Clayton County Obits

February 2003

Burkett, Ashby "Stu", 70, of Morrow, died Feb. 22, 2003, at his residence. He was born June 7, 1932, in Marion County, Ky.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the Fairview Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Brown officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens.  Burkett was a U.S. Army master sergeant who retired after 22 years of service.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Survivors include wife Geneva Burkett of Morrow; daughters Alice Orr of Crescent City, Calif., Becky Burkett of McDonough and Tammy Orr of Hampton; sons Harold Burkett of Rex and Tony Burkett of Morrow; grandson Jeremy Burkett of Hampton; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers Bill Burkett of Muscogee, Okla., and Ray Burkett of Lebanon, Ky.  Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes, Fairview Chapel, (770) 474-1231, is handling arrangements.

Butler, Betty H. of Griffin died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Crawford Long Hospital.  She had retired from the Admissions Department of Southern Regional Medical Center. Her son, Bobby White, and great-grandchildren, Brittany and Brandan Butler, preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Parkway Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Curtis Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Warsaw Cemetery in Alpharetta.  Survivors include her daughters, Jane Craven of Ellisville, Miss., Eileen Stone of Stockbridge, and Christy Pace of Griffin; sons, Asa White of Soso, Miss., and Jeff Butler of Villa Rica, Ga.; sisters, Katie Pittman of McDonough, Mary McHugh of Fayetteville, Dorothy Cargile of Stockbridge, and Laverne Nix of Stockbridge; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Collins, Thomas Lamar Jr., 55, of Hampton, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2003.  Mr. Collins was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Tara Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Waters officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Connie Pearcey Collins; daughters, Cheryl Collins Morris, and Stephanie Collins Meyer, both of Fayetteville, and Jennifer Nicole Collins of Hampton; sister, Sharon Collins and Gerald Godbee of McDonough; mother, Mary Doris Collins of McDonough; nieces and nephews.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171

Davis, Mary E. of Rex died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. She is survived by her children, Richard W. Davis of Forest Park, Carol Davis Howe of Fayetteville, Patricia Carter of Fayetteville and Sheila Ervin of Rex; brothers, John Smith of Hogansville and Eddie Smith of Ballground; sisters, Jessie Gardner of Doraville and Irene Delamar of Conyers; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Terry Davis.  Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Roache officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home of Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.

Elliott, Mr. Edward R. of Stockbridge died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003.  Mr. Elliott was born in Michigan and was retired from sales.  Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 15 in the chapel, with the Rev. John Tilghman officiating.  Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Joy; son, Keith Elliott of Stockbridge; daughter, Kimberly Elliott-Calhoun of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Michael, Keirsten and Courtney Elliott; brother, Richard Elliott of The Villages, Fla.; sisters, Barbara Delatorre of Ypsilanti, Mich., Cheryl Elliott of Canton, Mich., and Sue Clark of Ypsilanti.  The family will receive friends today from 1 to 4 p.m.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

Franks, Chris of Atlanta died Feb. 21, 2003, at the age of 28. Survivors include his daughter, Mary Jane Snelson; mother and stepfather, Lynn and Steven Williford; father and stepmother, Michael and Mary Franks; brother, Joshua Franks; sisters, Brittney Franks, Mandy Franks, Danielle Franks; grandmother, Dean Pope.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Dickson's Jonesboro Chapel with the Rev. Larry Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory may be made to Penfield Christian Home, 1061 Mercer Circle, Union Point, Ga. 30669.  Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.

Fuller, Gwendolyn "Joyce", mother, music mogul, graduate of Wayne State University and Spelman College, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003.  Survivors include her son, Derek Fuller, hundreds of friends and extended family, and all of the people throughout the world that she helped. We will miss you.  National Cremation Society, Lilburn is in charge of arrangements. (800) 708-2720.

Glass, Mrs. Allie of Snellville died Friday, Feb.14, 2003.  Mrs. Glass was formerly a resident of Golden Crest Assisted Living and a member of First Baptist Church of Morrow. She was retired from Sears Roebuck Company. Her husband, Chester Aldean Glass, and nephew, Culton C. Stone Jr. (Skipper), preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 in the chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Stephen Cook officiating.  Survivors include her niece, Janet S. Fowler of Monroe; great nieces, Vickie Anderson of Raleigh, N.C., Cathy Stone of Bath, Pa., and Danielle Stone of South Carolina; great nephews, Tony Fowler of Union Point, Ga., Chet Fowler of Loganville, Doug Fowler of Bethlehem, Ga., Culton C. Stone III (Chip) of Raleigh, N.C., William Lee of Birmingham, Ala., James Lee of Mobile, Ala., and Richard Lee of Still, Ala.; 21 great great nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

Huska, Mrs. Shirley A.
Age 48, of Hampton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Saint Joseph's Health System in Atlanta.
She was of the Methodist faith. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bernice and Annie (Hadaway) Griffin, preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Dallas, Ga., with the Rev. Terry Calhoun and the Rev. Ronnie Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery in Dallas. Music will be provided by Richard and Gary Mooney.  Pallbearers will be Gary Mooney, Richard Mooney, Tommy Mooney, Papooge Mooney, Lamar Huska, Jack Caradine, and Alan Mooney.  Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Isaac F. Huska Sr.; daughters, Amanda Palmer of Jonesboro and Brandy Florence of Lovejoy; son, Isaac F. Huska Jr. of Hogansville; godmother, Jean Wright; stepson, Dwayne Romport of Morrow.  Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home, Dallas, Ga. is in charge of arrangements. (770) 445-4496. ***** Submitted by:
Jean Harton

Jenkins, William Norman (Bill), a man who contributed most of his adult life to the United Food and Commercial Workers' Union, the American Labor movement and Clayton County, died on Feb. 1, 2003.  Jenkins served in the Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He joined the Union in 1941 and became executive officer of UFCW Local 1063 in 1949 and during his 33 years grew the Local Union from 300 members to more than 11,000 in a "right to work" state.  In 1972 he was elected international vice president of the UFCW. He also served as president of the Georgia State Food and Beverage Trade Council, president of the Atlanta Labor Council and vice president of the Georgia State AFL-CIO, being named "Labor Man of the Year" for Georgia in 1976.  In addition to his union activities, he also made time to serve as the commander of AmVet Post 17; was a 50-plus-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 180; Board of Directors-United Appeal; Forest Park city councilman and mayor pro tem; Clayton County Personnel Board-chairman for more than 30 years; and the Advisory Board of Clayton Junior College.  His travels with the Union took him to Australia, Europe, New Zealand, the Philippines, South America, Canada and all over the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.  Over the years, Jenkins earned the close friendship of local, national and international politicians and the deep gratitude of countless members, county employees and Union associates who came to recognize his abiding commitment to a strong code of personal ethics, his loyalty to friends, his experienced judgment, his willingness to take calculated risks and his ability to see tasks through.  His contributions have not gone ignored, even in his retirement years. In 2001 he received the first annual Organized Labor Lifetime Achievement Award. This acknowledged that he devoted a great portion of his life to the working men and women of Georgia, and his ability to go beyond the confines of his union to work for the welfare of all workers and unions.  For example, he established the Georgia State AFL-CIO Officers and Employees Pension Plan, and he was chairman of the UFCW and Employers Welfare and Pension Plans, which served thousands of Union members.  Jenkins was most proud of his family - wife Elizabeth Almand Jenkins, who died on June 13, 1989; his children, Larry Norman Jenkins and Sheila Jenkins Lister; and his grandchildren, Stacey Lister Merritt, Jennifer Lynn Jenkins, Jonathan Norman Jenkins and Stefanie LoraAnn Lister; and his great-grandchild, Cameron Reed Merritt.  Funeral Services will be Monday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at Tara Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Leslie Sr. officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Sunday at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel of Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Kelley, Lucy Nell, 61, of Riverdale, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 at Portsbridge Hospice.  She was a member of the Kenwood First Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Otis E. (Gene) Kelley of Riverdale; daughter, Arleen Nixon of Riverdale; sons, Barry Kelley of Temple, Ga. and Tarry Kelley of McDonough; sisters, Patricia S. Heard of Rex and Debbie Deloach of Brookis, Ga.; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Brother Lynn McClain and Brother Barry Kelley officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.  Tara Garden Chapel of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Kenady, The Rev. Luther Fisher, age 91, of McDonough, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Henry Medical Center.
The Rev. Kenady was born May 7, 1911, in Fulton County, son of the late Frances J. Poole and Thomas J. Kenady. He was in the ministry for almost 60 years, retired from the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a printer with 45 years, and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church, where he was very active as a Sunday School teacher. The Rev. Kenady was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Alexander Kenady, in 1997.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Statham, the Rev. James Miller, and Judge Dell Buttrill officiating.  Survivors include his sons, Luther F. Kenady Jr. of Milton, Wash., Mark E. Kenady of Roswell, and Michael C. Kenady of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the funeral home.  The body will be cremated and a private burial will be on Wednesday, Feb. 26.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund.  Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Kennedy, James Wright, 79, of Jonesboro passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2003.
Mr. Kennedy was a member and deacon of McDonough Road Baptist Church, where he also served as a children's Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mr. Kennedy also served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received two Purple Hearts.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 19 at McDonough Road Baptist Church with Dr. David Chancey, the Rev. Paul Kennedy, and the Rev. Jay Kieve officiating. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include his wife, Florie Kennedy; daughter, Mary "Dale" and Joe Kieve of Riverdale; sons, James Lee and Lucy Kennedy of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Paul and Delinda Kennedy of Conyers, Ga.; sisters, Doris Miller of Leslie, Ga., and Nita Wootten of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Gordon Kennedy of Albany, Ga., and Gene Kennedy of Cuthbert, Ga.; grandchildren, Jay Kieve, Mary Jo Hollis, John Kennedy, Snowden Kennedy, Kelly Kennedy, and Jimmy Kennedy; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

McCullough, Julia Evelyn, 74, of Jackson, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at the Westbury Medical Care Home.  McCullough was born June 8, 1928, in DeKalb County to the late Charlie Gordon Guinn and the late Julia Norman Medlock Guinn. She was preceded in death by her husband John Olin McCullough and was retired from the Royal Insurance Company.  Survivors include a brother, James Marvin Guinn of Lilburn; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty Palmer of Jenkinsburg, Marjorie Whidby of Jackson and Burrell McCullough of Marietta; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were Sunday in the Forest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum in Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of McCullough.  Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, (770) 914-8833, is handling arrangements.

McNelis, Mr. Allen Frank Sr. of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
A Chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at Tara Garden Chapel with the Rev. David Swieringa Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.  Survivors include Debbie Turner of McDonough; daughter, Nicole Marie McNelis of Fairburn; son, Allen Frank McNelis Jr. and wife Kim of Dallas; sister, Sandra Ann McNelis of Duluth, Minn.; brother, Richard McNelis and wife Charlotte of McDonough; granddaughter, Jennifer McNelis of Leighton, Ala.  Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Mitchell, Timothy Hollis
Age 51.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at The Rock Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 42 in Rex, with the Rev. Buddy Prestrope officiating.  Survivors include his sister, Marlene Jones; brothers, J. David, Stanley E. and Dennis Mitchell.  The family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171. ***** Submitted by:
Jean Harton

Morris, Mary McLeroy (Mrs. Abe Morris), 88, of Riverdale passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.  Mrs. Morris was born in Clayton County July 10, 1914.  Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at Tara Garden Chapel with the Rev. Rick Morris and the Rev. Tom Daugherty officiating. Interment will follow at Riverdale Baptist Church Cemetery.  Survivors include a daughter, Cornelia L. Morris, and a son, Kenneth L. Morris, both of Riverdale; a sister, Modena McConnell, and brothers B.D.McLeroy, Curtis McLeroy, and Cannon McLeroy, all of Riverdale; sisters-in-law, Sarah McLeroy of Forest Park, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Peek, and Mr. and Mrs. Sarah Vargas; brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Morris, Mr. Barney A. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. James Morris, Mr. Robert H. Morris, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Morris; special niece, Arianna Morris; other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Mundy, Bernice, 82, of Riverdale, died Feb. 1, 2003. Surviving are daughters, Kathryn Wooten, Virginia Carson, Janice Nelson and Carol Stallworth; sons, Kenneth Mundy, Richard Mundy, Billy Joe Mundy and John Wayne Mundy; brother, Cecil Leonard Holcombe; sisters, Bessie Eubanks, Dessie Carroll and Carolyn Wylie; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel, with the Rev. E.C. Chatham officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Suwanee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday at the residence, 6121 Pine Grove Road, Riverdale.  Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.

Osborne, Mrs. Helen Davies, age 82, of McIntosh Circle, Jackson, passed away Friday, February 14, 2003 at her residence.  Mrs. Osborne was born in Fulton County on April 20, 1920 to the late David William Davies and the late Helen Flowers Davies.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joseph "Joe" Osborne; and two grandsons, Dan Hall and Kenneth Hall.  Ms. Osborne was a past Matron of the Riverdale Order of the Eastern Star No. 446; past Grand Ruth for the State of Georgia; Past PTA President; a volunteer for five years at Southern Regional Hospital, primarily in the emergency room.  Mrs. Osborne was the Georgia nominee for Mother of the Year in 1972 by the American Mother's Committee for the State of Georgia. She enjoyed ceramics, gardening, cooking and her pets. She was a member of Saint John Episcopal Church in College Park.  She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Ruby Osborne Hall of Forest Park; Barbara and R.C. Dyche of Jackson; grandchildren, Michael and Beverly Dyche of Griffin, Amanda Hall of Smyrna, and Jeff Hall of Jonesboro; great-granddaughter, Courtney Dyche of Griffin; a niece, a nephew and several cousins.  Graveside services will be conducted on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Westview Cemetery, with the Rev. Spurgeon Hays officiating. Everyone is asked to assembly at the main gate of the cemetery no later than 2:50 p.m.  Pallbearers will be Michael Dyche, R.E. Dyche, Jeff Hall, Danny Osborne, Bill Flowers and Bill Davis.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint George's Episcopal Church, 132 North 10th Street, Griffin, Georgia 30223 in memory of Mrs. Helen D. Osborne.  Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements (ww.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com).  Conner-Westbury Funeral Home of Griffin is in charge of arrangements (770) 227-2300.

Romeo, Mrs. Catherine Carnes, 83, of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.  She was a member of Noah's Ark Church, the Atlanta Writers Club, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Jonesboro Friendship Club.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Elliott officiating. Interment will follow at Noah's Ark Cemetery.  Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, James Quentin and Etheleen Floyd Carnes of Jonesboro; sister-in-law, Armalee Tucker Carnes of Jonesboro; niece and husband, Talitha Carnes Foster and Chris Foster of Jonesboro; great niece and nephew, Jacob and Rebekah Foster of Jonesboro; longtime friend, Harold A. Suddeth of Jonesboro; several cousins.  The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Rozes, Robert J. Sr., 75, of Forest Park, died on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center.  Rozes is survived by a daughter, Linda and Tom Stanford of Lake City; two sons, Robert Jr. and Sandra Rozes of Fairburn, and William Abbott Rozes of Hampton; grandchildren, Jon, Susan, Chris, Jenny and Robin; a great-grandchild, Lily; a special nephew, Joe and Beverly Goodwin of Covington; and several other nieces and nephews.  Services for Rozes will be Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 5320 Phillips Drive, Morrow, Ga. 30260, (404) 366-4039, in memory of Rozes.  Parkway Garden Chapel of Forest Park, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.

Stallings, Grady Willis Sr., 71, of Riverdale, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003.
Mr. Stallings was a member of Heatherwood Baptist Church, and a Mason with the Rossville Lodge. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Tara Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Daugherty officiating. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Stallings; daughters, Hazel and Bob Ripley of Griffin, Harriet and Dave Wallace of Stockbridge, and Lois Stallings of Riverdale; sons, Grady Jr. and Susan Stallings, and Keith and Lori Stallings, all of Fayetteville, and Ken and Betsy Stallings of McDonough; sister, Audrey Lee of Wilmington, N.C.; brothers, Roy Stallings of Ellenwood, and Euell Stallings of Florida; 14 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Thomas, Mr. Paul J., 70, of Forest Park died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003.  Mr. Thomas retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation with more than 20 years of service. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Clara (Jones) Thomas.  Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at First Baptist Church of Forest Park with the Rev. Phil Wilkes officiating. There will be a private family interment.  Survivors include his son, Michael Scott Thomas of Forest Park; grandson, Michael Terry Thomas of Fayetteville; brothers, Howell and Donna Thomas, and Gerald and Janice Thomas; sisters, Martha Cattani, Margaret Fisher Marion, and Gertrude and Edward Jackson, all of Ohio; brother-in-law, Bueford Shaffer of Indiana.

Wacaser, Mr. Jimmy Samuel "Buddy", age 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at his residence in Jonesboro.
Born April 3, 1934, to the late Minnie and Jimmy Wacaser Sr., Mr. Wacaser lived most of his life in Miller County. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Vercie Phillips Wacaser, a brother, David Wacaser, and sisters, Eunice Driesbaugh and Ruth Stahl. Formerly a farmer, he was active in local civic affairs and served as a county commissioner in Miller County. He also served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a retired probation officer for the state of Georgia.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Cook's Union Methodist Church in Colquitt, Ga. Visitation will follow immediately after the service.  Survivors include a son, Alan Wacaser, of Grantville, Ga.; daughter, Sandra Duckworth, and her husband, J.D., of Jonesboro; mother, Vanne Wacaser; sisters, Addis Crowe of Valdosta, Ga., Gladys Blackmon, and her husband, Zell, and Martha Ann Branch, all of Warner Robins, Ga.; grandchildren, Tyler and Rachel Williams, of Jonesboro, and Clancey and Gus Wacaser of Grantville; several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a stepbrother, C.C. "Shorty" Phillips of Colquitt, Ga., and a stepsister, Beth Sanders of Boston, Ga.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cook's Union Cemetery Fund, c/o Margaret Mathis, 1444 Ga. Highway 91 North, Colquitt, Ga., 39837.  Colquitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ward, Horis A. Sr.
Enjoyed a long and prosperous life, and he often said, "I lived into the age of buttons, but I don't know which button to push."  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Mount Carmel Christian Church in Stone Mountain.
Survivors include his wife, Sara DeBardelaben Ward; daughter, Dr. and Mrs. James and Diane Gatewood of Columbus, Miss.; sons, Mr. and Mrs. Horis A. (Alec) and Patti Ward of Stone Mountain, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. and Daphene Ward of Snellville; sister, Frances Hudson of Forest Park; grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Ward III of McDonough, Mr. and Mrs. David Gatewood of Columbus, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Scot H. Ward of McDonough, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Ward of McDonough, Dr. and Mrs. Jeremy Ward of Lawrenceville, Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Leigh Anne Carmichael of Atlanta, Mr. Kurt Ward of Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby and Laree Black of Conyers; great-grandchildren, Courtney Black, Kinsley Black, Haley Ward, Megan Ward, Lauren Ward, Harrison Carmichael, Ava Grace Ward, Caroline Ward, Calli Ward, Hadley Carmichael, and Jake Ward.  The family will receive friends at the two visitations: today from 1 till 3 p.m. at the Ward's Fairview Chapel in Stockbridge, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ward's Stone Mountain Chapel in Stone Mountain.  Contributions may be made to Christian City, 7300 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291, or Kerela Christian Mission, 500 Mountainbrooke Circle, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30087.  Horis A. Ward's Stone Mountain Chapel, Stone Mountain is in charge of arrangements. (770) 381-5722. ***** Submitted by:
Jean Harton

White, Mr. James O. of Morrow died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rex Masonic Lodge 251 F&AM officiating.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nell White; daughters, Malissa Ann Drew of Hampton and Belinda Fiscus of Stockbridge; sons, Randy White of Savannah and Kenny White of Covington; brother, Marion White of Jackson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn is in charge of arrangements. (770) 964-4800.

Williams, Kenneth "Sarge" Fay Sr., 71, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003. He is survived by children Kenneth Williams Jr. of Peachtree City, Melissa "Lisa" Lee of Jefferson and Shiela Williams Walsh of Panama City, Fla. He is also survived by sisters Lorene McDougal of Memphis, Tenn., and Helen Holt of Corinth, Miss.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Bolton.  Services were held Sunday, Feb. 23, from the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with the Revs. Tracey Smith and Ben Smith officiating.  Interment services will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Forrest Memorial Park in Corinth, Miss., at 2 p.m. (CST).  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home of Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700 is handling arrangements.

Winner, Mr. Raymond E. Sr., 88, of Stockbridge passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003.  Born Feb. 3, 1915, in Mercer Co., Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence and Margaret Price Winner. He was a retired truck driver. His wife, Hazel K. Winner, preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with Pastor T. Jerry Peacock officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include his children, Raymond Eugene Winner Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Sallyann Faulkner of Hapeville, Kathleen Judith Zedek of Hubbard, Ohio, Alice Jean Wellington of Norristown, Pa., James Winner of Cartersville, Larry Winner of Fayetteville, and Susan Lynn Runion of Sycamore, Ohio; brothers, Edward Russell Winner of Warren, Ohio and Delmar James Winner of Youngstown, Ohio; sister, Edith Mae Evans of Cumberland, Md.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Woods, Mr. Harry B., age 76, of Locust Grove, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Portsbridge Hospice in Conyers.  Mr. Woods was born April 1, 1926, in Ashland, Ky. to the late G.S. Woods and the late Hazel Clark Woods. Mr. Woods was retired from Children's Medical Services in Atlanta, was of the Baptist faith , and served his country in the U.S. Army.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thurman Slusser officiating. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park.  Survivors include his wife, Ann Farley Woods; children and spouses, Harry Woods Jr. and his wife, Cindy of McDonough, Dina Coker-Moore and her husband, Wayne of Rex, Michael and Vickie Woods of Stockbridge, and Cline and Karen Woods of McDonough; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Woods of Tennessee, and Walter Woods of Louisiana. 
Friends may visit the family today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge
of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Zyniewicz, Dorothy of Jonesboro died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. She is survived by her children, Michael P. Zyniewicz of Marietta, Patricia L. Freeman of Hogansville, Vickie L. Knight of Rex and Laura J. Foreman of Monroe; and six grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held in the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. The Rev. Hershel Turner will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc. of Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.

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