Jefferson Buchannan Russell
Mr. Jefferson Buchannan (J.B.) Russell, age 85, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away January 15, 2008. Mr. Russell was born in Henry County, the son of the late Martha Cleo Knight and Grover Buchannan Russell. He was preceded in death by brother, Lamar Russell; sisters, Elizabeth Fargason, Grace Salter, and Louise Stanton.
Mr. Russell was a member of McDonough Presbyterian Church. He served his country in the US Army from 1943 to 1945 during WWII. He was captured in the Belgian Battle of The Bulge and held as a POW for three months. Mr. Russell served in Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe and received American Theater Service Ribbon, EAME service ribbon with three Bronze Stars, good conduct medal and WWII Victory Metal. He retired with the US Postal service with 29 plus years. He was a charter member of the McDonough Lions Club, a life time member of the American Legion Post 55, Moose Lodge #2170 of McDonough and a past member of the BPOE #7207 of Griffin. He enjoyed his family and reading. Mr. Russell is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Martha Dodd Russell of McDonough; children, Dianne and Don Cardell of McDonough, Marilyn Holcombe of Winston, Leon Russell of Columbus, and Marlene and Ben Lovejoy of Sparta; grandchildren, Donna Medeiros, Dee Nichols, Jeff Holcombe, Julie Morgan, Carly Russell, Ashley Rigney and Tyler Peck; six great grandchildren; sisters, Catherine Bohanan of Conyers and Ruth Waldrop of McDonough and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held January 17 at McDonough Presbyterian Church with Rev. Rachel Knoll officiating. Interment Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to The Shriners Children’s Hospital or The Kindness Fund at McDonough Presbyterian Church. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Larry Wayne St. John
Mr. Larry Wayne St. John, age 71, of McDonough, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2008. Mr. St. John was born in Crockett County, Tennessee, the son of the late Irma Evelyn Ray and Walter McClellan St. John. Mr. St. John served his country in the U.S. Army as a career military officer receiving a purple heart in Vietnam. He was an instructor of Logistics for the Command & General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Mr. St. John was a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, particularly salt water fishing and duck hunting with his sons. Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Joan St. John of McDonough; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Marsha St. John of Cleveland, Tennessee and Philip and Diane St. John of Jenkinsburg; grandchildren, Joseph St John, Christie Biffle, Kara St. John, Travis St. John, Ashley Kocher, Amber Williams and Raven St. John; great grandchildren, Connor and Anslee Biffle; sisters, Sandra Anderson and Sherry Presswood of Dyersburg, Tennessee.
A graveside service was held January 21 at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.
Ruby Elizabeth Key Snow
Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Key Snow, age 88, of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 18, 2008. She was born In Gwinnett County to the late Nathan C. Key and Mary Lou Barrett Key. She was a homemaker. She was a Godly mother, a fabulous cook and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Snow was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Charlie D. Snow, Sr.
Survivors include her children, Anne and Hugh Tisinger and Lillie and Wayne Brooks all of McDonough, Mildred and Ellis Parks of Albany, Frances Brigman of Atlanta, Charlie and Sandra Snow, Jr. of Stockbridge and Marty Wiggins of Hampton; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; five great - great grandchildren; brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews.
Services were held January 20 at the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Clarence Cates, Rev. Jeff Clark, Rev. David Clark and Rev. James West, officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
George A. Thompson
George A. Thompson, age 62, of Stockbridge, Georgia died Friday, January 18, 2008. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Charles McKinley and Mary Thomp-son. Mr. Thompson served our country with the United States Air Force and retired from Delta Airlines after 33 years of service. He enjoyed golf, square dancing, fishing, traveling, camping, and most of all his grandchildren. Mr.?Thompson was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Mr. Thompson is survived by wife, Celestine Thompson of Stockbridge; daughter, Holly and Scott Buth of Newnan; son, George Michael and Lorilei Thompson of Kennesaw; five grandchildren, Joshua, Tyler, Megan, Daniel and Samuel; brothers, Norman Thompson of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Ed Thompson of Joppa Town, Maryland; sisters, Doris Mairose of Baltimore, Maryland, Cass Klinger of White Marsh, Maryland, Helen Gross of Baltimore, Maryland, Irene Elstee of Essex, Maryland, Pat Thompson of Maryland.
Services were held January 21 at Sola Fide Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville with Pastor Michael Schultz, officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to the American Heart Association or Builders for Christ, 2323 N. Mayfair Rd. Suite 400 Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226.
Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Earl Hugh Miller, Sr,
Mr. Earl Hugh Miller, Sr., age 84, of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away January 19, 2008. Mr. Miller was born in Fairburn, the son of the late Beryl Ruth Duke and Erwin Miller. Mr. Miller was a WWII veteran and retired from the US Navy with 23 years of service receiving Good Conduct, National Defense, and Korean Service medals. He enjoyed his family and friends, being a mechanic and doing any type of work with his hands. Survivors are his wife, Bobbie Jean Miller of Jonesboro, children, Linda Cotton and Debbie Jowers, both of Jacksonville, Florida, Theresa Gilbert of Washington D.C., Earl Miller, Jr. of Atlanta, Amanda Croft of McDonough; step children, Clara Clayton of Jonesboro, Nora Bivens of Molena, and Helen Wright of Locust Grove; 15 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren.
Services were held January 22 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Pastor Beau Adams officiating. Interment Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn F. Work, age 94, of McDonough, Georgia, died December 25, 2007. Evelyn was a member of the McDonough Women's Club and a past president. She was a charter member of the Atlanta Miniature Society, and she became the Region E-3 Coordinator for the national organization in 1982. She held that position until 1986. She was recognized by NAME, the national organization, for the splendid job which she performed, and given a lifetime membership to the Atlanta club for her hard work and dedication to the world of miniatures. Evelyn was a homemaker and also worked as an interior decorator for part of her life.
She is survived by her daughter Judie Mattie and husband Ken of Atlanta; son, Dr. Jack Work and wife Becky of Atlanta; daughter Janice Work of McDonough; eight grandchildren: Lisa Page of Florida; Geoff Mattie and wife, Barbie of Texas; Chris Mattie and wife Kellam of Atlanta; Michael Page of Atlanta; Wendy Cleveland and husband Kevin of Florida; Katie, Jonathan, and Kristine Work of Atlanta; and five great-grandchildren: Davis, Emma, George, Nora and Charlie
Services were held on Saturday, January 19 at Haisten Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to: National Kidney Foundation of Georgia 2951 Flowers Road South, Suite 211, Atlanta GA 30341. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Merrill C. Randolph, Sr.
Mr. Merrill C. “Randy” Randolph, Sr., age 86 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away January 1, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Rush Springs, Oklahoma to the late W.C. and Aimee Martin Randolph. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War. He retired after 20 years with Cromer & Company in Atlanta. He was a member of The Rock Baptist Church for 42 years and was the building superintendent for 12 years and also served as a Deacon. He has been a member of the Locust Grove First Baptist Church for the past three years and enjoyed gardening, fishing, and camping. He was preceded in death by five sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Randolph of Locust Grove; sons and daughters-in-law, Merrill and Marsha Randolph of Locust Grove, Kenneth and Susan Randolph of McDonough, Mark and Cathy Randolph of Ooltewah, Tennessee; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; brothers, John Randolph of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bob Randolph of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Martin Randolph of Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Funeral services were conducted January 3 at the Rock Baptist Church. Pastor Craig Bowers and Pastor Chip King officiated. Interment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Locust Grove First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Rock Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund in memory of Mr. Randolph. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.