Ms. Paula Bedell Steel
Ms. Paula Bedell Steel of Newnan, Ga., died April 20, 2003.
She is survived by fiance Ralph Polohaske of Newnan; mother, Audry Bedell; sisters, Sharon Bruito and Sandra White, all of Odessa, TX.
At Ms. Steel's request, no services were held.
Metro Crematory, Peachtree City, Ga.
Mrs. Frances J. Cason
Mrs. Frances J. "Honeymama" Cason of Sharpsburg died Monday, April 28, 2003.
Mrs. Cason was a member of Arnco Baptist Church in Newnan and was also a member of the Fairburn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Miles Cason and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. C A. (Myra) Jernigan, Sharpsburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford (Pat) Cason, Rock Springs, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Yolande) Cason, Lithonia; grandchildren, Pamela Tufts, Paul C. Jernigan, Philip C. Jernigan, Phoebe Williams, William Cason Jr., Yvonne Betsill, Cheryl Chandler, Juanita Tucker, Scott Cason; 17 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be Wednesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Dr. C. A. Jernigan, Rev. William Cason Jr. and Rev. Dwight L. Moody officiating. Burial will be in Holly Hill.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Mr. W. G. Gray
Mr. W. G. Gray, 86, will be remembered at a funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, South Carolina, with burial in Barnwell County Memorial Park Cemetery by the airport.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Folk Funeral Home.
Mr. Gray, widower of Maggie Costley Gray, died Monday, April 28. He was born in Carroll County, Ga. and was a son of the late Otis and Leila Boatright Gray. He formerly worked construction at the Savannah River Plant, was a member of Local Boiler Maker's Union in Charleston, a member of Hope Masonic Lodge #126. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are daughters, Gail Baxley and Audrey Gray, both of Williston; sons, Gordon Gray of Williston, Stanley and Earl Gray, both of Aiken; sister, Nellie Payne of Newnan, Ga.; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild, Maggie Chavis.
Folk Funeral Home, Williston, S.C.
Mr. William B. (Bill) Rainwater
Mr. William B. (Bill) Rainwater of Riverdale, Ga., died April 27, 2003.
He was born in Fulton County, Ga. Sept. 11, 1942.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Edna E. R. Rainwater of Riverdale; children, Carey and Missy Dowd of Sharpsburg, Kelley and Ronald Bennett of Senoia; mother, Louise M. Rainwater of Newnan; sisters, Donna Fordham of Riverdale, Peggy and Phil Cantrell of Columbus Ga., Trissa Moss of Stockbridge, Millie Hollingsworth of Logansville; grandchildren, Brad, Trent, Jordan, Ally and Kevin; nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Riverdale with remains placed in state at 10 a.m. Rev Jeff Lowe officiated. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Rainwater's remains will be taken to Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah, TN for visitation Wednesday night, April 30, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral will be at graveside Thursday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Etowah, TN.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga.
Mr. Tom Royal Jr.
Mr. Thomas "Tom" Butler Royal Jr., 67, died Saturday, April 26, 2003.
Mr. Royal was born January 10, 1936 in Fulton County, Ga. and grew up in Homestead, Florida. As a child, Mr. Royal survived polio, which struck him at the age of ten. He became the poster boy for the March of Dimes.
He was a graduate of the University of Miami where he studied radio and TV. He worked for the International Paper Company in Homestead, Fla., and in North Miami. He then moved to Georgia where he was employed with the Atlanta Crackers' baseball organization. In 1962 he moved to Newnan and worked as a radio announcer for WCOH. He married Gail Nicholson, a Newnan High School English teacher, in 1963. He worked in purchasing at Playtex and Royal Molded in Newnan. Later, he worked part-time at Wal-Mart in Newnan and was involved in restaurants locally.
Tom contributed much to the athletic scene in Newnan. He announced baseball, football and basketball games, thereby earning the title, "The Voice of the Cougars." Tom was a member of the Jaycees, the Elks Club, the Newnan Players Theater Group, and the First Baptist Church of Newnan.
His wife, Gail Royal of Newnan, Ga., and two children survive him, Scott Thomas Royal of Newnan and Kelly Leigh Touchstone of Newnan. His mother, Audrey Royal of Peachtree City, Ga. and four brothers also survive him, Jack Royal of Boston, Massachusetts, Bill Royal of Senoia, Ga., Dan Umbach of Newnan, Ga. and Jim Royal of Peachtree City, Ga.; two grandchildren, Thomas William Touchstone and Sophia Audrey Royal, both of Newnan, along with many other relatives.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at First Baptist Church in Newnan, Ga. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Donations in memory of Tom Royal and payable to the March of Dimes may be sent to Kelly Touchstone at 3 Plum Lane, Newnan, Ga. 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Charles Teal
Mr. Charles Teal, 63, of Rhome, Texas, died April 27, 2003 in Dallas, Texas.
He was born August 8, 1939 in Fairburn, Ga. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired as the Boyd, Texas, ISD Maintenance Director. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Teal.
A funeral will be Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 4 p.m. at Aurora Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Witers and Rick Stokes will officiate. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Nix, W. C. Nix, Brad Adcock, Preston Nix, Caleb Pulliam, Terry Pulliam, Hunter Nix and Ned Adcock.
Surviving are wife, Judy Teal; daughters, Sandra Pulliam and husband Terry, and Donna Fountain and husband Terry; step-daughter, Tammy Adcock and husband Brad; Stepsons, Scott Nix and wife Kelly, W. C. Nix and wife Jennifer, Preston Nix and wife Mary Beth; 12 grandchildren, Melissa Pulliam, Caleb Pulliam, Caroline Pulliam, Charles Fountain, Hunter Nix, Jade Nix, Kameron Nix, Kalison Nix, Payton Nix, Preston Nix, Palmer Nix and Hannah Adcock; sisters, Joyce White and husband Richard, Brenda Conner, Barbara Meeks and husband Walter, Janice Campbell and husband Rodger; brothers, Clark Teal and wife Patsy, Dill Teal and wife Betty.
Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home, Boyd, Texas.
Mr. Tom Royal Jr.
Mr. Tom Royal Jr. 67, of Newnan, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, in Decatur.
Mr. Royal was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Atlanta.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Newnan. Dr. Gene Tyre will officiate. Visitation will be held following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 1776 Peachtree Street, Suite 100; Atlanta, GA, 30309.
Surviving are his wife, Gail Nicholson Royal; his mother, Audrey Royal of Peachtree City; son Scott Royal of Newnan; daughter Kelly Touchstone of Newnan; brothers Jack Royal of Boston, Mass., Bill Royal of Senoia, Dan Umbach of Newnan, and Jim Royal of Peachtree City; and grandchildren Tomas William Touchstone and Sophia Audrey Touchstone.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nancy "Penny" Watson
Mrs. Nancy "Penny" Watson, 59, of Sharpsburg, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, in Newnan.
Mrs. Watson was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Polkville, N.C.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church. Pastor Doug Anderson will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Church deacons will serve as pallbearers.
Surviving are her husband, William R. Waston; her father, Jake Mode of Polkville; sons Jason Watson of McDonough and Eric Watson of Polkville; daughter Stephanie Watson of Denver, Colo.; sister Sandy Putnam of Reidsville, N.C.; and grandchild Taylor Watson.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. John Edward Moultrie
Mr. John Edward Moultrie, 90, of Newnan, died Friday, April 25, 2003.
Born May 26, 1912, Mr. Moultrie was the son of the late John Walton and Jessie Moultrie.
He was retired from Duran-Wayland Machine Company, where he was a plant superintendent. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Woodbury Lions Club, and he was a 50-year mason with the Woodbury Masonic Lodge.
A funeral service will be held Monday, April 28, 2003, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, with Reverend Larry Patton officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Woodbury City Cemetery. Visitation is today between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Robert Lynch Moultrie Jr., William Edward Moultrie, John F. Smith, James E. Smith, Colby H. Smith and Robert G. Estes.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Martha Lynch Moultrie; sons and daughters-in-law, John Edward Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Moultrie of Atlanta, and Robert Lynch and Cheryl Moultrie of Smyrna; daughters and son-in-law, Nancy M. Smith of Sarasota Springs, NY, Martha Ann and Murray Parks of Newnan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rebecca Bartlett of Florida, Margaret and Warren Foster of Woodbury; 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First United Methodist church of Newnan building fund.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.
Mr. Thomas Carmichael
Mr. Thomas Carmichael died Monday, April 21, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.
A funeral will be Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at China Grove Baptist Church, Turin, Ga., with Rev. Harold Kilgore, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Henry Miller, Rev. Steve Dennis and Ronald Groom. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will be in the Elder's Family Cemetery in Turin. Pallbearers will be nephews. Flower ladies will be nieces. The family will assemble on the day of the service at the residence.
Thomas Carmichael was born July 12, 1915 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Carmichael in Coweta County. He joined China Grove Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board.
Surviving are wife, Mrs. Frances Carmichael; daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Cochran; son, Mr. John D. Carmichael; sister, Mrs. Mattie Hill; brother, Hubert Carmichael; grandchildren, Brian Carmichael, Mr. and Mrs. Fernando (Lynn) Carmichael, Mr. and Mrs. Trellis (Dana) Cochran, Mr. and Mrs. Tony (Natasha) Simmons, and Kimberly Puckett; nine great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and beloved friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Sallie Davis
Mrs. Sallie Davis of Newnan died April 22, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
A funeral will be Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at Summerhill Baptist Church in Moreland, Ga. Rev. Johnny T. Coleman officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Barber, Rev. Larry Bonner and other ministers. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.
She was born May 10, 1915 to the late Mr. Johnny and Mattie Thornton.
She joined the Whatley Chapel Methodist Church. After marriage to John R. Davis, she changed her membership to Summerhill Baptist Church.
Her husband and daughter, Willie Mae Towns, preceded her in death.
Surviving are sister, Annie Mae Alexander; brother, Mr. Claude Thornton; four children, Mr. Arthur L. Canady, Ms. Cathrine Canady, Mr. Jessie R. Davis and Pastor Clifford (Peggy) Davis; her beloved Betty Bradford, Mary J. Houston; two step-daughters, Ms. Eva Franklin and Mrs. Jessie K. Richardson; an abundance of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Carol M. Estes
Mrs. Carol McClain Estes, 53, of LaGrange, died Thursday, April 24, 2003 at Hospice LaGrange.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at LaGrange Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Leonard Hodge, the Rev. Sonny Weldon, and Mrs. Delores Walston will officiate. Burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
Born September 25, 1949 in Troup County, Mrs. Estes was the daughter of the late Frank and Winnie Lou Buttrum McClain. She lived in LaGrange most of her life and was a member of LaGrange Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was a graduate of West Georgia Technical College, was a licensed practical nurse, and was employed at West Georgia Medical Center.
Surviving are husband, Kenneth Estes; step-daughter, Donna Marie Estes; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and James Duke; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Toni McClain, all of LaGrange; two step-grandsons, Chuck Brooks and Lee Brooks; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger McClain.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Ms. Clotealous Lewis
Ms. Clotealous Lewis died Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at her residence.
A funeral will be Sunday, April 27, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Peachtree Street, Newnan, with Rev. Felton James, pastor, officiating assisted by Evangelist Susie Hudson, Evangelist Inez Moreland. Burial in Eastview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. On the day of the service the cortege will assemble at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Richard Baker, James Baker, Dwight Walton, Johnny White, Michael Baker, James Aaron Beasley. Flower ladies will be the Friendship Senior Ushers Board.
Clotealous Lewis was born April 3, 1940, in Bremen, Ga., to the late Marie Buttrick and Herman Lewis. She was one of six children. Her Christian life began at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Bremen, Ga. In 1974 she joined Friendship Baptist Church in Newnan where she served on the Usher Board.
Surviving are husband, Harrison Godbee; children, Lucinda Gray, Stanford (Sharon) Lewis, James Lewis, Tavares Godbee, Nordricka Godbee; grandchildren, Tiffany Gray, Samuel A. Hall III, Stanford (Tameika) Lewis Jr., Stephanie Lewis, Whitney Lewis, Blessing Lewis, Desiree, Lewis; great-grandchildren, Armani Crawford, Precious Crawford, Destiny Crawford; brothers, Larry Buttrick, Clarence Lewis, Otis and Betty Lewis, Earnest Buttrick Jr., Charles Lewis; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mr. James C. Hay
Mr. James C. Hay, 97, of Tallahassee, Fla., and a native of Hogansville, Ga., died Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at graveside in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville, with his grandson, Karl Hay, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-7 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Hay was born March 6, 1906 in Hogansville, son of the late Carl and Ira Gamble Hay. A former resident of Miami, Florida, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1970 and was retired from Gulf Life Insurance Company. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War Two and served in the Naval Reserve for many years. Mr. Hay was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, was a life member of the Tallahassee Optimist Club, was very active in AARP, and was a 53-year Mason and member of Jackson Lodge #1. He served in the first Florida Silver Haired Legislature and served on the Governor's Committee for Transportation of the Disadvantaged in Florida.
Surviving are his wife, Cora Lee Green Hay of Tallahassee; three sons, James C. Hay Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Larry V. Hay of Ft. Myers, Fla., and William L. (Pete) Hay of Havana, Fla.; one daughter, Katherine V. Rager of Antioch, Tenn.; sister, Marie Robinson of Hendersonville, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Hay may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla. 32308.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mrs. Mary Breedon
Mrs. Mary Breedon, formerly of East Point, Ga., died April 23, 2003.
Surviving are sons, Roy Wayne (Martha) Gay, Crittenden, KY; Joseph Michael (Ellen) Breedon, Sharpsburg; daughter, Mary Evelyn Flynn, Dallas, TX; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Naomi Casey, Richmond, KY.
A funeral will be Friday, April 25 at Carmichael-Hemperley Chapel, Peachtree City at 2 p.m. Minister Wendell Baggett officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn.
In leiu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Carmichael-Hemperly Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga.
Mr. Calvin E. Reese
Mr. Calvin E. Reese, 60, of Ephesus Church Road, Whitesburg, Ga., died Tuesday, April 22, 2003 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born June 25, 1942, in Carroll County to Mattie Lou Burnett Reese and the late John E. Reese.
Mr. Reese was a supervisor at the Bonnell Company in Newnan.
Survivors include his mother, Mattie Lou Reese of Piedmont, AL; son, Anthony E. "Tony" Reese, and a daughter, Susan Reese, both of Carrollton; sister, Brenda R. Amos of Amelia Island, FL; brother, Leon E. Reese of Piedmont, AL; six grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two nieces.
A funeral will be Thursday, April 24 at 4 p.m. at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel with Minister J. C. Cook officiating. Music will be rendered by Ed Ford and Nancy Waldrop. Pallbearers will be Phil Eason, Andy Henry, Randy Reese, Barry Reese, Stanley Reese, Tony Reese and Danny Eskew.
Burial will be in Ephesus Christian Church Cemetery.
Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.
Mrs. Kathryn Paxton Jones
Mrs. Kathryn Paxton Jones, 91, of Hillrise Boulevard, Johnson, City, Tennessee, died Thursday, April 17, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Jones was a Defiance, Ohio, native who had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late John Fred and Bessie Drain Paxton.
Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Ohio State University. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.
For many years she wrote a regular column on birds for the Johnson City Press. She was also a member of the Lee Herndon Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society.
Mrs. Jones was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Monday Club, the American Penwomen and the Dilettantes Book Club. She was the long-time chairwoman for the Johnson City Mayne Williams Public Library.
In additon to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Jones Jr., former publisher of Carl A. Jones Newspapers; one brother and two sisters.
Surviving are three sons, Tim P. Jones and Carleton A. Jones III, both of Johnson City, and John A. Jones, Unicoi; daughter, Alice J. Torbett, Knoxville; brother, John A. Paxton, Clevelnd, OH; sister, Janet P. Cannon, Cincinnati, OH; sister-in-law, Mrs. H. L. "Buddy" Jones, Bristol; eleven grandchildren, Timothy Derby Jones, Nashville, Courtney Jones Fussell, Memphis, Kathryn J. Link, Johnson City, Erin J. Ross, Greenville, S.C., Lauren Rebecca Jones, Johnson City, Carleton A. Jones IV, Newnan, GA, Sara Kathryn Wible, Charleston, S.C., Jacque Jones Hawks, Nashville, Robert C. Torbett, Glen Ellen, IL, David J. Torbett, Alliance, OH, and Lea Tobett Schwab, Mojnt Pleasant, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Ken Henderlight will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Steve Fox, Charles Steagall and Mrs. Jones' grandsons-in-law, Gary Schwab, Shawn Fussell, Hardy Link, Andy Ross, Cliff Hawks and Jed Wible.
Committal services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Monte Vista Burial Park.
Family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 9:40 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Morris-Baker. Memorials may be made to the Johnson City Public Library, 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via www. morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City, Tenn.