Mr. Willie Adams
Mr. Willie P. (Sonny) Adams, 56, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Newnan, Ga., died April 5, 2003, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
A funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church with the remains placed in state at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Joe Geter, pastor, the Rev. Azell Warner officiating. Burial in White Oak Grove Church cemetery.
Family and friends are asked to assemble at the residence, 164 LaGrange St., Newnan, at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Adams was born September 8, 1946 to the late Mattie Mae and Phinnizy Adams in Greenville, Ga. He was born the third of 12 children. One brother, Tony Adams, preceded him in death.
Mr. Adams, known to loved ones as "Sonny," is survivied by wife, Mrs. Mary Colton; four children, Fredrick Colton, Ms. Tonijia Teel, John A. Colton Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Colton (Trina); eight sisters and two brothers, Bobby Adams of Newnan, Rev. and Mrs. Azell Warner (Hazel) of Palmetto, Ms. Dorothy Adams of Newnan, Ms. Helen Adams of Lithia Springs, Ms. Gladys Adams, Darren Adams, Ms. Terrie Adams, Ms. Sandra Adams of College Park, Mrs. Devette Sullivan and Ms. Stephanie Adams, all of Newnan; father-in-law, John Alvin McKeever Sr. of Atlanta; brothers-in-law, Robert Meriwether, Mr. and Mrs. John McKeever Jr. (Tommie); sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lois Moreland, Mrs. Evelyn Smith and Mrs. Velma Johnson of Newnan; nine grandchildren, Jvente, Frederick, Ardacious, Valeesia, Jacqueshia, Alexander, Amiracle, Jonathan, Courtney and Qunasha'la, all of Atlanta.
Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.
Pastor Billy J. Glanton
Rev. Billy J. Glanton, 55, of Grantville, Ga., pastor of Greater Jehovah Baptist Church in Grantville, died April 8, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East in Newnan, Ga.
Rev. Glanton graduated from Greenville High School, Greenville, Ga. in 1966. He was inducted into the Army in 1966 and served in Vietnam for 2 years. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1968.
He attended Meadows Business College of LaGrange, Ga., and received a diploma in certified public accounting. He also attended West Georgia Technical School and received a certificate as an appliance repair and house wiring technician. He was employed by Sears as a service home appliance technician.
He was called into the ministry and was an assistant pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church as their second Sunday pastor. He served Macedonia for seven years.
He was called in May 2000 to pastor his membership church, Greater Jehovah Baptist Church, where he served for three years. Pastor Glanton and his wife, Sister Annette were attending BiBi (Baptist International Bible Institute) where they were third year students scheduled to graduate in May 2003. Pastor Glanton will graduate posthumously.
Pastor Glanton is survivied by his loving and devoted wife Mrs. Annette Glanton; son, Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis (Zenola) Glanton; two grandchildren; father, Mr. Billy Joe Glanton Sr.; brothers, Rev. Charlie (Wanda) Glanton, Mr. Tony Glanton, four half sisters, three step children, six grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, the Greater Jehovah Baptist Church family, the Macedonia Church family, the Sears family, the BiBi family and many, many other friends too numerous to mention.
A funeral will be Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at Greater Jehovah Baptist Church in Grantville with full military honors. The remains will lie in state from noon to 2 p.m. Rev. Charlie Glanton, eulogist, assisted by other ministers. Burial in Grantville City Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements being handled by Thrash and Sons Funeral Home, West Main Street, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Dudley Charles Hogan
Mr. Dudley Charles Hogan, 67, born November 9, 1935, a resident of Union City, Ga., died April 8, 2003 at Fayette Community Hospital.
Surviving are wife and mother of four daughters, Geraldine Hogan; daughters, Teresa McConighen, Marilyn Millians, Brenda Jurjevich, Michelle Touchstone; four granddaughters, Theresa, Tammy, Stephanie, Kelsi; three grandsons, Jody, Jason, Timmy; five great-granddaughters, Cecily, Marissa, Brianna, Megan, Cameron; three great-grandsons, Daniel, Austin, Chad; sister, Mary Alice Kee; brothers, Billy, Marvin and Eddie Hogan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Hogan and mother Annie Ruth Hogan; two sisters, Rozelle Freeman, Louise Freeman; granddaughter, Sherrie Haynes; one great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Haynes; and one niece, Vickie Freeman.
A funeral will be at Community Baptist Church April 11 at 1 p.m. with Rev. L. C. Spivey officiating.
Higgins as Holly Hill, Fairburn, Ga.
Mrs. Sue Storey
Mrs. Sue (Nanny Sue) Storey, 70, of Newnan, Ga., died April 9, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born July 27, 1932 in Cullman, Alabama, to parents Ruthie Lipham Meacham and Henry Grady Meacham.
She was retired from Playtex with 37 years of service and was a member of the Newnan Church of God.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
A funeral will be at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jeff Bowen and Rev. Gary Parrish will officiate. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 10, from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. Joe (Papa Joe) Storey; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mickey Rogers, Newnan; Lynne and Bill Billingsley, Zebulon; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Bernice Meacham, Newnan; sister and brother-in-law, Bettie Joe and Donald McClendon, Newnan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
The Rev. Billy Glanton
The Rev. Billy J. Glanton of Roger Arnold Road, Grantville, Ga., died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
Rev. Glanton, pastor of Greater Jehovah Baptist Church in Grantville, is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Annette Glanton.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Thrash and Sons Funeral Home, West Main Street, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Earnest Hardy
Mr. Earnest Hardy, 85, of Franklin, Ga., died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
A funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at New Springs Congregational Methodist Church in Heard County. The Rev. Mark Willingham, the Rev. Jimmy Henry, and the Rev. Larry McDaniel will officiate; and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Hardy was born August 20, 1917 in Heard County, son of the late Thomas and Ida Gray Hardy. A resident of Heard County most of his life, he lived in Manchester for 15 years before returning to Franklin in 1999. He was a member of the Church of God and was a retired textile loom mechanic.
Surviving are his wife, Lucille Arrington Hardy of Franklin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and James Phillips and Kathy and James Owens, all of Franklin; two sons, Billy Hardy of Villa Rica and Larry Hardy of Roopville; two sisters, Eunice McLain and Jimmie Nell Bell, both of Franklin; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Hardy; sisters, Winnie Fuller and Ina Smith; and brothers, Henry Hardy, Joe Hardy, Owen Hardy and Ormery Hardy.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mrs. Judy Thompson Stephens
Mrs. Judy Thompson Stephens, formerly of Grantville, Ga., died Friday in Glendale, Maryland.
A funeral will be Wednesday, April 9, 2003 in Maryland.
Local survivors include sisters, Ms. Virginia and Evelyn Thompson of Newnan.
Announced through the courtesy of Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. A. T. Duncan Sr.
Mr. Arthur T. Duncan Sr., 93, of Carrollton, Ga., and a former resident of Hogansville, Ga., died Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. O. C. Collins will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
Mr. Duncan was born July 12, 1909 in Carroll County, son of the late Lovic and Elzie Treadwell Duncan. A resident of Carrollton since 1989, he lived in Hogansville most of his life, was retired from Uniroyal Inc., and was a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Newnan.
Surviving are son, Art Duncan Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Mezrah and Mrs. Sandra Teague, all of Carrollton; brother, Paul Henry Duncan of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Mabel O'Neill and Mrs. Elizabeth Clay, both of Newnan; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mrs. Willie Mae Love
Mrs. Willie Mae Love, 75, died Sunday, April 4, 2003 at Hospice LaGrange.
Mrs. Love was born March 20, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ozie Daniels. She joined Poplar Springs Baptist Church at an early age. The late C. J. Johnson, a cousin, influenced her to sing. Through his encouragement she touched the lives and hearts of many people with her melodious voice.
Throughout her life she continued to sing the songs of Zion with gospel groups, and she organized her own group. Her missionary efforts were in outreach prayer that she would do in homes and churches in the Atlanta and Newnan area or wherever prayer was needed. She organized the W. M. Love Prayer Band and was president.
She retired from the Atlanta Public School system where she dedicated 30 years of service as an excellent cook. Among her proudest accomplishments were her children.
A funeral will be Wednesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. at Southside Springfield Baptist Church, 1094 Garibaldi Street, S.W., Atlanta, Ga. Rev. Eddie L. Love, pastor, Rev. J. T. Coleman, officiating, assisted by Evangelist Porter, Rev. Richard Davis, Rev, James Williams, Evangelist Lou Battle. The remains will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will be in Summerhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Southside Deacons, relatives and friends. Flower attendants will be the Prayer Band and Senior Choir.
The cortege will assemble the day of the service at the home of her son, Rev. and Mrs. Robert Love (Marion) at 11 a.m., 577 Howard Hughes Rd., Newnan, Ga.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7-8 p.m.
Surviving are five sons and two daughters, Rev. and Mrs. Robert L. Love (Marion), Mr. and Mrs. Peter Love Jr. (Deborah), Pastor and Mrs. Eddie L. Love (Charlene), Linda Love, Deborah Love, Johnny E. Love, Dwayne E. Love (Cassandra Ponder); 32 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; cousins, Evelyn Davis, Lizzie Moreland; a host of relatives and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Susan Whitt
Mrs. Susan Littlefield Whitt, 45, of Hogansville, Ga., died Saturday, April 5, 2003 at her home.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Robert Longshore will officiate.
Mrs. Whitt was born April 17, 1957 in LaGrange and lived in Troup county most of her life. She was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle of Jesus Christ in Hogansville and was employed at Bo-Tex Manufacturing Company in Hogansville.
Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Jamie and Michael Friend, Jessica Wade and Jackie Wade, all of Hogansville; son, Jody Eugene Wade of Halifax, N.C.; mother, Alice Littlefield of Hogansville; brother and sister-in-law, James and Gloria Littlefield, of Halifax, N.C.; special friend, Richard Stokley. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Honesty Hope Whitt, and by her father, James Aubrey Littlefield.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mrs. Doris Haynes Whatley
Mrs. Doris Haynes Whatley, 74, of Newnan, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Whatley was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Glen Whatley.
A funeral will be held Monday, April 7, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Pastor Tony A. Thompson will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends Sunday, April 6, 2003, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Surviving are her sons, Jimmy Whatley and his wife Sue of Douglasville and Russell Whatley of Forest Park; daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Bill Galloway of Jonesboro; daughter Gloria Conger of Orange Park, Fla.; brothers L.B. Haynes and Travis H. Haynes; sisters Sara Jean Landers, Dollie Griffin, Virginia Winkles, Mildred Hemmings, and Jo Jones; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Ms. Louise Robertson Hedden
Ms. Louise Robertson Hedden, 63, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died April 4, 2003 in Union City, Ga.
Ms. Hedden was born in Coweta County on Feb. 6, 1940 to George H. and Ethel McLean Robertson. She was employed at Photocircuits Corporation.
Services will be held at McKoon Funeral Home today at 3 p.m. with Dr. Watson Mills officiating. Interment will be at Sharpsburg Baptist Church cemetery in Sharpsburg, Ga. The family was receiving friends at McKoon Funeral Home Saturday, April 5, 2003 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pallbearers are Matt Key, Brian Key, Stan Parten, Tim Beckham, Mike Thomas, and Kenny Calhoun.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Steve and Terri Hedden of Acworth, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law Jodi and Jeff Shelnutt of Sharpsburg; brothers Skeet Robertson of Sharpsburg and George Robertson of Florida; sister Betty Key of Sharpsburg; and three grandchildren Brook Shelnutt, Drake Shelnutt and Natalie Hedden.
McKoon Funeral Home
Mr. John Kenneth Schwartz
Mr. John Kenneth Schwartz died April 4, 2003 from an aortic aneurysm.
Mr. Schwartz was a Florida State University graduate and served in the United States Air Force. He was employed by GTE Sylvania for 32 years and then with Affiliated Foods for eight years.
Mr. Schwartz moved to Newnan when he retired and was a member of Newnan Presbyterian Church.
Services will be held Monday, April 7, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. at Newnan Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the Schwartz family home immediately following the service.
Mr. Schwartz is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet Schwartz; son and daughter-in-law Brett and Kelley Schwartz of Duluth; son Scott Schwartz of Tucker; daughter Phyllis Schwartz of Alpharetta; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Scott Stallings of Newnan; six grandchildren; three sisters June Milstead of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Jo West and Ruth Bastin of Columbus, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Newnan Presbyterian Church.
McKoon Funeral Home
Mrs. Doris Whatley
Mrs. Doris Whatley, 74, of Newnan died April 4, 2003.
Mrs. Whatley was born in Coweta County on Dec. 18, 1928 to the Travis and Louise Johnson Haynes.
Services will be held at McKoon Funeral Home Monday, April 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tony A. Thompson officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors today from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Whatley is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Russell Glen Whatley.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Sue Whatley of Douglasville; son Russell Whatley of Forest Park; daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Bill Galloway of Jonesboro; daughter Gloria Conger of Orange Park, Fl.; sisters Sara Jean Landers, Dollie Griffin, Virginia Winkles, Jo Jones and Mildred Hemmings; and grandchildren Darlene Waldren, Jennifer Whatley, Jonathon Whatley, Tina Whatley and Travis Whatley.
McKoon Funeral Home
Mrs. Willie Lou Wheelous
Mrs. Willie Lou Wheelous of 102 Cameron St., Moreland, died April 4, 2003 at Odyssey Health Care, Decatur, Ga.
Mrs. Willie Lou Wheelous was born on Feb. 22, 1919 to the late John Henry and Lula Talley in Meriwether County. Mrs. Wheelous was the second child born to this union.
Her Christian background began at an early age at Mount Prospect Baptist Church and later in life she joined Church of God in Christ in Alvaton, Ga. Mrs. Wheelous was known as an excellent cook by her friends. She was also an avid yard sale and flea market shopper.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 7, 2003 at Mount Prospect Baptist Church in Moreland. The Rev. Blount presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Wheelous will lie in state at the church from noon until the hour of the service. On the day of the service the family will assemble at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower bearers will be cousins.
Mrs. Wheelous was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charlie Wheelous, and her siblings Tommy Talley, Annie Mae West and Rosa Lee Marcus.
Survivors include her daughters Lizzie M. Elder of Moreland and Rosa Royal of Atlanta; sons Elbert Wheelous of Decatur and Roy Wheelous of Moreland; sister Bessie Favors of Newnan; brother Henry Talley (Catherine) of Chicago, Ill.; sister-in-law Zora Sewell of Newnan; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Mrs. Flora May Horton
Mrs. Flora May Horton, 93, of Newnan, Ga., died April 3, 2003, in Newnan.
A funeral will be at graveside in Sargent Baptist Church Cemetery Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joe Bufford will officiate.
The family was receiving friends at McKoon Funeral Home Friday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m.
She was born in Coweta County February 22, 1910, to Lester L. May and the former Bertha Smith.
She was the widow of the late Morris Jackson Horton. She was a long-time member of Sargent Baptist Church.
Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, W. L. and Elsie Winkles of Newnan; sister, Sabra Parker of Newnan; several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Cemetery Fund, Sargent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 189, Sargent, Ga. 30275.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Rodney Bruce 'Rod' Miller
Mr. Rodney Bruce "Rod" Miller of Fayetteville, Ga., died April 1, 2003.
Surviving are his wife, Christy Orr Miller of Fayetteville; children, Owen Stewart Miller and Annabelle Mae Miller, both of Fayetteville; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. James (Sue Miller) Dorriety of Huntsville, AL; brother, Mr. and Mrs. Randy (Tara) Miller of Gray, GA; niece, Kennady Miller of Gray, GA; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy (Becky) Orr of Fayetteville; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Will Tyler of Woodstock; step-brothers, Jimmy Dorriety of Orlando, FL and Jerry Dorriety of Macon.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 4 at First United Methodist Church of Peachtree City. The Rev. Gary Parrish, Rev. Jim Ellison and Dr. James Dorriety will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Hill Cemetery, Fairburn, Ga.
Donations may be made to the Rod Miller Memorial Fund, Peachtree National Bank, Peachtree City
The family was receiving friends Thursday at the funeral home.
Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga.