Mrs. Ada (Hoskins) Flowers
Mrs. Ada (Hoskins) Flowers, 64, of Newnan, Ga., died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East in Newnan.
She was born April 7, 1938 in Harlan County, Kentucky, daughter of James M. Hoskins and Elizabeth Taylor Flowers.
Surviving are her husband, Bill Flowers; daughter, Beth Flowers of Newnan; four sisters, May Teems of Austell, Ga., Carolyn Cooper of Dalton, Ga., Vera Young of Dalton, Ga. and Sheila Campbell of Dalton, Ga.; three brothers, Robert Hoskins of Middletown, Ohio, James Hoskins of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Curtis Hoskins of Austell, Ga.
The family was receiving friends Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. A funeral was 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20 with Rev. F. D. McWhorter officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Allie (Walker) Brannon
Mrs. Allie Brannon, 92, of Newnan, died Friday, March 14, 2003 at her home.
Born in Carroll County on Feb. 11, 1911, she was the daughter of L.A. Walker and Dora Walker.
She is survived by a grandson, Dr. Hal Holbrook Jr. of California; a daughter-in-law, Myrtice Holbrook of Atlanta; and many great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home on Saturday, March 22, 2003, between noon and 2 p.m. The service will be held at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Reverend Searcy Jackson officiating.
Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bernice Hilley Bridges
Mrs. Bernice Hilley Bridges, of Newnan, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at her home.
She was born in Whitesburg Aug. 7, 1920, to the late Jack B. and Beulah Dukes Hilley. She was married for 50 years to Alvin Freeman Bridges, who preceded her in death.
For many years she touched countless lives as a nurse at Newnan Hospital and in the medical practice of Dr. James Bryant in Newnan. She was a longtime member of Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Brenda Bridges Songer and her husband Jerry Songer of Newnan, and Charles Jackson Bridges and his wife Carol Bridges of Emporia, Kansas; a granddaughter, Tabitha Collicott Hinson and her husband Alex Hinson; a great granddaughter, Ella Lawson Hinson; and a sister, Mavis Hilley Cosper of Newnan.
A funeral service will be Saturday, March 22, 2003, at 4 p.m. at the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, with Dr. Jerry Songer, Reverend Ken Norton and Reverend Searcy Jackson officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Contributions can be made to Providence Baptist Church, 918 Providence Church Road, Newnan 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carolyn Sue Hansen
Mrs. Carolyn Sue Hansen died Thursday, March 20, 2003, following an extended illness.
She was born July 29, 1959, daughter of the late Wayne P. and Wilma Garrett Whitley.
Survivors include two daughters, Courtney Crews of Douglasville and Rebecca Hansen of Newnan; one grandchild, Caleb Crews of Douglasville; two brothers, Kevin and Duane Whitley of Carrollton and Andy and Janise Whitley of Bowdon; one sister, Libby and Butch Bradley of Bowdon; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Newnan at 3 p.m., with Reverend John Riley and Reverend Carl Knowles officiating.
In accordance with Mrs. Hansen's wishes, the body was cremated. In leiu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to United Hospice, Decatur, Ga.
Nation Cremation Society, Lilburn, Ga.
Mr. Steven Walter Dingler
Mr. Steven Walter Dingler, 47, a resident of Lee County, Florida, died at his home in the Woodridge community March 15, 2003, surrounded by family and friends.
Mr. Dingler was born at Fort George G. Meade military hospital in Anne Arundel County, MD, on July 28, 1955. Being the son of an Army sergeant, he attended many schools from the east coast to the west coast, with three years overseas in Germany. After finishing high school in Naples, Fla., Mr. Dingler graduated with honors from the Culinary School of Washington, D.C., having achieved many awards for his culinary expertise. He was an avid fisherman and genealogist.
Mr. Dingler is survived by his wife, Debra Ann; stepchildren, Mark Ellis and Keri Ann Boyer, and four step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Judy Tyson and stepmother, Rebecca Dingler; sisters, Janet Boyd and Kathy Hartmann, and brother Alfred Lee Dingler; many nieces and nephew, aunt and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred L. Dingler in 1999.
A funeral will be at graveside Sunday, March 23 at 2:30 p.m. at White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
on Gordon Road in Newnan, Ga. Pastor T. Kent Fuqua of Lord of Life Lutheran Church presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Lord of Life Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3250 Mt. Zion Road, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281.
Pope-Dickson Funeral Home, Jonesboro, Ga.
Mrs. Lillian Shackelford
Mrs. Lillian Shackelford, 76, of Union City, Ga., died March 18, 2003 at her residence.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Zelma F. Carter
Mrs. Zelma F. Carter, 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died March 18, 2003, in Sharpsburg.
She was born August 30, 1922 in Carrollton, Ga. Her parents preceded her in death.
A private family service will be held Wednesday, March 19. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are daughters, Carolyn Lane of LaGrange, Ga. and Elaine Denton of Tullahoma, TN; sister, Gladys Parrish of Carrollton, Ga.; grandchildren, Cindy (Lane) Boggs of Sharpsburg, Ga., Courtney Vaughn of Tullahoma, TN, Katie Denton of Memphis, TN, Christy Alexander of Jonesboro, Ga.; great-grandchild, Olivia Boggs of Sharpsburg.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Barbara Joyce Nowinski
Mrs. Barbara Joyce Nowinski, 58, of Benifield Drive, Lavonia, Ga., died March 17, 2003.
Mrs. Nowinski was born November 12, 1944 in Newnan, Ga., daughter of the late Duke and Frances Coggin Ferrell.
She was affiliated with AutoZone, Lavonia Distribution Center, where she worked as an order selector. She was a member of the Lavonia Church of God.
Surviving are her husband of 18 years, Harry Nowinski; three daughters, Kathy Hambrick of Bethlehem, Ga., Cindy Benifield of Buford, Ga., and Jenny Isom of Lavonia, Ga.; six grandsons, two granddaughters and many friends.
The family is receiving friends at Hamby Funeral Home in Lavonia Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 and 19 from 6-8 p.m.
A funeral is Thursday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Lavonia Church of God with Bishop Willard R. Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial in Lavonia City Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Roy Benifield, Walter Napier, Eric Stephens, Scott Hambrick, Brad Brown and Kane Isom.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, Ga. 30096.
Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, Ga.
Mr. Tom Max Neal Sr.
Mr. Tom Max Neal Sr., 74, of Grandma Branch Road, Grantville, Ga., died Friday, March 14 at Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Ga.
Mr. Neal was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Cherokee County, Ga., son of the late Mr. Jesse M. Neal and the late Mrs. Della Chastain Neal. He was a truck driver and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Moreland, Ga.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Miller Neal of Grantville; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom Max and Trish Neal Jr. of Jonesboro and Steven G. and Teresa Neal of Blountville, TN; sisters, Beatrice Young of Pine Lodge, Ga. and Frances Poynter of Corbin, KY; brothers, Robert David Neal of Knoxville, TN, Frank Eugene Neal of Kingston, GA, Bill Neal of Cartersville and J. M. Neal of Adairsville; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be Sunday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m. from the Faith Baptist Church in Moreland, GA with Dr. Greg Hunter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in honor of Mr. Tom Max Neal Sr. to Faith Baptist Church, 240 Bexton Road, Moreland, GA 30259.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family via www.jones-wynn.com.
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica, Ga.
Ms. Parrie L. Poythress
Ms. Parrie L. Poythress, of Newnan, Ga. died March 13, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
She was born June 8, 1912 in Heard County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Poythress. She was a member of the Burns Chapel United Methodist Church and served faithfully until her health failed.
A funeral will be Tuesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home. The Rev. W. J. Johnson officiating, assisted by evangelist Helen Poythress, Rev. J. Coleman, Rev. Grady Vaughn and Rev. B. Poythress. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family friends.
Surviving are brother, Rev. and Mrs. Brinson Poythress of Atlanta; sister, Mrs. Molly Bonner of Newnan; a host of nieces and nephews.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Calla Hydrick Evans
Mrs. Calla Hydrick Evans, 94, formerly of Valdosta, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Budd Terrace in Atlanta.
Mrs. Evans was born Dec. 23, 1908, in Wagener, S.C., to the late Robert Boyd Hydrick and Hattie Gunter Hydrick. She graduated from Winthrop College and went on to earn her masters degree from Peabody College.
Mrs. Evans met her husband, Dr. Marvin R. Evans, while both were teaching at Berry College. Dr. Evans died in 1997.
Mrs. Evans lived in Valdosta for 48 years and taught math at Valdosta High School. She was a charter member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church where she was president of the WSCS and teacher of the PARAM Sunday School Class. She served as president of the Valdosta Georgia Educator's Association and the American Association of University Women.
Mrs. Evans was a member of the Garden Club and an avid bridge player. After moving to Arbor Terrace in 1994, she made new friendships, especially in the Paty Sunday School Class at Decatur United Methodist Church.
A funeral will be held Monday, March 17, 2003, at 1 p.m. at A.S. Turner and Sons, Decatur. The Rev. Grafton Pressley will officiate, and burial will be in Southview Cemetery
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Susanne and Carey Smith of Marietta; daughter Martha Evans of Avondale Estates; and grandchildren Chelsea and Lee Brantley, Georgia Anne Smith, Russell Smith, Elizabeth Smith, and Ian Smith, all of Marietta.
A.S. Turner and Sons, Decatur.
Mrs. Odessa Kent
Mrs. Odessa Betts Kent, 88, of Hogansville, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Newnan Hospital West.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, March 17, in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Milton Hall, the Rev. R. C. Prescott, and the Rev. Wesley Boatman will officiate and interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery
The family will receive friends today at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Jeff Kent, Jay Kent, Bob Kent, Danny Kent, Steven Prescott, Jay Bone, Jim Christian and Mike Christian.
Mrs. Kent was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Lee country, Alabama, daughter of the late Robert Leroy Betts and the late Ida Plant Betts. She lived in Hogansville most of her life, was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansville, and was the wife of the late Robert Louie Kent, Sr.
Survivors include seven daughters and their husbands; Kathryn and Raymond Christian of Brownsboro, Ala., Mary Gladney of McDonough, Barbara Albert Cargill of Aurora, Col., Rose and Coley Bone of Oxford, Peggy and Jim Seymour and Agnes and Francis Driessens, all of Hogansville, and Bonnie and James Morgan of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three sons and their wives Skeet and Virginia Kent of Hogansville, Jack and Johnie Kent of Franklin, and Buck and Barbara Kent of Conyers; one sister, Alice Hammond of Hogansville; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Kent.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nettie Lavern King
Nettie Lavern King, 78, who lived most of her life in the Cole Corner Community, died Thursday at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was born in Jonesboro, was a homemaker, and a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Billy King, in 2000; a son, David King, in 1989; and by her parents, Calvin and Mary Robinson.
Survivors include; one son, Billy James King of Newnan; two daughters, Retha Lackey and Mary Lackey, both of Jonesboro, Ar.; one sister, Dorothy King of Benton, Ar.; one half sister, Sharon Edmonston of Houston, Tx.; four grandchildren, Scott Lackey, Selena Bloodworth, Angela Lackey and John Hayes; five great grandchildren, Bret Bloodworth, Kasen Bloodworth, Skylar Lackey, Miranda Hayes and Christian Hayes.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Emerson Memorial Chapel with Bro. Danny Elrod officiating. Burial followed in the Unity Cemetery
under the direction of the Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Pallbearers were; Joe Tubbs, Jerry Tubbs, Jim Tubbs, Pat Taylor, Chris Bloodworth and Scott Lackey. Honorary pallbearers included members of her Sunday School Class at the Unity Missionary Baptist Church.
Contributions can be made to Unity Missionary Baptist Church, 77 CR 131, Jonesboro, Ar. 72404 or the St. Bernard's Development Foundation, 223 E. Jackson, Jonesboro, Ar. 72401.
The Emerson Funeral Home.
Mr. Mitchell Harrison Dodd
Mr. Mitchell Harrison Dodd died March 12, 2003.
Born December 19, 1960 in Atlanta, Ga. Graduated Headland High School Class of 1979, Georgia Tech Class of 1985, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Professional Engineer, State of Georgia.
Survivors include his mother, Lucille Dodd and sister Jennifer Sage of Newnan, Ga.; father, John H. Dodd of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sister, Melinda West of Greenville, S.C.; and brother Robert Dodd of Scottsdale, Arizona. Survived also by nephew Drew Sage and nieces Emily Sage and Mattie Dodd, who were greatly loved by Mitchell.
A funeral will be Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral home. Dr. Tom Daugherty officiating. Burial in Westminster Memorial Gardens.
The family was receiving friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and will have visitation again Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Mr. Edwin Preston Duke
Mr. Edwin Preston Duke, 76, of Barnesdale Way, Albany, Ga., died Friday, March 14, 2003, at his residence following protracted illness.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga. with Dr. Walter Burgess officiating.
A native of Newnan, Mr. Duke had lived in Albany since 1961 and was retired from Southern Bell. Mr. Duke also served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jewell Duke of Albany; children, Barbara Player of Marietta, Ga., Jon Duke of Madison, Ga., and Dennis Duke of Albany; six grandchildren, Nicholas Black, Christopher Black, Nina Peskiris, Holly Duke, Ethan Duke and Nathan Duke; brother, John G. Duke of Albany, several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1812, Albany, GA 31702 or ACTO, c/o Albany Outreach Center, 314 N. Jefferson St., Albany, GA 31702.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2-4 p.m.
You may sign the guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories with the family of Mr. Duke by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors, Albany, Ga.
Mrs. Mable F. Hines
Mrs. Mable F. Hines, 88, of Newnan, Ga., died March 13, 2003.
She was born July 18, 1914 to the late King and Mary Ferrell. She joined the White Oak Grove Baptist Church at an early age. Later she joined the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
In May 1932 she married James Edward Hines. To this marriage two daughters were born, both of whom preceded her in death, Mary "Baby Ray" and Irene. Mrs. Hines' husband James also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sisters, Eunice Adams and Eula Mae Hill; nine grandchildren (one preceded her in death, Bernice Cofer), Dianne McDay, James Lee Robinson, Louise Starks, Willene Arnold, Charlene Johnson, Norris Robinson, Angela Williams and Tony Young; 19 great-grandchildren (two preceded her in death, Micki and LaTonya); 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Moreland. Pastor Tildon Colton eulogist, assisted by other ministers. Burial in Eastview Cemetery. Family friends will serve as pallbearers.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Charles R. Pressley
Mr. Charles R. Pressley, 56, of the Corinth Community, died Thursday, March 13, 2003 at Alvista Healthcare in Greenville, Ga.
A funeral was 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Dr. Bob Atkins will officiate, and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery.
Mr. Pressley was born September 7, 1946 in Atlanta, son of the late James and Mildred Tanner Pressley. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and had lived at Corinth for the past 15 years. He retired from AT&T in Atlanta after 30 years of service and was a member of the Communication Workers of America.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy J. Pressley of Corinth; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles R. Pressley Jr. of Atlanta and Alan and Laurie Gallaway of Hogansville; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Ken Powell of Dayton, Tenn.; three sisters, Kay Martinuska of Covington, Denise Ognebene of Mableton, and Jean Barr of Griffin; three grandchildren, Christopher Alan Hart, Mallory Gallaway, and Alyssa Powell.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.