Clayton County Obits
November 2003

News Daily, Clayton Co., Ga.

Monday, November 3, 2003

Robert QUATTROCCHI, 46, of McDonough, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leola Hester Quattrocchi.  Survivors include wife, Marie Quattrocchi of McDonough; sons, Bob Quattrocchi, Lee Quattrocchi, Vince Quattrocchi; daughter, Stephanie Quattrocchi, all of McDonough; father, Rosarier Quattrocchi; sister, Linda Townsend of Dallas, Ga.; brothers, Ben Quattrocchi of Panama City, Fla., John Quattrocchi of Dunwoody; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The family will receive friends at the Jonesboro Chapel on Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.

James Fredrick DRAUGHON, 52, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 29, 2003. Survivors include two sons, Jesse D. and Cody Draughon of Jonesboro; a brother, Robert E. Draughon of Pinetop, Ariz.; granddaughter, Brittany Draughon; mother, Thelma I. Draughon of Jonesboro; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Tara Garden Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lowe officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel of Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Mrs. Lula Sara McRae COLLIER, 90, of McDonough passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Westbury Nursing Home. Mrs. Collier was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Rose McRae, her husband, Jack Collier, a sister, Eva Wade, and a grandson, Darryl Newton. Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Tara Garden Chapel. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers will include Emory Magee, Richard Shannon, Russell Whitaker, Curtis Marbut, Russ Newton, Shaun Hope, and Ian Marbut. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara and Ronnie Newton of McDonough and Joyce and Richard Shannon of Jackson; brother, Herman and Hazel McRae of Blairsville; grandchildren, Sherry Whitaker of Colquitt, Wanda Newton of Stockbridge, Rusty Newton of Griffin and Curtis Marbut of Hampton; 11 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

November 5, 2003

Mr. Robert QUATTROCCHI, 46, of McDonough passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. Mr. Quattrocchi was preceded in death by his mother, Leola Hester Quattrocchi. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the chapel of Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Marie Quattrocchi; sons, Bob Quattrocchi Jr. and Vince Quattrocchi, and daughters, Lee Quattrocchi and Stephanie Quattrocchi, all of McDonough; father, Rosarier Quattrocchi; sister, Linda Townsend of Dallas, Ga.; brothers, Ben Quattrocchi of Panama City, Fla. and John Quattrocchi of Dunwoody, Ga.; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Irma Jean Woodfin WATKINS, 77, of Newnan passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. Mrs. Watkins was a member of the First Baptist Church of Riverdale. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Riverdale First Baptist with the Rev. Jeff Lowe and Dr. Bill Lacy officiating. Interment will follow at Westminister Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her daughter, Vickie (Brownlow) Pack of Newnan; sisters, Madeline Courtney of Clanton, Ala. and LaRue Sammons, also of Clanton; grandson, Michael Lance (Angela) Newton of Warner Robbins; great-grandchildren, Sean and Brian Conley; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Thursday, November 6, 2003

James Edward WOOTEN, age 64, of Stockbridge, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2003. He was the owner of Simmons Plating Works of Atlanta. He was a member of SAMF, NAMF, and the American Electroplaters Society. Simmons Plating Works, under his guidance, received recognition from the NAACP for its support of racial equality during the early days of the Civil Rights movement. MR. WOOTEN WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE, SERVING DURING THE KOREAN WAR. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Nov. 7 at the chapel, with Dr. Benny Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his daughters, Suzanne Earp, Julie Summers, and LuAnn Cofield; brothers, Doug Wooten and Howard Wooten; seven grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 till 4 and 6 till 8 p.m. Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel (770) 961-2700

Friday, November 7, 2003

The Rev. W.C. DUDLEY of Fayetteville went to be with his Lord Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003. He was born in Jefferson, Ala., graduated from Samford University (Howard College) and received his Master's degree from New Orleans Seminary. As an ordained minister, Rev. Dudley served with the Southern Baptist denomination in Training Union, BSU and music both in Kentucky and Ohio. In 1988, he retired from the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board (currently called the North American Mission Board) but continued serving God in his church and community. W.C. was the second of seven children and was preceded in death by five of his siblings. His son, Robert Curtis Dudley, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maurine; daughter and son in-law, Eliska and Wayne Bradberry; daughter in-law, Jenny Dudley; granddaughters, Kimberly Bradberry and Dawn Childs; brother and sisters-in-law, Charles and Betty Dudley and Elizabeth (Buff) Dudley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Forest Park, with the Rev. Chad Ellis officiating. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until service time. The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow, (770) 961-2828.

Mr. Harry EUBANKS, of Jonesboro, died Nov. 5, 2003. Survived by his wife of 15 years, Amelia Eubanks; daughter, Rebekah Eubanks; sister, Sandra McKinney; and one niece. Funeral services will be Friday Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley, with Minister Daniel Overdorff officiating. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those who desire may make contributions to an Educational Trust Fund for Rebekah, c/o Citizens Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 2127, Carrollton, GA 30117. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, (770) 631-9171.

Marie MARLER of Jonesboro died Nov. 5, 2003, at Crawford Long Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Jonesboro First Baptist. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Tara Garden Chapel. The Rev. Bob Grant and Warner Smith will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Marler, and great-granddaughter Madison Faith Whedon. Survivors include daughters, Judy and Greg Tant of Hampton and Jane and Ken Thompson of Douglasville; son, Art Marler of Locust Grove; sisters, Lee Smith of East Point and Rebecca Morris of College Park; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Tara Garden Chapel of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Sunday, November 9, 2003

Ernest "Bounce" CROWE, 75, of Forest Park, passed away on Nov. 7, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mrs. Ruth Crowe of Forest Park; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Larry Glennie of St. Petersburg, Fla., Myra and Bill Whittle of Carson City, Nev., Kay Webster of Goose Creek, S.C.; sons and daughters in law, Neal and Reba Crowe of Waco, Ga., Mark Crowe of Forest Park; three sisters, Dolly White, Charlotte Wooster and Hazel Green; a brother, Robert Crowe; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday Nov. 10, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, with Brother Henry Smith officiating. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home Jonesboro Chapel, 168 N. McDonough Street (770) 478-7211. Please visit our Web site. www.popedicksonfuneralhome.com.

David LeRoy McMILLIN, age 62, of Locust Grove, Ga., died Nov. 6, 2003. He was born Jan. 3, 1941 in New Richmond, Ohio, the son of the late Margaret Jones and David McMillin. He was a member of Phillipi Baptist Church and a former member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church, former Sunday School teacher, coached North Clayton Athletic Association and coached Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Bostick in 1994. Survivors are his wife, Shirley McMillin of Locust Grove; children, Dwayne Sanders of Locust Grove, Tammy and Steve Strickland of Fayetteville, Darrell and Angela McMillin of McDonough, Mike and Barbara McMillin of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dane and Cindy McMillin of Fort Thomas, Tex.,Shawn McMillin of Deer Park, Tex. and Tracy and Debbie McMillin of Deer Park, Tex. and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. McMillin will be Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Gongwer, the Rev. Joey Seabolt and Dr. Benny Braddy officiating. Interment will be at Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn at 4 p.m. The family will receive friend at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home n McDonough (770) 914-8833.

November 10, 2003

James R. TURNER, 62, of McDonough, died Nov. 7, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mike Pounds of Hampton; son, Barry Turner of Jonesboro; sister, Margaret Toney; grandchildren, Christina and Christopher of McDonough. Memorial services will be Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Hart Pearson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors of McDonough/Stockbridge, (770) 914-1414, is handling arrangements.

Horace K. TREADWELL Sr. of Fayetteville died Nov. 8, 2003, at Haven House Hospice. A chapel service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park with the Rev. William Scarborough officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Treadwell; sons Tom Treadwell of Fayetteville, Ken and Connie Treadwell of Fayetteville; sisters, Mary Lou Flemister of Union City and Ruth Ross of Chatsworth; brothers J.B. Treadwell of Hampton and Boyd Treadwell of Chatsworth; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Thomas L. Scroggs of Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Mr. James V. BLANTON of Riverdale, Ga., died Nov. 9, 2003, at his residence. He is survived by his son, James Allen Blanton, New Albany, Ind.; daughters, Karen Nichter, Taylorsville, Ky., Tina Wright, Riverdale; brothers, Larry D. Blanton, Glascow, Ky.; and six grandchildren. Chapel service is Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jose Montez officiating. Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Services for Mr. John STEPHENS Jr. of Morrow will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden in Forest Park, with the Rev. Doug Ledford officiating. Interment will be at Brooks City Cemetery. Survivors are his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret "Dot" Stephens of Morrow; sons, John "Butch" and Sandra Stephens of Hampton, David and G'na Stephens of Elkins, W.Va., Willis and Freda Stephens of Conley, Ga.; brother, Hoyt Stephens of McDonough, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. MR. STEPHENS WAS AN ARMY VETERAN AT OMAHA BEACH DURING THE NORMANDY INVASION OF WORLD WAR II. He was past president, member of the Board and well-known baseball coach for the Forest Park Athletic Association and a member of Forest Park Kiwanis Club. Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park, (404) 366-3522, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Philip WARDEN, 56, of Jonesboro passed away Nov. 3, 2003, in a local hospital. He was born March 27, 1947, in Joplin, Mo., and was a resident there before coming to Jonesboro, Ga. Mr. Warden was employed by the Bell South Corporation in Atlanta as a senior engineer. Mr. Warden was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Parker Warden. Survivors include daughter and son in-law, Julie Bailey and Philip Bailey; two sons, Jason Warden and Adam Warden, all of Jonesboro; sisters, Donna Matsuda of Colorado, Mary McKittrick of Florida; brothers, Steve Warden of Colorado, Gary Warden of Missouri, Dennis Warden of North Carolina, and David Warden of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Warden will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at St. Philip Catholic Church with Father Vincent Gluc officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Pope Dickson and Son Chapel in Jonesboro from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the following associations: American Cancer, American Heart Association, Amyloidosisi Support Fund. Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

November 12, 2003

Mr. Philip WARDEN, 56, of Jonesboro passed away Nov. 9, 2003, in a local hospital. He was born March 27, 1947, in Joplin, Mo., and was a resident there before coming to Jonesboro, Ga. Mr. Warden was employed by the Bell South Corporation in Atlanta as a senior engineer. Mr. Warden was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Parker Warden. Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Hennessy Warden of Jonesboro; daughter and son in-law, Julie Bailey and Philip Bailey; two sons, Jason Warden and Adam Warden, all of Jonesboro; sisters, Donna Matsuda of Colorado, Mary McKittrick of Florida; brothers, Steve Warden of Colorado, Gary Warden of Missouri, Dennis Warden of North Carolina, and David Warden of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Warden will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 12, 2003, at St. Philip Catholic Church with Father Vincent Gluc officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery. The family received friends at the Pope Dickson and Son Chapel in Jonesboro from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the following associations: American Cancer, American Heart Association, Amyloidosisi Support Fund. Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

November 13, 2003

Mr. Edwin Melvin (Ed) DERY, 86, of Morrow, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003. He was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church of Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Alicia Dery; sons, Ed Dery Jr. of Canton, Mich., Paul Dery of Canton, Mich., Jim Dery of Sterling Heights, Mich., Leonard Dery of Lantana, Fla., Leslie Dery of West Palm Beach, Fla., Charles Dery of Tallahassee, Fla., Richard Dery of Red Bank, N.J., John Longeway Dery of Orlando, Fla., David Dery of Gainesville, Fla.; daughters Ruth Poynter of Shelby Township, Mich., Louise Dery of Wixom Township, Mich., and Margaret Dery of Morrow; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, with Father Vincent Gluc officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro/Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Mrs. Lizzie R. HOBBY, 70, of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003. She was a member of the Jonesboro Christian Fellowship Church. She is survived by sons Allen Hobby of Jonesboro, Eddie Hobby of Jonesboro, Ronald Hobby of Millry, Ala., and Steve Hobby of Stockbridge; sisters, Frances Hay of Hampton, Sarah Allen of Griffin and Miriam Holder of Monroe; brothers, David Rutledge of Forest Park, Joseph Rutledge of Riverdale, James Rutledge of Barnesville and Waymon Rutledge of Hampton. She had 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She also had a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lynn Head, the Rev. Marty Smith and the Rev. Bobby Stapp officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700.

Barry JONES of Forest Park died on Nov. 11, 2003. He was a member of the South Fayette Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jones; children Bart Jones and Heather Clarke, both of Valdosta; stepfather and mother Charles and Nellie Nelson; sister Brenda Brown of Duluth; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, with Mitch Davis officiating at The Pine Grove Church of Christ in Jasper at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700.

Thomas H. AGAN, 76, of Hampton, Ga., passed away on Nov. 11, 2003, at his residence. Mr. Agan is survived by his loving wife, Sybil Agan, of Hampton, Ga.; children and spouses Tommy Agan Jr. of Lake Wales, Fla., Bill and Linda Agan of Lake Wales, Fla., Nicky Agan and Nikki Farris of Hampton, Ga., John and Jessica Agan of Tampa, Fla., Jeff and Jen Agan of Minnesota; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Pope Dickson Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Thomas Pearce officiating. Interment will follow at Berea Church Cemetery in Hampton, Ga. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home in Jonesboro, 168 N. McDonough St., Jonesboro, Ga., (770) 478-7211.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Joe Gonzales RODRIGUEZ Jr. of Forest Park passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the chapel, with the Rev. Wesley Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park with military honors provided by American Legion Post 258. Survivors include his wife, Kathi Rodriguez; daughter, Jessie Rodriguez; sons, Samuel Rodriguez and Ricky Rodriguez; mother, Johnnie Rodriguez; sisters, Anna Hodges, Jo Ann Kennedy and Mary Ann Garcia; brothers, Steve Rodriguez and Joe L. Rodriguez.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

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November 17, 2003

Virginia Johnson SCHRAY, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003. She was preceded in death by her son, Walter J. Schray. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Mike Vonier of Jonesboro and Mary Gail and John Parrott of Newnan; three sons and daughters-in-law, Adam X. and Linda Schray Jr. of Stockbridge, Duane D. and Linda Schray of Ellenwood, and Larry J. and Jackie Schray of Florida; brother, Murray Johnson of Dalton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Parkway Garden Chapel with Father Charles Donovan officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Larry Schray, Garrett Schray, Randal Warren, Tim Pippin, Darryl Kidd, Gary Thigpen and Brandon Pipes will serve as active pallbearers. Thomas L. Scroggs of Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.

Gardner GRACE, 77, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ken Plain of Morrow; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Melissa Grace of Gainesville and Johnny and Rhonda Grace of Sunnyside; three sisters, Gertrude Huey of Mississippi, Helen Williamson of Tennessee and Nina V. Coe of New Mexico; brother, J.C. Grace of California; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at Parkway Garden Chapel with the Rev. Chad Ellis officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Thomas L. Scroggs of Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.

Hillyer Moxley ROYSTON, 81, of Decatur, a native of Jonesboro, died Nov. 16, 2003. Royston was a member of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. He was retired after 27 years of service as a senior correctional officer at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary and HE WAS ALSO A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Royston was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Nannie Royston. Survivors include his wife, Janette (Jet) Royston of Decatur, formerly of Jonesboro; son Mick (Genny) Royston of Comer, Ga.; daughter Laura (Bill) Wall of Atlanta; son James (Judy) Royston of Carrollton, Ga.; sister Frances Stanford of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Keith Royston, Jay (Bridgett) Royston, Michael Royston, Katie Royston, Janette Wall and Savannah Wall. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at Tara Garden Chapel. Interment will be in Jonesboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Thomas L. Scroggs of Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

William L. PRINSEN, 87, formerly of Riverdale, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, in Rochester, N.Y. following a long illness. Mr. Prinsen was in the swimming pool business most of his life. A private family gathering was held in Rochester. Mr. Prinsen was cremated. Survivors and families include his brother, Phil (Anne) of Ontario, N.Y.; sons, Ted (Marianne) of Stockbridge, Ga., John (Diane) of Rochester, Tom of Riverdale, Ga. and David (Marti) of Riverdale, Ga.; daughter, Diane Amatore of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Hillyer Moxley ROYSTON, 81, of Decatur, a native of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003. Royston was a member of Jonesboro Presbyterian Church. He was retired after 27 years of service as a senior correctional officer at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary and he was also A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Royston was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Nannie Royston. Survivors include his wife, Janette (Jet) Royston of Decatur, formerly of Jonesboro; son Mick (Genny) Royston of Comer, Ga.; daughter Laura (Bill) Wall of Atlanta; son James (Judy) Royston of Carrollton, Ga.; sister Frances Stanford of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Keith Royston, Jay (Bridgett) Royston, Michael Royston, Katie Royston, Janette Wall and Savannah Wall. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at Tara Garden Chapel. Interment will be in Jonesboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Thomas L. Scroggs of Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Virginia Johnson SCHRAY, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003. She was preceded in death by her son, Walter J. Schray. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Mike Vonier of Jonesboro and Mary Gail and John Parrott of Newnan; three sons and daughters-in-law, Adam X. and Linda Schray Jr. of Stockbridge, Duane D. and Linda Schray of Ellenwood, and Larry J. and Jackie Schray of Florida; brother, Murray Johnson of Dalton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Parkway Garden Chapel with Father Charles Donovan officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  Larry Schray, Garrett Schray, Randal Warren, Tim Pippin, Darryl Kidd, Gary Thigpen and Brandon Piper will serve as active pallbearers. Thomas L. Scroggs of Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.

Annie B. VINSON, age 81, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Matthew Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Jerrold Burford of Jonesboro; grandsons and daughters-in-law, Johnny W. (Melinda) Warren Jr. and Raymond L. (Connie) Moody III; great-grandchildren, Christopher Warren, Ashleigh Warren, Amber Moody and Joshua Moody. The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Mrs. Mary Morris, age 62, of McDonough, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. Mrs. Morris was a kindergarten teacher at West Clayton Elementary School, College Park, Ga. for more than 30 years. Funeral services will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 from Ward's Fairview Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her husband, Charles Morris; daughters, Kim and Reid Feagler of McDonough and Robin and Danny Anderson of McDonough; brothers, Billy Nelson of Spartanburg, S.C. and Bobby Nelson of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Joshua, Daniel, Haley, Jacob, Tyler, Olivia, and Mary Elizabeth. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 474-1231.

Thomas Edward Shipley III of Jonesboro died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at his residence. He was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Bell County, Ky., son of the late Thomas Edward Shipley Jr. and Ellen Farra Woodson Shipley of Madison, Ga. He graduated from Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga. where he received the first Lipscomb Latin scholarship to King College, Bristol, Va. He also attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he earned a Classics degree. Funeral services took place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Shumate Cemetery in New Fazewell, Tenn. Survivors include his mother, Ellen W. Shipley, and brother, Edwin W. Shipley of Madison. Simmons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Mr. Jack ADAMSON Sr., age 65, of Rex, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 in the chapel with Dr. Warren Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his daughters, Juanita Davies of Locust Grove and Sandra Pippin of Dallas; son, Jack Adamson Jr. of Rex; brothers, Homer Adamson and Bill Adamson; sisters, Hazel Adamson, Dot Croizer and Louise Skinner; four grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Mary Gazelle DOSTER, age 88, of Riverdale died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. Funeral services will tale place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Riverdale Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Austin officiating. The body will lie in state at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Nov. 23 at Crestview Cemetery in Guntersville, Ala. Survivors include her daughter, Dee Bowen of Riverdale; brother, Jack Craig of Detroit, Mich.; grandchildren, John and Jill Bowen of Newnan, Robert and Heather Bowen of Tyrone and Josh and Tabitha Bowen of Stockbridge. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641.

Friday, November 21, 2003

Henry Jefferson BECK Jr., age 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, James and Pamela Beck of Conyers; sisters, Johnnie M. James and Martha Beck, both of Albany; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. today.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Beverly POPOVITCH, age 64, of Stockbridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003. She retired from Delta Airlines in 1996, and was past president of The North Henry Friendship Club. Mrs. Popovitch was diagnosed with Alzheimer's six years ago and had been a resident of Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Stockbridge since 2002. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Charles Sabo, and daughter, Janet Popovitch. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her husband, William Popovitch; daughter, Sherri Popovitch Nadeau of Potomac Falls, Va.; son, Jim Popovitch of Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com . Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-1414.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Mrs. Zelma ALFORD, age 81, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, the Saints Alive, and was a retired dental assistant. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, with Dr. Dean Haun officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Cheryl Alford of Stockbridge; daughter and companion, Becky Alford and Annette Shockley of Riverdale; grandchildren, Thomas James Alford, Necia Bartlett and Bobby Clinton; great-grandchild, Jack Bartlett. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Christian Ministries Hospice, 621 Carver Road, Griffin, GA 30224. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Mrs. Karen S. COLLIER, 50, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Mrs. Collier was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Howard Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville. Survivors include her loving husband of 33 years, David Collier; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and John Beale of McDonough; son, David E. Collier of Marietta; grandchildren, Christopher and Calye Beale, both of McDonough; mother, Geraldine Fullerton of Hampton; brothers, James Allen Fullerton and Kenneth Edward Fullerton, both of Hampton; several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. Website: www.popedickson.com

November 26, 2003

Mrs. Zelma ALFORD, age 81, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, the Saints Alive, and was a retired dental assistant. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, with Dr. Dean Haun officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Cheryl Alford of Stockbridge; daughter and companion, Becky Alford and Annette Shockley of Riverdale; grandchildren, Thomas James Alford, Necia Bartlett and Bobby Clinton; great-grandchild, Jack Bartlett. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Christian Ministries Hospice, 621 Carver Road, Griffin, GA 30224. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-270

Mrs. Karen S. COLLIER, 50, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Mrs. Collier was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Howard Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville. Survivors include her loving husband of 33 years, David Collier; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and John Beale of McDonough; son, David E. Collier of Marietta; grandchildren, Christopher and Calye Beale, both of McDonough; mother, Geraldine Fullerton of Hampton; brothers, James Allen Fullerton and Kenneth Edward Fullerton, both of Hampton; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. Website: www.popedickson.com

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Mrs. Angela VALDESUSO, age 102, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Manuel Casal. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Matias Casal officiating. Survivors include her daughter, Dolores Casal of Jonesboro; son, Ricado Cases of Miami, Fla.; grandchildren, Jorge Casal of Jonesboro, Angela Manning of Jonesboro and Chris Rabun of Senoia; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Harry KEITH, 69, of Smyrna, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home, Winkenhofer Chapel in Marietta. Burial will be in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Keith retired from Smith Equipment in 1999. He was a member of the American Legion in Smyrna. He was an Army veteran and a former Merchant Marine. He is survived by his wife, Carol Keith of Smyrna; sons, Harry Keith of Monticello and Bo Keith of Forest Park; daughters, Ann Keith of Forest Park, Sue Keith of Forest Park and Diane Matthews of Lithonia; stepchildren, Chris Kelly of Rhode Island, Cathy Vincent of Marietta and Kim Wheeler of Acworth; former wife, Tina Keith; sisters, Jackie Keith of Lyman, S.C., and Mary Joe Underwood of Mars Hill; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Owen T. Wheeler Foundation, P.O. Box 1221, Smyrna, GA 30081-1221, (770) 319-1196. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home. Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (770) 432-0771.

Mrs. Bonnie Teat STARR, Forest Park, died Nov. 26, 2003. Mrs. Starr was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Raymond E. Starr, retired Georgia State Patrol, and son Dean Starr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Forest Park and of the Eastern Star. She is survived by sisters, Mildred Johnson, Morrow, and Maude Lawrence, McDonough; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home, with Capt. Norvell Knight, Chaplain U.S. Navy, (Ret.) officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. For those desiring to do so, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow, (770) 961-2828, is in charge of arrangements.

Little Miss Cindy Elizabeth Dolores HOWARD, infant daughter of Michelle and Christopher Howard of Molena died Nov. 23, 2003 at the Spalding Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Cindy West. Survivors other than her parents are sisters and brother, Savannah Howard, Andrew Howard and Tristan Presley; grandparents, Donna and Walter Howard of Williamson, Andy West of Lovejoy; great-grandparents, Ed Carver and Alma West. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of the Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Ron Little will officiate. Interment will follow in the Moody Memorial Gardens in Zebulon. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 227-2300.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Mr. Frank NG, 87, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at his residence.  Mr. Ng was a retired Hong Kong, China police officer. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 in the Chapel, with the Rev. Hinton Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Garden Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, to whom he was married for 57 years, Chi Man Ng; daughters, Theresa McSherry of Hampton, Victoria Hogan of Jonesboro, Stella Yeugn of Hong Kong, and Ellen Ng of Duluth; sons, Henry Ng of El Paso, Texas and David Ng of Hong Kong; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today (Saturday). Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Mr. Harry Russell SNYDER Jr., age 78, of Hampton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at the Christian Ministries Hospice in Riverdale. Mr. Snyder was born May 10, 1925, in Deer Creek, Ill. to the late Gladys Devine Bell and the late Harry Russell Snyder Sr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Birkner in 1997. He retired from Fiat-Allis as a machinist for 3 years and was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Stockbridge. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 from Lord of Life Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kent Fuqua officiating. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Hazel Lucille Henry Snyder; children and spouses, Russell Warren and Paulette Snyder of Stockbridge, Terry Sue and Richard Leet of Silver City, Iowa, Marcia and Eddie Fleming of Fayetteville, and Dwight and Kathy Snyder of McDonough; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two step-great-granddaughters; stepmother, Doris Snyder of Peoria, Ill.; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Frank Ferrero of Peoria; stepbrother, Duane Hall of Washington, Ill. Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3250 Mount Zion Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281 or Christian Ministries Hospice, 125 Georgia Highway 138, Riverdale, GA 30274 in memory of Mr. Snyder. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Lottie Elizabeth Martin SPEIR, age 93, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Parkway Garden Chapel, with Elder Stanley Lee, Daniel Hall and Elder Spencer Fussell officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy S. Lee of Hiawassee, and Mary Ann Green and Carol S. Moore, both of Atlanta; son, Lee Speir of Jonesboro; sister, Helen Morgan; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to Forest Park Primitive Baptist Church, P.O. Box 423, Forest Park, GA 30298. Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

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