Mrs. Ruth E. Smith
Mrs. Ruth E. Smith, 90, of Banning Road, Whitesburg, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 22 in a local hospital.
Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 12, 1912 in Carroll County to the late Eugene Duke and Hettie Nelms Duke. She was retired from the Whitesburg Braider Mill and was a faithful member of the Banning Church of God.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Dewey Smith, one infant son, five sisters and three brothers.
Surviving are children Glenn Edward and Carolyn Argo of Whiteburg, Sharline and James Bowen of Austell and Patrick and Margaret Smith of Whitesburg; seven grandchldren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A funeral was Monday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at Banning Church of God with Rev. J. M. "Buck" Jones and Rev. Robert Massey officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Bowen, Jeff Bowen, Eddie Argo, Stephen Rice, Mark Crozier, George McCauley, Scott Mitchell and Darrell Pugh. The great-grandchildren formed an honorary escort. Burial was in the church cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Henry officiating.
Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.
Mrs. Fannie L. White
Mrs. Fannie L. White of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003.
A funeral was at noon Monday, Feb. 24 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Madras, Ga. Rev. Clinton Melson officiated, assisted by Evangelist Susie Hudson, Minister Clinton Elder and Rev. Joe P. Geter. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery. Nephews and friends served as pallbearers.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. (Francis Arnold) William Ira Elder Sr. and was born in Newnan Jan. 16, 1910. She attended school in Coweta County and worked until retirement.
She was married to the late Deacon William White until his death in 1983. At an early age she joined New Macedonia Baptist Church where she served faithfully. She later joined St. Peter Baptist Church. She was president of the usher board and an active member of the church. She then moved her membership closer to home at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. There were many organizations that she was involved and affiliated with, but in this city she was known for two things -- being an usher and a prayer warrior. In this community, she served as an usher in many churches and was always asked to usher at funerals, revivals and all types of events.
Sister White as she was known, believed in prayer. She belonged to Prayer Band #1. She organized, hosted and ran prayer events all over this community.
She loved to cook and would feed anyone, especially the preacher. She enjoyed baking, growing vegetables and planting flowers. She also loved to entertain her family.
Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Dorothy W. Bolton; three grandchildren, Mrs. Allene (Philip) McCollum, Mrs. Margaret (Jerry) Cleveland, Mr. Thomas Bolton III; two great-grandchildren, Mr. Shannon Parks (Venita) McCollum and Jennie Gear McCollum; two great-great-grandsons, Shannon R. and Miles Parks McCollum; sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Elder; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. William E. Bowen
Mr. William E. Bowen, 68, of Belleair, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.
Mr. Bowen was born in Louisburg, N.C., and came to Athens in 1946 from Rocky Mount, N.C. He attended North Georgia Military College in Dahlonega, and Athens High School where he was in ROTC and DeMolay. Mr. Bowen graduated from the University of Georgia in 1955. As an Air Force fighter pilot he served as a major in Vietnam, and served in the Air Force Reserves from 1965 to 1970. In 1965 he joined United Air Lines and retired in 1994 as a DC-10 captain. In 1983, he moved to Florida from Senoia. He was a member of the Church of the Isles in Indian Rocks Beach, where he served on the church council and board of trustees, and as an usher. He was a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Association, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, TAC Recce, Retired United Pilots Association, Senoia Masonic Lodge 82, Belleair Country Club, and the Belleair Beach Couples Bridge Club. His past memberships included the Clearwater Yacht Club and the Belleair Beach Property Owners Association, where he served as treasurer.
He was preceded in death by a son, William E. Bowen, Jr.
A funeral will be held Saturday, March 1, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Isles, 200 24th Avenue, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., 33785. Memorial contributions may be made to Misericordia Heart of Mercy (MFA 1510), 2916 W. 47th Street, Chicago, Ill., 60632 or Church of the Isles or Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 300 Bay Drive, Largo, Fla., 33770.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Marilyn; son Stuart L. Bowen of San Jose, Calif.; granddaughter Danielle; daughter Katherine E. Hommert of Alameda, Calif.; grandson William and granddaughter Anca; brother, Dr. Richard L. Bowen of Hattiesburg, Miss.; a nephew and two nieces; step sister Joanna Gilmer of Asheboro, N.C.; and a nephew and three nieces.
Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo, Fla.
Mr. Wendell "Bud" Arnold Keller
Mr. Wendell "Bud" Arnold Keller, 75, of Newnan, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his home.
Known as Bud to his many friends. Mr. Keller was born in 1927 in Demorest to George and Myrtle Keller and spent most of his life in that area before moving to Atlanta to work for Lane Rexall. His career with Lane later moved him and his family to Jacksonville, Fla., where he worked for about seven years before settling in Newnan. After retirement, Mr. Keller kept busy helping people by cutting their grass and tending their yards. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, trout fisherman, and camper. He will be remembered as a loving family man who adored all of his family, especially his five girls and many grandchildren. Family gatherings were a common event at his home. It didn't take a special occasion for his house to be completely filled with family, friends, and love.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home. The Rev. Melvin Payne will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ben Ray, Andy Ray, Matt Love, Jason Pettis, Matthew Smith, and George Halpern.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Grace Keller; daughters and sons-in-law Gloria and Doug Pettis of Stockbridge; Jo Ann and George Ray of Stockbridge, Pam and George Halpern of Sorrento, Fla., Debbie and Kenneth Smith of Newnan, and Cindy and Doug Tucker of Newnan; brother Bobby Keller of McDonough; sisters Henrietta Neyhart of College Park and Barbara Autrey and her husband Alvin of Jonesboro; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Jones Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burdell Shuler
Mrs. Burdell Shuler, 60, of Newnan, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003.
Mrs. Shuler was born in Sylvania, Ga., but grew up and spent most of her life in Westtown, N.Y., until a recent illness required her to move to Newnan to be near her daughter. Mrs. Shuler was a Christian and a homemaker, who devoted her life to her church and caring for her family. Even while living in New York, she would tell everyone she was a Southern Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucas Shuler.
A funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at 5 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernie Hinson will officiate. Burial will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Westtown, N.Y.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday beginning at 3 p.m.
Surviving are her father and his wife Lilly of Westtown; sons David and Curtis Shuler of Westtown; daughter Juanita Shuler of Newnan; brothers Bob, Johnny, and George Holmes, all of Sylvania; sisters Jessie, Iola, Rosa, and Juanita; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Jones Funeral Home.
Mr. E.C. Garrett Sr.
Mr. Ephriam Cannon "Cotton" Garrett Sr., 75, of Greenville, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2003 at the Greenville Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Amy Arnold-Hoffman, the Reverend Jonathan Porter and the Reverend Jan Tolbert will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Garrett was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Meriwether County, son of the late Levie Franklin Garrett and the late Sara Blair Garrett. A veteran of service in the U.S. Air Force, he was a lifelong resident of Meriwether County and retired as a resident engineer from the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was an Elder of Greenville Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Greenville Lions Club, and had served many years as a volunteer for the Meriwether County Fire Department and the Greenville Fire Department. He was also a former Meriwether County Sheriff's deputy.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Keedie Holton Garrett; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Scott Atkins; a son and daughter-in-law, Sandy and Jenny Garrett; one brother, Marcus Garrett of Sanford, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Chris Garrett, Kristen Garrett, Luke Atkins and Sarah Blair Atkins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Jenkins.
Contributions can be made to the Greenville Presbyterian Church building fund, the Greenville Baptist Church building fund, or to West Georgia Hospice.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home.
Wallace Reeves King
Wallace Reeves King, 88, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at his home in Newnan. He was born as an identical twin with William Matson King on April 15, 1914, in New London, Mo.
He was the last surviving son of the four sons of George Elliot King and Margaret Matson King. He was married to Clara Adele Danison King, who preceded him in death.
During his youth, Mr. King was a pilot and worked for Raytheon Manufacturing Company. At the beginning of WWII he received a Presidential Commendation while serving on the Civil Air Patrol for spotting a German submarine off the coast of Florida.
At one time he owned a Ford dealership in Vero Beach, Fla., then later he started the "Kings City Bus" in Vero Beach. He then worked until he retired for Piper Aircraft Corporation. After his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, talking about flying airplanes, sports, watching the stock market and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Adele King Giles; a son-in-law, Jackson T. Giles, MD; and three grandchildren, Jackson T. Gile III, Ashley Adele Giles and Brian Reeves Giles; two nieces, Barbara Knapp and Linda Gaye King; and three nephews, Charles William King, Cottrell Thomason, and Jimmy Thomason.
The family will receive friends today between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Corey Jermaine Watson
Corey Jermaine Watson died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in Barnesville, Ga.
Family may be contacted at the home of his grandmother, Ms. Lillie Robinson, at 330 Poplar Rd.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2003 at 1 p.m. from the Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, with Reverend Robert E. Chapman officiating, assisted by Reverend James White Jr. and evangelist Suzette White and Reverend Melvin Brittain Jr.
His body will lie in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be in the Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Domineck Partridge, Tyson Rosser, Mario Bowles, Brandon Payton, Maurice Wilkins and Robert Hall. Flower bearers will be N'Dia Smith, Paulette Mayo, Keisha Irvin, Shay Smith, Shavon Middlebrook and Jennifer Clark. On the day of the service, the cortege will assemble at the above address at noon.
Mr. Watson was born June 15, 1981, to Ms. Patricia Watson and Mr. Reginald Strozier. He graduated from East Coweta High School in 2002. He was always known as the class clown.
Corey was a warm and loving person. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. He loved to write music and he loved rap.
Survivors include his mother Anthony and Patricia Davis; his father, Reginald and Sandy Strozier; two brothers, Royce and Tracy Watson and Patrick and Linda Watson; a stepsister, LaSundra Mizell; a niece, Haleigh Watson; five nephews, Ryan, Marcus, Dominick, Jay and Orion Watson; grandparents, Glenn and Lillie Robinson; great grandmothers, Lena Bell Owens and Imogene Blackmon; a special aunt, Carolyn Andrews; aunts and uncles, Miss Mary Owens, Ms. Melinda Smith, Willie and Pam Robinson, and Michael and Stephanie Boutte, Mr. John Strozier, Mr. Roosevelt Holloman, and a host of cousins, neighbors, relatives and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.
Deacon Earnest (Pete) Grier Jr.
Deacon Earnest (Pete) Grier Jr. of Newnan died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003.
A funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Shenandoah. Rev. W. J. Clark will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jimmie Hendricks and Minister Pearl Moreland. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Grier was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Grier Sr. At an early age he was converted and joined St. John Baptist Church where he served faithfully until his health deteriorated. He dearly loved his church and was a dedicated member of the Deacon Board. He also served as assistant secretary of the church.
He was educated in the Coweta County School System. He also served in the United States Army for many years.
He was married to the late Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Grier, and they had one son, Sammy Davis. Later he married Emily Kate Strozier Grier and they had a son, Earnest Grier III.
Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death, Susie, Betty and Bobby.
Surviving are two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy (Hattie) Davis of Los Angeles, CA and Earnest Grier III of Newnan; two grandchildren, Nicole and Shelley Davis, Los Angeles; great-granddaughter, Toianna Farley; brother, Mr. Billy Grier, Newnan; aunt, Mrs. Willie Mae Grant, Atlanta; sister-in-law, Mrs. Sara T. Grier, Newnan; a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Eula Dallas Horsley
Mrs. Eula Dallas Horsley, 82, of Newnan, Ga., died Feb. 18, 2003 at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Warm Springs, Ga.
A funeral will be Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Felton James officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jack Russell Sr. and Rev. Tim Colton. Burial in Sunset Cemetery. Family friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Horsley was born Jan. 26, 1921 to the late Clint and Lula Dallas, both of whom were from Newnan, Ga. She married the late Mr. Millard Horsley December 30, 1946. She joined the Friendship Baptist Church at a very early age, where she served faithfully until her health failed.
Surviving are sister, Mrs. Minnie Montgomery, Newnan; brother-in-law, Mr. Otis Allen, Newnan; nieces and nephews, Miss Yuvetta Wise, Newnan, Miss Shirlene Wise, Atlanta, Rosa Clay, Chicago, Gussie Harris, Buffalo, NY., Ms. Minnie Stalling, Mr. Charlie Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel (Cynthia) Smith, Mr. and Mrs. King (Valerie) Newton, Carla and Michelle Woods, Ms. Catherine Woods, all of Newnan; sisters-in-law, Ruth Stevenson, Atlanta and Addie Bledsoe of Newnan; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Ms. Edith C. Joubert
Ms. Edith C. Joubert, 89, formerly of Newnan, Ga., died Feb. 20, 2003 at Heritage Health Care Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
A funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa with the Rev. Stephen Hooks officiating. Burial will be at Memory Hill Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services Saturday.
Surviving are nieces and nephews, Linda and Newt Jackson, Jackie and Gene Waters, Jim and Martha Cowan, Barbara and Joe Strickland, Patsy and Jimmy Osborn, Mary and Charles Atkinson, Judy Graves, Tommy and Carla Cowan, Lynda and Rick Taylor, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Ms. Joubert was a retired office manager for various doctors and lawyers and a member of Central Baptist Church of Newnan, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity or church of your choice.
Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Mrs. Elizabeth Sewell Parham
Mrs. Elizabeth Sewell Parham, 89, of Newnan, Ga., died Feb. 22, 2003 in Newnan, Ga.
She was born August 13, 1923 in Coweta County, Ga. She was preceded in death by husband Lester R. Parham and sister Gladys Hyde.
The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m.
A funeral will be at McKoon Funeral Home chapel Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Riley and the Rev. Searcy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are brothers, Bobby and Martha Sewell of Newnan, Lee and Emily Sewell of Marietta, Ga. and Thomas Sewell of Pasadena, Texas; sisters, Dot Watkins of Newnan, Sara Stewart of Newnan and Annie Parham of Newnan.
Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 1504 Macedonia Rd., Newnan, Ga. 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Elegal Slaton Wilson
Mrs. Elegal Slaton Wilson of Fayetteville, Ga., died Feb. 20, 2003.
Surviving is son, Stanley Wilson, Fayetteville; sisters, Mrs. Madjorie Thompson, Tyrone, Mrs. Grace Lanier, Tyrone, Mrs. Doris Meacham, Newnan, Mrs. Mertie Eubanks, Newnan, Mrs. Jerline Chambers, Forest Park, Mrs. Helen Howard, Gainesville; brother, Thomas Slaton, Newnan; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Dr. J. W. Wallis and Dr. David Chancey officiating. Burial in Holly Hill Memorial Park
The family was receiving friends Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Mrs. Mattie Broome Harris
Mrs. Mattie Broome Harris, 91, of Madras, Ga., died Feb. 19, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
Mrs. Harris was born August 16, 1911 in Carroll County to the late Alvah and Margaret (Hanson) Broome.
A funeral will be at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan Friday Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Hicks will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Davis, Johnny Brimer, Oliver (Sonny) Gentry, Jerome McDowell, James Ferrell and Garfield Cannon.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.
Mrs. Harris was a resident of the Madras community since 1948 and a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church. She was a spinner with American Thread. She was preceded in death by husband, Mike Powell Harris.
Surviving are daughter, Joyce Harris McDowell of Palmetto; son and daughter-in-law, Monty and Lynda Harris of Palmetto; grandson and wife, Troy and Sherrie Harris of Palmetto; granddaughter, Tammy Harris of Palmetto; sister, Betty White of Buchanan; sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Johnny Gilbert Horsley Sr.
Mr. Johnny Gilbert Horsley Sr. of Newnan, Ga., died Feb. 16, 2003 at The LaGrange Hospice.
Affectionately known as "Bubba" and "Bow Wow" to friends and loved ones, he was born Jan. 16, 1933, the fourth sibling to the late Robert and Jimmie Lou Horsley.
He served in the the Korean War. After returning home he joined the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and was later ordained as a Deacon. He was employed at the William L Bonnell Company for many years, Tolbert's as a mechanic, The Newnan Times-Herald and Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.
He married Mary Helen Moreland Horsley, and they were blessed with six wonderful children.
A funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church with Rev. J. T. Coleman, eulogist, assisted by Rev. Dana Graham and Rev. H. A. Bowles. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Surviving are daughters, Jennie Lou Horsley, Newnan, Nancy Barker, Clinton, MD, Melvinoir Moreland, Gay, Ga., Janette Nelson, Warner Robins; two sons, Johnny G. Horsley Jr. of Newnan and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jerome (Phyllis) Horsley, Franklin; sisters, Mr. Christola Partridge, Mrs. Bettye Gibbons, Mrs. Helen Berry, all of Newnan; Mrs. Annette Meadows, Atlanta; brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Frances) Horsley, Charleston, S.C., Mr. Willie C. Horsley, Newnan, Mr. Horace Horsley, Mattopen, MA; mother-in-law, Rosa Mae Moreland; aunts, Mrs. Oneter Parks, Newnan, Mrs. Ethel Hatney and Mrs. Catherine Chisom, Atlanta; sixteen children; twelve great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Garnett Echols
Mr. Garnett Echols, 71, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, February 7, 2003 at Alvista Healthcare Center in Greenville, Ga.
Mr. Echols was born April 18, 1931 in Coweta County. He was the ninth child of Mr. Jody Echols and Mrs. Cora Robinson Echols.
Seven siblings and one son, William Echols, preceded him in death.
Mr. Echols was employed at Binion Tire Company from 1974 until 2000.
A funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Summer Hill Baptist Church in Moreland. Rev. J. T. Coleman will officiate, assisted by Rev. Willie Geter, Rev. Clifford Davis and other ministers. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Family friends will serve as pallbearers.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Geter Echols; sister, Rosia Mae Moreland; nephew, Bennie Moreland; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Geneva) Daniel of Newnan, Mrs. Carla R. Lyman of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepson, Gregory Geter, Broadview, IL.; ten grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; and other relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.