Mrs. Mae Lizzie Couch
Mrs. Mae Lizzie Couch, 73, of Peachtree City, died Monday, May 12, 2002 at Newnan Hospital West.
Mrs. Couch was born in Sept. 18, 1929 in Fayette County. She was a homemaker and a member of Tri-County Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bogan Mask, and her husband, Fred Couch.
A funeral will be held today, May 14, 2003 at 4 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Whitlock and Andy Byers officiating. Interment will follow at Senoia City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Glover, Scott Quick, Gregory Miller, Tommy Quick, Keith Couch, Kevin Couch, Albert Padgett, Jimmy Fain and Ronald Martin.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Couch of Peachtree City, Carol and Donnie Padgett of Fayetteville, Debbie and Billy Quick of Peachtree City; brother, Roy Mask of Fayetteville; sisters, Iona Jackson of Fairburn; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sharon Reese Herndon
Mrs. Sharon Elaine Reese Herndon died Sunday, May 11, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.
Mrs. Herndon was born Dec. 3, 1957 in Newnan to the late John Reese and Ezzie Mae Newson Reese. Early in life, she became a Christian and united with Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. There she served as Young Matron.
Mrs. Herndon was educated in the Coweta County Public Schools System, graduating from Newnan High School in 1976. For more than 26 years, she was employed with the Bibb Manufacturing Company, working until the plant closed.
Mrs. Herndon loved to travel and was a loyal supporter of the Atlanta Falcons. She was devoted to her grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the R. W. S. Memorial Chapel at Sellers-Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. J. C. Neal will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W. J. Johnson, the Rev. Dwight Newson and the Rev. James White Jr. Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Henry Lee White, Jeffery Patterson, Cello Pinson, Douglas Carter, Norman Bryant and Vicent Newson. Flower ladies will be Myra Partridge, Beverly Dunnam, Patricia Brown, Rosa Barnes, Katrina Melson, Mary Herring and Gail Houston.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, May 14, from 7-9 p.m. On Thursday, the cortege will assemble at the residence at noon.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Frank Herndon; son, Marquis Sanchez Herndon; grandchildren, Terrance Jermaine Antoine "TJ" Herndon, Tavarius Sanchez Herndon, Aja Nicole Herndon; mother, Ezzie Mae Newson Reese; mother-in-law, Lena M. Smith; brothers, James Lee Petty, Leon "Pete" (Christy) Reese of Newnan, Jeffery (Mary B) Reese of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters, Judy Ann Daniels of Newnan, Sonya (Jackie) Clerk of Gay; sisters-in-law, Rosa Roberts, Shirley Teagle, Angela Darden, Cathy (Emmitt) Stevenson; brother-in-law, Walter "Bo" Herndon; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Charlie William Brewer Sr.
Mr. Charlie William Brewer, Sr., 62, of Powder Springs, died Monday, May 12, 2003.
A funeral will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Carrollton. The Rev. Jimmy E. Coverson, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Westside Memory Gardens in Carrollton.
The remains will lie in state from noon until the hour of service.
Surviving are his wife, Wylene Crowder Brewer of Powder Springs; daughter Vanessa Yizar of Peekskill, N.Y.; sons Christopher Brewer of Cartersville and Charlie William Brewer Jr. of Powder Springs; five step-children; eight grandchildren; brother Andrew Brewer of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sisters Patricia Brewer and Eva Lambert of Dayton, Ohio, and Katie Cohen of Atlanta.
Hanley-Shelton Funeral Directors, Marietta.
Ms. Frances Bradley Burnham
Ms. Frances Bradley Burnham, 78, of Marietta, died Sunday, May 11, 2003.
Ms. Burnham was born March 25, 1925, in Troup County. She was a graduate of the LaGrange Business School and worked as office manager in a medical office in Grantville for 20 years before retiring to Marietta in 2000. She was very active in recovery progress in California and Georgia for 40 years.
A funeral will be held today, May 13, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Mayes-Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta. Pastor Clyde Hames will officiate, and burial will be in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta.
Donations may be made in Ms. Burnham's name to the North Georgia Lung Association Scholarship Fund, 55 Whitcher St., Marietta, GA, 30060.
Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Cindy B. Schian of Newnan and Lisa B. and Dr. Mark Gronsbell of Marietta; brothers, Emmett Bradley of Calhoun, Curtis Bradley of Moreland; grandchildren, Michelle Blalock, Arlin Blalock of Marietta, Dan Schian of Buford; and nieces and nephews.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta.
Mr. Thomas Edward Morgan
Mr. Thomas Edward Morgan, 67, of Newnan, died Sunday, May 11, 2003.
Mr. Morgan was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Bartow County to the late Dave and Mae Morgan. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic.
A funeral will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors today, May 13, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Morgan; stepdaughter, Stephanie Pierce of Newnan; daughter-in-law, Michelle Ginn of Newnan; Mark Anthony Foster Jr., whom Mr. Morgan raised as a son; brother, Charles Morgan of Commerce; nephews, Johnny Brown of McDonough, Kenny and Wendy Robertson of Dacula, K.C. Robertson of Dacula; niece, Katrina Robertson of Texas; grandchildren, Kevin McAdow Jr., Brook McAdow, Stephen Ginn; and other nieces and nephews.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.
Mr. Michael W. Portwood
Mr. Michael W. Portwood Sr. of Fayetteville, 45, died Saturday, May 10, 2003 with his family by his side.
Mr. Portwood attended Newnan High School, where he was a drum major and a 1975 graduate. He attended the University of Georgia from 1975 to 1980. He wa a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and a big brother of Delta Gamma Sorority.
Mr. Portwood was a Scottish Rite Mason and a past board member of the Pine Valley Girl Scout Council. He was employed with First Union/Wachovia as a stockbroker.
Mr. Portwood was baptized at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan and attended New Hope Baptist Church. He loved music, cars, cooking and people.
A funeral will be held today, May 13, 2003, at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church South in Peachtree City with the Rev. Tim Woodruff and the Rev. Hugh Kirby officiating. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Lisa Bertz Portwood of Fayetteville; son, Michael Portwood Jr. of Fayetteville; daughter, Caroline Portwood of Fayetteville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Obie Portwood of Montgomery, Ala.; brother, Mr. and Mrs. Mitch "Frances" Portwood of Roswell; sister, Marcia (David) Stuart of Acworth; parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bertz of Savannah; brothers-in-law, Robert Bertz Jr. of Savannah, Brett (Suzanne) Bertz of Cumming; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Carl J. Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City.
Mr. Buford Glen "B.G." Stephens
Mr. Buford Glen "B.G." Stephens, 90, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Newnan Hospital East.
Mr. Stephens was born July 5, 1912, in Heard County to the late Alexander Hamilton and Annie Kate Newman Stephens.
Mr. B.G. had a varied working career. For 21 years he worked as a butcher for Kroger. Always the handyman, he was an independent contractor for many people in the area. Some of the young men who will serve as pallbearers had their first work experience under his instruction.
An active member of Unity Baptist Church until his last illness, Mr. Stephens was a charter member of the congregation, which was formed in 1959. He used his home as collateral to secure the loan for the first church building, and was a fixture on the church's annual mission trips for 29 years. During this time, Mr. Stephens helped build two other churches. The church choir benefited from his dedication, as did the board of deacons.
Mr. Stephens was also a member of the McIntosh Masonic Lodge, and received his 50 year service pin in 2002.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Hubbard Stephens, who died May 11, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Ray, Paul, and Theo, and sister Minnie Lucy Haines.
A funeral will be held today, May 13, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church. Danny Wilson will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. B.G. Stephens' memory to Unity Baptist Church, 311 Smokey Road, Newnan, GA. 30263.
Surviving are his daughter, Hazel Stephens Robertson of Roanoke, Ala.; son Ronald Stephens of Newnan; grandchildren, Patricia Halsey, Mary E. Earnest of Rock Mills, Ala., and Jeffery G. Robertson of Calhoun; great-grandchildren Rachel Dauber and Amanda Halsey of Opelika, Ala.; sisters Nina Stephens Kidd and Frances Stephens Moore of Moreland; and brothers Rayford Stephens of Macon and Ed Stephens of Orange Park. Fla.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Miss Hope Terrell
Miss Hope Terrell, 98, of Greenville died Saturday, May 10, 2003 at Alvista Care Home in Greenville.
Miss Terrell was born Nov. 8, 1904 in Greenville, daughter of the late Judge James Render Terrell and the late Mamie Harrison Terrell. A lifelong resident of Greenville, she was a graduate of Brenau College in Gainesville. Miss Terrell was a longtime music teacher and church musician in Greenville.
She was a niece of the late Joseph Meriwether Terrell, a former Georgia Governor and U. S. Senator from Georgia. She was preceded in death by sisters, Mrs. Mamie Terrell Bellah and Mrs. Paula Terrell Stanley, and brothers, Joel Hood Terrell and James Render Terrell, both former members of the Georgia legislature.
A funeral will be held today, May 13, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Greenville Baptist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Porter officiating. Interment will follow at Greenville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church today from 2-3 p.m.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jessie Terrell Doughtie of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 458, Greenville, GA 30222.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.
Mr. Robert F. York
Mr. Robert Francis York, 79, of Newnan died at his home Saturday evening, May 10, 2003, following an extended illness.
Mr. York was born in 1923 in Chicago, Ill. to George and Florence York. He later moved and grew up in Port Chester, N.Y.
Mr. York entered the U. S. Navy at age 17 and became and electrician's mate.
Two year's later, York was serving aboard the Submarine USS Grenadier (SS 210), on the sixth patrol mission in the Lem Voalan Straits of the Northeast Indian Ocean. On April 20, 1943, the submarine was attacked by a Japanese Kamkaze aircraft.
The explosion led to the submarine's sinking, but the dramatic and frantic effort of the crew initiated the temporary recovery and resurfacing of the sub, which was then caught in another severe battle with the Japanese.
After a brave but futile effort to stave off the attack, the crew received the order to "scuttle the ship" from the commanding officer. All personnel were captured by the Japanese and held as prisoners of war from April 22, 1943 until Sept. 18, 1945.
Mr. York received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his heroic and gallant efforts to save the ship and some of the men aboard.
He later recalled the dropping of the bomb in Hiroshima during the time he was a POW. His ordeal as a POW has been featured in several articles and books, most recently in "The Silent Sailors" by Geri Bennett.
When the war was over, Mr. York continued his career in the Navy. He attained the rank of Navy Chief, serving aboard the USS Corsair, the USS Dogfish and the USS Bream. He received many meritorious awards and medals for his service to the United States.
After his retirement from the Navy in December 1961, Mr. York went to work for Teledyne Corporation in Palo Alto, Calif. as an industrial engineer. He retired in 1983.
He moved to Newnan in 1997 to be near his daughter, play golf and enjoy life.
At Mr. York's request, a private ceremony is planned at a later date at Flagler Beach, Fla. where the ashes will be scattered in the Atlantic Ocean.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Pauline York of Newnan; daughter, Cynthia Pursley and her husband, Michael of Newnan, Patricia Spinata of Uncaseilla, Conn.; brothers, George York Jr. of Celebration, Fla., William York of Harrison, N. Y.; sister, Pauline Clark of Sunnyvale, Calif. and four grandchildren. Also surviving are six friends who served on the USS Grenadier and were POWs in Japan -- Chuck Vervalin, Charles Johnson, Bernie Witzke, Gordon Cox, Riley Keyso and Skeeter McCoy.
Jones Funeral Home.
Mr. John Pinson Baum Jr.
Mr. Baum, 60, died Thursday, May 8, 2003.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2003, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Baum was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Milledgeville where he attended Georgia Military College, and later attended Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and Davidson College in Davidson, NC. He married Meredith Fuller of Milledgeville on Aug. 31, 1968, and moved to Tupelo, MS where his daughter Kimberly and son John III were born. He later moved to Columbia, SC where he worked with Oxford Industries before relocating to LaGrange and worked in the real estate and insurance industry.
Mr. Baum was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange and active with the Atlanta Presbyterian Fundraising Campaign. Upon graduation he received his commission to the United States Army and was stationed in Texas, Hawaii and the Republic of Vietnam. He received an Army Commendation Medal for his performance as Intelligence Analyst Team Leader on staff of General Westmoreland in South Vietnam.
Mr. Baum was an avid supporter of Georgia Tech athletics and academic programs and sat on the Legacy Committee for the Milledgeville Bicentennial Celebration.
He was a dedicated father and loving husband. Mr. Baum went to the Lord doing what he did best, giving of himself to the service of others. He will be deeply missed by all those who have known and loved him, his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Meredith Fuller Baum of LaGrange; a son, John P. Baum III and his wife Libby of Atlanta; a daughter, Kimberly Marie Baum of Atlanta; three sisters, Martha B. Carlton of Ringgold, Ga. Mary Anna Vincent and her husband Phil of Newnan, Marjorie Pearsall and her husband David of Greenville, NC; a brother-in-law, Richard Fuller Jr. of Columbus, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Tech Foundation or Greater Atlanta Presbytery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville.
Mrs. Diana L. (O'Connell) Boyce
Mrs. Diana L. Boyce, 49, of Alvalton, Ga., died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at her home.
She was a member of Eagles Landing Baptist Church in Stockbridge, Ga. Mrs. Boyce was a former horse trainer.
A funeral service was held at McKoon Funeral on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Michael Beurt officiating.
She is the daughter of William O'Connell and Geraline Clarke Henderson and is survived by two children. Other survivors include her husband, Robert Boyce; Four Sisters, Cathie Vaughn of Richmond, Va., Mattie McKenney of Glouster, Va., Frances Brown of Romona, Calif., and Teresa Johnson of Littleton, Colo.; one uncle, Thomas Clark of Newport News, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Newnan Coweta Humane Society, In Memory of Diana Boyce, Box 191, 3150 Highway 34, Suite 209, Newnan, GA 30265.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Jimmy Wayne Hughes
Mr. Jimmy Wayne Hughes, 63, of Newnan, Ga., died Tuesday, May 6, 2002, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Hughes was born in 1939 in Gastonia, North Carolina to Walter and Evelyn Hughes. When he was 16 years old he joined the Navy and made it his life's career. Attaining the rank of Navy chief, he served with the CB's in Korea and Vietnam, and at his request served aboard the USS Saratoga CVA 60 for four years. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for the Department of the Army at Fort McPherson as an electrician. Mr. Hughes loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed his work, his family, home and playtime.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Mrs. Sheila Hughes of Newnan; son, Gregory R. Hughes and wife Pam of Stockbridge, Ga.; two daughters, Lisa M. Johnson and husband, Gary, of Cullman, Alabama and Heather Hughes of Newnan; brother, Buddy Hughes; three sisters, Nadara Andrews, Nell Hughes and Kathleen Hughes; five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
The family was receiving friends at Jones Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 8. The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery with full military honors.
Jones Funeral Home.
Master Amarri Quantavius Stinson
Amarri Quantavius Stinson, of Newnan, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta.
Amarri was born April 12, 2003, to Demetrius Q. Stinson and Tomika R. Rhodes.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 10, 2003, at 1 p.m. from the Sellers-Smith R.W.S. Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Grantville City Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Courtenez N. Hart; grandparents, Napoleon Rhodes, Patricia Zackery, Sharon Andrews and Ronnie Stinson; great-grandmothers, Willie Pearl Rhodes and Carolyn Andrews; great grandfather, Henry L. Andrews; aunts, Latricia D. Rhodes, Ebony S. Parks, Shantell Colton; uncles, Andre M. Rhodes, Darrell J. Zackery, Mandrell Q. Colton; and a host of cousins.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Mr. Ray Copeland
Mr. Ray Copeland, 84, of Whitesburg, Ga., died Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
He was born in Whitesburg September 27, 1918 to the late Otis and Ola Pate Copeland. He was preceded in death by brothers, Buford Copeland, Kirby Copeland and John Pierce Copeland; and sisters, Pauline Copeland McKoy and Sara Copeland Moore.
A funeral will be Thursday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at graveside in Whitesburg Cemetery. Rev. Chip Warren will officiate.
The family was receiving friends Wednesday, May 7 at McKoon Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Whitesburg Cemetery Fund, 15 Georgian Drive, Newnan, Ga. 30263.
Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Sidney Warren of Newnan and several nieces and nephews.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.