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Mr. J. Oliver Turner
Mr. J. Oliver Turner of Haralson died Saturday, May 17, 2003.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Haralson Baptist Church. The remains will be placed in state at 1 p.m. The Revs. Donnie Smith and Ron Whitlock will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family was receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the funeral home.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Whitlock Turner of Haralson; children Sylvia and Charles Blasband of Inverness, Fla., Jim and Judy Higgins of Sumter, S.C., Marcus and Lynn Tuner of Eatonton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Robert S. Turner and his wife Betty of Dalton; sister-in-law Ruby Turner of Newnan; and nieces and nephews.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ga.

Mrs. Martha Fargason Askew
Mrs. Martha Margaret Fargason Askew, 93, of Newnan, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Macon, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Askew was born in Henry County to the late Charles Campbell and Maude Jinks Fargason. She was graduated from G.S.C.W. (now Georgia College and State University) with a degree in vocational home economics in 1933. On July 9, 1934, she came to Coweta County as a home demonstration agent (later called extension home economist). She served until Oct. 31, 1969, and received many awards for her accomplishments, including the Georgia Home Economics Association Silver Circle Award, Certificate of Distinguished Service from the Georgia and National Home Demonstration Agents Association, 25 and 35-year pins from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a diamond pin from the Coweta County Board of Education.

Since 1969, the Margaret F. Askew award has been given annually to the most outstanding Junior 4-H girl and boy in Coweta County.

Mrs. Askew wrote a history of Cooperative Extension work in Coweta County for "A History of Coweta County, Georgia," published in 1988. She became a member of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national honorary extension society, in 1944.

Mrs. Askew was an active member of Newnan First United Methodist Church, the Veatch-Nixon Fellowship Class (which she helped to organize) and the Pilot Club. She was known for baking cheese straws and cakes that she enjoyed giving to family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Warren Askew, and her brother, David J. Fargason.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2003. A service will be held at 11 a.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church and at 2 p.m. at Wesley Woods. The Revs. Gary Parrish and Terry Thompkins will officiate.

A private family burial service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 19. Memorial contributions may be made to Newnan First United Methodist Church, Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City, or a charity of the donor's choice. Flowers will also be accepted.

Surviving are her sister, Anne F. Gardner, and her husband Robert of Macon; sister-in-law Sally Fargason of Macon; nieces and nephews Peggie and Richard Epps of Gray, Charles and Gail Fargason of Duluth, Susan and Frank Broome of Macon, David and Judy Gardner of Oakland, Calif., and Betty and Donnie Brooks of Gordon; four great nieces and four great nephews, some of whom knew her as GrandMargaret; and many students and friends, by whom she was affectionately called Miss Margaret.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mr. J. Oliver Turner
Mr. J. Oliver Turner of Haralson died Saturday, May 17, 2003.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, May 20, 3004, at 2 p.m. at Haralson Baptist Church. The remains will be placed in state at 1 p.m. The Revs. Donnie Smith and Ron Whitlock will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the funeral home.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Whitlock Turner of Haralson; children Sylvia and Charles Blasband of Inverness, Fla., Jim and Judy Higgins of Sumter, S.C., Marcus and Lynn Tuner of Eatonton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Robert S. Turner of Dalton; sister-in-law Ruby Turner of Newnan; and nieces and nephews.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Mr. Joshua 'Josh' Adam Jones
Mr. Joshua Adam Jones, 17, of Newnan, died Thursday, May 15, 2003.

Born Sept. 22, 1985, Mr. Jones enjoyed playing the guitar and trumpet. He was an artist and he loved baseball, football and fishing.

A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, with Pastor Ray Kimsey officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 17, 2003, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Survivors include his mother, Donna Wilson of Newnan; his father, David Jones of Marietta; two brothers, Andy Jones of Marietta and Kyle Fuller of Newnan; a sister, Candace Jones of Marietta; grandparents, Bill and Nell Smith of Macon; an aunt and uncle, Ray and Crystal Lynn Kimsey of North Carolina; an uncle, Bobby Jones of College Park; and a girlfriend, Kristen Griffin of Newnan.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.

Mr. Curtis Elmo Askew Jr.
Mr. Curtis Elmo Askew Jr., 69, of Senoia, Ga., died May 15, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.

Mr. Askew was born September 4, 1933 in Coweta County.

A funeral will be at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home Saturday, May 17 at 4 p.m. The Rev. Steve Smith will officiate.

The family was receiving friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by parents, Curtis Sr. and Dorothy (Todd) Askew; and sister, June Crabtree.

Surviving are brother, Millard Askew of Senoia; sisters, Jane Crawford of Marietta and Sandra Askew of Senoia; nieces and nephews.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Preston Blount
Mr. Preston Blount of Moreland, Ga., died May 15, 2003.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marcie Peters Blount, Moreland; mother, Mrs. Ingre Blount, Grantville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Carlene Blount, Moreland; Ernie and Ellen Blount, Allenhurst, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Danielle, Adrianna, Michael, Ashley, Nicholas, Jeremiah Blount.

A funeral will be Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Franz and Rev. Ken Woodham officiating. Burial will be in Upson County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.

Mrs. Barbara Slaton
Mrs. Barbara Slaton, 63, of Newnan, Ga., died May 15, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.

She was born July 10, 1930 in Coweta County, Ga. She was a homemaker and member of Unity Baptist Church.

A funeral will be at graveside in Oak Hill Cemetery Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Donny Smith and Rev. Rick Duncan will officiate.

The family was receiving friends Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Slaton was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Slaton.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Sherri Slaton of Newnan; daughter, Sandy Slaton of Newnan; brother, Clint Otwell of Newnan.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Mary Talerico
Mrs. Mary Talerico, 90, of Newnan, Ga., died May 14, 2003 at her residence.

She was born December 21, 1912 in Niagara Falls, New York. She moved to Largo, Florida in 1974. In 1996 she moved to Newnan where she lived with her daughter.

A funeral will be at International Chapels Funeral Home in Pinellas Park, FL, Saturday, May 17. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Largo, FL.

Surviving are son, Joseph Talerico of Binghamton, NY; daughter, Darlene Donahue of Newnan; grandchildren, Tom Talerico and Robert Donahue; great-grandchildren, Vincent Talerico and Joshua Donahue.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Maureen E. (Henry) Weir
Mrs. Maureen E. (Henry) Weir, 64, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga.

She is survived by her husband Robert Weir; daughters, Karen (Weir) Parra of Newnan and Katrina Weir of Newnan, Ga.; sons, Chris Weir of Charleston, S.C., Mike Weir of Montgomery, Ala., Tony Weir of Aniston, Ala., and Steve Weir of Aniston, Ala.; brother, Mike Henry of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters of Tampa, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family was receiving friends at the funeral home Friday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m.

A funeral will be at McKoon Funeral Home Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Calhoun officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Lucian DeMont "Monty" Boylston Jr.
Mr. Lucian DeMont "Monty" Boylston Jr., 61, of Kirk Drive, Seneca, S.C., husband of Sarah Gregory Boylston, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at Anderson Area Medical Center, South Carolina, after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

Mr. Boylston was born in Greenville County, son of the late Lucian DeMont Sr. and Frances Knight Boylston. Mr. Boylston retired from maintenance supply at Clemson University and was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" B. Hearn and her husband, David, of Rock Hill and Mary Frances Grubbs and her husband, John, of Darmstat, Germany; son, Billy Boylston of the home; brother, Lewis Boylston of Huntsville, AL; sisters, Frances Boylston of Montreal, Canada and Betty Boylston of Newnan, Ga.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark United Methodist Church with Dr. Steve Morgan and Rev. Robert Lowe officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery in Laurens, S.C. at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

The family will receive friends at the Seneca Mortuary 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 16.

Memorials may be made to Marvin's Kids of St. Mark or to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 616 Quincy Road, Seneca, S.C. 29678 or to the charity of one's choice.

The family is at the home.

Seneca Mortuary, Seneca, S.C.

Infant Sheppard
Infant Alyvia Michaela Sheppard died at birth Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Ga.

Surviving are parents, Michael and Robin Sheppard of LaGrange, Ga.; grandparents, James and Marie Sheppard of Opelika, Ala., and Darlene Vinson of LaGrange, Ga., and Dena Brymer of Jacksonville, Fla.; great grandparents, Jerry and Jackie Stanford of Newnan, G. and Bob and Linda Brymer of Jacksonville, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors at Jones Funeral Home, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Christening of the child and the funeral will be at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the fund established for Miss Sheppard at the Commecial Bank and Trust in LaGrange, Ga.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Joe W. "Grumpy" Spillers
Mr. Joe W. "Grumpy" Spillers, 80, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, May 15, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.

He was born July 20, 1922, son of the late Joe Wheeler Spillers Sr. and the late Juanita Hayes Avery.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946.

Surviving are his wife Betty L. Spillers; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Joe and Harold Simpson, Polly Stowe, Mary Jane Spillers of Newnan, Lynn and Lee Mealor, Tina Wheelus, and Lisa and Brett Barton; sisters, Sue Salter of Albany, Ga. and Josie Davis of Rotonda, Fla.; brother, Sam Avery of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street in Newnan, 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 16.

A funeral will be at McKoon chapel 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17. Rev. Ralph E. Rouse will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Earnest Addison
Mr. Earnest Addison, 62, of Newnan, Ga., died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at his residence in Newnan.

Mr. Addison was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and National Guard. He was the son of the late George and Vera Mae Gamble Addison.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Rogers Addison; daughter, Pamela (Addison) Gann of Lake City, Ga.; son, Chris Addison and wife, Tina, of Newnan; brother, Arvin J. Addison of Newnan; grandchildren, Courtland Addison, Camden Addison, Gregory Gann Jr., Nicholas Gann and Amber Gann.

The family was receiving friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 at McKoon Funeral Home.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15 with Rev. Udell Addison and Dr. C. A. Jernigan officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

Pallbearers are Michael Olmstead, Robert Estep, Russell Addison, Harold Thornton, Randy Grant and Eulon Davis.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Lee Andrew Dennis Jr.
Mr. Lee Andrew Dennis Jr., 49, of Newnan, Ga., died May 11, 2003 at Kennestone Hospital.

A memorial service will be Friday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church on Pinson Street in Newnan. The Rev. W. J. Johnson, pastor, the Rev. Dr. Douglass Streeter officiating.

Mr. Dennis was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Andrew Dennis Sr. He was born May 15, 1953. He joined Bethesida Baptist Church in Portchester, New York, at an early age and became a member of the choir. He was a loving and caring husband and brother who truly loved his family dearly. He was a graduate of Redding High School of Cinn., Ohio.

Surviving are wife, Dorothy Dennis of Marietta; father-in-law, Freddie Griffin of Westpoint, Conn; brother and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight (Ira) Parks of Westchester, Ohio, Martha Richardson of Cinn., Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. George and Gloria Dennis of Eastpoint, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Lorene) Moody of Lithia Springs, Ga., Annette Dennis of Mableton, Ga., Barbara Dennard of Marietta, Ga., Bryant Dennis of New York; brothers-in-law, James, Michael, Curtis Thompson of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Pat) Calhoun of Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Janice) Prather of Newnan; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family and friends are asked to asselble at the residence, 69 Ball Street, Newnan, at 1 p.m. the day of the service.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Chief Master Sergeant Judy L. Stephens
A memorial service will be held at Zion Hill Baptist Church Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 3 p.m. to honor the life of Chief Master Sergeant Judy L. Stephens, United State Air Force retired.

The church is located at 87 Pinson Street in Newnan, Ga.

Stephens retired from the U.S. Air Force after 29 years of service October 31, 1997.

Before her illness, she was employed by the United States Department of Defense as an administrator in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs. She was on duty at the Pentagon the morning of September 11, 2001 when terrorists struck.

She died April 3, 2003 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery April 23, 2003.

When Stephens retired from the Air Force in 1997 she was the Chief, Air Force Enlisted Professional Military Education, Directorate of Personnel Programs Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D. C. She was the field manager for Air Force Enlisted Professional Education and was responsible for developing and interpreting policy affecting seventy Airman Leadership Schools, eleven Noncommissioned Officer Academies and the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy. She was the Air Staff Liaison to the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and the United States Services and Department of Defense on Enlisted Professional Military Educational issues.

Stephens was a graduate of Central High School in Newnan, Ga. She attended Savannah State College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her professional military education includes the Air Training Command Noncommissioned Officers Leadership School, Keesler Air Force Base, MS; Military Airlift Command Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Norton AFB, CA; and the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, RI.

Stephens completed basic military training at Lackland, AFB in Texas, in February 1969 and was assigned to Andrews AFB in March 1969. She served in several fields during her career, starting out as an Administrative Specialist, a Student Training Advisor, a Professional Military Education Instructor, and a Protocol Noncommissioned Officer. Her many tours of duty included: Misawa AB Japan; Keesler AFB, MS; Hancock Field, Syracuse, NY; a return to Keesler AFB, MS; Taipei, Tiawan; March AFB, CA; the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Osan AB, Korea; March AFT, CA; Scott AFB, IL; and back to the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Her assignment to the Directorate of Personnel Programs came in May 1992 as the Chief of Student Production Analysis where she was responsible for providing cost data for 200 educational and 2,500 technical training programs for Air Force Senior Leadership and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including Unit Cost Resourcing, Budget Estimate Submission and Military Man Power Training Reports. Chief Stephens assumed her last active duty assignment in January 1994.

Stephens' decorations include the Defense Meritorius Service Medal, the Meritorius Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, the Humanitarian Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Among her many awards, she was named the 314th Air Division Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter for January through March 1986 and went on to win the 314th Air Division Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 1986.

She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Airman Memorial Foundation, Camp Springs Maryland and a Trustee for the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Institute at Gunter Air Force Station, Alabama. She was a charter member of the Women in Military Science for America Memorial.

Chief Master Sergeant Stephens was married to Chief Master Sergeant Chester I. Stephens, United States Air Force, Retired. She has a host of relatives and friends in Newnan and Grantville including her sister, Evelyn Thompson-Rosser.

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