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Russell High School
Raymond LaVern Sprayberry
June 30, 1939 - April 25, 2018
Raymon L. Sprayberry, 78, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Mr. Sprayberry died at home in Stone Mountain surrounded by his wife and the pets he loved so much. Mr. Sprayberry was born in Malone, AL and moved to LaGrange, GA when he was about five years old. As a teenager he left LaGrange to go to East Point, GA where he enrolled at Russell High School in the 10th grade. In his junior and senior years, he participated in the D.E. (Distributive Education) Program, where he attended classes a half-day and worked a half-day for the Fulton County Board of Education in the Audio-Visual Department. Following his graduation, he became a traveling salesman of consumer electronics and through the years he worked for several different companies in that capacity. In 2000 he retired and moved to Bowdon, GA.
Her funeral service will be on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA. Burial will be at College Park Cemetery, College Park, GA. There will be a gathering of friends from 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home prior to the service.
College Park Cemetery
Lamar Wesley Brown passed away quietly at his home on Monday, January 1, 2018. Lamar was born in 1940 in East Point, Georgia to the late Errol Arthur and Helen Ruth Fretwell Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Luther Brown. He was the second oldest of six children and graduated from Russell High School in 1958.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Mr. Seth Carlton Hays, III, age 76, of College Park, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Livingston Hays; son, Carlton Hays, IV and his wife, Wanda of Fayetteville; daughter, Tracie Holmes and her husband, Mike of Newnan; sister, Jackie Halston; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2 o’clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Minister Craig Kingston officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Tuesday two hours prior to the service time at Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-964-4800.
Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory
5755 Mallory Road
Mary Alice Barth
April 16, 1940 - March 30, 2016
Ms. Mary Alice Barth of Jonesboro, GA passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016. She is survived by her companion Lloyd Bowen of Jonesboro, GA. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 2 o’clock at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing may sign the online register book at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.
Patsy Ruth DeLye
Patsy Ruth DeLye, 74, of East Point, GA passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015. She was born on July 8, 1940 to the late Flora Bess Duncan Rodgers and Manson Lacy Rodgers in Atlanta, GA. She was a graduate of Russell High School. She worked in Civil Service for 26 years in Finance and Accounting and also doing the Puerto Rican Army National Guard payroll. She was a lifelong resident of East Point and member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. DeLye, on July 11, 2004; one brother; and one sister. Patsy leaves behind a son, John S. DeLye II; and a daughter, Keturah DeLye North, both of Hampton, GA. She also leaves behind her loyal fur baby, "Cody" and feline companion, "Maggie Moo". A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the chapel at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA with Rev. Darwin Caldwell officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to help pay for the final expenses.
Larry James Parker
Larry James Parker, 76, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Born on March 25, 1939, in Atlanta, GA, he is preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Audrey Estelle Parker. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, Cumming, 1270 Sawnee Drive, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 pm at the church. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
|James William "Buddy" Barefield|
March 15, 1940 - March 27, 2015
James William “Buddy” Barefield, age 75, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 27, 2015 following a short illness due to cardiac difficulties. He was born on March 15, 1940 and was a native of Atlanta, GA, but resided in Tennessee for the majority of his life. Most recently he was a resident of both Jonesborough, TN and Sebring, FL. He was the son of the late Lamont Wade and Miriam Boyd Wade. He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Charlotte Wilson Barefield; three sisters: Annette George, Faye Rodriguez, and Lynn Augustine; children: James David and spouse, Mary; Connie Bailey; Charla Bacon and spouse, Jerry; Beth Davis and spouse, John; David W.; and Lindsay Maden and spouse, Noah; and grandchildren Tyler, Jordan and Joshua Bacon, Sydney, Jacob, and Brandon Davis, Kayla Bailey, and Emma, Lola, and Hank Maden. Buddy proudly served his country in the United States Army 256 Transportation Corp after high school. He was a graduate of Steed College and the University of Wisconsin and was employed by First Tennessee Bank where he retired after 42 years. He loved the Lord and was an active member of the Central Church of Christ in Johnson City, TN and Avon Park Church of Christ in Avon Park, FL. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He enjoyed camping in his motorhome, painting ceramics, and spending time with his dogs Toby and Tiny. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00pm Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home with Timothy Hall and Don Smith officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00pm-8:00pm prior to the service. A military graveside service will be held at 11:30 am Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will his grandsons, Brett Jones, and Mitchell Hatley. Honorary pallbearer will be Hank Maden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
|Sandra Alice (Stallings) Jones|
December 4, 1939 - January 26, 2015
Mrs. Sandra Alice (Stallings) Jones, age 75, of Draketown was born on Monday, December 4, 1939 in Macon, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Henry Porter Stallings Sr. and the late Marie (Batson) Stallings. Besides her parents Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by one son Gary Lee Jones and one grandson Yugi Jamie Jones. Survivors include her husband Euwell Lee Jones Jr. of Draketown; One son, Peter Michael Jones of Austin, Texas; Two daughters, Jennifer Jones of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Sarah Elizabeth Jones of Draketown; One brother and sister-in-law, Henry Porter and Shirley Stallings of Hiwassee, Georgia; One Sister, Melanie Anne Stallings of Cloudland, Georgia; Three grandsons, Oliver and Noah Jones of Covington, Louisiana and Ryota Matthew Jones of Japan; Two nieces and one nephew-in-law, Robyn and Garrison Elder of Signal Mountain, Tennessee and Michelle Stallings Honnick of Hiwassee, Georgia; One Nephew, Scot Henderson of Chattanooga, Tennessee; One great-niece, Georgia Grace Elder of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; One great-nephew, Stallings Elder of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; and a number of other relatives. Mrs. Jones and her husband both served as Missionaries in Hiroshima, Japan for 26 years during which time they opened 3 churches. Mrs. Jones enjoyed singing opera and could sing in both the Italian and Spanish languages and could speak fluently in the French and Japanese languages as well. Besides singing Mrs. Jones could also play the piano, the organ, the autoharp and the Japanese harp “Koto” and was featured on national television playing the Japanese harp during the Asian Games in Japan. She enjoyed painting, cross stitching, and loved reading and wrote many stories and articles, some published. She never raised her voice, was kind to all, and was truly a lady in every sense of the word. Mrs. Jones was also a member of Miller Academy Christian Church in Bremen. Visitation will be held at Liberty Christian Church on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 12 noon until the funeral hour. Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be conducted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2pm from Liberty Christian Church with Brother Dennis Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Christian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a love offering may be donated to assist in the final expenses. Hutcheson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.
|Ronald Leon Spencer|
December 8, 1940 - November 28, 2014
Survived by wife of 30 years Jeri Spencer, brother Mike Spencer of Fayetteville, sister Judy Spencer Brown of Dallas, Ga, son Ronnie Spencer Jr of Newport, Tn, daughter Kim Spencer Zeller of Mt Pleasant, SC, and seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Stacy Spencer Bozeman. After serving in the Air Force for four years Ronnie was a police officer for the City of East Point, the City of Atlanta and Henry County. He drove a dump truck for Spencer Enterprises for several years
|Phyllis Irene McMullen Lord|
April 1, 1940 - July 28, 2014
Phyllis Irene McMullen Lord, age 74 of Douglasville, passed away, Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born April 1, 1940 in Atlanta, GA to the late Hollis McMullen and late, Irene Thompson McMullen. She was retired from the Tax Assessors Office of the Douglas County Government where she had worked over ten years as an office assistant. She was a member of the Hiram United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Ray Lord. Survivors are son and daughter-in-law: Denny and Sherry Lord of Hiram; daughter and son-in-law, April Lord Bradley and Gregg Bradley of Douglasville; sisters and brother-in-law: Cindy Chapman of Florida, Sandra and Preston Williamson of Texas; grandchildren: Jessica Lord, Hunter Bradley, Katie Bradley and Kelly Bradley. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Josh Buice and Rev. Shaun Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in the College Park Cemetery with Joey Chapman, Terry Carroll, Jody Moon, Leroy Woodyard, Joey Hagin and Brian Roy serving as Pallbearers. The family will receive friends, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5-9PM at the funeral home. You may share your thoughts and memories online at www.hightowersmemorial.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower’s Memorial Chapel, Douglasville. 770-489-2818.
|Peggy Marcene Mayes West|
December 29, 1939 - July 18, 2014
Peggy Mays West, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. She was a 1958 graduate of Russell High School. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Nathan West of Fayetteville; daughter Tammy and Rhett Weaver of Clarkesville; son Jimmy and Shelley West of Sharpsburg; daughter Jenny and Doug Bass of McDonough; grandchildren Kris and Audrey Weaver, Lisa and Patrick O'Shea, Leslie Weaver, Katie Weaver, Christian Turner, Drake Turner, Emma West, Drew Lawrence, and Gus Lawrence; great-granddaughters Ellie and Lucy Weaver; 4 sisters; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog Tom. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Reverend Jerry Cross will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Fayette County Humane Society, P. O. Box 244, Fayetteville, GA 30214 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville. www.mowellfuneralhome.com Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 19, 2014.
|Carolyn Bernice Jenkins Barrett|
May 17, 1940 - November 17, 2013
Carolyn Jenkins Barrett, 73, of Sun City Peachtree in Griffin, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her residence. Carolyn was the widow of John Barrett, and was a member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Traci and Ken Ennis of Brooks, Rena and Joe Gardner of Moores Hill, IN, Keri and Tommy McGraw of Boca Raton, FL, Shana and Tim Barge of Ola; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20th at Brooks Memorial Gardens in Brooks, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Over & Above Fund of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, 1150 Jefferson Avenue, East Point, GA 30344. The visitation will be Tuesay from 6 pm to 8 pm and Wednesday from 10 until 11 am at Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home, Hapeville, GA. 404-761-2171.
|Inda Merle Duke Walker|
April 8, 1940 - November 3, 2013
Merle died November 3, 2013 of cancer. Her family chose to have no service, no announcements, no obit, she was cremated.
|Amy Garrison Cash|
November 25, 1939 - November 4, 2013
Mrs. Amy Garrison Cash, age 73, of East Point, GA, passed away on November 4, 2013. She was a librarian at Campbell High School in Fairburn and later at Bear Creek Middle School in South Fulton County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of East Point. She is survied by her husband, John W. Cash, Jr., sons Will (Sandy) Cash and Jesse (Jay) Cash, daughter, Lorene (David) Wilson, grandchildren, Bailey Cash and Andrew Cash, and Mother, Frances Garrison. Funeral Services will be held in the chapel at Carmichael-Hemperly Funeral Home in East Point on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Thursday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Internment will be at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Family Life Ministries at First Baptist Church in Hapeville.
|Roy Earl Newton |
April 19, 1940 - September 2, 2013
Roy Earl "Rox" Newton age 73 of Smyrna, passed away Monday, September 2nd. Funeral services will be held 10 am Thursday, September 5th at Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Smyrna with Rev. Joey Hatchell officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta. Mr. Newton had been a resident of Smyrna for 27 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #160. Surviving are: Son, Michael Craig (Lorra) Newton of Carrollton, Daughter - Corissa (John) Gaulin of Villa Rica, Sister - Diane Martin of Lawrenceville, 3 Grandchildren - Cheyenne Newton, Kayla Newton, Halie Vaughan, His Life Partner - Frances Hesselgrave of Smyrna. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1825 Barrett Lakes Blvd.l, Ste. 280, Kennesaw, GA 30144. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 pm Wednesday, September 4th at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna (770)435-4467. www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.com.
|Joe Walter Cartwright, Jr. |
March 12, 1940 - November 26, 2012
Joe Walter Cartwright, Jr., 72, of Fayetteville, passed away November 26, 2012. He served his country in the US Army Reserves and retired after 34 years of service. He was also a letter carrier with the US Postal Service and retired after 36 years of dedicated service. Mr. Cartwright is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Robbie Bell Caw Toni and Mike Sams of Molena, Georgia and Donna and Ron Phillips of Brooks, Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Reverend Carolyn Clifton will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 29 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Cartwright to The American Cancer Society. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville-www.mowellfuneralhome.com rtwright; son Jeff and Sharon Cartwright of Richmond Hill, Georgia; daughter Tina and Armando Luna of Fayetteville, Georgia; grandchildren Mackenzie and Shayna Cartwright and Dante, Allie and Ariana Luna; brothers Steve Cartwright and Dickie and Tena Atkins; sisters Sandra and David Cook and Delores Hargett; sisters-in-law.
|Bobby Doyle Reynolds|
July 11, 1940 - December 13, 2011
Major Bobby Doyle Reynolds, USAF (Ret.), 71, passed away Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at home in Abilene, Texas. Bobby was a 22-year veteran of the USAF and highly decorated Vietnam Veteran with over 650 combat flight hours. Medals earned include an Air Force Commendation Medal, Small Arms Marksmanship, ADF Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, AF Longevity Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Gallantry Cross with Palm, RVN Campaign Medal, AF Presidential Unit Citation and AF Outstanding Unit Award. Bobby served and loved his country in ways only other military members will understand. Bobby was born on July 11, 1940, the son of the late Doyle and Margie Reynolds of Atlanta Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Reynolds of Abilene; daughters, Sherry Reynolds and Christy Reynolds Tomlin, both of Abilene; son, Thomas D. Reynolds of Austin, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a sister, Sandra and husband Allen Peek of Fayetteville, Georgia, and brother, David Reynolds of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Bobby was a kind, giving man who would give the shirt off of his back to help anyone. Although not perfect, as none of us are, he lived life as best he knew how, always taking care of his family. He had a fondness for animals and has kept and cared for many. He believed in the power of the Cross and that Jesus made the only way for us in this life and the next. Funeral services with full Military Honors to be held at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, Texas at 2 PM Saturday the 17th of December, 2011, with visitation following at the funeral home. Pastor Randy Turner from Beltway Baptist Church will officiate. A private family interment will be Monday the 19th at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.
|Cerita Frasure Grogan|
? - December 12, 2011
Mrs. Cerita Frasure Grogan, age 71, of Smyrna, passed away Monday, December 12th. Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta with Dan Lester officiating. Mrs. Grogan was a graduate of Russell High School in East Point in 1958. She had been employed by Southern Bell Yellow Pages from 1960 to 1990. Surviving are: Husband - B.J. "Bobby" Grogan of Smyrna, several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Cobb County, 148 Fairground St., Marietta, GA 30060. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on December 14, 2011.Visit Guest Book.
|Richard Clifford Bullard|
May 29, 1940 - November 9, 2011
To the world he was a soldier, to us he was the world. Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, retired) Richard Clifford Bullard peacefully returned to the presence of his Heavenly Father with his family by his side on November 9, 2011. He passed away from a sudden illness.
|George "Harold" Crider|
May 4, 1940 - August 16, 2011
George "Harold" Crider, 71, of Morrow, passed away Aug. 16, 2011. He was born May 4, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Crider, of Morrow; daughters, Stephanie Crider Bazzell, of Newnan; grandchildren, Sarah Bazzell, Benjamin Cowart, Joshua Bazzell, Hannah Cowart, Madisyn Jones. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Heatherwood Baptist Church, 271 Shenandoah Blvd. Newnan, Ga. 30265. The service will be officiated by Dr. Joel Dover. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
|Collette Fuller Dodd|
March 22, 1940 - April 18, 2011
Collette Fuller Dodd, beloved mother, grandmother, soul mate and friend, passed from this life on April 18, 2011. She was born 71 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia to Joseph Duke Fuller and Ethel Claudine Carter on March 22, 1940. Collette raised her two daughters in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Kimberly Dodd, her husband John Sarchio, and their children Jenna Fuller Sarchio and Tucker Dodd Sarchio, now reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Jenny Dodd Heinrich, her husband Tas Heinrich, and their children Georgia Collette Hamer, Emily Carolyn Heinrich and Brent Heinrich make their home in the San Francisco Bay area. In her middle life, Collette moved to Spokane, Washington to be close to her west coast family and developed many close and loving relationships. She returned to Florida to share her life with Neil Gray and her east coast family and friends. Collette was at home on both coasts, near the people and natural world she loved. Her accepting presence, her gentle spirit and creative force will continue to bless all who knew and loved her. A celebration of the life Collette created will be held at St. George Episcopal Church on Fort George Island, Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorial donations be made to the Friends of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Preserve Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. 32082 or by telephone 904 823-4527, a place where Collette often joined the abundant wildlife at peace in her kayak.
|James Hembree |
February 4, 1940 - February 28, 2010
James M. Hembree, 70 of Conyers, GA, died on February 28, 2010. He was in the fellowship of Maysville Baptist Church, and formerly Conyers First Baptist Church. Over his accomplished career as a business manager, he served Adams-Cates Co., Heery and Heery Engineers, John Portman and Associates and Imaging Technologies. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed the outdoors. James is preceded in death by his father, Wilbert Hembree, who passed on December 2, 1979. He is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Hembree, of Conyers; children, Shelley (Phil) Heslep, of Lawrence, Pat (Jennifer) Hembree, of Jonesboro, Pam (Thornton) Hopkins, Lawrenceville; step-children, Scott (Hong) Rainwater, Alpharetta and Tracie Reichel, of Maysville; 8 grandchildren; his mother, Audrey W. Hembree, of Roswell; brother, Hal (Debbie) Hembree, of Roswell; sister, Sandra (Lee) Dennis, of Conyers; and former wife, Carol M. Hembree of Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maysville Baptist Church Missions Fund, PO Box 329, Maysville, GA, 30558. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 6 - 8 P.M. and the funeral service will be Thursday, March 4, at 10 A.M. BOTH at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076, 770 993-4811. Burial will follow at the Old Roswell Cemetery, Roswell, GA. Published in Gwinnett Daily Post on March 3, 2010.
|James Russell (Russ) Alsabrook|
? - April 3, 2010
James Russell Alsabrook, age 69, a resident of Millbrook, AL passed away Saturday April 3, 2010 at his residence. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. from the chapel of Brookside Funeral Home with Chaplain James Green officiating. Mr. Alsabrook was retired from the Alabama Department of Corrections. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Martha H. Alsabrook of Millbrook, AL, daughters Carol Glover of Weturmpka, AL, Sherry Gaither of Talladega, AL, sons Charles Alsabrook of Elmore, AL, and Richard Smith of Katchucan, AK, brothers Kenneth Alsabook of Keystone Heights, FL, and Walter Alsabrook of Decatur, GA. The family would like to send a heartfelt "Thank You" to Carolyn, Lori, Evelyn, Brenda, Freddy and Felecia for their love and care given to Mr. Alsabrook during his illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice of Montgomery, AL. The family will meet friends after the service. Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL Directing.
|Patricia Vansant Bonner Smith|
September 27, 1939 - July 2, 2009
Patricia Vansant Bonner Smith, age 69, died July 2, 2009 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. For the past year she was a resident of Governor's Glen, an assisted living community, in Forest Park, GA. She was a native of East Point, GA and a graduate from the Russell High School class of 1958. Shortly after her graduation she was married to Jimmy Bonner who was playing football for Auburn University. They lived at Auburn until Jimmy's graduation and then moved to Carrollton, GA where Jimmy was the assistant football coach and head track coach at Carrollton High School. Patricia was employed with the Carroll County Extension Department of the University of Georgia where she enjoyed a lengthy tenure until her retirement in 2004. Jimmy died in 1977 at age 38 after a lengthy and debilitating illness from a rare spinal disease. Patricia's devoted care of Jimmy through this tragic illness was exemplary and inspiring. Patricia later married Charles Smith, a native of Carrollton. They built a home together on acreage which enabled them to raise cattle as an avocation. Charles died in 2003 after a lengthy illness from lung cancer. She was again called on to provide needed care for her husband and she did so without complaint and with the grace of an angel. Patricia was known for her beauty, her energy, and devotion to her church, Carrollton First Baptist, and to its Music Ministry where she served as a faithful member and soloist. She was especially known for her beautiful voice that inspired all who heard her sing. She also gave much time as a volunteer at the Tanner Memorial Hospital. In addition to Jimmy and Charles Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Ishmael and Sara Vansant and her grandparents, Harvey and Jessie Vansant, Elijah and Pearl Hornsby. Patricia is survived by her son, Van Bonner, and his wife, Christina, of Warner Robins, GA; grandsons, Ben and Brock Bonner of Carrollton, GA; brothers and sister-in-laws, Bob and Anne Vansant of Tucker, GA, Harold and Barbara Vansant of Tyrone, GA; sisters and brother-in-laws, Carole and Larry Jones of Pensacola, FL, Robin and Mike Cook of Peachtree City, GA; two aunts, Louise Clonts of East Point, GA and Evelyn Grice of Vero Beach, FL and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held at Carrollton First Baptist Church July 5th at 3:00 PM. Family visitation will precede the service at the church at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Carroll Memory Gardens. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Patricia's memory to the Music Ministry of Carrollton First Baptist Church. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 7/4/2009.
|Sylvia Stidham Trost|
June 30, 1939 - October 16, 2007
Sylvia Lee Stidham Trost, 68, of 2016 S. Mebane St. passed from this life at 6:30 PM on October 16, 2007 after an 18 month illness and 2 months critical. She was with her husband and family when she passed away. She was the wife of Robert E. Trost for 39 years and the daughter of the late William Martin and Sarah Frances Stewart Stidham. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Survivors include her husband of the home, a daughter Debbie Pinson of Burlington, sons; Chuck Scoggins and his wife Michelle of Dacula, GA, Bob Trost and his wife Kathy of Monroe, GA, grandchildren; Brittany Pinson, Leland Scoggins, Hogan Scoggins, Christopher Trost; sisters; Catherine Crawford, Geraldine Kelly and her husband George, Barbara Greene, Virginia DeBard, Betty Starr all of the metro Atlanta area, and a brother William Stidham of Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by a son Lee Stewart Scoggins, her parents and sisters; Christine Defrice and Irene Thomas. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Thursday October 18, 2007 at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. and at other times at the home. There will be a celebration of her life later in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215.
William Daniel "Danny" Rush
Dan Rush, age 67, of Covington, GA died Monday, February 26, 2007. He was born in Decatur, GA. Mr.. Rush was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Guy Rush. Mr.? Rush is survived by his sons, Brian (Dawn) Eugene Rush, Reno, NV; Andrew Bernard Rush, Parumph, NV; William Chadwick Rush, Warner Robins, GA; grandchildren, Justin Anthony Rush, Warner Robins, GA; and Jamie Angela Rush, Reno, NV; mother, Louise Vaughn Rush, Covington, GA; sisters, Debbi (Russ) Thompson, Covington, GA; Penny Leigh McConnell, Newnan, GA; and brother, James (Sharon) Kenny Rush, Amarillo, TX. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 2, 2007 at Westview Cemetery with Pastor, Tom Rush officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 1, 2007 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors. 770-914-1414. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2/28/2007.
William L. "Bill" Brown
Mr. William L. Brown, age 66, of Tyrone, Georgia, died at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, February 23, 2007. After graduating from Russell High School in East Point and North Georgia College, Mr. Brown served in the United States Army. He later was employed by International Harvester and Mack Trucks before becoming owner and President of Standard Transfer Company, Inc. Mr. Brown served in leadership roles for many service organizations and schools including The Arlington Schools, Inc. and The Alumni Council of North Georgia College. Mr. Brown was also an active member of First Christian Church of Tyrone. Mr. Brown piloted airplanes both privately and professionally, retiring from the Flight Department of Fuqua Capital Corporation. A devoted husband and father, Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 42 years, Brenda Norwood Brown; and his three children, Leigh Brown Berry of Charlotte, North Carolina; Jeffrey A. Brown and his wife, Lisa, of Columbus, Georgia; and Mollie Brown Leigh and her husband, Jamison, of Charleston, South Carolina. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jacqueline, Megan, and Lauren Berry; Lindsey and Elizabeth Brown; and J. H. and Mary Lillian Leigh; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Brown. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m., in state 2:00 p.m., at First Christian Church of Tyrone with Ministers Billy Rowe and Ralph Warren officiating. Interment will be on Monday, February 26, at 4:00 p.m. at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291 or to North Georgia College and State University, in care of NGCSU Foundation, Inc., 70 Alumni Drive, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2/24/2007.
Corine Bennington Buckner
Corine Bennington Buckner, of Fayetteville and formerly of East Point, died February 6, 2007. Survived by children, Kimberly and Joel Cotton, Fayetteville; William Scott and Raissa Chandler, Smyrna; Thomas E. Buckner, Cayman Islands; John W. Buckner, New York; grandchildren, Joshua Cotton, Matthew Cotton, Daphne and Daniel Chandler, John Buckner, Jr., Camaryn Buckner, and Cassidy Buckner; aunt, Mary Frances Radcliffe, Fayetteville. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10 in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Revs. Charles and Joyce Mayer, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, 30291. The family will receive friends Friday, 5-8 p.m. at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, 770-631-9171. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2/9/2007.
|Dolores Fay McMichen|
? - September 20, 2007
Dolores Fay McMichen, 67, Jonesboro, Fayette County, died Sept. 20, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell McMichen Sr. She loved her family, two cats and enjoyed wildlife. Graveside services were at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Jonesboro. Survivors include sons, James Russell and Felicidad McMichen Jr., Dallas, Ga., and David Lynn and Bernadeth McMichen, Douglasville; a daughter, Donne Rene and Michael Bowlden, Butler, nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Alvin A. and Jane Wallace Jr., Whitesburg; and sisters, Gloria "Jan" Walker, Sharpsburg, and Malline W. Overstreet, Fayetteville. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.
|Margaret Yvonne Eagle Gordon|
? - June 7, 2006
Margaret Yvonne Eagle Gordon, 66, of Rockmart died Thursday, June 7. Funeral, 3 p.m. today, Bellamy's Hiram Funeral Home.
? - June 6, 2006
Belton Hollums of Peachtree City, Georgia, formerly a long term resident of East Point, Georgia, passed away at the age of 66, on June 6, 2006 after a long fight with cancer. Mr. Hollums is best remembered for his civic contribution to the Southside of Atlanta. He was President of Cawthon-Hollums Properties, and was a successful real estate developer, builder, and broker. Mr. Hollums was a graduate of the Russell High School class of 1958, and he was also Director of the Georgia Tribe of the Eastern Cherokee. His interests included genealogy, Civil War History, and he was also a local historian. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, and will be missed by his family, friends, and employees. He is survived by his devoted, loving wife, Pamela Hollums, his sister and brother-in-law, Lynda Hollums Peterson and Edward Peterson, his children Mark Hollums and Mark's wife Page, Kirk Hollums and Kirk's wife Michelle, Matt Hollums, and April Baum and her husband Matt. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Kirk Hollums, Jr., Ryan Hollums, Alex Hollums, Kristen Hollums, Ethan Baum and Summer Grace Baum. A memorial service for Mr. Hollums will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the Peachtree City Christian Church, located at 500 Kedron Drive, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. Phone number 770-487-9711. Light refreshments are planned after the service. In lieu of floweres, please make donations to Promise Place, P.O. Box 854 Fayetteville, GA 30214. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City. 770-487-3959www.mowellfuneralhome.com. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 6/8/2006 - 6/9/2006.
|Robert (Robby) A. Robinson |
? - March 6, 2006
Robert (Robby) A. Robinson, 66, of Tyrone passed away Monday, March 6, 2006 at his home after battling cancer. Robby had a strong work ethic and was admired by many. While still in college, Robby began work at Fulton National Bank and made banking his career for 44 years. His last position was a President and Chairman of the Board for United Community Bank in Fairburn. Robby had an intense love for the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, and golfing with family and friends. Robby and his wife had two children together and lived in several states throughout the southeast. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn Robinson of Tyrone; daughters and sons-in-law, Dina Robinson and Rick Dropp of Dallas; Stacy Robinson and Larry Walker of Rome; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Walter and Gwen Robinson of Molena; Lane and Melody Robinson of Rome; mother, Hazel S. Lee of Fayetteville; brother and sister-in-law, David C. and Marsha Lee of Cartersville; four grandchildren, David Robinson, Haley Robinson, Ryan Dropp and Delaney Dropp. Robby was an inspiration to many and loved by many more and will be greatly missed. He was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 11 o'clock at Flat Creek Baptist Church with remains placed in-state at 10 o'clock. Dr. William O. (Bill) Priester and Dr. Jerry Cross officiating. Interment Camp Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers per Robby's request, donations to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, 1687 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2316. Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Robby's family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn. 770-964-4800. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 3/8/2006.
|Janis Higgins Doty|
June 25, 1940 - December 30, 2005
Janis Higgins Doty of Atlanta passed away on December 30, 2005. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel with Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst officiating. Private family burial to follow. Jan was born on June 25, 1940 , and was a native of Atlanta. She graduated from Russell High School. Surviving are her three children, Rick, Jennifer and Debbie; six grandchildren; her dear friend, Annie Joe Malcolm and Mr. Marvin Myers. A loving mother, she was a great Southern cook, who loved to entertain. She was a gifted designer and entrepreneur. Everyone appreciated her sense of humor. She was a member of Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and was a board member of the Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association. The family will receive friends Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 1/3/2006.
Hugh Mitchell Gibson
Mr. Mitchell ""Coach"" Gibson of Molena, Georgia, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001. Formerly of East Point , Georgia , he retired from the city of East Point . Surviving are daughters, Tamara Reyneke and Ginger Gibson; sons, Mitch Gibson and David Gibson; sister and brother-in-law, Ardeth and Jim Camp, and grandson, Mitch Gibson, Jr. The family will receive friends Friday, January 19, 2001 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Avenue , Jonesboro . 770-471-7171
Thad L. Reid
Funeral for Thad L. Reid, 33, of 10621 Eagle Drive, Jonesboro, was held Thursday at Hemperly's Chapel. The Rev. L. Floyd Carmack officiated, with burial in Westview Cemetery. Reid, a disabled Coast Guard and Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, died Monday, apparently of a heart condition. He was instrumental in starting a program in soccer at St. John's Evangelist Catholic Church School in Hapeville. At the time of his death, he was organizing a soccer team of 15 - 19 year old youths to compete in this years US Gold Cup playoffs. He was also a member of American Legion Post 51. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margaret Norton Reid, daughters, Melinda Reid, and Cheryl Ann Reid, both of Jonesboro, sons Scott Reid and Grant Reid, both of Jonesboro, mother, Mrs. mary Ellen Reid of East Point, sister, Mrs. Martin Coocha of East Point.
|James Earl Maxwell|
? - May 11, 1964
Funeral services for Airman 2nd Class James Earl Maxwell of 1337 Cleveland Avenue, East Point, were held Tuesday, May 26, at the Chapel of Howard L. Carmichael and Sons. The Rev. W. M. Bishop officiated. Airman Maxwell, 24 years old, was killed in a May 11th plane crash in the Phillipine Islands. He was a native of this area where he spent most of his life. Prior to enlistment in 1961, he was graduated from Russell High School and attended West Georgia College and the University of Alabama. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Maxwell, brother, Don Maxwell, all of East Point. Burial was in Sherwood Memorial Cemetery.