Derek Noel Staats
Derek Noel Staats, age 21, of Stockbridge, Georgia died January 9, 2006. Derek was born November 15, 1984 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of Vicky Denise Yates and Greg Staats. He graduated in 2003 from Union Grove High School, was involved in baseball and basketball, and for the past year had been employed with the Henry County Fire Department. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Gayle A. Brinker.
He is survived by his parents, Greg and Vicky Staats of Stockbridge; sister, Melissa and Drew Ferguson of Dallas; brother, Matthew Staats of Stockbridge; grandparents, Harmon and Elaine Yates and Charles Brinker; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services were held January 13 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Interment Dallas Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, 2575 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30324 in memory of Derek. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Harvey Lee Powell
Harvey Lee Powell, age 67, of McDonough, Georgia died January 10, 2006. Mr. Powell was born May 15, 1938 in Hampton, the son of the late Roy Lee and Gladys C. Powell. He was employed at Glidden Paint Company for 38 years and was a member of McDonough First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 43
years, Martha Ann Joyner Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann (Danny) Spinks of Snellville; son and daughter-in-law, Todd (Kelly) Powell of McDonough; grandchildren, Katie Spinks, Ansley Spinks, Madelyn Spinks, Reid Powell, Jessie Powell; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Bill) Flowers; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held January 11 in the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Rev. Mack Riley officiating. Interment East-lawn Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to McDonough First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 151 Macon St, McDonough, Georgia, 30253. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Norman Durward Hale
Norman Durward Hale, age 65, of McDonough, Georgia, died January 11, 2006. Mr. Hale was born March 28, 1940 in Atlanta, the son of the late Durward C. and Evelyn Wise Hale. He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1958 and played football at the University of Georgia during the 1958 to 1959 season. He was a member of the Jones Memorial Church and a member of the Henry County Booster and Athletic Club. He was a retired electrician from local IBEW 613.
He is survived by his sons, Chris (Lisa) Hale, Greg (Angela) Hale, Clint (Kim) Hale; grandsons, David (Chrystal), Joshua, James; granddaughters, Laura, Lindsay, Alyssa; sister, Sara Jane (Sally) Hale; former spouse, Linda Colfax; and many cousins.
Services were held January 13 in the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Rev. James West and Joshua Paul Hale officiating. Inurnment Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland .com Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Margaret P. Zimmerman
Margaret P. Zimmerman, age 83, of McDonough, Georgia, formerly of Rex, died January 11, 2006. Mrs. Zimmerman was born in Hiram, the daughter of the late Hoyt and Leona Kiker Porter. She was a long time member of the Eagle's Landing Church of God.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Jordan, and JoAnn Cain, both of McDonough; grandchildren, Steve Jordan, Michael Jordan, Julie Jordan, Bradley Jordan, Jamison Jordan, Stacy Johnson, Cari Collum, Cathy Shea, Christie Adams, Cindy Kight; and ten great-grandchildren.
Services were held January 13 in the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Dr. Elvis Hester officiating. Interment Old Austell Powder Springs Cemetery. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Larry Douglas Jolley
Larry Douglas Jolley, age 59, of Conyers, Georgia died January 12, 2006. Mr. Jolley was born in Albertville, Alabama, the son of the late Calvin Woodrow and Yuma Arizona Gore Jolley. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He was a passionate fisherman and very devoted to his work at Rockdale Pipeline for over 30 years. He was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his daughters, Trina (Lee) Cook of Stockbridge, Christy (Keith) Jones of Forest Park; son, Allen Jolley of Sharpsburg; sister, Deborah Jolley Hand of Sharpsburg; brother, Calvin Woody (Katie) Jolley of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Kevin, Charlie, Jimmie, Scott, Christopher, Brooke, Mason, Matthew and Michael.
Services were held January 14 in the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Rev. Jimmy Baughcum officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Lois Louvenia Holder
Lois Louvenia Holder, age 91, of Locust Grove, Georgia died January 14, 2006. Miss Holder was born July 21, 1914 in Henry County, the daughter of the late Nannie Mae Kelley and John Thomas Holder. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church where she had served as a past president of the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school. Although she had never married or had children of her own, she was a second mom, grandmother and aunt to all of her loving family. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carlton A. Holder, Dewey L. Holder, Thomas Odell Holder, and James Emory Holder.
She is survived by her sisters, Macie Thompson of Locust Grove, Ella Capps of Moultrie, Tommie Lou Evans of Manchester; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, as well as great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
Services were held January 17 at New Hope United Methodist Church, with Dr. Ed Judy officiating. Interment New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. Those who wish in lieu of flowers may make donations to New Hope United Methodist Church, 1960 New Hope Rd., Locust Grove, Georgia, 30248. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William Strickland Martin
William “Billy” Strickland Martin, age 46, of McDonough, Georgia died January 14, 2006. Mr. Martin was born November 2, 1959 in Cobb County. He was a mechanic with Delta Airlines, he enjoyed woodworking, being a handy man, and NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Austin Martin.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann Martin; and daughter, Amanda Martin, both of McDonough; mother, Mauricette Martin of Forest Park; brothers, Frank (Shannon) Martin of Locust Grove, Terry Martin of Forest Park; sisters, Cynthia Martin of Forest Park, and Suzanne Martin of Kingston.
Services were held January 17 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
June Elizabeth Mangum Kilgore
Elizabeth Mangum Kilgore, age 81, of McDonough, Georgia died January 17, 2006. Mrs. Kilgore was born January 27, 1924 in Hiram, the daughter of the late Ruth Marina Lackey and Harold P. Mangum. She retired from the U.S. Government after 20 years and was a member of Jodeco Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank William Douglas Kilgore, Jr.
She is survived by her children, Ruth Bell of Stockbridge, Portia Kilgore, and Rose McKenzie, both of McDonough, Thomas Kilgore of Sparta; Goddaughter, Mary Johnson of McDonough; grandchildren, Scott, David, and Frankie Kilgore, Jason and Paul Bell, Angela McKenzie, Roger Sam Kilgore; God-grandchildren, Olivia Gossett and Steven John-son; five great-grandchildren; brother, Lamar Mangum of Jonesboro; sister, Clyde Smith of Tennessee; nieces and nephews.
Services were held January 19 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta, with Rev. Jerry Light officiating. Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The Honorable Del Buttrill
The Honorable Del Buttrill, age 64, of McDonough, Georgia died January 16, 2006. Judge Buttrill was born January 27, 1941 in Decatur, the son of S. A. Buttrill and the late Thelma Carrie Olds Buttrill. He moved to Henry County with his family at the age of sixteen and graduated from Henry County High School. His education included a BA in Art and History from Norwich University in Vermont, as well as attending Atlanta Law School and Presbyterian College. He received training from The National Judicial College in 1984, and later served as a member of their faculty. Judge Buttrill served in the United States Marine Corp from January 1958 to October 1961.
Following a career in business selling and installing hospital laboratory equipment, he was elected Probate Judge of Henry County and served in that role from January 29, 1982 until the present. In addition to his career, he also was an ordained Baptist minister and served as a Deacon at Salem Baptist Church where he was a member. His church leadership also included beginning the first two Children’s Church programs in Henry County as well as teaching the Adult III Sunday School Class at Salem Baptist Church.
Judge Buttrill served as President of the Council of Probate Judges of Georgia in 2001, and chairman of the Training Council from 1996 to 1997, and chairman of the Legal Research Committee in 2004 to 2005. Annually, he also served on various committees, including Legislative, Budget, and Court Rules and Forms. Judge Buttrill also instituted the first work release program for inmates in 1995, the first Impact Panel for D.U.I. offenders in this area in 1988, and initialized the first private probation system in the area.
His civic activities in Henry County included being an organizing agent for the Henry County Council on Aging in 1987. His leadership activities with the Council included starting the Meals on Wheels program in 1987, a county wide Senior Services Transportation system in 1988, and starting the annual Miles for Meals Walk fundraiser in 1989. Judge Buttrill was also instrumental in organizing the Henry County Arts Alliance in 1989. His vision of A Friends House, a shelter for abused children, began with fundraising in 1993. With the completion of the facility in 1998, more than $1.5 million dollars in local money had been raised. In 2005, the new addition to the shelter was named the Del Buttrill Adolescent Wing. He was an active member of the Kiwanis, Rotary, and Optimist Clubs in Henry County.
Judge Buttrill’s professional awards included Outstanding Judge of the State of Georgia by the Governor’s DUI Task Force in 1988, Outstanding Judge in 1992 by the MADD Organization, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of 1995, The W.L. Carter Public Service Award by the Chamber in 2004. He received a Distinguished Service Recognition by the Georgia Council of Probate Court Judges in 2005, as well as the County Officer of the Year in 2005.
Outside of his career, Judge Buttrill had a love for art. His favorite hobby was painting, and some of his work hangs in the Henry County Probate Office as well as around the community. His favorite subjects were Henry County points of interest, including scenes of the McDonough Square, the Henry County Court-house, and Shingleroof Camp-ground. Important to him were his church, being in the choir, and teaching his Sunday school class.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel McGee Buttrill of McDonough; sons, Samuel Delanor (Chip) Buttrill, Jr. and John David Buttrill, both of McDonough; stepdaughters, Carl Jean McGee of Jackson, Joley Ann Robinson of Stockbridge; stepson, Rick Sims McGee of Dacula; five grandchildren, Britt, Robert, Rebecca, Marianna, Laura Kate; six stepgrandchildren, Ashley, Heather, Craig, Jennifer, Ryan, Rebecca, three great-grandchildren, Logan, Morgan, Jaden; father, S.A. Buttrill of Alabama; brothers, Newell Winford Buttrill of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Howard Byron Buttrill of Alabama.
Services will be held Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, with Rev. Rick Statham, Rev. Dan McKay, Rev. Bobby Swafford, and Rev. James Miller officiating. Interment Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors Wednesday, January 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Those who wish may make donations to A Friends House, P.O. Box 1432, McDonough, Georgia, 30253; or Salem Baptist Church Recreation Building Fund, 1724 Georgia Highway 155 N., McDonough, Georgia, 30252. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.