leaving the Navy, Mr. Gossett moved with his wife to Atlanta, Ga., where the first of their six children was born. He went to work as an air conditioning and heating repair and design technician, working for progressively larger companies with larger responsibilities, including designing, wiring and installing air conditioning systems for a large school district in Georgia. Mr. Gossett turned to teaching following an industrial accident that left him with a severe back injury.
He loved sports, family, golf and his home in Sharpsburg, which he and his wife purchased in 1999 following a protracted battle with the City of Atlanta over their College Park property, which was acquired for fifth runway at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
“My father attacked everything with gusto and passion. Dad’s formal education ended with a G.E.D., but he never lost his zeal to learn, even when we played golf,” said his oldest son, Forrest. “We were both lousy but he would spend 18 holes analyzing my swing and giving me pointers on how to improve my game, and all-the-while posting triple bogeys for his game.”
Mr. Gossett is preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Mary Gossett; his sister, Jean Matkins; and his daughter, Sheryl Gossett.
He is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine; sons: Forrest (Laurie), Barry, Kerry (Yvonne) and Terry (Sarah); daughter, Sherry; sister, Dale Warrick; grandchildren, Corey Gossett, Joshua Gossett, Aaron Gossett, Daniel Gossett and Keith Gossett; granddaughter, Heather Flowers; two great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and his service will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 2 p.m., with graveside services at Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn, Ga. Dr. David Chancey, senior pastor of McDonough Road Baptist Church Fayetteville, will be officiating.
 
Harvey, Bonnielyn Coral
Mrs. Bonnielyn Harvey, age 82 of Stockbridge, died at Piedmont Henry Hospital on May 31, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, NY on March 12, 1932 to the late Charles Wesley Lloyd and Grace Irene Pratt Lloyd. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Larry Lloyd, and her husband, Lee Ernest Harvey. 
Mrs. Harvey earned a Bachelor's Degree in Bible from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and worked in the accounting department at the U.S. Naval Base. She was the pianist and led the music in her church where she also taught Sunday School. She enjoyed cooking for her family.
Surviving are her sons, Dana Harvey (Lisa) of Newnan and Gerry Harvey (Lisa Kessler) of Harmony, FL; daughter, Sandee McCullough (Jim) of Stockbridge; sister, Doris Daily of Gainesville, TX; grandchildren, Steven Whitley (Casey), Andy Whitley, Ryan Whitley (Becca), Jamie Harvey and her finance' Jeffrey Higgins, Adam Harvey, Wes Harvey, Chris Whitley and his finance' Courtney Capozzoli; great grandchild, Brentley Whitley.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Funeral services will be held at Osceola Memory Gardens and Cemetery in Kissimmee, Florida on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 
 
Ward, Donna Meeks
Ms. Donna Meeks Ward, age 52 of Newnan, died at Southern Regional Medical Center on May 29, 2014. She was born on October 29, 1961 in Newnan to Douglas Meeks and Shirley Parker Meeks. She was predeceased by her mother, Shirley Emory.
Surviving are her father, Douglas Meeks of Newnan; daughters, LeeAnne Ward and Dana Waters (Joshua) all of Newnan; sisters, Deborah Harless (Bill) of Sharpsburg, Patricia Ayers-Collett (Bert) of Newnan, and Nancy Parkerson of Newnan; sons, Jacob Ward and Wyatt Waters; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Cahoun officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. 
 
Crawford, Aubrey Gerald
Mr.  Aubrey Crawford, age 73 of Sharpsburg, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on May 31, 2014.  He was born in Coweta County on March 19, 1941 to the late Carl C. Crawford, Sr. and Maynell Byrom Crawford,.  He retired from James Rivers Corp. after 41 years of service.  
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Bunn Crawford; stepsons, James Brown (Kelly) of Franklin and Jason Brown (Tracy) of Gay; brothers, Carl Crawford, Jr. (Bernice) and Al Crawford (Ethel) all of Senoia; grandchildren, Christopher Brown (Katie), Austin, Brown, Justin Brown, Marli Brown and her fiancé' Sean Borelli; greatgrandchildren, Leiland Merrill and Makynleigh Brown. 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Bryan Calhoun officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Monday.

Smith, Linda Kay
Mrs. Linda Smith, age 51 of Newnan, died at her residence on May 25, 2014. She was born on October 13, 1962 in Tuskegee, AL to Jimmie Lee Hodnett and Josie Webster Hall.. She was predeceased by her mother, Josie Hall; daughter, Amy Renea Turner; and sister, Kathy Stinchcomb. 
Surviving are her husband, Steve Smith of Newnan; parents, Jimmie Lee and Melanie Hodnett of Newnan; step-father, Bobby Hall of Opelika, AL; son, Calvin Keith Turner of Lanett, AL; daughter, Christie Calhoun of West Point; brothers, Stan Hodnett (Teresa) of Newnan, Danny Markward (Jackie) of Newnan, Jody Hodnett (Ginger) of Newnan, Robert Hall (Heather) of Opelika, AL; sisters, Karen Calhoun (Jeff) of Newnan, Sandy Thompson of Hogansville, Evelyn Seiler (Kenneth) of Cadet, MO, Sharon Pitchford of Opelika, AL, Mary Ann Pitts (Doug) of Grantville, Susan Primavera of Waxahachie, TX; grandchildren, Haley, Kristen, Casey,

Steven, Dylan.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Terry Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. 
 
Yasinski, Diane Elizabeth
Mrs. Diane Yasinski, age 75 of Newnan, died at her residence on May 23, 2014. She was born in Atlanta on September 12, 1938 to the late Robert Cooley and Elizabeth Morris Cooley. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas William Yasinski. Diane was a real estate agent for Knight Realty in Jonesboro for 32 years. She was a member of St. George Catholic Church.
Surviving are her sons, Ken Yasinski, Joey Yasinski (Lisa), and Tommy Yasinski all of Newnan; daughter Tammy Canipe (Lee) of Greenville, SC; brother, Bobby Cooley (Deloris) of Snellville; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 26, 2014 at St. George Catholic Church with Father Henry Atem officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park., The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 25, 4-6 p.m.


Kennedy, Joyce Elaine
Ms. Joyce Elaine Kennedy, age 64 of Morrow, died at Southern Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2014. She was born in Aiken, South Carolina on August 31, 1949 to the late James Robert Kennedy and Florie Mae Sanders Kennedy. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and she loved to read.
Surviving are her brothers, James Ethridge Kennedy, Jesse Kennedy, and Thomas J. Kennedy; sister, Sandy Deloris Lewis; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, May 24, 2014. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2014 at Barnwell County Cemetery in Barnwell, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Victory Baptist Church.
 

Hudgens, John Clifford, Jr.
Mr. John Clifford Hudgens, Jr., age 79 of Newnan, died at his residence on May 21, 2014. He was born in East Point, GA on June 30, 1934 to the late Clifford John Hudgens, Sr. and Emma Louise Pitts Hudgens. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Janice Smith and his first wife,

Carolyn Webb Hudgens. 
John served in the U.S. Air Force and later was affiliated with American General Life Insurance Co. He was a member of Central Hatchee Church of God. He was a hard working supporter of his family, a good dad and family man. He enjoyed his garden and the fresh vegetables he cultivated. 
Surviving are his wife, Betty Shaw Hudgens; sons, John Hudgens III (Catherine) of Euharlee, GA, Jeffery Hudgens (Stephanie) of Clarksville, Joseph Hudgens of Carrollton, Mike Enzor of Daytona Beach, Craig Scates of Newnan; daughter, Cyndie Bozeman (Doug) of Villa Rica; stepchildren, Jean Reeves of Mableton, Donald West, Newnan, Jerri West of Newnan, Bobby Karr of Fairburn, Mellissa Casper of Newnan, Anthony West of Palmetto; sisters, Mary Ann Sessions, Glenda Kunz, Pauline Parker, Gail Beck, Diane Hudgens, and Deborah Pinson; 35 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the funeral home with Rev. Terry Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until service time
 
Irvin, Brittany Nicole
Brittany Irvin, age 22 of Fayetteville died at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on May 20, 2014. She was born in Riverdale on March 21, 1992 to Paul Francis Pino and Adrienne Kim Irvin Pino. Brittany was a very generous and outgoing person, with many friends, and loved by many. 
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Lane Irvin, Deborah and Chris Downey and Paul and Carol Pino; brothers, Justin "Bubba" Paul Pino, Joseph Paul Pino, Lane Paul Pino, and Seth Jacob Pino; sister, Samantha Genesis Pino; aunts, Kelly Hutchinson, Kristy Irvin (Maeve), Katrina Irvin, Kayla Sarr (Christian), and Kara Irvin; cousins, Alicia Whitaker, John Hutchinson III, Mackenzie Hutchinson, Emma Faith Irvin. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. 
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Matt Pogue officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. 
 
Waller, Cynthia Lee
Mrs. Cynthia Waller, age 47 of Newnan, died at her residence. She was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on September 2, 1966 to Terry Marrs and Phyllis Strickland Marrs. She was employed by Red Robin Restaurant. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Douglas Waller, Sr. of Newnan; sons, John Ford Alston III "Josh" of Colorado, Andrew Boone (Amy) of North Carolina, Douglas Waller, Jr., and Greg Waller; daughters, Lisa Goddard of Barnesville, Tiffany Starr, and Christy Golden; siblings, Terry Marrs and Denise Marrs of Warner Robbins; 8 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at East Newnan Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Latta and Rev. Frank Powers officiating.

Brantley, Ernest
Mr. Ernest Brantley, age 73 of Newnan, died at his residence.  He as born in Fulton County on August 31, 1940 to the late William Avery Brantley and Evelyn Linnie Alford Brantley.   He served in the U.S. Navy and was self-employed.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.
     
Keeble, Rogers 
August 16, 1935-May 19, 2014
Rogers Keeble, 78, of Newnan, GA died, May 19. Rogers, son of the late Jim and Ruby Keeble, loving husband of June Keeble, passed away on May 19th at his home in Newnan, Ga after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, John, Joe, Troy, and Martha.
He is survived by his wife June, son Steve, daughter-in-law Bari, daughter Lynn and son-in-law Stacy. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Kevin Keeble, Jonathan Keeble, Lindy Sherrer, Colin Sherrer, Livia Satterfield and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Jean, Ann, and Pearl.
Rogers served in the US Air Force from 1955-1959. After serving in the Air Force, Rogers worked 32 years at Eastern Airlines retiring in 1991 as a Flight Base Administrator. His civic involvement included past chairman of the Newnan-Coweta County Planning Commission and past Secretary/Treasurer of the Newnan Optimist Club. He was a coordinator for Eastern Airlines Annual Decathlon Day for the Metropolitan Atlanta Area Boys' Clubs. He was also a member in a weekly coffee club where he was an active voting member up until his death.
Rogers was a devoted member of Unity Baptist church since 1970 serving as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Trustee and Treasurer. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice for their care of Rogers the last few weeks of his life, with a special thanks to Melissa Creech.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Unity Baptist Church with Dr. Phil Pilgrim, Rev. Danny Wilson, and Rev. Archie Slaton officiating. Remains will be placed in state at the church at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 20, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Rogers may be made to Unity Baptist Church, 311 Smokey Rd., Newnan, GA 30263.

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