Mrs. Irene T. Bryant
Mrs. Irene T. Bryant, 92,of Sargent, Ga., died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 13, 1911 in Heard County, Ga., daughter of J. R. Traylor and Lottie Lavonia Scott. She was a member of Sargent Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughter, Dean (Bryant) Blackmon of Five Points, Ala.; two sons, W. R. Bryant and his wife, Sandra Bryant of Whitesburg, Ga., and Ned Bryant and his wife Linda Bryant of Jesup, Ga.; sister, Mary Witcher of Newnan, Ga.; brother, Edward Traylor of Newnan, Ga.; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband Alton Bryant and son Tony Bryant.
The family was receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.
A funeral will be at McKoon Funeral Home chapel 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 with Frank Guest officiating. Burial will be in Sargent Cemetery, Newnan, Ga.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Miss Joyce Holmes
Miss Joyce Holmes, 87, of Newnan, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003 at Wesley Woods.
She was born Sept. 5, 1916 in Newnan, one of the seven daughters of William Pendleton and Nora Mayes Hood Holmes. Her professional life was served in the casualty office of the United States Army at Fort McPherson. Miss Holmes was a member of First United Methodist Church of Newnan.
She is survived by her two sisters, Madge Holmes of Newnan, Ga. and Margaret Keith of Clearwater, Florida.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.
A funeral will be at McKoon Funeral Home chapel 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Rev. Gary Parrish and Rev. Terry Thompkins will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.
Memorial contributions may be made in Miss Holmes' memory to The Wesley Woods Memorial Fund, 2280 Highway 29 North, Newnan, Ga. 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Wade Pike
Mr. Wade Pike, 59, of Franklin, Ga., died September 7, 2003 at the Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Ga., after several months of declining health.
A funeral was Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Huycke officiating. Music was provided by Kevin Dunn and Kayla Cook. Burial was in Franklin City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Cosper, Steven Pike, Kim Pike, Kenny Pike, Bobby J. Smith, Allen Smith, Ronald Abner, Tim Smith, Larry Pike, Randy Pike and Jerry Daniel.
Mr. Pike was born in Heard County, Ga. January 26, 1944 to the late Issac Pike and Sarah Lee Daniel Pike. Before the onset of his illness he was shop supervisor for the Flora Daniel Company. Mr. Pike was a loving father, grandfather and brother and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are daughter, Teresa Pike Mapp of Moreland, Ga.; three sons, Danny Wade Pike of LaGrange, Ga., Tommy Wayne Pike of Grantville, Ga. and Bryan Keith Pike of LaGrange, Ga.; two sisters, Inez Abner and Nina Cosper; three brothers, Wayne Pike, Johnny Pike and Charlie Pike, all of Franklin Ga.; 11 grandchildren; a number of adoring nieces and nephews.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.
Mrs. Vera E. Martin
Mrs. Vera Edwards Martin, 84, formerly of Hogansville, Ga., died Saturday, Sept., 13, 2003, at her home in Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Martin was born June 9, 1919, in Jackson, Ga., to the late Dr. Joseph E. Edwards and the late Vera Jones Edwards. After graduation from Brenau College in 1940 with a degree in music, she taught music in Hogansville, where she met and married William L. Martin, Jr. Mr. Martin was a Naval officer and when World War II began, Mrs. Martin went to Kansas City where she performed at the Plaza Royale. She knew a song from every state and welcomed soldiers at the USO with "songs from home."
Following the war, the couple made their home in Hogansville, where she was organist and choir director of the First United Methodist Church. A talented musician, Mrs. Martin played for many church and social occasions in Hogansville, Jackson and Atlanta, Ga.
In 1969, when Mr. Martin was appointed United States Marshal of the Middle District of Georgia, the couple moved to Macon. Mrs. Martin continued her interest in the Georgia Republican Party, serving as chairman of the Eighth District, as a member of the State Committee, and attending the 1984 Republican National Convention.
Genealogy was one of her many interests, and she contributed to several family and county histories. She was a member of the UDC and the DAR.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 at the graveside in the Jackson, Ga. City Cemetery, with the Rev. Frank Powers officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the Macon Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 749, Macon, Ga., 31294-9337.
Survivors include a daughter Marva Martin O'Kelley of Birmingham, Ala.; a son Mr. and Mrs. William L. Martin, III of Douglasville, Ga.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville.
Mrs. Lovie Joe Reeves
Mrs. Lovie Joe Reeves of Newnan, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.
Mrs. Reeves was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jordan on Nov. 5, 1915. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Robert L. Reeves, Sr., and one son Mr. Robert L. Reeves, Jr.
Mrs. Reeves was a product of the Coweta County Public School systems. She received her B.S. degree from the Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, Ga. She taught school in the Coweta County School system for 38 years until retirement.
She was a member of the St. John Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her health failed. She was also a member of the Eastern Star OES Newnan Chapter Number 483, the Annie B. Gibbons Golden Circle assembly Number 367, the Georgia Retired Teacher Association as well as many other professional and civic organizations.
The family will gather at the home of her son Mr. Clarence and Minister Cora Reeves at 1291 Clem Lowell Road at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the funeral. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 at the St. John Baptist Church in Shenandoah, Ga. with the Reverend D.L. Dennis Pastor, and the Rev. H.H. Byer officiating. Family will receive friends at Sellers-Smith Funeral Home from 7-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.
Survivors include one son Clarence (Cora) Reeves, Sr. of Carrollton, Ga.; two granddaughters Candice (Tom's) Babbs of Anniston, Ala. and Cawanna (Randy) McMichael of Miramar, Fl.; two grandsons Clarence Reeves, Jr. of Marysville, Cal., presently serving in the Middle East and Corey Reeves of Carrollton; two great-granddaughters Maya and Tyra Babbs of Anniston; two sisters Hattie P. Beasley of Atlanta, Ga. and Ola Smith of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc. of Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Willie A. Smith
Mr. Willie A. Smith (Foots) of Decatur died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003.
Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Mr. Olive Methodist Church at 1180 Poplar Rd. Remains will be placed instate at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Michael Cain will officiate.
Family and friend are asked to assemble at the residence, 2292 Clanton Terrace, Decatur, at 9:30 a.m.
Internment will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Newnan.
Survivors include wife, Mrs. Evon Smith; three children, Surwan, Delores and Willie Smith Jr.; step-children, Antiongee, Michael, Robert, Bernard and Keith; one grandson, Delwyn J. Smith; step-grandchildren, Marquis and Monique Lipscomb; sisters, Ms. Mattie Mooely, Ms. Lorene Causby, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Arnold (Mary), Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel William (Ruby) and Mrs. Rosa Hudson; brothers, The Rev. Benjamin Smith, Mr. John H. Smith, Mr. Willie L. Cleveland, Mr. Arthur Cleveland and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith (Mary); sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Donald Trimble Mortuary, Inc.
Ms. Kathy Lynn Dettmering
Ms. Kathy Lynn Dettmering, 42, of Luthersville, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Warm Springs, Ga.
Born in 1961 to Henry and Ruthie Spratlin in Coweta County, Ms. Dettmering grew up and spent most of her life in the Senoia area, including attending East Coweta High School. She attended an was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her father, Henry L. Spratlin of Luthersville; two daughters, Joni Cooper of Peachtree City and Marlee Dettmering of Luthersville; two brothers, Ricky Spratlin and his wife Lynn and Wade Spratlin, both of Senoia; sister, Judy Spivey of Luthersville; grandson, Austin Lovett; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Jones Chapel with Rev. Thomas Shannon officiating.
Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Florine Bowie Johnson
Mrs. Florine Bowie Johnson, 75, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 at her residence following an illness of three years.
She was born July 16, 1928, daughter of the late Earnest Lee and Susie Kate Madaris Bowie. She had been employed at Playtex for 10 years prior to her assocition with Dr. John Wells at his clinic where she retired after 29 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Newnan and a member of the Love Sunday School Class.
Surviving are her husband, James Herschel Johnson; daughter, Rosalind Tollerson and her husband, Jimmy, of Newnan; and granddaughter, Susie Tollerson.
The family was receiving friends at McKoon Funeal Home in Newnan 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.
A funeral will be at McKoon Funeral Home chapel 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Dr. Gene Tyre and Rev. Jerry Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. David Jonathan Ricker
Mr. David Jonathan Ricker, 16, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 in Gordon County, Ga.
Ricker was born Nov. 13, 1986 in Fulda, Germany.
He was the son of David and Carolyn Ricker of Newnan. Also surviving are sister, Rebeckah Ricker; three brothers, Jacob Ricker, Benjamin Ricker and Sam Ricker.
Visitation will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' side room from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15.
A funeral will follow at 4 p.m. with Bishop Brian Clark officiating.
Burial will be at Brigham City Cemetery in Brigham City, Utah.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dorothy Favors Render
Mrs. Dorothy Favors Render of Newnan, Ga. died September 10, 2003.
She will be remembered at a graveside service Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in New Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Larry Barner will officiate, assisted by Rev. Willie L. Geter, Rev. Dana Graham and Rev. Joe P. Geter. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Favors was born Feb. 7, 1914 in Newnan. She was the youngest of eight children born to Rev. Sang and Julia Favors. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Sang and Julia Favors; her husband, Willie Render; sisters, Mae Ella Favors, Lula Arnold, Bessie Arnold and Hattie Favors; brothers, Peter Favors and Lenzy Favors; and step-sons, R. B. Render and Charlie Willie Render.
She found Christ and joined the New Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age. In years past she taught Sunday School and influenced many of those who sat under her teaching to the point they are now teaching Sunday School. She was part of the Mother Board and other organizations in the church. She loved her Lord, her church and her family. She married Leon Hill and they had two children. She later married Willie Render and they had two children.
Surviving are sons, Leroy (Louise) Hill, John Render Sr., and Willie (Shirley) Render, all of Newnan, Ga.; daughter, Gertrude Melson of Cleveland, Ohio; step-children, Olivia Bohannon of Philadelphia, Penn. and Mary Tolliver of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; sister, Mariah Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio; 26 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.