Mrs. Ada Houser
Mrs. Ada Houser, 67, of Peachtree City, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Fayette Community Hospital. She was a farmer and a homemaker for most of her life.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Bert Houser, and a son, Marshall Houser.
Survivors include a son, Martin and Lois Houser of Newburg, Ind.; three daughters, Marletta Miles of Peachtree City, Allan and Nancy Carper of Peachtree City, and Larry and Pat of Mt. Eden, Kentucky; a brother, Ernie Pahlke of Rapid City, South Dakota; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Monday, May 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, with Reverend Chuck Hodges officiating. Visitation will be today at 3 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2002, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Newburg, Ind. at 2 p.m.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Winnie Pearl Fincher Middlebrooks
Mrs. Winnie Pearl Fincher Middlebrooks, 93, of Franklin, Ga., died Monday, April 21, 2003 at the Franklin Health Care Center.
Mrs. Middlebrooks was born in Heard County, Ga. August 12, 1909 to the late Charlie Fincher and Katie Boyd Fincher. In her younger days she was employed by the Victory School and did farm work. She was a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Paran Church. She will be greatly missed.
A funeral was Saturday, April 24 in the chapel of Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Fincher officiating. Music was provided by Patsy Hamil, Peggy Neighbors and Jodie Putzik. Those serving as pallbearers were William Ikenbury, S. W. Ikenbury, Garrett McClain and David Ikenbury. Burial was in Paran Baptist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are daughter, Mozell Ikenberry of Arkansas; son, Charles Middlebrooks of Franklin, Ga.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Middlebrooks.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.
Mr. C. S. Goode
Mr. C. S. Goode, 69, of Victory Road, Franklin, Ga., died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at West Georgia Medical Center.
A funeral will be Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Community Church, Highway 34 West, Franklin, Ga. Rev. Ruben M. Simpson will officiate, and burial will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin, Ga.
Thrash and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Pastor Lonnie Ruth Harper
Pastor Lonnie Ruth Harper of Riverdale, Ga., died Friday, April 25, 2003 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale.
A funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at 4234 Paradise Church of God in Christ in Forest Park.
The family will receive friends at the Donald Trimble Mortuary 7-8 p.m. Friday, May 2.
Pastor Harper was the founder and pastor of The Revalation of God Deliverance Holiness Church Ministry.
For more information on the funeral call 770-502-8734 or 404-767-0955.
Mr. Victor Silverthorne Harris
Mr. Victor "Vic" Silverthorne Harris, 79, a longtime Atlanta resident, died April 29 following a long illness. A resident of Panama City, Florida at the time of his death, he also had a home in Newnan, Ga.
Born in Princeton, Kansas, Mr. Harris grew up in the Emory area, where his father, Dr. Hugh Henry Harris, was a professor at the Emory University School of Theology, and his mother taught at Bass Junior High. He graduated from Druid Hills High School and Emory University. Between the two, he enlisted in the Army, where he served honorably as a Technical Sergeant in radio communications and saw action in the Philippines in World War II.
Harris started a successful building business in DeKalb County, later expanding into real estate and property development in partnership with the Tribadeau Company. When he retired 1986, Mr. Harris and his wife, Gene, moved to Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. In 1993 they bought a second home in Newnan to be near their youngest son and his family.
Mr. Harris was known as a devoted family man and loyal friend. His personal charm, charisma and character won him many friends throughout his life, and his generosity and strong principles earned respect from all who knew him. Despite suffering heart disease for more than 30 years, Mr. Harris led an extremely active life and enjoyed using his practical skills at home improvement projects, gardening and boating. In his later years, he was joyfuly reunited with his Kansas relatives and found his greatest happiness in the company of his family and friends. He was much loved and is greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Gene, and three children, Hugh, of West Virginia; Cheri, of London, England; and Stephen of Newnan, Ga.; one grandson and three granddaughters.
In accordance with the wishes of Mr. Harris no funeral is planned.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Cremation Society of the South.
Lt. George Willie Johnson
Lt. George Wille Johnson died Sunday, April 27, 2003 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
A funeral will be Friday, May 2 at 1 p.m. at Body of Christ Church International USA, 3650 Flat Shoals Road, College Park, Ga., with remains placed in state at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Joseph Ripley officiating, assisted by Chaplain Kevin Lewis, Chaplain Kerry Harris, Rev. Robert Bryant. Burial at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, Ga. Flower bearers will be ladies of the Atlanta Police Department. Pallbearers and honor guard by gentlemen of the Atlanta Police Department and deacons. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 210 Pond Trace, Fayetteville, Ga. Friday, May 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Mr. Johnson was born October 26, 1951, in Brunswick, Ga. He was the son of the late Mrs. Ethel Grice Johnson and Mr. Robert Johnson. He joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church at an early age and graduated from Bleckley County High School in Cochran, Ga. He went on to matriculate and graduate from the University of Georgia with a degree in criminal justice. It was there that he first met and later married Ms. Jacquelyn Leavell. They had two children, Jerrard Christopher and Breanna Jemille Johnson.
He began his career in law enforcement as a security officer for the University of Georgia. He later entered an emerging police program, and after completion he became a sworn Athens police officer. He later entered the police academy in 1980 and upon completion was sworn in as a police officer of the Atlanta Police Department. He served 24 years and progressed to the rank of lieutenant.
His love for life and people lives on in his survivors, wife, Mrs. Jacquelyn Johnson; children, Jerrard Johnson and Little Miss Breanna Johnson; brother, Mr. Aaron Johnson Sr. of Killeen, Texas; sisters, Ms. Eva E. Johnson and Ms. Martha Johnson, both of Cochran, Ga.; nieces, Shernean Johnson, Artisha Johnson, Deshawn Rumph, Ashley (Lesa) Legrier, Erica Johnson; nephews, Demetrice (Willie) Locke and Aaron Johnson Jr.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Hugh Leavell of Sharpsburg, Ga.; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Judy Ann Lites
Mrs. Judy Ann Lites, 49, of Newnan, Ga., died April 30, 2003.
Mrs. Lites was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Allen Woodard.
Surviving are husband Marvin Lites of Newnan; mother, Virda Johnson Woodard of Yatesville, Ga.; three sons, Michael Lites and Melissa, Patrick Lites and Rachel, and Christopher Lites all of Newnan; sister, Pamela Comblast of Ft. Lewis Fla.; four brothers, Larry Allen Woodard Sr. of Jacksonville, Ala., Glenn Johnson of Brooks, Ga., Dale Johnson of Dawsonville, Ga. and Alan Johnson of Port Orchard, WA and their families; mother-in-law, Mattie P. Lites of Newnan and several nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
A funeral will be Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at Tara Garden Chapel with Rev. Steve Maguire officiating. Burial at White Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 2 from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, Ga.
Mr. Walter McCrary
Mr. Walter McCrary died Monday, April 28, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East in Newnan, Ga.
A funeral will be Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 6 Lovelace St., Newnan, with remains placed in state at the church 9:30 a.m. Rev. J. W. Gibbons, pastor, Commissioner Robert Wood, eulogist. Assisted by Rev. Charles Character. Burial in Westview Cemetery on Boone Drive, Newnan.
Pallbearers will be nephews. Flower bearers will be nieces.
Family and friends are asked to assemble May 3 at 34 Rowe St. at 10 a.m.
Mr. McCrary was born Sept. 23, 1928 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Artemus (Carrie Mae) McCrary in Coweta County, Newnan, Ga. and was married to Hattie Mae Prather McCrary who preceded him in death.
He joined Mount Sinai Baptist Church at an early age where he faithfully served on the Usher Board.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar Dixon and Nathaniel McCrary; sister-in-law, Lula Owens; two brothers-in-law, Isaih and Willie J. Prather.
Surviving are Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm (Stephanie) McCrary of Lithonia, Georgia, Mrs. Marian McCrary Maddox of Newnan, Ga.; step-son, Commissioner Robert Wood (Deloris); grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Perez (Quinethia) McCrary of Newnan, Ga., Ms. Matasha McCrary of Lithonia, Ga.; 35 step grandchildren; three sisters, Ms. Sarah Stallings, Vivian Pierce and Jacquelyn Beverly; three brothers, Charles Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Major McCrary (Pearl) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McCrary (Linda); three sisters-in-law, Ms. Mella B. Gray, Ms. Mattie Prather and Ernestine Prather; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Sellers-Smth Funeral Home Inc.
Mr. Chester (Jim) Bryant
Mr. Chester (Jim) Bryant, 93, of Grantville, Ga., died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at Beaulieu Convalescent Center in Newnan.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Ellis Freeman will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.
Mr. Bryant was born July 21, 1909 in Haralson County, Ga., son of the late Walter and Ida Vivian Couch Bryant. A resident of Coweta County since 1912, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Grantville and was a lifetime member of Bigham Masonic Lodge 53 in Moreland. He retired from Grantville Mills; and along with his brother, he operated Bryant Brothers Hardward in Grantville and later operated Bryant Nursery.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Charles Lee of LaGrange; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chet and Brenda Bryant of Dunwoody and James and Elizabeth Bryant of Waco, Texas; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Alma Gill Bryant, and a son, Lewis G. (Buddy) Bryant.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Jerald Lee Connally
Mr. Jerald Lee Connally, 69, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, April 28, 2003.
He was born December 25, 1933 in Fayette County to the late Raymond and Hattie Brown Connally.
Mr. Connally retired from AT&T as a supervisor. He was an active member of the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club, the Senior Friends, the Peachtree City Pioneers and AARP. He volunteered with the Red Cross Disaster Relief team and the American Cancer Society. Nine years ago he founded the Georgia Travelers and served as president for a number of years. An avid traveler, he visited more than 49 countries on his many trips.
A funeral will be Thursday, May 1 at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Newnan. Dr. Gene Tyre and Rev. Frank Powers will officiate. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 30, from 5-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Young Longino of Newnan; very special friend, Doris Bass; grandsons, Richard and Michael Longino; brother, Robert Connally of Kennesaw, Ga.; two nieces.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Gerald E. Reeves
Mr. Gerald E. Reeves, 74, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
A funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 2 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Steve Smith will officiate and burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in the Rocky Mount Community of Meriwether County.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 1.
Mr. Reeves was born August 26, 1928 in Panama City, Florida, son of the late Orville and Bernice Williams Reeves. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, was a member of the Methodist Church, had lived at Sharpsburg for the past 30 years, and retired as a store manager for Sears after 37 years of service. Mr. Reeves enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marion Barber Reeves of Sharpsburg; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Jacky Patterson and Cynthia and Michael St. John, all of Newnan, and Rebecca and Randy Cushard of Luthersville; son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Candy Reeves of Palmetto; sisters, Mrs. Bernie Martin of Lone Oak and Mrs. Carolyn Russell of Thomaston; two brothers, Robert Reeves of Fayetteville and Roger Reeves of Douglasville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchldren.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mrs. Melson Ware Beavers
Mrs. Melson Ware Beavers, 81, died Saturday, June 28, 2003.
Mrs. Beavers was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Coweta County, to the late Melson and Carrie Thomas Ware. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Dorsey Beavers, Sr.
Mrs. Beavers graduated from Western High School and obtained a teaching degree from West Georgia College. She returned to Western School where she taught for 30 years. In 1970, Mrs. Beavers was selected as the Coweta County Star Teacher.
A faithful member of First Baptist Church of Newnan, she was a member of the Genet Barron Sunday School Class. She taught Sunday school for over 40 years and had the Marion Beavers Outstanding Teacher Award named in her honor.
Some of her hobbies included quilting, gardening, and reading.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Dr. Gene Tyre will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Crain Sr., Ronald Musick, Allyn Bell, Jack Reeves, Charles Hunter, and Stinson Hammond.
Surviving are her children, Hugh and Sara Beavers, Jimmy and Pam Beavers, and Carriane and Buddy Nix, all of Newnan; granddaughter Carrie Markham and her husband Matt of Macon, and brother and sister-in-law Lynn and Betsy Ware of Palmetto.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lorena Herring Brown
Mrs. Lorena Herring Brown, 53, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 24, 1949, in Coweta County, to the late Clifford Herring Sr. and Maggie Herring. She accepted the teaching of Christ Jesus as a youngster at the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, where she remained a member until her death.
She married Ajalin Brown on June 23, 1970.
Mrs. Brown faced life's obstacles with her courage, smile and hearty laughter. Despite her own personal battle with failing health, her strength and never wavered. Mrs. Brown was committed to her husband, son, and granddaughter, as well as her mother and family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Herring Sr.; sisters Mrs. and Mrs. Burnice Bailey (Lenora), Mrs. Mildred Brown, Mrs. Helen Vaughn, and Elizabeth Wilcoxson.
A funeral will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Sellers-Smith RWS Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Joe P. Geter will officiate, assisted by the Revs. Grady Vaughn, Felton James, J.W. Russell, Jr., and Larry Warner. Burial will be in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers and flower ladies will be the class of 1967.
Surviving are her husband, Ajalin Brown; son Antoine D. Brown; granddaughter Ashley D. brown; mother, Maggie Herring; sisters Mrs. and Mrs. Lonzer Boozer (Annie Ruth) of Decatur, and Ms. Patricia Herring Stargell of Newnan; eight brothers, Mr. Clifford Herring Jr., and Mr. Flemming Herring of Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Herring (Maria) of Salinas, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. James F. Herring (Eva) of Brunswick, Mr. Willie Melvin Herring of Jacksonville. Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Herring (Nancy) of East Point; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Herring (Linda) of Newnan, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herring (Evelyn) of Carrollton; mother-in-law and father-in-law Marvin and Louise Brown; brothers-in-law Melvin Brown of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Brown (Belinda) of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brown (Renee) of Newnan; Flore's and Moreland's family, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.
Ms. Anne Owens Donehoo-Brooks
Ms. Anne Owens Donehoo-Brooks of Williamson died Thursday, June 26, 2003.
A member of the J.C. (Mr. Cottie) Owns and Ingram family of Newnan, Ms. Donehoo-Brooks graduated with honors from Newnan High School in 1948. She attended Valdosta State University where she received a degree in art and home economics in 1952.
Mrs. Donehoo-Brooks was an art education teacher for 30 years, and retired in 1982.
Surviving are her nephews, Phil, Edward, and Mac Donehoo; step-children Bill Jr., Donald Brooks, and Florence Anthony; many beloved cousins, and uncles Glen C. Owens and James P. Owens.
Mrs. Amanda Goss Freeman
Mrs. Amanda Goss Freeman, 31, died June 26, 2003.
Survivors include her husband, James Kenneth Freeman of Newnan; a son, Andrew Freeman of Newnan; parents, Dorsey and Ruth Goss of Luthersville; a sister, Mary Beth Goss of Luthersville; maternal grandparents, Joe and Sybil Lewis of Grantville; and paternal grandmother, Mary L. Goss of East Point.
A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Peachtree City Methodist Church, with Chuck Hodges and Marty Lee officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Carmichael-Hemperly Funeral Home in Peachtree City.
Those who desire may make contributions to Pulmonary Hypertension Research Association, 850 Sligo Ave., Suite 800, Sliver Springs, MD 20910.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City.
Mrs. Katherine Bishop Dailey
Mrs. Katherine Bishop Dailey, 79, of Newnan, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Newnan Hospital East. She was born in Chatham County, Ga. on March 25, 1924.
She was preceded in death by her father, Judge E. Bishop.
She was a member of the Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Mission in Sharpsburg. The funeral mass will be Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church, with Father Austin Fogerty officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home on Monday, June 30, 2003, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Jenkins, Raymond Prior, Arthur Thomas, Thomas J. Bailey and John Secor.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Mission, 4046 Lower Fayeteville Road, Sharpsburg 30277.
Survivors include her husband, Retired US Army Major Bill Dailey of Newnan; her mother, Lois Bishop of Sharpsburg; a son, Fred and Marsha Dailey of Newnan; a daughter, Lois and Kenneth Sprague of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Matthew Dailey, Kathy Robertson, and Molly Sprague; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Virginia, Eleanor and Dorothy Anne.
McKoon Funeral Home.