Clayton County Obits
January 2004

News Daily, Clayton Co., Ga.

Friday, January 2, 2004

Mr. Virgil Lee BELL Jr. of Riverdale passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003. Mr. Bell retired from General Motors and SERVED IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE from 1957 to 1965. Mr. Bell was a member of the M Survivors include his wife, Diane Kirk Bell; daughter, Kimberly Ann Bell of Atlanta; son, Brian Dwayne Bell of Riverdale; sisters, Shirley Fifield of McDonough, Dotty Jean Bell of LaGrange, Wanda Hammock of Barnesville, Edith Plumblee of Memphis, Tenn., and Ruby Reddick of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brothers, Carlos Bell of Thomaston and Delancy Bell of Atlanta; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made to the Scottish Rite Medical Center Child Care Committee, P.O. Box 77387, Station C, Atlanta, GA 30357-1387. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

McELVEEN
Jaye (Wayne) McElveen of Riverdale died in Augusta, the result of a heart attack, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, while traveling to Florence, S.C. He worked at Eagle's Landing Publix as a Seafood Specialist.  Funeral services took place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at Waters and Powell Funeral Home. Interment followed at Florence Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Janell P. McElveen; son, Jeremy W. McElveen of Riverdale; mother, Irene (McElveen) Stone of Florence, S.C.; brothers, Bob McElveen of Florence and Steve McElveen of Port Vincent, La.

MILLER
Mrs. Miller passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Stockbridge. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro with the Rev. Tommy Aman officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Survivors include sons, Johnny and Kathryn Miller of Conley, Henry and Jewell Miller of Stockbridge, and A.B. and Barbara Miller of Alabama; sister, Lola Seritt of Calhoun; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Parkway Garden Chapel of Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

MIDDLEBROOKS-BUTLER
Mrs. Margery Middlebrooks-Butler of Barnesville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 23, 1910, in Monroe County, Ga., daughter of the late Gary Goggans and the late Lula Willis Goggans. She was retired vice president and co-founder of the Clayton County Savings & Loan Association. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Barnesville. She was instrumental in instituting the Clayton County Historical Society with special permission from Margaret Mitchell's brother and received the Georgia Woman of the Year Award for instituting Clayton County as home of "Gone With the Wind." She was very proud of her grandson, who is director of the Division of Psychosocial Rehabilitation at Atlantic Shores Healthcare South Florida State Hospital. She was preceded in death by husbands, Clarence E. Middlebrooks Sr. and Lee Otis Butler Sr. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Clarence Eugene Middlebrooks Jr. and Ruby of Lake Mary, Fla.; grandson, Mark Eugene Middlebrooks of Miami, Fla.; brother, Frank Goggans of Barnesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Margery Middlebrooks-Butler will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Barnesville. The Rev. Franklin Gibson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville. Friends visited the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at the funeral home. She will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Barnesville, GA 30204, or the Clayton County Historical Society in memory of Mrs. Butler. To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmcculloughfuneralhome.com. Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 229-4994.

Monday, January 5, 2004

PARKER
Hilda Parker, 73, of Jonesboro, died Jan. 1, 2004. Surviving are sons Everett Parker and Robert Parker; daughter Susan Gulledge; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens. Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700, is handling arrangements.

CALLOCCHIO Sr.
Patrick Andrew Callocchio Sr. of Riverdale, died Jan. 3, 2004, at his residence. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Survivors include wife Carol Callocchio; daughter Mary Carol Stackhouse of McDonough; son Patrick Andrew Callocchio Jr. of McDonough; sisters Janet Gunn of Monticello, Catherine Guigliano of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Andy Callocchio, Alex Callocchio, Kylie Callocchio, Rachel Stackhouse, Nicholas Stackhouse, Emily Stackhouse, Daniel Stackhouse.
Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

BOWERS
Robert Eugene Bowers of Jonesboro died Dec. 31, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Parkway Garden Chapel in Forest Park. Survivors include wife Peggy Bowers; sons Charlie Bowers, Harry Bowers, Elmer Bowers and William Chandler; daughters Stacy Gragg and Kimberley McCorkl; stepdaughter Robyn Martin; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

BARRON
Mrs. Jewell Mae Barron, 97, of Riverdale, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in a local Health Care. Mrs. Barron was born in Douglas County, Ga., daughter of the late Joseph Giles and Emma Brown Giles. Mrs. Barron was a life-long resident of Riverdale. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 in the Chapel of Pope Dickson and Son in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Lester Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Jonesboro City Cemetery. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, David and Betty Barron of Riverdale; sister, Ruby Wilson of Riverdale; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Thursday, January 8, 2004

HAY
Mr. Carl S. Hay of Morrow died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004. Mr. Hay was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Hampton and retired from Sears Roebuck and Company, where he was a buyer for 44 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genie Humphries Hay. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Brad Blanton and Dr. Norman Pyle officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Diane; grandson and wife, John and Karen; great-grandchild, Brooke. Other survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

SAMS
James O. Sams, age 96, of Hampton died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004. He was a member of the Davidson Masonic Lodge and Woodmen of the World. Mr. Sams was a retired Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor from Ft. Gillem Army Depot. He was a member of Lovejoy Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Shields Sams. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville with the Rev. Bob Partridge officiating. Interment will follow at Woolsey Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include his children, Gail Gresham of Jonesboro, Sandra Cornelius of Hampton, Mortimer Sams of Peachtree City and Michael Sams of Hampton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641.

Friday, January 9, 2004

McEACHERN
Donnie Lee McEachern, age 73, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 10 at Parkway Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Doyle Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her husband, Dan R. McEachern of Forest Park; sons, Malcolm McEachern of McIntyre and Dennis McEachern of Acworth; daughters, Clistine McEachern of Forest Park, Regina McEachern Broome and Jacqueline McEachern, both of McDonough; brothers, Joe and Bennie Andrews, both of Mississippi; grandchildren, Amanda, Katie and Paul McEachern and Trent Broome. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

January 12, 2004

CASE
Thomas F. Case, 68, of Griffin, died Jan. 10, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Jewell O. Case; sons Terry and Leigh Case, Jerry and Yvonne Case; daughters Katrina and Danny Kenny, Tammy and Bryan Liles, all of Griffin; nine grandchildren; brothers Carl and Delores Case of Tennessee, Howard and Joan Case of McDonough; sister Bulah Davenport of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Ward's Fairview Chapel with Bro. Lloyd Pearson and Bro. Bobby House officiate. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, (770) 474-1231, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

WILLIAMS
Mrs. Dorothy K. Williams, 79, of Morrow, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Morrow. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the funeral home with funeral services to follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel. There will be a private interment. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Henry Goss of Morrow; son, Gregory Anthony Rucker of Campbell, Calif.; grandchildren and spouses, Elizabeth Ashley and Jim Scarborough, Melissa Elaine and Johnnie Blakenship and Leanne Marie Rucker; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Louise Gentle of Morrow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Clinic or the Alzheimers Association. Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

DYCHE
Mrs. Kathryn Dyche, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Keith Reid officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her husband, Mr. C.E. Dyche; children, Donald C. Dyche of Fayetteville, Terry Eugene Dyche of Jonesboro and Robert M. Dyche of Buford; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

VESSER Jr.
Samuel Franklin (Frank) Vesser Jr. passed away in Crawford Long Hospital Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, due to complications from Wegener's Granulomatosis. Born in Knox County, Tenn., he had lived in Riverdale, Ga. since 1972. Frank Vesser was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He earned his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Woodrow Wilson College of Law and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in March, 1976. After working for the Westinghouse Corporation, he joined the U.S. Civil Service Commission as a voting rights examiner. One of his duties was to secure voting rights for minorities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina from 1963 to 1966. Frank Vesser joined the U.S. Merit System Protection Board and served as an Appeals Officer and later as an Administrative Law Judge through 1989. He worked as a parttime Mediator for the Federal Aviation Administration while awaiting the outcome of the age discrimination suit he filed against the United States Government's Office of Personnel Management. After winning this case in Washington, D.C., he was sworn in as an Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration in Atlanta, serving until his retirement in 1996, due to illness. His hobbies included researching family genealogy, gardening, fishing, rock collecting and exploring the Smokey Mountains. He volunteered for several years as an assistant coach for local recreation association baseball teams and often participated in the Scouting and school activities of his children as they were growing up. He attended religious services at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ga. and was a member of Norwood United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tenn.
The memorial service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Ave., Jonesboro. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. with the Memorial Service at 4 p.m. He will be interred in Kingsport, Tenn. with a private family memorial service to be held in the spring. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Joyce Sams Vesser; daughters, Jill and Delena; son, Sam Vesser III; son-in-law, Albert Chambers; his loyal dog, Zeke; sisters, Janice Sparkman and Sara Spangler; brother, Tom Vesser; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in his name are forwarded to the Wagener's Granulomatosis Association, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188-8660. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

WEST
Edward Paul West, beloved son of Ruth M. West and the late Charles West, brother of the late Danny West and devoted father of Paulie Jr. passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. Other survivors include brothers, Tim West of Knoxville, Tenn., Charlie West of Lakeland, Fla.; former wife, Anne Powers West; nieces, Cindy Wells, Wendy Boling and Stephanie McDorman; nephew, Danny West; numerous cousins. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 14 in the chapel. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

SAMPLEY
Judy Ann Sampley, age 58, of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at Harvest Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tracey Smith and Dr. Ben Smith officiating. The remains will be placed in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery at 4 p.m. E.S.T. in Bridgeport, Ala. Survivors include her husband, Jessie Sampley; children, Brenda Moody of McDonough, J. Allen Sampley Jr. of Jonesboro and Angela C. Hackler of McDonough; mother, Inez Miller of Rossville, Ga.; brothers, Richard Cameron of Tunnel Hill, Ga., Kenneth Cameron of Cahutta, Ga. and Mike Cameron of Rossville; grandchildren, Travis Moody, Nicole Moody, Austin Lewallen and Cherrie Sampley, all of McDonough.
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

REEVES
Ms. Lois Reeves, 97, of Morrow, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004. Ms. Reeves was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 15 in the chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Worthy officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery. Survivors include her nephews, Ralph Adamson, Randolph Adamson and Harold Adamson; nieces, Mildred Hoover and Ruth Duffey; great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

SEXTON
Mr. Bill Sexton, 78, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004. Mr. Sexton was a veteran of the United States Navy and Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenice Sexton. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at New Testament Baptist Church, with Dr. Curtis Turner officiating. The body will lie in state at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Gloria Sexton of Jonesboro; grandchildren and spouse, David and Gale Sexton of Hazelhurst and Richard Sexton of Jonesboro; great-grandchildren, Brent Swinson, Bryan Ursrey, Dalen Sexton and Spencer Sexton; one brother and two sisters of LaGrange; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

Monday, January 19, 2004

HALL
Doris Hall, 81, of Hampton, formerly of Morrow, died Jan. 16, 2004. She was a member of Morrow Methodist Church, a member of the Eastern Star OES Jonesboro chapter and the past mother adviser of the Faith Rainbow Assembly. Hall is preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Harry F. Hall. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Hugh Mitchell of Hampton; two sons, Steven Edward Hall of Monticello and Tommy Loren Hall of Ellijay; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in the chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery. Pope Dickson and Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700, is handling arrangements. Visit www.popedickson.com.

January 20, 2004

McINTOSH
Mr. Martin L. McIntosh, 67, of Jonesboro, passed away Jan. 18, 2004. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann McIntosh; son, Martin McIntosh Jr.; daughters, Doris Stewart, Elizabeth Brown, Le-Ann Romero, Laura R. Young, Angelica Marie McIntosh; brothers, George Randall Hickman, and Thomas E. Powell; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at the chapel. Interment will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

RABURN Sr.
Mr. George W. Raburn Sr. of Riverdale died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. He is survived by son, George W. Raburn Jr. of Stockbridge; daughters, Elaine Ridings of Stockbridge, Deborah Clement of Carrollton; stepdaughter, Virginia Bryant of Atlanta; stepsons, Walter Key of Lawrenceville, Bill Ayers of Suwanee, James Ayers of Canton, and Lee Key of Ellijay; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Heatherwood Baptist Church with remains placed in state at 1 p.m. Dr. Tom Daugherty will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., NE, Suite 10, Atlanta GA 30345. Those desiring may sign the online guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn. Parrott Funeral Home of Fairburn is in charge of arrangements. (770) 964-4800.

January 21, 2004

MERCER Sr.
Mr. Joseph Paul Mercer Sr., "Big Joe," 61, of Riverdale, died Jan. 19, 2004, at Southern Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Coy C. Williamson Jr. Chapel, with Minister Jerry Stewart officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Lourece; four sons, Joseph Paul Jr. (Anita), Mark (Andrea), Russell and Randall; two sisters, Ann (Billy) Burns of Amelia Island, Fla., and Margaret Branton of Flint, Mich. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Williamson Mortuary, LLC, 1410 Ga. Highway 138 S.W., Riverdale, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. (770) 907-8548.

January 22, 2004

ADAMS Jr.
Adolphus D. (A.D.) Adams Jr., 72, of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. He was retired from Southern Bell. Funeral services will take place at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Mays and the Rev. Greg Burgner officiating. Interment services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tracey Smith officiating. Survivors include his wife, Tommie Anne Phillips Adams; children, Angela McClure, Anthony Adams, Gene Gilbert, Thomas Gilbert, Wayne Gilbert, John Gilbert, David Mays, John Mays and Shirley Mays of Fairburn; brother, Robert J. Adams; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

January 23, 2004

BENSLAY
Mike Benslay, 58, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004. Mr. Benslay was a police officer with the College Park Police Department. He attended Community Bible Church and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Pastor Hugh McDonald officiating. Survivors include his wife, Bettye T. Benslay; daughter, Heather Michelle Benslay of Jonesboro; son, Cody A. Benslay and wife Stephanie of Hampton; great niece, Emma Leigh Benslay of Jonesboro; other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Jan. 24, 2004

BOYD
William (Bill) Boyd, age 62, of Rex passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Southern Regional Medical Center, from cancer. Mr. Boyd was a master furniture builder and known for his work in the art of chair caning. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at the chapel, with the Rev. Jimmy Glaze, the Rev. Bryan Schuler and the Rev. David Maddox officiating. Interment will follow at The Rock Baptist Churchyard. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Hazel; stepchildren, Jimmy, Johnny, Jerry and Linda Stewart; step grandchildren, David, Daniel, Kimberly, Wayne and McKinzie; great-grandson, Dustin; brother, Nicholas Mancinni of York, Pa.; brother-in-law, Robert Pietluck of Chester, Pa.; cousin, Bill Crowther of Chester. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

January 26, 2004

MILLS
Bettie McKneely Mills, 74, of Riverdale, died Jan. 24, 2004. Mills was a member of Riverdale Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Cal Wetherington. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Thomas Mills of Riverdale and Edward Glen Mills of Prosper, Texas; a daughter Wanda Mills Harper of Riverdale. She is also survived by her mother Bobbie Carnes McKneely of Fayetteville and sister Bobbie "Jo" Fannin of Jonesboro; four grandchildren Kellie and Adam Mills and Cliff and Julie Harper; one great-grandchild Cooper Mills; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Riverdale Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. with Dr. Steve Austin and Dr. James Willis officiating. Interment will be at Jones Memorial Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6611 Church St., Riverdale, Ga. 30296, or the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square Suite B, Fayetteville, Ga. 30215. Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

STAPP
Anne B. Stapp, 93, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. She is survived by a sister Maude B. Swint of Griffin; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Chapel with Dr. Dean Haun officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford Stewart Funeral Home Inc. Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements

January 29, 2004

BUTLER
Jimmy Ray Butler, age 50, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 from the graveside at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens with Dr. Curtis Turner officiating. Survivors include his wife, Chris Butler of Morrow; brother, Jack Dale Butler of Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

FRADY
Leon L. Frady, 81, of Forest Park passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Henry Medical Center. He was born March 4, 1922, in Alabama, son of the late Gordon W. Frady and the late Florida Parham Frady. He was employed at G.M. Lakewood, where he retired after 18 years. MR. FRADY WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY, HAVING SERVED IN WORLD WAR II. He was preceded in death by a son, Merrill Frady, and daughter, Diane Bullard. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at Pope Dickson Funeral Home, Morrow Chapel, with Pastor Larry Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Survivors include his children, Boyd Frady, Barbara Guyton and Leonora Tyree; former wife, Irene Frady; additional children, Donnie Bullard, Beverly Bullard and Charlene Bullard; sisters, Irene Clay and Sue Lipscomb; brother, Ralph Frady; nine grandchildren. Friends may visit the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

CHAMBERS
Mr. Harrell G. Chambers, 40, of Senoia, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004. He was a construction foreman.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with Dr. Trenton Swanson officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Angie Chambers; son, Austin Chambers of Senoia; brothers, Charles Corbett of Jackson, Jeff Chambers of Forsyth and Kenny Chambers and Kevin Chambers, both of Atlanta; sister, Martha Ann Adams of Rex. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

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