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Date: Thursday, 12 April 2012, at 3:41 p.m.

Mr. Jeremy Shearer
Mr. Jeremy Shearer of Fairburn, Ga., died January 31, 2003.

He was born August 15, 1976 in Clayton County, Ga.

Surviving are mother and step-father, Darlene and Ary Tarpley of Fairburn; father, Tommy Shearer of Bremen; sisters, Sheila Cearley of Newnan, Amanda Etheridge of Newnan, Heather Tarpley of Sharpsburg; brothers, Jason Tarpley of Fairburn, Chris Tarpley of Moreland; grandparents, Coley Howard of Fairburn, Bill and Winona Shearer of Bremen.

A funeral will be Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. Calvin Smith officiating. Burial in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.

Mr. John Robert Smith
Mr. John Robert Smith died at his residence in the Rico Community January 31, 2003.

He was born April 24, 1919 to James B. and Nora Bilssett Smith. He was a Navy veteran, member of Providence Baptist Church in Rico and owner of Smith Grocery Store in Rico for more than 52 years. He was an active member of the Rico Community his entire life.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Calvin Smith and an infant son.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Kathleen Smith of Rico; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Kenneth Smith of Rico, James Burnett Smith and his wife, Wanda, of Rico; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Smith Pate and her husband William of Whitesburg, Susan Smith Storey and her husband Randall of Newnan; brothers, Joe B. Smith of Rico and William Harold Smith of Fayetteville; sisters, Estelle Smith Rhodes of Florida, Betty Smith Melear of Rico, Virginia Smith Harper of Wisonsin, Lucy Smith Long of Rico; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

A funeral will be Sunday, Feb. 2 at Providence Baptist Church in Roco with Rev. Searcy Jackson and Rev. Kenneth Koon officiating. The service will be at 3 p.m. with remains placed in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the service time. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Lenihan, Bobby Lyle, David Goode, Carl Melear, Patrick Long and Bill Rhodes.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Bill Wright
Mr. Bill Wright of Fairburn, Ga., died January 30, 2003.

Mr. Wright was the former owner of Wright Funeral Home in Fairburn and retired after 55 years of service to the funeral profession. He was born July 31, 1928 in Lafayette, Ga.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Wright, Fairburn; daughters and sons-in-law, Steve and Renee McGehee, Savannah, Ga.; Maurice and Sharon Gass, Lafayette, Ga.; Mike and Vickie Talentino, Newnan; Van and Kathy Beasley, Stapleton, AL; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jill Hardy, Zebulon; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Dr. Tom Daugherty and Dr. Reid Buckelew officiating. Burial in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291.

The family was receiving friends Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home.

Parrott Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Bruce L. Bannister, Sr.
Mr. Bruce L. Bannister, Sr. of Tyrone, formerly of East Point died Saturday, March 29, 2003 from respiratory infection.

Mr. Bannister was born March 5, 1928 in Fulton County to the late Joe Claude, Sr. and Lillie Bell Bannister. He was retired from RR Publications of Atlanta. Mr. Bannister was a veteran of the Korean War. He loved East Point and served as City Councilman for eight years and mayor for three terms. He was also Fulton County Commissioner for two terms. Mr. Bannister was a member of First Baptist Church of East Point.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of East Point with Dr. J.W. Wallis officiating. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Entombment will be at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Fairburn. The family will receive friends at Carmichael-Hemperly Funeral Home, East Point on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bannister, D.C. Bence, Sam Brownlee, Billy Gray, Keith Hall, Allen Hodges, Everett Smith and Russell Switzer.

Survivors include his wife Ethel Martin Bannister; son Bruce L. Bannister, Jr. and daughter-in-law Stephanie; grandsons Justin and Ryan Bannister; brothers, Joe C. Bannister, Jr. of Tyrone, Harvey Neal Bannister of LaGrange; and nieces and nephews.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan.

Mrs. Dalah W. Pearson
Mrs. Dalah W. Pearson, 96, of Luthersville, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.

The family gratefully declines the gift of flowers and food.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.

Mr. Lloyd Billy Reese Jr.
Mr. Lloyd Billy Reese Jr., 51, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

Mr. Reese was born Jan. 27, 1952, in Newnan, the only child of Mrs. Mary S. Reese and the late Lloyd Reese, Sr. He joined Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age and attended for many years. He attended Central High School in Newnan and graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington D.C. Mr. Reese served two years in the U.S. Air Force.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Moses Woodruff, Jr., pastor; the Rev. J.T. Coleman, eulogist, and assistants the Revs. Rufus Smith Sr., and Hulon Kemp. Burial will be in the Eastview Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at 60 Savannah Street at 1 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Benjamin Teagle, Clarence Freeman, Jr., Andre Clowers, Sylvester Render, James Williams, and Victor Daniels. Flower attendants will be Barbara Berry, Marda Robinson, Lucille Brooks, Ann Tucker, Patricia Morris, and Regina Brewster.

The family will receive friends at Sellers-Smith Funeral Home on Monday, March 31, 2003, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Surviving are his wife, Monique C. Reese; mother Mary S. Reese; sister Carolyn Reese Henderson; children Erin Darun Teagle, Dominique ReTonya Reese, and Dushawn Avery Calhoun; granddaughter Shabrica Lasha Prather; mother-in-law Lula Allen and her husband Donald; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Sellers Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Clifford David Bone
Mr. Clifford David Bone, 45, died Friday, March 28, 2003. Mr. Bone was born in Newnan. He lived in Guntersville, AL and worked as a carpenter.

Mr. Bone is survived by his mother, Nellie Ruth Reynolds-Bone; his fiance, Octavia Stewart; one son, Justin David Bone; two daughters, Natasha Nicole Bone and Leah Marie Bone; two sisters, Susan Lee Millians and Marilyn Anne Beckom. In addition to his father, Charles Clifford Bone, he was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Bone.

Visitation was held Saturday at Mckoon Funeral home.

The funeral service will be held today at Oak Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Reverend Franklin Treadwell will officiate.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Alma Carter
Mrs. Alma Carter, 87, of Newnan, died Friday, March 28, 2003 at LaGrange Hospice after an extended illness. Mrs. Carter was born in Texas, Georgia to Joseph and Della Cassell in 1916. She lived most of her life in Newnan. As a homemaker, she loved cooking for her family and playing in her garden. She enjoyed helping people and discussing the Bible with her friends. She attended Welcome Road Baptist Church.

Mrs. Carter is survived by four sons; Larry Caldwell of Hogansville, Jackie Caldwell of New Orleans, Louisiana, Sam Caldwell of Glenn, Georgia and David Key of Newnan; a daughter, Denise Vincent of Gainesville; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home today at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2003 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Thomas Shannon officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. William Lee "Billy" Crawford
Mr. William Lee "Billy" Crawford, 39, of Greenville, Ga., formerly of Senoia, Ga., died at his home Thursday, March 27, 2003.

He was born in Newnan, but spent most of his life in Senoia. Although born deaf, Mr. Crawford taught himself to talk and was a very intelligent and understanding person. He was loving and kind to everyone. His hobby and passion in life was watching Nascar racing.

Mr. Crawford is survived by his father, Mr. Lonnie Arrington of Senoia; sister, Mrs. Betty J. Arrington Dewberry and her husband, Ronald, of Newnan; two brothers, Junior Arrington of Newnan and Larry Arrington of Griffin; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at graveside at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at Wesley Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 34 in Franklin, Ga, with the Rev. Jody Mitchell officiating.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Ms. Anna Louise Demmons
Ms. Anna Louise Demmons, 57, of Decatur, Ga., died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

She was born July 30, 1945 in Atlanta, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Mr. John Favor and Willie Bell Davis, and was the wife of the late Dewitt Demmons.

Louise, as she was fondly known, lived a good and long life among many special friends and family.

She was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Johnnie Key Weaver; and brother, Horace Davis.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Ronald Davis (Cathy) of Atlanta, Ga., Carlton Lee Taylor Jr. (Penni) of Newnan; daughter, Carla LaVette Taylor (Terry) of Newnan; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ms. Winnie Ruth Davis of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Barbara Ann) Webbs of Decatur, Ga.; brother, Sammy Davis of Decatur, Ga.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be Saturday in Stone Mountain. In accordance with Ms. Demmons' wishes, the body was cremated.

Meadow Mortuary, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hemmings
Mrs. Rosie Lee Hemmings, 92, formerly of Newnan, Ga., died March 25, 2003 in Tacoma, Washington.

She was born June 13, 1910 to the late Willie and Jennie Lewis Bennett. Her husband, Henry Grady Hemmings, preceded her in death. She had been employed in the East Newnan textile mills.

Surviving are son, Henry Hemmings and wife Nancy of Tacoma, WA; grandchildren, Ronnie Hemmings and his wife, Lisa, and Brian Wheatley and his wife, Lisa; great-grandchildren, Ronnie, Jonathan and Crystal Hemmings, and Sarah, Carson and Alice Wheatley. An extended family of nieces and nephews includes Linda Bennett of Newnan.

Visitation was Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

A funeral will be Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Eley officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hemmings, Tommy Barnes, Buddy Barnes, Bobby Lassetter, Bobby Hemmings and Elliott Proctor.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hemmings
Mrs. Rosie Lee Hemmings, 92, formerly of Newnan, Ga., died March 25, 2003 in Tacoma, Washington.

She was born June 13, 1910 to the late Willie and Jennie Lewis Bennett. Her husband, Henry Grady Hemmings, preceded her in death. She had been employed in the East Newnan textile mills.

Surviving are son, Henry Hemmings of Tacoma, WA; grandchildren, Ronnie Hemmings and his wife, Lisa, and Brian Wheatley and his wife, Lisa; great-grandchildren, Ronnie, Jonathan and Crystal Hemmings, and Sarah, Carson and Alice Wheatley. An extended family of nieces and nephews includes Linda Bennett of Newnan.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

A funeral will be Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Eley officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hemmings, Tommy Barnes, Buddy Barnes, Bobby Lassetter, Bobby Hemmings and Elliott Proctor.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Olivia W. Murphy
Mrs. Olivia Washington Murphy, 85, of Hogansville, Ga., died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at Haven House Hospice in Atlanta, Ga.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Burial will be in Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Hogansville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Murphy was born September 14, 1917 in Carroll County, daughter of the late Oliver Thomas Washington and the late Dora Rigsby Washington. She had lived at Hogansville since 1953, was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Hogansville, and was the wife of the late Rev. Nathan M. Murphy.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Jean Murphy of Hogansville, Danny and Jackie Murphy of Newnan, and David and Peggy Murphy of Brooks; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Danny Johnson of Albany; eleven grandchildren, Sharon Murphy, Carol Murphy, Marty Murphy, Allison Robinson, Sheri Duncan, Derek Murphy, Daphne Johnson, D. J. Johnson, Jennifer Robinson, Lynn Garrett, and Jim Glazier; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.

Miss Amy Fay Rivers
Miss Amy Fay Rivers, 16, of Franklin, Ga., died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 in Heard County after sustaining injuries in a car accident.

Miss Rivers was born December 2, 1986 in Carroll County, Ga., beloved daughter of Bryan Keith Rivers and Sharon Hallmark Rivers. Amy was one of Heard County High School's most beautiful and popular sophomores. Her beautiful smile was one that attracted people of all ages and backgrounds. Her soft spoken voice and bubbly personality made her a shoulder to lean to many of her schoolmates. One student said, "If Amy were here she would know just what to say to ease this awful pain I'm feeling." She was an Honor Roll student and a member of VICA.

Amy gave her life to Christ as a young girl, but only recently in July 2002 joined the Macedonia Baptist Church in Ephesus, Ga. and was baptized. Her mother remembers fondly the times Amy helped her with her Sunday School class of little children. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing for friends and family. She was also a talented poet. One could not write about Amy without saying her favorite pastime was shopping. She adored her family and boyfriend Todd. Her delightful spirit is one that will never pass from the memory of those who knew and loved her.

A funeral will be Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at Victory Road Baptist Church in Veal, Ga. with the Reverends Wayne Brown, Ronnie Croft, and Amy's uncles the Reverends Carlton and Lemuel Rivers officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Surviving are her mother and father Sharon and Keith Rivers of Franklin, Ga.; sister and brother, Anna and Adam Rivers, both of Franklin, Ga.; maternal grandmother, Mozelle Hallmark, also of Franklin, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Barbara Rivers of Carrollton, Ga. and Floyd and Jill Rivers, also of Franklin, Ga.; several aunts and uncles, cousins and a host of adoring friends.

A memorial scholarship has been established in Miss Rivers' name. Contributions may be sent to Heard County Comprehensive High School, 545 Main Street, Franlkin, Ga. 30217.

Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mr. Cleodus Bryant Jr.
Mr. Cleodus Bryant Jr. of Carrollton, Ga., died March 25, 2003 in Columbus, Ga.

A funeral will be Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Charles L. Thomas officiating, assisted by other ministers. Burial in Carrollton City Cemetery.

He was born December 20, 1956 in Carroll County. One brother, Mr. Autry Bryant, preceded him in death.

Surviving are son, Brandon Bryant, Philadelphia, PA; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleodus Bryant Sr. of Carrollton; brothers, Calvin Bryant and Kimberly Bryant of Carrollton and Lemuel (Margaret) Lindsey of College Park; sisters, Ms. Cleo McIntosh and Ms. Angela Carroll of Carrollton and Ms. Katrina Lindsey of College Park; a host of other relatives and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Jerry Flournoy
Mr. Jerry Flournoy, 71, of Los Angeles, California, and a former resident of Grantville, Ga., died Saturday, March 22, 2002 in Pasadena, California.

A funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 28 at graveside in Grantville Cemetery with the Rev. Timothy McDowell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-9 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Flournoy was born October 28, 1931 in Grantville, son of the late Brock and Louise Jackson Flournoy. A resident of Los Angeles for a number of years, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired from Crown Oldsmobile.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Flournoy of South Bend, Indiana and Michael Flournoy of Concord, New Hampshire; daughter, Mary Louise Hamilton of Mishawaka, Indiana; sister, Betty Harris of Fairburn; extended family in California, Barbara Cross, Cynthia Ellis, Joseph Cross and Michelle Curtis; 16 grandchildren; four nieces.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.

Mrs. Evelyn Virginia Whitlock
Mrs. Evelyn Virginia Whitlock, 79, of Grace Assisted Living, Douglasville, Ga., formerly of Wallis Road, Villa Rica, Ga., died Thursday, March 20, 2003.

Mrs. Whitlock, a native of Coweta County, was born February 13, 1924 to the late Carl Alfred Dingler and Emily Velma Garner Dingler.

She was a homemaker, mother and member of New Lebanon Baptist Church in Coweta County.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Pauline and Randall M. Burson, Carrollton, Gail Whitlock, Marietta; sons and daughter-in-law, Carl Whitlock, Mike and Linda Whitlock, both of Villa Rica; sister, Dorothy Vaughn, Newnan; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis N. Whitlock.

A funeral was Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Almon Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Hines and Rev. Keith Hancock officiating.

Pallbearers were Mark Burson, Jeff Burson, Lonny Whitlock, Casey Whitlock, Doc Whitlock, Michael Hines, Rick Roberson and Keith Taylor. Burial was at Midway Macedonia Baptist Church.

Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton, Ga.

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