Clayton County Obits
October 2003

News Daily, Clayton Co., Ga.

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

H. Glen BROWN of Morrow died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center.  A church service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at Jones United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Candy Thacker and the Rev. Steve Usry officiating.  Survivors include his wife, Joanne Brown; daughters, Lynn Breard (John) of Baton Rouge, La., Sally Bostwick (Joe) of McDonough, Janice Tomasello (Robert) of McDonough, H. Glen Brown II (Annette) of Ft. Meyers, Fla., William Brown of Dallas, Ga., and Douglas W. Brown (Mary) of Stockbridge; sisters, Pat Ebarb of W. Monroe, La., and Charlotte Simmons of W. Monroe, La.; brother, Earl Brown of West Monroe, La.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the funeral home.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Mrs. Edna Christine Wade SCOTT of Hampton died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel with Chaplain G.W. Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park Cemetery.  Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Irma Sue Jackson of Hampton, and Mrs. Sandra Faye Johnson of Guyton; sons, Mr. George W. Wade of Livingston, Texas, Mr. James David Wade of Hampton, Mr. John Ellis Wade of Mansfield, Mr. Raymond Scott of Stockbridge, Mr. Waynard Scott of Guyton; brother, Mr. David Carlton Hale of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 11 great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Thursday, October 2, 2003

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Friday, October 3, 2003

Mrs. Ava Fannin Dailey ALLEN, age 78, of Griffin passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at the Spalding Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Allen was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Spalding County, daughter of the late Robert Arnold Fannin Sr. and the late Lois Gertrude Steele Fannin. She was a member of the County Line United Methodist Church for more than 35 years. She was a loving mother and Granny, a devoted sister and a faithful friend. She loved taking care of everyone, especially her grandsons. Her husband, Marvin Allen, and brother, Haywood Fannin, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Warren Haisten Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Bradford officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Leigh and Rex Buckingham; grandsons, Kenneth and Ryan Buckingham of Columbus, Ohio; sisters and brother-in-law, Frances F. Salter and Gladys and Paul Anderson, all of Griffin; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Bobbie "Jo" Fannin of Jonesboro, and Wilma Fannin of Griffin; former husband, Harold Dailey of McDonough; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends may visit the family from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  The family is accepting flowers. However, those desiring may make contributions to the County Line United Methodist Church, County Line Church Road, Griffin, GA 30223.  To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmcculloughfuneralhome.com .  Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, Griffin is in charge of arrangements. (770) 229-4994.

Rose L. MASON-MOORER of Forest Park passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale.  Rose was born Nov. 18, 1953, in Aiken, S.C. to the late Laurane Verdrey Callaham-Waldo-Mason and the late Olin Mason Sr. She graduated from Aiken High School in 1971, and South Carolina State College and University, where she majored in Dramatic Arts. She was actively involved in the Atlanta Public School System as PTA President and member. Her greatest joy was experienced in rearing her children. She enjoyed reading, listening to and singing gospel music, and volunteer work in her neighborhood.  Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1500 Norman Drive, College Park with the Rev. Dr. Emmanuel L. McCall Sr., Pastor.  Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Darnell Moorer; sons, Uriel and Gabriel Moorer; daughters, Ramielle and Dorielle Moorer; stepson, Shawn C. Robinson; brothers, Frank R. (Johnnie) Waldo, Kenneth E. (Doris) Waldo, Walter O. (Henrietta) Mason, Owen (Mary) Mason, and Olin (Ernestine) Mason Jr.; sisters, Verdrey Mason Madzimoyo, and Ola Mae Mason-Pate; nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.  The family will receive visitors and friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today during the quiet hour at the funeral home.  Gus Thornhill's Funeral Home, East Point is in charge of arrangements. (404) 768-2993-4.

Timothy L. THOMAN, 55, of McDonough died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at McDonough Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include his wife, Donna, and children, Kathryn and Paul.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Foundation for Medically Fragile Children ([email protected]) or the McDonough Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Saturday, October 5, 2003

James Vernon ASHMORE, 90, of Stockbridge, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2003.Mr. Ashmore was active in Mountain View Baptist Church. He attended Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. He was also a Mason with the Forest Park Lodge 399.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Dr. Spencer Frye officiating. Interment will follow at Jones Memorial Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Edna Ashmore; daughter, Becky Johnson of Stockbridge; sons, Buddy (Jane) Ashmore of Jonesboro and Eddie (Linda) Ashmore of McDonough; sister, Helen Buie of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Loretta Ashmore of Marietta; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends today, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Mrs. Myrtle Summerour BOGART, age 93, of Cleveland, Ga. and formerly of McDonough, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Gateway Health Care in Cleveland.  She was born in Auburn, Ga., daughter of the late John Nathan and Bertie Etheridge Summerour. Mrs. Bogart was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Bogart, son, Sgt. Charles R. Bogart, and sister Marguerite Summerour Digby. Mrs. Bogart worked for W.T. Grant Co. and Bell Aircraft during World War II. She was a charter member of First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland and a member of Kelley Presbyterian Church of McDonough. She taught Sunday School and was a devoted homemaker and foster parent for more than 125 children with Henry County Department of Family and Children Services.  Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at Kelley Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jeff Hutcheson and the Rev. Sidney Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Genie Bogart of Sautee, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeff and Stephanie Bogart of Helen, Ga., Katherine and Cape Jones of Unadilla, Ga., and Melanie Bogart of Marietta; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Anna Bogart, and Isaac and Marianna Jones; sisters, Doris Patrick of Tennille and Lou Sims of Conyers; numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Kelley Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund or First Presbyterian of Cleveland Building Fund.  Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Mr. Edward H. CRISSMAN Jr., 72, of Perry, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at his residence.  A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Crissman has lived in Perry since 1971. He was of the Southern Baptist faith and was the son of the late Edward H. Crissman Sr. and Hollie E. Hatton Crissman. MR. CRISSMAN WAS A RETIRED U.S. NAVY VETERAN OF KOREA AND VIETNAM. He was a member of the Jonesboro V.F.W., and the Fleet Reserve in Gainesville. In his spare time he enjoyed poetry and working with his hands. Mr. Crissman was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Frances Crissman, in 1996.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at Pisgah Cemetery in Perry.  Survivors include his stepmother, Beulah (Hicks) Browning; sons, Randy Crissman (Linda) of Perry, Donald Crissman (Katherine) of Sebring, Fla., and Bill Crissman (Leslie) of Greenville, Ga.; daughters, Phyllis Crissman of Perry, Diane Crissman Kinsey (Sam) of Perry, and Stephanie Rainey of Douglasville, Ga.; sisters, Elizabeth Crissman of Houston, Texas, and Elinor Ursry of Eulee, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the funeral home.  Joe P. Burns Funeral Home, Perry, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. (850) 584-4149.

Hugh "Pop" TAYLOR, age 72, of Forest Park, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003.  HE SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, and worked as a manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken. He was preceded in death by his child, Noel Taylor, and sister, Virginia.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with Pastor Joe Durham officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.  Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. and Debbie Taylor of Rex, Greg Taylor of Texas, J.P. Taylor of Columbus, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Wanda) Taylor, Lee Jr. (Linda) Taylor, and Eugene (Mary Jo) Taylor, all of Tennessee; sisters, Janie Mansfield, Louise Taylor, and Elizabeth Stephens; grandchildren, Jonathan Taylor, Richie Taylor (fiance, Melissa Farmer), Zack Taylor, Brittany Taylor, Carly Taylor, and Kristy Sutton.  The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Carole VANN of Forest Park, Georgia died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Vann was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Vann.  A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Survivors include her son, Robert Miller of Jonesboro; sisters, Janice Pearlman and Jeff of Dallas, Ga., and Pam Gilpin of Panama City, Fla.; brothers, Donald Satterfield of Jacksonville, Fla., Jerry Satterfield of Riverdale, and Kenneth Satterfield of Forest Park; grandsons, Austin Wilkerson and Cody Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Monday, October 6, 2003

Mary Lee McELWANEY of Riverdale passed away Oct. 5, 2003.  Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Petty of Fairburn and Cindy Dozier of Newnan; two sons, John C. Stone of Griffin and Arvin Wayne Stone of Newnan; a sister, Lola Addison of Tallapoosa, Ga.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.  Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Miriam WORSHAM, 75, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003.  Worsham is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Claire Worsham of Jonesboro; Paul and Gisole Worsham of Louisiana; three grandchildren, David, Michelle and Matthew Worsham; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, where she participated in the choir and Sunday school class, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Clayton County Library Board. She was a Clayton County teacher for 40 years.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Candy Thacker and Herb Chisenhall officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Parkway Garden Chapel on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Jones Memorial United Methdist Church.  Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.

James Fredrick TODD, 81, of Heflin, Ala., died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton.
He was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Cleburne County, Ala., the son of the late James Roscoe and Myrtle Lou McCray Todd. He was retired from the Atlanta Army Depot where he worked as an aircraft mechanic.  He was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church, AN ARMY VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II and was a member of the Ranborne Masonic Lodge.  Survivors include son James Aaron Todd of Heflin, Ala.; daughter, Freda Ann Todd of Stockbridge; brothers, Robert Todd of Cartersville and Wallace Todd of Birmingham; grandchildren, Jerri Lynn Todd and Shammah James Todd of Jonesboro, John Willis McDonald IV of Stockbridge; one great-grandchild, Joshua Aaron Todd of Jonesboro.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Antioch United Methodist Church in Cleburne County, Ala., with the Rev. Homer Wysner officiating. Interment was in the church ceremony. Hobart Harris was in charge of the music. Masons served as pall bearers and were in charge of graveside services, and the VFW folded the flag.

One killed when car thrown from highway

One man was killed when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer on I-675 and was thrown onto Ga. Highway 138 below. The driver of the pickup, James HOOLS, 44, of Griffin, was involved in the initial accident on I-675 around 3:01 p.m. Friday.  In that accident Hooks was traveling south in a Chevrolet 110 behind a Jeep Cherokee with the tractor-trailer in the other lane next to the Jeep.  He got impatient and decided he wanted to get around the Jeep.  The man went onto the shoulder of the road to pass the Jeep and as he was pulling back onto the roadway he clipped the front of the Jeep, lost control and ran into the tractor-trailer.  As a result of that the (Chevrolet) came down the embankment and into traffic on Highway 138 where it hit (another) pickup truck occupied by an adult male (and two juvenile males).  Kent Vickers, 25, of Stockbridge, and his two sons, 6-year-old Michael and 5-year-old Marcus, were the occupants of the second pickup.  Vickers was taken to Henry Medical Center while both boys were transported to Egleston Children's Healthcare in Atlanta. All three were treated and released.  Rush hour traffic quickly snarled around the area of the accident as both lanes of Highway 138 were closed.  Lonnie Campbell of McDonough was on his way home from Ellenwood when he found that I-675 was closed.  "I was going to take the back roads but it was backed up, too," Campbell said. "I had nowhere to go and I kind of landed in the middle."  Campbell stood in a crowd of people gathered by the bottom of the on-ramp from Highway 138 to I-675 who, like Campbell, were waiting for the accident to be cleared. Cindy Pugh of Forest Park said that her daughter, son-in-law and sister-in-law had come in from Gainesville. They were on their way to McDonough to get the daughter a new birth certificate when the accident occurred.  "They drove an hour to get here and now we're stuck," Pugh said.  But watching the police and rescue workers trying to clear the wreckage put Pugh's misfortune in perspective.  "It's terrible. That car is squashed completely," Pugh said. "It's a hard way to die."

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Mr. James Samuel HARRIS Jr., age 78, of McDonough, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003.  He was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Fulton County, son of the late Ermie Howard and James S. Harris Sr. HE RETIRED WITH 20 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE U.S. COAST GUARD and 20 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Ann Harris, in 1977.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Fairview Memorial Gardens with military honors.  Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Frances McQuade Harris; daughters, Pamela Harris of McDonough and Paula Rodriguez of Hampton; granddaughter, Tara Beth Rodriguez of Hampton; sister, Ruby Harrison of Stockbridge.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Morea L. BRACKETT, 99, of Americus, Ga., died Monday, Oct. 6 in Americus.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Tante Funeral Home in Buena Vista, Ga. Interment services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Riverdale Methodist Church Cemetery in Riverdale, Ga.  Mrs. Brackett was born July 11, 1904, in Clayton County. She was the daughter of the late James and Montgomery Rosser Lewis. She lived most of her life in Clayton County and was the widow of Ira D. Brackett. She was a member of Riverdale United Methodist Church for 77 years.  Survivors include daughter-in-law, Jerrilyn Brackett of Stone Mountain; two granddaughters, Delita Morea Brackett of Alpharetta and Anna (Mrs. Bryce) Roberts of Tucker, Ga.; one great-granddaughter, Grace Caroline Roberts of Tucker; and one nephew, Herschel Stanfield of Americus.  She was preceded in death by son Willis D. Brackett and daughter Wanda T. Brackett.  Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista is in charge of arrangements. (229) 649-2478.

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Thursday, October 9, 2003

Mrs. Mary ARCARI, 74, of Rex, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.  Mrs. Arcari was born in Baltimore and later moved to Connecticut, where she lived for some time before moving to Clayton County about 20 years ago. Mrs. Arcari was a dedicated homemaker. Mrs. Arcari was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Arcari.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Boggess of Rex, Patricia Powell of Enfield, Conn., and Allison Elder of McDonough; sons, Louis Arcari of San Francisco, Calif., and Barry Arcari of Milton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at the funeral home.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth DUNCAN of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at S.W. Christian Hospice.
A Chapel service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, with the Rev. Phillip Nation officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Memorial Park.  Survivors include her husband, Thomas Duncan; daughter, Beth D. King of Conyers; sons, Gary T. Duncan of Hampton, Johnny P. Duncan of Fayetteville, and Jeffrey E. Duncan of Locust Grove; sister, Edith Whited of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; 10 grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Mr. James A. TURNER Jr., 58, of Hampton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, after a brief illness.
Mr. Turner was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. HE SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMED FORCES IN VIETNAM AND WAS AWARDED A PURPLE HEART BY THE U.S. ARMY. Mr. Turner was known for and loved coaching Little League baseball and received the Golden Hammer Award from Alcoa.  Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Jeff Gongwer and Pastor Mike Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mrs. Gail Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Chip Chapman of Hampton; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Donna Lewis of McDonough, Kevin Turner of Griffin, and James A. and Lisa Turner III of Griffin; grandchildren, Christopher Lewis, Patrick Phillips, Ashton Lewis, Brooke Lewis, Kalli Turner, Trey Chapman, Josh Chapman, Hannah Turner, and Drew Turner.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

October 10, 2003

 Mrs. Mary ARCARI, 74, of Rex and formerly of Morrow, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.  Mrs. Arcari was born in Baltimore and later moved to Connecticut, where she lived for some time before moving to Clayton County about 20 years ago. Mrs. Arcari was a dedicated homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Arcari.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Boggess of Rex, Patricia Powell of Enfield, Conn., and Allison Elder of McDonough; sons, Louis Arcari of San Francisco, Calif., and Barry Arcari of Milton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  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.

Mr. Billy Jay BROOKS, age 58, of McDonough, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.  He was born April 19, 1945, in Calhoun, Ga., son of the late Mae Brooks Walker and A.J. Brooks.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Andrew Reagan and the Rev. Frank Cronan officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Veronica Tribble Brooks; children, Sheila Renea Cleapor of McDonough, Teresa Jean Lance of Hampton, Belinda J. Reidhead of Morristown, Tenn., Karen Denise Felinas of Jonesboro, Veronica Diane Boardman of Virginia Beach, William Jay Brooks of Jonesboro, and Shannon Raye Line of Murrayville, Ga.; sisters, Peggy Montgomery and Carolyn Ratley; brothers, Harold Francis, Joe Brooks, Bobby Brooks, Russell Brooks, and Roger Brooks; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Elizabeth DALTON, age 66, of Hampton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with Dr. Trenton Swanson officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park.  Survivors include her husband, John Dalton; children, Kathy Lynn Grusing of McDonough, John Jeffery Dalton of Fayetteville, N.C., and Patty Ann Dalton of Asheville, N.C.; brothers, Kenneth Lynn of Fishkill, N.Y., Gordon Lynn of Plainfield, N.J., Gary Lynn of Dover, Del.; sisters, Joan McLaughlin of Richmond, Va. and Gail Hensel of Hampton; grandchildren, Michael Grusing, John Lynn Dalton and Christine Dalton.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the funeral home.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Mr. James A. TURNER Jr., 58, of Hampton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, after a brief illness.  Mr. Turner was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. HE SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMED FORCES IN VIETNAM AND WAS AWARDED A PURPLE HEART BY THE U.S. ARMY. Mr. Turner was known for and loved coaching Little League baseball and receive the Golden Hammer Award from Alcoa.  Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 10 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Gongwer and Pastor Mike Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mrs. Gail Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Chip Chapman of Hampton; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Donna Lewis of McDonough, Kevin Turner of Griffin, and James A. and Lisa Turner III of Griffin; grandchildren, Christopher Lewis, Patrick Phillips, Ashton Lewis, Brooke Lewis, Kalli Turner, Trey Chapman, Josh Chapman, Hannah Turner, and Drew Turner.  Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Minnie Mae BRUCE of Forest Park died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at her residence.  Mrs. Bruce was a member of the American Legion for the past 40 years, the past four being served as an honorary member. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Bruce and her sons, Carl Bruce and David Bruce.  Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in the chapel. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery.  Survivors include her daughters, Catherine Gossett and spouse Thomas of Baconton, Ga., Dorothy Jeffcoat of Augusta, Janice Tolbert of Alpharetta, and Gloria Johnson and spouse Ted of Bedford, Ind.; sons, Thomas Bruce and spouse Janice of Soddey Daisy, Tenn. and George Wesley Bruce and spouse Sheila of Dawsonville, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.  The family will be accepting family and friends for visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.
Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Mr. J.C. MITCHELL of Hampton died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Christian Ministries Hospice.  He was a retired owner/operator of a tool and die company and SERVED THREE YEARS IN THE U.S. NAVY DURING WORLD WAR II.  A chapel service will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, with the Rev. Floyd Carmack officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.  Survivors include his wife, Louise Sims Mitchell; son, George "Ray" Mitchell of Jonesboro; daughters, Judy McNair (Frank) of Hampton and Charlotte Noon of McDonough; sister, Latrelle Herring of Alpharetta; seven granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to Christian Ministries Hospice, 125 Georgia Highway 138, Riverdale, GA 30274. (678) 752-9348.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.
 
Mrs. Sara K. PIERCE, age 67, of Riverdale, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003.  Graveside services will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at Forest Hills Memorial Park, with Deacon Joe Anzalone officiating.  Survivors include her husband, Frank C. Pierce; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Michael (Robin) Pierce of San Diego, Calif., James Timothy (Kristen) Pierce of Annandale, Va., and Joseph Elias (Melissa) Pierce of McDonough; grandchild, Dustin Elias Pierce of McDonough; nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  The family will accept flowers or make contributions to Portsbridge Hospice, 1374 Manchester Dr., Conyers, GA 30012.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Helen Wright YANCEY, 73, of Hampton, died Oct. 11, 2003 at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter P. "Bud" Yancey. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lee Yancey Flynn and Jeff Flynn of Newnan; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Connie Yancey of Hampton; three grandchildren, Elliott and Emily Yancey and Yancey Flynn; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances Wright Huff and John Huff of Jonesboro; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, with Dr. Dean Haun and Dr. Paul Camp officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Jonesboro.  Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 13, 2002, from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pope Dickson Funeral Home, Jonesboro Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Mission Projects, P.O. Box 773, Jonesboro, Ga. 30237. Donations may also be made to First Baptist Church of Hampton, Mission Projects, 85 McDonough St., Hampton, Ga. 30228.  Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.

Raymond T. APPLING, 84, of Atlanta, died Oct. 10, 2003.  APPLING RETIRED FROM THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WITH 25 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE. DURING HIS TENURE HE FOUGHT IN IWOJIMA AND LATER RETIRED AS MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT. After retiring from the Marines, Appling served 35 years with the City of Atlanta Police Department, retiring as a patrol sergeant.  Appling is preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Mrs. Frances Appling. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Tommy and Beverly Appling of Ocala, Fla., David and Martha Appling of Morrow; daughter and friend Karen and Wayne Wilkes of Forest Park; special friend Katherine Brooks of Atlanta; sister Lillian Bellinger of Kennesaw.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday and will receive friends again on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Palmer R. BELL, 80, of Forest Park passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2003.  MR. BELL SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II, and was the owner and operator of Bell's Auto Parts on Jonesboro Road in Forest Park for 58 years. He was a NASCAR driver in the 1950s.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the chapel of Pope Dickson Funeral Home in Morrow with the Rev. Eddie Roland and Susan Bareon officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park City Cemetery.  Survivors include his daughters, Pamela L. King of Locust Grove, Eleanor Bowden of Jackson, Patsy Brown of Jackson, Cathy Lentz of McDonough, and Donna Bell of Jonesboro; son, Jeffery Bell of Forest Park; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.  Pope Dickson Funeral Home, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Lillie PRITCHETT, 76, of Temple, Ga. and formerly of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003.  She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Forest Park.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the chapel of Pope Dickson Funeral Home in Morrow, with Dr. Billy Godwin officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge.  Survivors include her daughter, Dianne King of Villa Rica; sons, Danny Pritchett of Temple and Gary Pritchett of Forest Park; grandsons, Wayne King of Villa Rica and Gene King of Dayton, Ohio; great-grandson, Ryan King; sister, Mary Ellen Gollahon of Rome.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today.  Pope Dickson Funeral Home, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

A. Bartow FISK Jr. (Bart), born to Margaret Buffum Fisk and A. Bartow Fisk Sr. Jan. 2, 1927, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2003.  Mr. Fisk was raised in Englewood, N.J. and attended Choate School and Rensalear Polytechnic Institute. HE SERVED IN WORLD WAR II IN THE U.S. NAVY ON THE USS JEFFERS.  He loved good food, good fun, dancing, Dixieland and Big Band Sounds, all animals and will be remembered for his sense of humor and kindness to others.  He was an Episcopalian, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, an active member of VFW Post 6330, American Legion Post 258, the American Humane Society, and was a lifelong Republican.  A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at VFW Post 6330 in Jonesboro.  In addition to his many, many friends, he is survived by his wife, Agnes Fisk of Jonesboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Phil Pharr of Dallas, Susan and Ken Enlow of Orlando, bonus children, Barney and Rita Harwell, Dale and Vern Fulmer, and David and Cindy Williams of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Lindsey Enlow, Brad Enlow, and Allison and Zach Darnell of Orlando; bonus grandchildren, Ashley and Jeff Farr, Brent and Anna Farr, and Spencer Farr, all of Dallas; bonus great-grandchildren, Highland, Copeland, Scotland, and Jackson Farr of Dallas. He is also survived by his beloved dog Penny, his granddog Mulligan, and great-granddog, Bailey.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local SPCA or Humane Society.  The family sends its deepest gratitude to all the medical staff and caregivers at CCU at Piedmont Hospital. God Bless you all.

October 16, 2003

Gussie Ann WALDEM, age 80, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003.  Her spouse, Larry L. Thrasher, preceded her in death.  Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 16 in the C.J. Mowell & Son Chapel, with the Rev. Greg Fain and the Rev. Carl Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Forest Park.  Survivors include her daughter, Mable "Cee Gee" Fuller of Jonesboro; sons, James Walraven of Monroe, Jack Walraven of Rockmart, and Joey Walraven of Smyrna; grandchildren, Josh and Clint Purcell, Stacy Gephart, Sandi Ussery, Keely Allen, Scott Walraven, Kelly Carr, Jody Walraven, and Stephanie Dallape; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Ferguson of Logansville; sister, Betty Jo Butler of Douglasville.  Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641.

Ina Grace Hines WILSON, 90, of Jonesboro and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003.  Cryptside services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Washington Park East Cemetery, with the Rev. Ted Stephenson officiating.  Survivors include her daughters, Linda (John) Duke of Indianapolis and Shirley Jean Coryell of Jonesboro; son, William Wilson of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tara Garden Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary Speedway location (317) 387-7020.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

October 17, 2003

A. Bartow FISK Jr. (Bart), born to Margaret Buffum Fisk and A. Bartow Fisk Sr. Jan. 2, 1927, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2003.  Mr. Fisk was raised in Englewood, N.J. and attended Choate School and Rensalear Polytechnic Institute. HE SERVED IN WORLD WAR II IN THE U.S. NAVY ON THE USS JEFFERS.  He loved good food, good fun, dancing, Dixieland and Big Band Sounds, all animals and will be remembered for his sense of humor and kindness to others.  He was an Episcopalian, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, an active member of VFW Post 6330, American Legion Post 258, the American Humane Society, and was a lifelong Republican.  A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at VFW Post 6330 in Jonesboro.  In addition to his many, many friends, he is survived by his wife, Agnes Fisk of Jonesboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Phil Farr of Dallas, Susan and Ken Enlow of Orlando, bonus children, Barney and Rita Harwell, Dale and Vern Fulmer, and David and Cindy Williams of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Lindsey Enlow, Brad Enlow, and Allison and Zach Darnell of Orlando; bonus grandchildren, Ashley and Jeff Farr, Brent and Anna Farr, and Spencer Farr, all of Dallas; bonus great-grandchildren, Highland, Copeland, Scotland, and Jackson Farr of Dallas. He is also survived by his beloved dog Penny, his granddog Mulligan, and great-granddog, Bailey.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local SPCA or Humane Society.  The family sends its deepest gratitude to all the medical staff and caregivers at CCU at Piedmont Hospital. God Bless you all.

Opal Virginia HOOTMAN, age 90, of Jonesboro died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003.  Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel with Pastor Miriam Beecher officiating. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her children, Shirley and Mike Kovacicek of Fayetteville, James H. and Nancy Hootman of Jonesboro, Glenda and Steve Stanko of Las Vegas, Nev., Bruce Hootman of Warner Robins, Ga., Ronnie Hootman of Jonesboro, and Joyce and John Bromley of Riverdale.; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; sisters, Melba Masco of Ohio, Laverne Krupp of Ohio, and Twila Scott of Ohio.  Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City is in charge of arrangements. (770) 487-3959.

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Sunday, October 19, 2003

Mrs. Martha Christine McCullough WILLIAMS of Riverdale passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy McCoy, and brother, Boyce McCullough.  Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 at Bible Baptist Church in Hampton, with Pastor Norman Pyle officiating. Interment will follow at Green Meadows Memorial Gardens in Conyers.  Survivors include her husband, Charles Albert Williams Sr.; daughters, Marilyn Harrison (Gene) of Fayetteville, and Elaine Greer (Bobby) of Hampton; sons, Al Williams (Vicki) of Florida, and Joey Williams (April) of Texas; sisters, Nevelyn Durden of Alabama, and Jewell Berry of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

James Richard FRANKS of Swainsboro, Ga. passed away from a massive heart attack Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, leaving behind one son, Donnie Scott Franks.  Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.  Other survivors include grandchildren, Delayna Sherree Franks, Donnie Scott Franks II, and Autumn Sierra Franks; great-grandchildren, Dylan West and Ethan Franks; brothers, Larry Franks and Wayne Franks of McDonough; sisters, Sandra Heaton of Hampton and Janice Lister of McDonough.  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.

Mrs. Frances HALEY, age 91, of McDonough and formerly of Forest Park, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, in a local Nursing Care.  Mrs. Haley was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Haley, to whom she was married for 47 years.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jack Westlund officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.  The remains will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.  Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Roy Babin of Stockbridge; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Phyllis Haley of Morrow, and Jerry and Delores Haley of Braselton; sister, Janette Young of Snellville; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews also survive.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Monday, October 20, 2003

James Floyd TROTTER, 70, of Jonesboro, died Oct. 18, 2003. Trotter was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Habersham County, the son of the late Gwendolyn Frye and Floyd Jackson Trotter. He was a member of First Christian Church of Jonesboro.  Survivors are his wife, Barbara Jackson Trotter of Jonesboro; sons, Mike, Tony and Barry Trotter of Jonesboro; sister, Barbara Bell of Duluth; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Portwood officiating. Interment will be at Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.  Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, (770) 914-8833, is handling arrangements.

Martha Ann HARTZOG of Morrow died Oct. 17, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the chapel of Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Glass officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Kim and Carl C. Silvers Jr. of McDonough; sons and daughters-in-law John and Tammy Hartzog of Yatesville, Marvin and Rhonda Hartzog of Morrow; sister Henrietta Gravitte of Cumming; brothers Ross Wright of Locust Grove, Ben Wright of Oklahoma, Joe Wright of Jonesboro; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Phillip Harry CAHOON, 39, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003.  Mr. Cahoon was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Cahoon Sr., brother, Leslie Cahoon Jr., and sister, Janet Marie Head.   A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Living Waters Assembly of God with Pastor Dwayne Barnes officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Sonya Ferrell Cahoon; sons, Tye Brandon (age 13) and Joseph Dylan (age 11); sisters, Diane Hand of Riverdale, Connie Trammell of Gay, and Cathy Park (age 42) of Detroit; brother, Mike Cahoon of Jonesboro; mother, Odell Deleshaw Cahoon of Jonesboro; loving nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Mary PERRY, age 62, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Roseland Cemetery.  Survivors include her son, Wesley Perry of Monroe; daughters, Danette Moore of Fayetteville and Becky Dossett of Jonesboro; six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522

October 22, 2003

Thomas L. (Sonny) KIRKPATRICK, age 73, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a resident of Christian City Convalescent Center for 20 years. As a young adult he achieved the honor of Eagle Scout and Scout Master. He was a member of Inman Park United Methodist Church for 34 years. Gra...

October 24, 2003

Evelyn E. LACKEY, 60, of Riverdale, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Tara Garden Chapel. Interment will follow in College Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Rowe officiating.  Survivors include her husband, Ray D. Lackey; daughters, Elaine L. Stevens of Riverdale, Jodi Harbour of Riverdale, and Debra and Joe Bogolin of Newnan; sons, Robert Henry Lewallen of Riverdale, Jackey L. Lackey of Riverdale, and Marlin and Marie Lackey of Cartersville; brothers, Robert and Sherrill Groover Jr. of Jonesboro and Richard and Sherri Groover of Blairsville; grandchildren, Clay, Katrina, Santana, Evelyn, Tammy, Chandler, Conner, Breanna and Benjamin; many great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Alice LEWIS, 50, of Hampton, died Oct. 23, 2003.  She was born June 30, 1953. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church.  Survivors include daughter, Ashley Graham of Newnan; son, Dennis Graham of Peachtree City; daughter, Amy Graham of Illinois; and son, David Kelley of Illinois.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 25, 2003, at Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel of Fayetteville. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Ill. The Rev. Brad Blanton will officiate.  Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home of Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Betty GENTRY, 75, of Lake City, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at noon in Sherwood Memorial Park.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home of Morrow, (770) 961-2828, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Mr. William H. BROWN Sr., age 82, of Jonesboro passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003.  Mr. Brown retired from General Motors and SERVED IN THE ARMY AIR FORCE DURING WORLD WAR II.  A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the chapel. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.  Survivors include his wife, Bernice Brown; sons, William H. Brown Jr. and Kenneth Dwight Brown; sister, Marianne Kight.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Roy Joseph COLLUM of Morrow passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at his residence.  Services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.  Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Collum; daughters, Carol Samples of Cumming, Janet Collum of Marietta, and Brenda Owens of Forest Park; sons, Roy Collum of Alabama, Ralph Collum of Forest Park, Tommy Collum of Jonesboro and Michael Collum of Jonesboro; stepson, Eric Schrimsher of Morrow; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Lois JONES of Jonesboro and formerly of Lakewood Heights passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003.  Mrs. Jones was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Mr. George A. Jones. She was a long-time member of Antioch Baptist Church. She also served as secretary for the president of the IBEW Local Union 613.  Services will take place at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery.  Survivors include her sister, Audrey Satterfield of Jonesboro; brother, Arvil Wall of Augusta; numerous nieces and nephews.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Wilbur Steve THOMAS, age 47, of Morrow entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 from the chapel of Higgins at Holly Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Rene Thomas; mother, May Nell Thomas; children, Chad, Eric, and Travis Thomas; brothers and sister, Darrell, Margie, and Bruce Thomas.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.  Higgins at Holly Hill, Fairburn is in charge of arrangements. (770) 964-7833.

October 29, 2003

Alfred Hammack
Veteran
Alfred Hammack, 93, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 27, 2003.  Mr. Hammack was born July 7, 1910, and was originally from Natchez, Miss. He was in the Army in Europe during World War II as part of an engineering force that attended the battlefields, either before or after major battles. After the war he finished his education at the Louisiana State University, and then worked as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1952 to 1969 he lived and worked in Aden, Yemen, Reykjavik, Iceland, Teheran, Iran, Rangoon, Burma, and Da Nang, Vietnam. Later he retired from the government and developed a shopping center and small housing development in Morrow, and one street still carries his name. He was very active in the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Cancer Society, Kiwanis Club, and many other civic organizations. He was a long-time member of the Jones Memorial Methodist Church in Morrow. He was an avid golfer and an enthusiastic member of the Eagle's Landing Country Club. Mr. Hammack was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Wilson, and daughter, Libby.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Jones Memorial Methodist Church, with the Rev. Candy Thacker officiating. Interment will follow in the Sherwood Memorial Park.  Survivors include his daughter, Victoria Stack of Washington, D.C.; son, Michael Hammack of Knoxville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Kathryn Stack of Washington, D.C.; sister-in-law, Lurline Echols; nieces, Peggy Thomas and Ann Cook; nephews, Norman Echols, Nickey Echols, Richard Echols, Dean Echols, (of McDonough and Griffin), and many dear friends, particularly B.J. and Dr. Hector Lopez of Riverdale and Pat Garrett of Atlanta. He will be missed greatly.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Morrow Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to the local Alzheimers Associations.  Pope Dickson and Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Wilbur Steve Thomas, age 47, of Morrow, entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 29 from the chapel of Higgins at Holly Hill Funeral Home, with the Rev. Darrell Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Rene Thomas; mother, Mary Nell Thomas; children, Chad, Eric, and Travis Thomas; brothers and sister, Darrell, Margie, and Bruce Thomas.  Higgins at Holly Hill, Fairburn is in charge of arrangements. (770) 964-7833.

Friday, October 31, 2003

Thelma Neal, 82, of Ellenwood, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003.  She is survived by her husband, Guy Neal; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Paula Neal of McDonough; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and William McNally of Fayetteville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at The Rock Baptist Church. The Revs. Paul Aday and Michael Sheppard will officiate. Interment will be at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at the funeral home.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Melvin H. Nix, 77, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.  Mr. Nix was a member of the U.S. Navy and served on the LST 700 during World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Laverne "Tootsie" Nix of Stockbridge; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jimmy Stuckey of Stockbridge; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Dana Nix of Stockbridge; son, Mark Edward Nix of Stockbridge; sister, Edna Blackwood of South Carolina; brother, Charles Nix of South Carolina; and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at New Testament Baptist Church by Dr. Curtis Turner. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Testament Baptist Church, 2352 Old Rex Morrow Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294.  Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

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