Clayton County Obits
Clayton Co., Ga.
December 2, 2002
Daniel COBB of Stockbridge died Nov. 27, 2002. He is survived by six children: daughters Beverly Wilson, Sharon Stubbs, Terrie Wilson, Catherine Aguirre; sons Billy Wilson, Daniel Cobb; sister Kathleen Sobotka; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the chapel on Fort Gillem with the Rev. Wayne Stubbs officiating. Pope Dickson Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700, is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Melba C. FLEMING of Riverdale died Dec. 1, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Interment will follow at Jonesboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dot and Sam Turner of Gay, Joyce and Hiram Burch of Greensboro, NC, Jean and Warren Hill of Fayetteville; sons and daughters-in-law Ezzelyn and Ann Fleming of Griffin, Ray and BJ Fleming of Griffin; sister, Mrs. Bernice Hendrix of Jonesboro; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pope Dickson Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.
Mr. William Clifford CALDWELL JR., 68, of Riverdale, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002. Caldwell is survived by his wife, Malvia Anne Bishop Caldwell; one daughter, Mary Margaret Caldwell of Riverdale; and one son, William Clifford Caldwell III of Jonesboro. Funeral services will be held at Riverdale First Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jeff Lowe and the Rev. William J. Lacey officiating. The family received friends on Sunday at the funeral home. Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Etheleen G. WALLACE, 85, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002. She was a 63-year member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband James O. Wallace. She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Wallace Nichols of Villa Rica, Savonia Wallace Kennedy of Stockbridge, Barbara Ann Wallace Jordan of Jonesboro, Carolyn Wallace Crumley of Ellenwood; sisters, Marie Allen of Hampton, Joyce Bowen of Forest Park; brothers, Robert N. Gilbert and Elbert E. Gilbert, both of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, with remains placed in state at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dean Haun will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.
Michael Clyde WILKES, 55, of Forest Park, died Nov. 30, 2002. Wilkes was a retired sergeant with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. He also was a member of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta. HE ALSO SERVED IN THE U.S. NAVY DURING VIETNAM. Wilkes was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur C. Wilkes. Survivors include his mother, Pearl Wilkes of Lake City; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Services will be held Monday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at Parkway Garden Chapel with the Rev. Lee Lacy officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery. Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.
December 3, 2002
Charles Wallace CARROUTH, 73, of Forest Park and formerly of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002. Mr. Carrouth was a member of College Park First Baptist Church. He was also a member of Forest Park Masonic Lodge. He was a retired general contractor, AND ALSO A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Parkway Garden Chapel. Survivors include a daughter, Gail Carrouth of Jackson, and a son, Charles Carrouth of Stockbridge. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Alzheimers Research, 625 Industrial Way, Decatur, Ga. 30033, or The American Cancer Society, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 950, Atlanta, Ga. 30345. Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.
Guerry Boone YOUMANS, 66, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2002. Guerry Youmans was one of the first Junior High Band Directors in the state. He was a major force behind the successful Forest Park and Jonesboro High School Bands of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Students of Guerry Youmans were privileged to have performed some of the finest band literature available. His Junior High School Bands performed high quality music at a high level of performance. Some of the pieces his bands performed were "The Marriage of Figaro," "First Suite in E flat for Military Band," "Emperata Overture," "Irish Tune from County Derry," "Masque," and "Chorale Prelude on 'Sleepers Awake'." He was and is a devoted husband and father and now a grandfather. He served his schools, county, and state in many capacities of leadership. Guerry was an exemplary person in his dealings with his students, administrators, and parents. Guerry retired in 1988, after 30 great years of teaching. He continued for as few years after retirement to do clinics and adjudicate festivals. He was unable to continue these activities, unfortunately, because of hearing loss. Mr. Youmans has served as a mentor to many young band directors. Former students still speak fondly of their days in his band room. His legacy lives in the number of outstanding Middle School and Junior High Band programs in the state today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Newton officiating. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Joan Youmans; daughter, Christi Doppel of Lawrenceville; son, Christopher Youmans of Jonesboro; sister, LaFaye Buchanan of Alpharetta; brother, DeRon Autry of Swainsboro; mother, Oretha Autry of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Jessica and Emily Doppel; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Tara Garden Chapel Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.
Mrs. Jo An YOUNG, age 68, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Her parents, Ivey T. and Annie Lord Thompson, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dean Haun officiating. Church services will follow at 3 p.m. at Trail Branch Primitive Baptist Church in Bleckley County with burial in the Church Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, G.W. Young; sons and wives, Randy and Kathy Young, Steve and Phyllis Young, and Tracy and Sherry Young; sister, Mary Thompson Rogers; grandchildren, Dustin, Katie, Eric, Lauren, Kyle, and Lindsey Young. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.
December 4, 2002
Col. Thomas F. BOHANNON, U.S.A. (Ret.) passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at age 86, of natural causes. Colonel Bohannon was born in Summerville, Ga. in Chattooga County and was raised in Lafayette. HE ENTERED THE U.S. ARMY IN 1933 AND WAS ASSIGNED TO A HORSE CAVALRY UNIT ON THE TEXAS BORDER. HE LATER JOINED THE FIRST TANK UNIT IN THE ARMY. COL. BOHANNON FOUGHT DURING WORLD WAR II IN THE THIRD ARMORED DIVISION. AT D-DAY HE WENT ASHORE WITH THE U.S. ARMY RANGERS. HIS AWARDS INCLUDE TWO SILVER STARS, THREE BRONZE STARS AND THREE PURPLE HEARTS. AFTER WORLD WAR II, HE SERVED IN A VARIETY OF TANK AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNITS. THEN, AFTER SERVING IN THE ARMY, HE WORKED FOR THE STATE CIVIL SERVICE DEFENSE UNIT UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. His beloved wife, Mary Rita Bohannon, preceded him in death. Services will be held in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Survivors include his sons, James T. Bohannon of Buford and Michael Bohannon of McDonough; granddaughter, Kim Witte of Smyrna; grandson, Steve Bohannon of Carrollton; great-grandsons, Joshua Bohannon and Tanner Witte; great-granddaughter, Kyle Witte. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Cancer Society or to a favorite veterans charity in memory of Colonel Thomas F. Bohannon. Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.
Lamar GODWIN, 88, a resident of Clayton County for more than 60 years, died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2002. Born in Columbus, Ga., he graduated from Boy's High in Atlanta and attended Oglethorpe University. On Oct. 15, 1938, he married Martha Chaffin of Atlanta. They were married for 45 years until her death in 1982. He held numerous positions with Southern Bell Telephone Company, retiring after a 44-year career. Mr. Godwin was a member of Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees for many years. He was also a Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Newton officiating. He will lie in state at the church at 1 p.m. Private interment will follow the service. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Kay and Johnny Graves of Morrow, Peggy and Ware Hutcheson of Atlanta, Barbara and Ed Wilder of San Antonio, Texas, and Robert and Nancy Godwin of Hampton; grandchildren, Steven and Becky Graves, Anne Marie and Laura Hutcheson, Al and Steve Wilder, and Rob and Kerri Godwin; five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.
Mrs. Nellie Mae JONES, 79, of Forest Park, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Morrow Chapel, with the Rev. Horace Stover officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Ellen Smith of Riverdale and Sharon M. Taylor of Forest Park; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Diane Jones of Fayetteville, Henry and Teresa Jones of Woodstock, and Gary and Amy Jones of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.
Lee-Aughn THOMASON, age 79, of Stockbridge, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002. He was born Aug. 4, 1923, in White County, Ga. to the late Norman and Bitha Thomason. He was a member of Dailys Mill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and a former member of Community Baptist Church, where he also served as a deacon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Geneva; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and the Rev. Larry Thomas of Stockbridge; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Pat Thomason of McDonough; sister, Florine Parker of Suches; brother, Jewell Thomason of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-1414.
December 5, 2002
There are no local deaths to report today
December 6, 2002
Bill R. CAIN was born July 25, 1933, in West Union, S.C., to Oliver and Janie Cain. He moved to Jonesboro with his first wife, Sara, in 1960 after serving four years in the U.S. Navy with the Pacific Fleet and on Guam (1952-1956) and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Erskine College ('60). He taught biology and coached the boys' basketball teams at Riverdale Elementary, Jonesboro Elementary and Jonesboro Junior High School from 1960 until 1963. After working for the state of Georgia as a rehabilitation counselor, he attended the University of Georgia, where he completed his master's degree in public administration. In 1966, Mr. Cain returned to Jonesboro to begin what became his life's work. As assistant principal at Jonesboro Senior High School he mentored, cared for, and helped educate generations of Jonesboro youth and young adults. He coached the junior varsity boys' and Lady Cardinals varsity basketball teams, supervised building maintenance, planned yearly schedules, and kept a watchful eye out for the safety and well being for JHS students for 34 years. He completed his educational specialist degree at the University of Georgia in 1971 and retired from Jonesboro Senior High in 2002 to battle cancer. His four children graduated from Jonesboro High - Chris ('76) is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force married to Mechieal, Scott ('79) is shop supervisor at Great Dane in Atlanta married to Sheree, Todd ('81) is maintenance supervisor at Emory University, and Heath ('91) is airport service supervisor with Delta Air Lines married to Alisa. In 1999, Bill married Lillian, who loved and cared for him throughout a long and courageous fight against multiple myeloma until his untimely death on Dec. 4, 2002. He is survived by his mother, Janie; his brother, Verner; his sister, Dorothy; his four sons and their wives; his daughter Colette and her husband; his daughter Brenda; his grandchildren, Jessica, Micah, Ryan, Kelly, Orie, Max, Tyler, Rachel, Will, Matt, and Nicholas; and his great-granddaughter Fallon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Wade officiating. Interment services will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Atlanta Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group, Inc., AAMMSG, 336 Ayelsbury Court, Sugar Hill, GA 30518, phone (770) 271-3251. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.
December 7/8, 2002
GARY SCOTT, 42, died Dec. 5, 2002. He was born Feb. 29, 1960, in Atlanta, Ga., and was a buyer for Easy Rental. He is survived by his son Andrew Evan Scott and Andrew's mother Deborah; mother and stepfather, Barbara and Richard Lanier; brother, Rick and Jackie Scott; fiancée, Anita and family Blake and Shelley; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Larry Scott officiating. Interment will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough/Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-1414.
Derek HAWKINS, 21, of Stockbridge, Ga., died Dec. 5, 2002, at Henry Medical Center. He was born Jan. 11, 1981, in Atlanta, Ga. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home. He was employed by Riverdale Tire Co. Survivors include parents, Rick and Marilyn Hawkins of Stockbridge; grandmother, Gladys Hawkins of Riverdale; grandmother, Agnes Partlow of Warner Robins; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (770) 474-1231
December 9, 2002
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtice Irene Browning McClendon DAVIS, 91, of Lineville, Ala., will be Monday, Dec. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Home Chapel in Lineville with the Rev. David Moody officiating. Interment will follow in Clay County Memory Gardens. Davis passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Athena Rehab Center in Lake Cit. She was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County. She had lived in Morrow for the past 11 years; she was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Ken Bailey of Morrow; two sons and three daughters-in-law, James W. (Billy) and Charlotte McClendon of West Point, Robert and Lisa Davis of Big Springs, and Nancy McClendon of Fort Valley; seven grandsons; five granddaughters; 17 great-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Davis of Lineville, Ala., one son, Bob McClendon of Fort Valley; one grandson, Robbie Davis; five sisters and three brothers. Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville, (256) 395-2888, is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Sharon Louise Petty HUGHES, 48, of Morrow passed away Dec. 7, 2002. Surviving are her husband, Bill Hughes; daughters Shari Van Baraun and Shannon Taylor; son T.J. Justic; brothers Mike Petty, Roger Petty and Charlie Petty; mother, Shirley Petty. The funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Morrow Chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Rico Cemetery. The family will receive friends Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pope Dickson and Son, Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700.
December 11, 2002
The Rev. R. H. BURCHER, SR., 76, of Forest Park, passed away at Healthfield Hospice, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002. Rev. Burcher is Pastor Emeritus of the Victory Baptist Church in Forest Park, GA. He pastured there for 38 years before retiring, and then another 6 months when his successor resigned. He is a graduate of the Bible Baptist Seminary (now Arlington Baptist College) in Arlington, Texas. He has held positions with the World Baptist Fellowship in the following capacities: Board of Directors of the Arlington Baptist College; Secretary of the World Baptist Fellowship; and a member of The Missions Committee of the World Baptist Fellowship, which he held for over 25 years. He also served as Interim Missionary in the country of New Zealand for 11 months. He served his country during World War II, and in Occupation Forces following the war. He also served in Japan for approximately a year. Rev. Burcher is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Burcher, of Forest Park; 3 sons: Richard H. and Beverly Burcher, Jr., of Arlington, TX; Thomas L. and Christie Burcher, of Tucker, GA.; and Edward H. Burcher, of Villa Rica, GA.; 2 brothers: Chase Burcher, of College Park, GA.; and Robert D. Burcher, of Fayetteville, GA.; 4 grand daughters; 1 great grand daughter; and 1 great grandson. Funeral services for Rev. R. H. H. Burcher, Sr. will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at 2 p.m., with Dr. Ben Langley officiating. Interment will follow in College Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may make donations to Mt. Zion Missions, 1036 North Main St., Jasper, GA 30143. Thomas L. Scroggs, Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Faith D. Miller WARD, 73, of Forest Park, died December 9, 2002, at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Ward was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to John L. and Lottie Hunziker Miller. She attended Girl's High School in Atlanta and Hapeville High School and was a graduate of the School of Nursing, Emory University. She practiced nursing in Massachusetts for many years and returned to Atlanta in 1985 and retired from Clayton General Hospital in 1994. She was a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Forest Park, Ga. She is survived by her daughters: Linda Faith Ward, Cambridge, MA and Jennie Lorraine Ward, Forest Park, GA; Brothers: Rev., Dr. Herbert A. Miller, Blacksburg, VA and Rev., Dr. E. Thomas Miller, Mooresville, NC; sister: Martha Miller Thompson, Stockbridge, GA and 2 nieces and nephews. Graveside Service 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2002, Hillcrest Cemetery, East Point, GA. Dr. Spencer Frye and Dr. E. Thomas Miller, officiating. Family and friends will gather at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, GA after the service. Memorials may be made to: American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Rd., S.E., Smyrna, GA 30080. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel. 770-961-2700.
Lucy Simmons GORDON of Milledgeville, passed away December 7, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2002 at the chapel, with the Rev. Don McElhanon officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Gordon is survived by her husband, Billy Gordon, Sr.; Children, Tim Simmons, Terri Weeks, Tommy Simmons, Troy Simmons, Todd Simmons; Sister, Nancy Jordan; brothers, Ralph (Buddy) Maxwell Stephens and David Stephens; Aunt & Uncle, Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Nolan; and 11 Grandchildren. Those who wish may make contributions to Healthfield Hospice, 6600 Powers Ferry Rd. Suite 211, Atlanta, GA 30339.
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Mary Mcmillan of Jonesboro passed away December 8, 2002. Surviving are her daughter, Alphia McMillan-Willis; granddaughter Krista Willis; great-granddaughter Iyrie Childers. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at Dickson's Jonesboro Chapel, with the Rev. Curtis Turner officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until service hour at the funeral home. Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel 770-478-7211.
Bennie Lee (B.L.) YONCE 87, of Jonesboro, died December 9, 2002 after a long illness. He was a former City Councilman in Jonesboro in 1984, and Mayor in 1985 and 1986 and 1989 until 1991. He was a native of South Carolina and moved his family to Jonesboro in 1954. He was a building contractor until his retirement in the seventies. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro and served on the Administrative Board. For a few years he was called to serve in some other areas before returning to his home church. He was a Gideon and a member of The Fayette Camp. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucy, to whom he was married to for sixty four years, three sons, Ray Yonce of Jonesboro, Dave and Joan Yonce of Lithia Springs, Rick and Claudette Yonce of Jonesboro, daughter Lorene and Don Camp of New Smyrna Beach, FL., extended family JoAnn and Richard Logan of Jonesboro, twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, brother, W.G. and Martha Yonce of Sweetwater, S.C., and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2002, 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro with remains placed in state at noon. Rev. Jerry Newton and Rev. Joe Crews officiating. Interment will follow at Jonesboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Steward Funeral Home, Jonesboro/Stockbridge. 770-210-27
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002
Mrs. Lula M. LUETKEMEYER OF Jonesboro died Dec. 11, 2002 at Southern Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: daughters: Elaine Piper, Nancy Lester; sons: Clyde L. Cooper, Billy Luetkemeyer; sisters: Mary Bailey, Sara McCart, Sue Hudgins, Jane St. Amor:; brother: Kelly Norton; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at 1 p.m., Tara Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Charlie Landreth officiating, Interment: Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tara Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangments. (770) 471-7171.
Mrs. Martha Ann DALTON of Griffin, Ga., died Dec. 10, 2002 at Spalding Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Dalton was a loyal employee of the City of Forest Park for 27 years as Clerk of the Court. Survivors include Son: Doug Dalton, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and grandson, Andrew Dalton. Funeral services will be held at Tara Garden Chapel on Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment Sherwood Memorial Park. Visitation: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangments. (770) 471-7171.
Mr. Richard E. WOOLUMS of Stockbridge passed away December 10, 2002. Surviving are daughter, Jennifer Woolums, finance, Linda Haney, mother and step-father, Glenda and Larry Basler, father, Charles Woolums, brother, Jeffrey and Kristin Woolums, sisters, Lisa Taylor, Lori Basler, Katherine Basler, three nephews and a niece. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangments. (770) 961-2700.
Mr. Ben E. (Brad) MOSTROM, 72, of Riverdale died Dec. 4, 2002. He is survived by his wife: Barbara Mostrom, Sharpesburg. Children: Alan Mostrom of Locust Grove, Michael Ramsey, Villa Rica, Susan Ramsey and Dana Lee Ramsey, both of Lithia Springs, Tony Mostrom and Dean Mostrom, both of California. Graveside Service: 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, Sherwood Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Crumbley officiating. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel. 770-961-2700.
Elder Larry G. DODGEN, 63, of 4179 Williamson Road, Ellenwood, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 at the Atlanta Medical Center. Larry was born in Fulton County on June 21, 1939 to the late Roy G. Dodgen and the late Mary Miner Dodgen. A son Ronnie Maxwell, a daughter Ann Jones and a sister Betty Norman also preceded Larry in death. Larry was a Primitive Baptist Church minister; his last church was the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Rockdale County. ELDER DODGEN WAS A VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY HAVING SERVED IN KOREA. He was a Commander and Chaplin for the American Legion post #159. Survivors include his wife: Blanche Maxwell Dodgen; children, Larry and Teresa Maxwell of Jackson, Kathy and Tracy McMurray of Tampa, Fla.., Nicole S. Dodgen of Cleveland, Ohio, Cynthia Dodgen of Jonesboro, Freddie and Janice Jones of Griffin, Linda Maxwell of Union Point, grandchildren: D'Ann and Alan Scott, Michelle McMurrary, Craig McMurray, Bert, Steve, Tommy and Ronnie Maxwell, great-grandchildren; Morgan and Conner Scott, sister and brother-in-law: Ruth and Louie Hughey of Henry County, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Elder Larry Dodge will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Elder Robert Torrance will officiate. Interment will follow in the High Shoals Primitive Baptist Church. Friends may visit the Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road is in charge of arrangements. (770) 227-2300.
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