Clayton County Obits

May 2003

News Daily, Clayton Co., Ga.

Thursday, May 1, 2003

Mrs. Shirley Jean PATTERSON, 62, of Jonesboro, died April 29, 2003.  The body was donated to the Emory University School of Medicine. Biography, survivors and service information will be provided by her brother, Don Fincher of Jonesboro, telephone, (770) 477-9044.

Mrs. Imogene R. NASH, 92, of Morrow, passed away April 30, 2003.She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton A. Nash. She is survived by her children, Samuel Garner of Forest Park, Dorothy J. Whitmire of Morrow; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Allen Hobart of Morrow; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Lou Garner of Woodstock, and Henry and Pat Garner of Jonesboro; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, at Shady Grove Baptist Church with remains placed in state one hour prior to service time. The Rev. Dewey Robinson and Dr. Robert L. Whitmire will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Saturday, May 3, 2003

Suzanne Kitchens HANEY, age 32, of Stockbridge, died May 1, 2003.  She was enrolled as a student at Gordon College in the nursing program.  She is survived by her husband, Jerry Haney; children, Ronald Bert George III, Rachel Ann George, Justin Talmadge Haney, Jennafer Lauren Haney, Jerry G. Haney Jr., Jaclyn Michel Coronado and Julie Haney Black; parents, Ellis and Ann Kitchens of Stockbridge; brothers, Mark Kitchens of Rex, Randy Kitchens of Cross Hill, S.C. and Greg Kitchens of Dawsonville; grandparents, Dorothy Watson of Fitzgerald; six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2003 in the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Doug Drucker officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com Canon-Cleveland Funeral Director McDonough/Stockbridge in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-1414.

Elaine Elrod MOCK, 61, of Stockbridge, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2003, at Henry Medical Center.  Survivors include mother, Nancy Elrod of Forest Park; sister and brother-in-law, Jeannie and Steven Tafoya of Fayetteville, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Helen Elrod of Winter Haven, Fla.; and nephews Robert and John Elrod of Winter Haven, Fla.  Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Parkway Garden Chapel. Visitation will be from 2 until 3:30 p.m. Saturday.  Thomas L. Scroggs, Parkway Garden Chapel, of Forest Park, is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Monday, May 5, 2003

Neil Francis OLIVER, 70, of Jonesboro, passed away on May 4, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Tempie Oliver; son and daughter-in-law, Neil Kimble and Deann Oliver of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Olivia "Libby" and Mike Alligood of Lawrenceville; brother, Leonard Eugene Oliver Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Mary Lynn Hunt of Valdosta; grandchildren, Charlie, Olivia and Emily Alligood, and Ryan and Randall Oliver. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will be in Jonesboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.

James Thomas EDMONSD III, 59, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2003.  He is survived by his wife, Nona Edmonds of Barnesville; five daughters, Elisa Hope Edwards of St. Louis, Shana Hopfinger of Calhoun, Sharon Newberry of Barnesville, Sherry Gilbert of McDonough, Susan Holcomb of Cartersville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003, by the Rev. Bobby Calloway. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.  Thomas L. Scroggs of Tara Garden Chapel, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Sara Gladys ALLEN, 87, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2003. She is survived by daughter Carol Cosby of Lake City; son, Clarence Ernest Allen Jr. of Tocca; two grandchildren, Denice Boswell of Locust Grove and Ronnie Cosby Jr. of Morrow; host of other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Frances Verner of Conyers.  Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, 2003, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Berry Drapper officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as active pallbearers.  Thomas L. Scroggs of Parkway Garden Chapel is handling arrangements.

Albert Harris DADE, 64, of Rex, passed away May 2, 2003. Survivors include wife, June Dade of Rex; sons Darrin Lee Dade of Newnan, Michael Dade; step-daughter, Ranee Dial of Ellenwood; three grandchildren; one nephew.  Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, 2003, at 1 p.m. from Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel with interment to follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Sunday at the funeral home.  Dade was a member of Sylvan Hills Baptist Church and was retired from Kraft-Nabisco Foods.  Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, (770) 474-1231, is handling arrangements.

Jesse Walton CATES, 78, of Peachtree City (formerly of Jonesboro) passed away following complication from surgery on May 3, 2003. Cates was a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. HE WAS ALSO A VETERAN OF THE U.S. NAVY, WHERE HE SERVED IN WORLD WAR II AND PARTICIPATED IN THE NORMANDY INVASION.  Survivors include his wife, Nell Cates of Peachtree City; one daughter, Kelli Cates Beck of Peachtree City; one brother, Tom Cates of Trenton, Ga.; two grandchildren, Megan and Morgan Beck; nieces and nephews, Brenda Green, Beverly Tinney, Tammy Elliott, Tommy Knight and Tommy Cates, and several other nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church with Dr. Spencer Frye and the Rev. Rob Tinney officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  The family received friends Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454, or Philadelphia Presbyterian Memory Garden, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, Ga. 30297.  Thomas L. Scroggs of Tara Garden Chapel in Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Francis Michael FOWLER, 48, of Jonesboro.  Surviving are his mother, Martha J. Wright; stepfather, Charlie Wright; sisters, Donna J. Lumpkin and Martha "Carol" Benson; brothers, Terrel "Terry" Fowler and Donald "Chris" Fowler; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 11 a.m. at East Point Church of God, with the Rev. J. Edgar Waters officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Fred SCOTT of Riverdale passed away May 5, 2003.  Surviving are his wife, Clara Scott; daughters, Fredda Gray, Karen Boddie, Laura Davis-Jordan; sons, Mark Scott, Todd Scott, Chip Scott, Robbie Scott; sisters, Sybil Conine, Allene Davis, Frances McElroy; brother, Allan Scott; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held at 112 a.m. Wednesday May 7, 2003 at Pope Dickson & Sons Jonesboro Chapel, with the Rev. Arthur Smith officiating.  Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

May 8, 2003

Joseph "Joey" Robert PHILLIPS of Forest Park, did Tuesday, May 6, 2003.  Survivors include his parents, Harry and Shirley Phillips of Forest Park; brothers, Keith and Robin Phillips of Alpharetta, Michael and Michelle Phillips of McDonough, Stephen Phillips of Ellenwood, Scott and Jeannie Phillips of Conyers, Brian and Nikki Phillips of Fayetteville; best friend Dick Starr of Duluth; nieces and nephews, Corey, Meagan, Cole, Blakeley, Abbey, Clay, Cameron and Christopher Phillips; aunts and uncles, Margaret Gilbert, Janet and G. L. Wright, Anne Phillips, Jack and Dianne Phillips, Mitch and Judy Hamby, Joyce and E.W. Thomas.  Memorial service will be held Thursday May 8, 2003 at 3 p.m.  Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Thomas L. Scroggs, Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park, Ga. is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Vardis BARNETTE, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died on May 6, 2003.  She was a member of Jones Memorial Methodist Church and a member of Eastern Star.  Services will be held at Parkway Garden Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003. The Rev. Ron Pruess and the Rev. Candy Thacker will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Survivors include daughters, Carole and J.D. Cravey of Sharpsburg; sons, Morris and Shirley Barnette of Kingwood, Texas, William and Janie Barnette of Clifton Forge, Va., and Leslie and Darlene of LaGrange; sister-in-law, Melba and Guy Benefield of Morrow; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  Thomas L. Scroggs, Parkway Garden Chapel, of Forest Park, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522

May 9, 2003

Shelby Jean PATTERSON of Jonesboro, formerly of Forest Park, died April 29, 2003 at Southern Regional Hospital of cancer.  Survivors include daughters, Rhonda Wynn of Forest Park and Pamela Gann of Lake City; a brother, Donald Fincher and wife Wanda of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Her wish was to donate her remains to Emory School of Medicine. A private service was held for the family.

Sunday, May 11, 2003

Bertha (Bert) Maynard CARROLL, age 62, of Bank Street, Tellico Plains, formerly of Jonesboro, Ga., passed away at 7:50 a.m. Thursday May 8, 2003 at U. T. Medical Center. Was of the Baptist faith.  Survivors are a daughter, Elizabeth Stewart and son, Gary Maynard, both of Williamson, Ga.; step-children, Stacey Howard, Brian Carroll, both of Marietta, Ga. and Wayne Carroll of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren, one great grandson; Sisters and brothers in law, Bessie and Cecil Roach of Madisonville; Mary Koons of Vonore, Brenda and Bobby Hackler of Madisonville; sister-in-law Jeannette Russell of Vonore; several nieces and nephews.  Was preceded in death by mother Blanche Hobbs, brother, Austin (Bud) Russell.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Chapel in Madisonville, Tenn., with the Rev. Michael Roach officiating. Interment will be in Zion Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville, Tenn. (423) 442-4404.

Monday, May 12, 2003

Jerry STRENGTH, 43, of Carrollton, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003. He was born Dec. 20, 1959, in Fulton County to Morris Lafayette Strength and Ruby Nelson Strength.  HE WAS A U.S. NAVY VETERAN and retired batch house attendant.  Survivors include his wife, Christine Smith Strength; a daughter and son-in-law, Farrah and Josh Gray of Carrollton; parents, Morris and Ruby Strength of Morrow; sisters, Brenda Denman of Morrow and Rita Coleman of Jonesboro; and a brother, William "Bill" Strength of Tyrone.  In accordance with family wishes, the body was cremated. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, from New Testament Baptist Church in Ellenwood.  Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Joe M. BARLOW Sr. died Sunday, May 11, 2003.  Mr. Barlow was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita Lanette Barlow.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 in the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church with the body in state at noon. Dr. Spencer Frye will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Barbara; son, Joe Barlow Jr. of Ellenwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Darrell Morrow of Stockbridge, and Becky and Tim Ard of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Will Cooper, Lindsey Cooper, Emily Morrow, Bryant Ard, Hannah Ard, and Caroline Ard; brothers, Hugh Barlow and Curtis Barlow; sisters, Willard Brown, Pauline Gentry, and Margaret McCormick. 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.

Ellen Janelle WOOD, 57, of Conley, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Crawford Long Hospital.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Rock Baptist Church Cemetery in Fairburn.  Survivors include her husband, Sherman Wood; daughters, Vickie Banks of Conley and Penny Wilson of Dallas, Ga.; sons, Donald Wood of Cartersville, Jimmy Wood of Conley, Sammy Wood of Forest Park, Wayne Haygood of Conley, and Butch Wood of Jonesboro; sister, Dianne Phillips of Jackson; brother, Ellis Giles of Milner; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.  Flowers will be accepted, or those desiring may make contributions to the American Heart Association in memory of Mrs. Ellen Janelle Wood.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Ora Wynell CONNER, age 66, of Hampton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 16 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Jeff Gongwer officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park.  Survivors include her husband, Emery Conner; son, Donnie Conner of New Jersey; daughter, Cynthia and Ronald Motes of Hampton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, James Coulliette of Marianna, Fla.; nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Portsbridge Hospice, 115 Huntington Park Drive, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214. Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641.

Elzie SPEIR Jr. of Jackson died Monday, May 12, 2003.  Mr. Speir was a senior insurance agent for Cannon Insurance Company in Riverdale for many years. He was also the minister at Forest Park Primitive Baptist Church for many years.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16 at Parkway Garden Chapel, with Elder Rayburn Lord officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Ellen Speir; mother, Elizabeth Speir of Hiawassee, Ga.; daughters, Pam and Hank Chambers of Fayetteville, and Lesa Bolton of Stockbridge; sons, Steve and Kay Speir of Fayetteville, Eddie Speir of Jackson, and Allen Speir of Jackson; sisters, Dorothy and Fred Lee of Hiawassee, Carol and Abner Moore of Atlanta, and Mary Ann and Joe Green of Alpharetta; brother, Lee and Carlene Speir of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

George Edward STUBBS III died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, May 12, 2003.  He was born Jan. 28, 1965, in Fulton County, Ga. He was blessed to be brought up by his loving mom, Joyce, and later his step-dad, Don. He was the eldest of four children and shared the home with his two sisters, Robin and Lesa, and his brother, Keith. He graduated from Jonesboro Senior High. He then attended Tulane University, where he met the love of his life, Brenda, while he was a sophomore. They married that year and had been inseparable ever since. Ed went on to attend the University of Oklahoma Medical School. He then moved with Brenda, David and Laura to Charlotte to be a resident in Obstetrics-Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center. They fell in love with North Carolina and its people and decided to stay. Allison was born during this time, and after a four-year residency program, Ed joined the practice of Eastover OB-GYN and opened an office in the university area. He was devoted to his patients and loved his work and his partners. He was most devoted, however, to his family. Ed would drop anything at a moment's notice to spend time with any of them. He was aware that time was precious to all of us, and he made the most of every minute. His sister, Lesa Strickland, preceded him in death.  A Memorial Mass will be conducted at noon Friday, May 16 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, N.C., with the Rev. Monsignor Joseph Kerin officiating.  In addition to his wife and children, survivors include his mom and step-dad, Joyce and Don Parks of Jonesboro; brother, Keith Stubbs of Jonesboro; sister, and her husband, Robin and Blaine Collins, and niece, Stephanie Collins of Locust Grove; father, G.E. Stubbs Jr. of Screven, Ga.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the funeral home.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations are made to: ION Foundation Foster Children, 9910 Hillspring Drive, Huntersville, N.C. 28078 or National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Charlotte, 9844-C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28273.  McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (704) 334-6421.

Sunday, May 17/18, 2003

Mr. Reginald Lewis AMMONS, age 48, of 3015 Reynolds Run, McDonough, Ga. departed this life Monday, May 12, 2003.  A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 17, 2003 at noon at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 397 Racetrack Road, McDonough, with Pastor Woodrow Williams, officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery.  He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife, Mrs. Priscilla Jefferson Ammons; children, Reginald L. Ammons, II, and LaKeshia R. Ammons; sisters, Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lewis (Joyce), Ms. Cassandra M. Ammons, and Ms. Dewonia L. Ammons; mother and father-in-law; sisters and brother-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.  His remains will lie in state at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. The family will assemble at 11:00 a.m. at the residence.  W. D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home, 300 Griffin St., McDonough, (770) 957-4337.

Margrit Ackermann BRODER, 83, of Stockbridge, died Thursday, May 15, 2003.  A native of Switzerland, Mrs. Broder with her husband and three children moved to Stockbridge in 1951. She was a homemaker, the mother of eight children, and an integral part of the family dairy farm operation.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19 at Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro, with Father Gregory Hartmayer serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge.  Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Hans M. Broder Sr.; brothers, Karl and Meinard Ackermann of Mels, Switzerland; sisters-in-law, Margrit and Frieda Ackermann; sisters, Hildegard Modesta and Anne Marie Luca of Bern, Switzerland; eight children with their spouses include Hans M. and Lyndy Lynberg Broder Jr. of Stockbridge, Kirk and Margrit Broder Scruggs of Huntsville, Ala., Dr. Josef M. and Diane Brownlee Broder of Watkinsville, Michael F, and Jacqueline Dale Broder of Florence, Ala., Charles U. and Susan Krupavickas Broder of Stockbridge, Patrick W. and Sandra Cole Broder of Stockbridge, Peter C. and Margaret Struckel Broder of Atlanta and Peter and Angela Broder Nemeth of Horgan, Switzerland; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends Sunday, May 18 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A short prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Contributions can be made to Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, Ga. 30238.  Horis A. Ward's Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements. (770) 474-1231.

Joann Wood COTTER, 71, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in Henry County Medical Center.  Mrs. Cotter was a native of Calera, Ala., but made her home in Milledgeville for many years. Her husband, Dr. David Cotter, preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama, a former teacher with the Baldwin County Board of Education, where she retired in 1992 with 32 years of service. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, the Teacheriffics singing group from West End Elementary School, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, May 17, with Father Michael McWhorter officiating. Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. from Tuscaloosa Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the Rev. Joseph Robinson officiating.  Survivors include her sons, Barry Cotter and wife Sarah of McDonough, Mark Cotter and wife Mary Pratt of McDonough, and Walter Cotter and wife Patricia of Atlanta; grandchildren, Catherine, David, Charlie, Frank, and Margaret; brother, Eason Kavanaugh Wood and wife Joann of Tuscaloosa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville is in charge of arrangements.

May 17/18, 2003

Mrs. Mary Rowan DANIEL, age 84, of McDonough, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Dogwood Forest.  She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Henry County, daughter of the late Annie Brannan and Robert Tyre Rowan. Mrs. Daniel was a devoted homemaker, a member of Flippen United Methodist Church, a delegate of the United Methodist Church Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 1984 and 1988, a delegate to General Conference in 1984, served on the board of directors for Vashti School for four years, served on North Georgia Conference Board of Global Ministries for eight years, Trustee on North Georgia Council of Moral and Civic Concerns, and represented the Red Cross for home service in Pike County for more than 20 years. Her husband, Harold T. Daniel Sr. preceded her in death March 13, 2001, and brother, Horace Rowan on June 22, 2001.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Flippen United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Demore and the Rev. James Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie in state one hour prior to the service.  Survivors include her children, Harold Turner Daniel Jr. of Atlanta, Evelyn Claire Daniel of Cambridge, Mass., and Dr. Randy Daniel of Stockbridge; brother, Paul Rowan of McDonough; sister, Elsie Rowan Reader of McDonough; grandchildren, Erin Daniel, Jennie Daniel, Amelia Daniel, Annie Daniel, and Martha Daniel Hobbs.  The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Janice Kay LUMPKIN of Morrow died Thursday, May 15, 2003.  Jan was a devoted wife, loving mother and active church member. Jan was born in Gadsden, Ala. to Bill and Beatrice Tuck. Since 1973, she has resided in Morrow, where she worked at Low Temp Industries until the time of her death. She was also a 30-year dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Morrow.  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, May 17 at First Baptist Church of Morrow, with the Rev. Stephen Cook officiating.  Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years, John Durwood Lumpkin; brother, Billy Don Tuck of Gadsden; daughter, Jennifer L. Dunn; son-in-law, Rob Dunn; granddaughter, Lilly Kay Dunn; a host of other relatives and friends.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in her name to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church of Morrow. The American Cancer Society can be contacted at 2200 Century Blvd., Suite 950, Atlanta, Ga. 30345 n phone (404) 315- 1123. First Baptist Church of Morrow can be contacted at 1647 Lake Harbin Road, Morrow, Ga. 30260 n phone (770) 961-9270.  Cremation Society of Georgia, Atlanta is in charge of arrangements. (404) 355-7627.

Mr. Charles A. SMITH, age 65, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2003.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in the chapel.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Smith, and stepdaughter, Toni Barge.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Virginia Pearl Bailey SMITH, age 73, of Thomaston, Ga., died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Upson Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Smith was born in Bibb County, Ala. She was the owner/operator of her own ornamental steel shop for more than 24 years. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Mr. Martin D. Smith, preceded her in death.  A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at Sylvia Hill Baptist Church in Thomaston, with the Rev. Floyd Nelson officiating.  Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Linda Jean Harrell of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Tracy Sharon Thiel of Thomaston, and Mrs. Wanda Grace White of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Mr. Eldon Bailey and Mr. Vernon Bailey; sisters, Mrs. Eunice Cardinal of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mrs.Thelma Guy of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Jean Hovell of Mobile, and Mrs. Lucille Lee of Tuscaloosa; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.  Coggins Funeral Home, Thomaston is in charge of arrangements. (706) 647-9681.

May 20, 2003

James Sheldon DOSSETT Jr., age 48, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2003.  Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Parkway Garden Chapel.  Survivors include his wife, Brenda Dossett of Locust Grove; daughters, Wendy Sellers of Locust Grove and Erica Calls of Stockbridge; sister, Molly Jean Dossett Sanders of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Amber Smith, and Tyler and Trevor Sellers.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until service time.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Ernest Garvin KING, age 76, of Forest Park and formerly of Atlanta, passed away Friday, May 16, 2003, at Emory Hospital.  He was born June 20, 1926, the ninth child of 11 children born to John Thomas King and Nancy Mamie Lunsford King. He was raised in the West End area and was a member of West End Baptist Church. He attended Lee Street Elementary and Boys High. After serving in the United States Army he came back under the G. I. Bill, he was graduated at Joe Brown High School Class of 1948. He retired after 25 years of service with The City of Atlanta Fire Department Station 25 (Cascade and Sewell Roads). He also retired from Rich's Distribution Center (Candler Warehouse and Stone Mountain). He had recently retired as a courier for BankAmerica n Beav n Ex. He was a member of the American Legion Bolton Post 156. He was past commander and current Adjundant for that Post. A member of 40 Hommes ET 8 Chevaux, Voiture Local 217. A member of Leroy Duncan Masonic Lodge.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22 in the chapel, with the Rev. Marion Price and the Rev. Clayton Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Salem Baptist Churchyard, Lexington, Ga. His daughter, Barbara A. King, and his brother-in-law and best friend, Wallace Barnhill, preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife, Oma King; daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Tharpe Jr. (Patsy) of Griffin, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Moran (Nancy) of Newnan; sons, Augustus (Judson) King of Forest Park, and Johnny (Katie) Boyd; grandchildren, Kimberly Williams of Griffin, Brandy and Mario Castro of Griffin, Daye and Sukoshi Sills of Seminole, Fla., Amber and Woody Reynolds of Griffin, and Laura and Charles Moran of Newnan; great-grandchildren, Mario, Victoria, and Johnathan Castro, Ariel Reynolds, and one child expected in September; sisters, Frances Pruitt, Mildred King, Betty Bell and Sara (Richard) Warf; sisters-in-law, Annie (Roy) Cook, Jean Barnhill, Betty (Joe) Dupree, Jackie (Stewart) Brown, Margaret (Ralph) Bridges, Callie (Wayne) Owens, and Jane Sanders; brothers-in-law, Ned (Sue) Sanders, Billy (Norma) Sanders, and Clayton (Mildred) Sanders.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Mrs. Carolyn M. NIX of Riverdale died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at her residence.  A Chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, with Mr. Floyd Jones and the Rev. James Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her son, Richard T. Nix of Riverdale; sisters, Frances Whatley Adams of Thomaston, Ruth Whatley Massengale of Woodbury, and Peggy Ann Whatley Jones of Suffolk, Va.; brothers, Thomas Floyd Whatley Jr. of Bainbridge, and Roger Maron Whatley of Dothan, Ala.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Mrs. Ruby Alice ROYAL, 76, entered into rest Friday, May 16, 203, at Athena Rehab of Clayton, Lake City, Ga.  Mrs. Royal was born in Burke County, but had resided in Clayton County for the past 40 years. She was the daughter of the late Frank Royal and Alice Tobias Royal. She had retired as a newspaper reporter, having worked for The True Citizen, The Augusta Chronicle, and the News Daily of Jonesboro, Ga. She had also served Clayton County as a Justice of the Peace for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and had volunteered faithfully for the March of Dimes. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Grace Baptist Church of Jonesboro.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19 at the DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Waynesboro, Ga., with Pastor Gene Breed officiating. Interment followed at Burke Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include a son, Bobby (Brenda) Quick of Riverdale; daughter, Linda (Tim) Knier of Decatur; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements. (706) 554-3531.

Cindy Lee WEST, 52, of Hampton, passed away Monday, May 19, 2003.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Pastor Ron Little officiating.  Survivors include her husband, Andrew West; daughters, Michelle West of Zebulon and Kathy Mathis of Jonesboro; father, Edward Carver of Gaylesville, Ala.; brothers, Stanley and Larry Carver, both of Calhoun; grandchild, Tristen Presley; nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

May 21

Robert E. BROCK of Forest Park died Monday, May 19, 2003.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 21 at The Rock Baptist Church in Rex, with Pastor Curtis Turner officiating.  He is survived by his mother, Alice G. Brock of Forest Park.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Robert Brock. Donations can be mailed to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Suite B, Fayetteville, Ga. 30215. For more information, call (770) 460-8920.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Mr. Edwin GRIM died Sunday, May 18, 2003.  Mr. Grim was retired from the United States Army and was a member of Lake City VFW 5080.  Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22 in the chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Derrick Keeter officiating.  Survivors include his wife, Brenda; son, Eddie Grim of Austell; daughters, Monika Dudley of Jonesboro and Tracy Weaver of Ellijay; grandchildren, Greg Ridings, Kenneth McLain, Kevin McLain, Kristopher McLain, and Ashley Weaver; sister, Luana Lucas of Mounds, Okla.; and his little dog, Dusty.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 B Clifton Road, Suite 4100, Atlanta, Ga. 30322.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

May 22

Mr. Fred E. WALDEN of McDonough passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Henry Medical Center.  He was a mason, SERVED IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS DURING WORLD WAR II, WAS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. ARMY RESERVES, a Clayton County Court Bailiff, and a long-time member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church.  A Church Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23 at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Candy Thacker officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Walden; daughter, Freda and Walter Sheppard of Stockbridge; son, Phillip and Polly Walden of Pike County; grandchildren, Chad Sheppard, Kristina Walden, and Toni Walden.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to the American Cancer Society.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

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Friday, May 23, 2003

Calvin Rogers HERRINGTON, 73, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003.
Mr. Herrington was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. HE WAS ALSO A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY, WHERE HE SERVED IN KOREA.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at Tara Garden Chapel with the Rev. Martin Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Calvin Herrington; daughter, Debra and Dr. Larry D. Stewart of Perry; son, Phil and Kim Herrington of McDonough; sisters, Brenda Platt and Janet Jones, both of College Park; brother, Wallace Herrington of Bowling Green, Ky.; grandchildren, Jacob, Chris, Jennifer, and Katie Stewart, and Timothy, Adam, and Joey Herrington; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Chance Stewart; nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Saturday, May 24, 2003

Thelma GLANTON, widow of Loyd E. Glanton, died Friday, May 23, 2003.  She was a Baptist and was retired form Rich's. She was a member of Eastern Airlines Retirees Association and was a member of Taraettes Shrine Club.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Overturf of Newton, Iowa.; a niece, Shara Van Baale of Newton; nephews, Douglas Overturf of Des Moines, Iowa, and Berry Pendley of Kennesaw; and cousins, Patsy Tigner and Stephen Tigner, both of Fort Worth, Texas.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Parkway Garden Chapel, 1000 Forest Parkway, Forest Park.Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at Parkway Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Clayton County Humane Society in memory of Thelma Glanton.  Parkway Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Rebecca Baker MARLOW, 77, of Hampton, Ga., died May 22, 2003, at LaFayette Nursing and Rehab Center in Fayetteville.  Mrs. Marlow was born April 29, 1926, in Forsyth County. She was the daughter of the late Aggie Hawkins and Lester Baker.  She was preceded in death by her husband in November 1982.  Survivors include children, Brenda and John Nelson of Yuma, Ariz., Linda and Bobby Mitchell of Mendota, Va., Faye and Steve Floyd of Jackson, Ga., and Anna and George Montague of Locust Grove, Ga.; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  A memorial service for Mrs. Marlow will be Sunday, May 25, 2003, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles E. Clark officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Monday, May 26, 2003

Mary A. "Polly" DAVIS, 81, of Forest Park, died May 24, 2003. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth "KG" Davis. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Summers and husband Timothy of Morrow, and Kathy E. Davis of Forest Park; grandchildren, Alan Slemons and his wife Teresa of East Point, Scott Summers of Morrow, and Daniel and Mark Slemons, both of Forest Park.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Morrow Chapel with the Rev. E.C. Chatham officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.  The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, 2575 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30324.Pope Dickson and Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700, is handling arrangements.
 
Susan BOLIE, 97, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Bolie. She is survived by her son, Robert Paul Bolia of Jonesboro.
Memorial services were held Sunday, May 25, 2003.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc. of Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.

Leila J. DUFFEY, 65, of Jonesboro, died May 24, 2003. Surviving are husband, Wallace Duffey; children, Jane Chambers, Jerry Duffey, Timmy Duffey, Tammy Hartzog, Heath Duffey; three brothers, eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Mrs. Clara "Grandma" DOVER, 77, of Forest Park, died May 25, 2003.  Mrs. Dover was a long-time employee of Butch's Restaurant in Jonesboro.  She is survived by her daughter, Stacy D. Collins of Jonesboro; sons, Stancell Dover of Fairburn, Chris Dover of Ohio, Roger Dover of Riverdale and Kenneth Dover of Forest Park; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Morrow Chapel, with Pastor Roger A. Davis and the Rev. Jamie Hattaway officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral Home Tuesday all day.  Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements (770) 961-2700

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Mrs. Clara F. WHITAKER, 72, of Morrow, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003.  Her son, Keith Hood, preceded her in death.  Private family services will be held at a later date.  Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Diane Hood of Riverdale; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Fairy Hood of Jonesboro and Jimmy and Tracey Hood of Stockbridge; brother, Mr. Tommy Currence of South Carolina; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rainbow House Children's Shelter, 879 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236.  Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

May 31, 2003

Mrs. Mildred "Millie" ABERCROMBIE, 62, of Rex, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2003.  Her son, Ronald K. Abercrombie Jr., preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today Saturday, May 31 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with remains placed in state at 1 p.m. The Rev. Chris Reynolds will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.  Survivors include her husband, Ronald Abercrombie; daughter, Alicia Bowden of Lake City; son, Jeff Abercrombie of Asheville, Ala.; grandchildren, Lance and Chase Abercrombie, and Abbey and Jobey Bowden.Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

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