Louise White Varenkamp
Louise White Varenkamp, age 85, of Covington, Georgia died September 15, 2007. She was born in Atlanta the daughter of the late Earnest and Nellie Grace (Rutledge) White. She retired from the Atlanta Postal Data Center in Atlanta in 1975. Mrs. Varenkamp was a long time resident of Jackson Lake in Newton County, GA as well as Atlanta, and Bradenton, Florida. Mrs. Varenkamp was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Varenkamp, her infant daughter, Barbara Varenkamp, sisters, Evelyn Mott and Dorris Martin and brother, Charles White.
Mrs. Varenkamp is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Jack Candy, of McDonough; grandsons, Joshua Sledge of Atlanta, Jeremy Sledge and his wife Natalie, of McDonough; great-grandsons, John Ethan Sledge, Hank Sledge, Neil Sledge, all of McDonough; brother-in-law, DA Martin; sisters-in-law, Ina Lou Varenkamp, Betty Lou Hale and Tommie White; cousins, Anne Ruffner, Frank White, Guy White, Watson White, and Ruth Williams, several nieces and nephews, and Michael Mott and his wife Barbara and family..
Funeral services were held September 18 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Dudley Rose officiating. Interment College Park Cemetery. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Steve “Pop” Clark
Steve “Pop” Clark, age 47, of McDonough, Georgia died September 17, 2007. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia the son of the late Garvis Woodrow and Edna Macy Lawler Clark. He was employed by Emcompass in McDonough. He was a avid Nascar Fan and his favorite driver was Dale Earhardt, Jr. He enjoyed fishing, listening to country music, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog Gator. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, but most of all a friend.
Mr. Clark is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Jackie Darlene Clark of McDonough; sons, B.J Williams, Jr of Jackson, Joshua J. Williams, Steven B. Clark, both of McDonough; grandchildren Tyler, Abigail, Christian, Nicholas, Carlton, and Cameron; sister, Joyce Perry, of Dahlonega; brothers, Michael Clark of LaGrange, Phillip Clark, Cumming,Ga: and several nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at the Chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors. Interment Crestlawn Memorial Park. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Charles Richard “Rick” Wofford
Charles Richard “Rick” Wofford, age 60 of Stockbridge, Georgia died September 18, 2007. He retired from Atlanta Gas Light after 35 years of service and was a member of Park Avenue Baptist and the Cabin Creek Golf Club. Survivors include his wife Diane D. Wofford; stepson, Scott Barnett and wife Amy all of McDonough; 3 grandchildren; mother, Fannie Lou Swords of Stockbridge; sister, Barbara J. Stewart and husband Thomas, of Cleveland; extended family.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 20 at 12:30 pm at Ward’s Fairview Chapel with Pastor Jody Shaw officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Horis A Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, in charge of arrangements.
Bobby D. Brooks
Bobby D. Brooks, age 60, of Stockbridge, Georgia died August 18, 2007. He was born in Jasper the son of the late Jay and Mae Cronan Brooks. Mr. Brooks was of the Baptist faith and a local businessman with K.C. Wholesale, but most importantly he was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
Mr. Brooks is survived by wife, Mary Jane Brooks; daughter, Kim Wofford of Stockbridge; son, Jeff Brooks of Stockbridge; grandchildren: Kayla, Cody, Breanna, Jason, Justin; brothers, Joe Brooks of Thomson, Harold Brooks of Monticello; sisters, Peggy Montgomery of Stockbridge, Carolyn Ratley of Hayesville, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held August 21, in the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Tommy Wilkens and Bishop Dan Hanekamp officiating. Interment Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Crutcher, age 73, of Davenport, Florida died August 18, 2007. She was born in Atlanta daughter of the late Frank A. and Hazel Woodie Burdett. Next to the Lord, her children and grandchildren were most important to her.
Ms. Crutcher is survived by her children, Irene Bandaries of Louisiana, Sheila Holt of Alpharetta, Tina Sanders and Wayne Crutcher both of McDonough, Teresa Malone of Davenport, Florida; and 12 grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, August 24, 2007 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Daryl Sanders officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Park. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Elizabeth Foster Shaw
Mrs. Thelma Elizabeth Foster Shaw, age 87, of McDonough, Georgia died August 18, 2007. Mrs. Shaw was born in Henry County the daughter of the late
Betty Azizona Lester and Howard Foster. Mrs. Shaw was a
member of Bethany Baptist Church. Her husband, Raleigh
Lee Shaw preceded her in death.
Survivors are her sister, Beulah Carter of Jonesboro; brothers, Richard Foster of McDonough, Sue Foster of Lake City, and Jim Foster of Griffin; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held August 20 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Al O’Quinn and Rev. Chuck Sheppard officiating. Interment Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Hans Michael (Mike) Stephan
Hans Michael (Mike) Stephan, age 62, of McDonough, Georgia died August 18, 2007. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the son of the late Hans Richard and Margaret Elizabeth Johnson Stephan. He served our country with the United States Army during Vietnam. He was a safety engineer with an aircraft assembly plant.
Mr. Stephan is survived by wife, Miriam Dee Stephan of McDonough; daughter, Susan Meredith (Sean) deBey; brother, Richard John (Mary) Stephan of Sunnyvale, California; sisters, Judi (Jack) McDonald of Centerville, Virginia, Nancy (Ralph) Hutchinson of Liberty Township, Ohio.
Services were held August 25 at Scandinavian Cemetery in Bloomer, Wisconsin. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence R. Waits
Lawrence R. Waits, age 81, of Stockbridge, Georgia died August 20, 2007. He was born in Clarkston the son of the late James Alma Connor and James Elbert Waits. Mr. Waits was a member of Stockbridge Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where he served as an Elder and a Deacon and was a member of the Gold Rush Gang. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. He enjoyed fishing and bird watching, but his favorite pastime was his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Waits is survived by his wife, Carolyn Waits of Stockbridge; daughters, Lollie (Bill) Raulerson, of St. Simons Island, and Robin (Keith) Ellison of McDonough; grandchildren, Waits Raulerson, Caroline (Jared) Price; great-grandson, Porter Price; brother, Larry Waits of Palmetto, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held August 23 at Stockbridge Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tracey Davenport officiating. Interment Stockbridge City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Thornwell Home For Children, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, South Carolina, 29325 or www.thornwell.org. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Martha L. Woodall
Martha L. Woodall, age 77, of Stockbridge, Georgia died August 20, 2007. She was born in Fulton County daughter of the late William Henry and Lucy Olliff Lanier Hurst. Ms. Woodall loved the beach and especially light houses. She also enjoyed traveling, playing canasta, and china painting. But most important to her was her family.
Ms. Woodall is survived by her children, Laura Jean (Donald) Thuman, of Stockbridge, Joseph Michael (Toni Lynn) Woodall, of Hampton, Lucy Marlene Woodall of Marietta; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held August 23 at McDonough Road Baptist Church, Fayetteville with Dr. David Chancey officiating. Interment Westview Cemetery. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Kason Levi Otis Scott
Kason Levi Otis Scott of Rutledge, Georgia died August 21, 2007. He was born in Covington.
Kason is survived by his mother, Jamie Scott of Rutledge; father, Marty Hayes of Augusta, South Carolina; brother, Kagan Scott, of Rutledge; maternal grandparents, Steve and Donna Scott of Rutledge; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Tatum Harrison of Jackson; aunts, Jessica Kidd of Madison, Jenna (Charlie) George, and Jazmin Scott, both of Rutledge; uncles, Joshua (Krystal) Scott, of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Justice Scott of Rutledge; special friend, Howard Conley, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins
Graveside services were held Sunday, August 26 at Fairview Memorial Gardens with Rev. Gary Bratcher, officiating. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Madison Renee Sanders
Madison Renee Sanders, of Jonesboro, Georgia died August 21, 2007.
Madison is survived by her parents, Jeff Lee and Holly Renee Sanders; maternal grandparents, Pamela and Greg Cunningham; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Mary Hancock; maternal great-grandparents, Donald E. and Myra Wilkinson, all of Jonesboro; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Tina Willis of Hampton; aunts, Erin Hancock of Jonesboro, Devona Sanders and Brittaney Willis both of Hampton.
There are no services planned. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Champion, Sr.
Ralph Champion, Sr., age 89, of Stockbridge, Georgia died August 23, 2007. He was born in Lawrence, Massasschussets son of the late Leroy and Ethel Bardsley Champion.
Mr. Champion is survived by his spouse: Jane Champion; children, Jackie Brickle of Macon, Judy Kiblinger of Stockbridge, Candy Frawley of Savannah, Ralph Champion, Jr. of Savannah; brothers and sisters, Bernard Champion, Centerville, Mass., Thelma Champion of Queensbury, New York, Elaine Magowan of Queensbury, New York; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
No services planned at this time. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Johnny (Julio) Gilbert
Johnny (Julio) Gilbert, age 45, of Jonesboro, Georgia died Thursday, August 23, 2007. He was born in Atlanta son of the late Earl Eugene and Tommie Anne Phillips Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert was employed with Thermo King. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years and was a veteran of the Gulf War. Johnny was an avid hunter and fisherman, but most important of all, he was a father who deeply loved his children.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his children, Nikki (age 13) and Trevor (age 12) Gilbert, and their mother Pat Gilbert, all of Stockbridge; brothers: Gene (Diane) Gilbert of Fayetteville, Thomas Gilbert of Jonesboro, Wayne (Michelle) Gilbert, of Fayetteville, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral Services were held August 27, 2007 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Dr. Ben N. Smith, officiating. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.