Mrs. Belinda Dodson Pater
Mrs. Belinda Dodson Pater of Sharpsburg, Ga., died June 2, 2003.
She is survived by husband David S. Pater; daughter, Jessica Pater; and son Joshua Pater, all of Sharpsburg; father, James Dodson, of Austell; sister, Debra Turner of Panama City Beach, Fla.; brother, James Alvin Dodson Jr. of Kennesaw.
A gathering of relatives and friends will be Thursday, June 8 at the funeral home.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Senoia Road, Peachtree City, Ga.
Mrs. Rose Hand Bryan
Mrs. Rose Hand Bryan, 70, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, June 2, 2003 at Fayette Community Hospital.
A native of Coweta County, she was born Feb. 12, 1933 to the late Joseph Benjamin and Curtis Leona Drake Hand. She retired from The James River Corporation where she was a secretary. For six years she was a member of the Newnan Pilot Club and served for 7 years on the Board of Directors of Coweta Festivals Inc. For 14 years she was affiliated with the National Secretaries Association, Professional Secretaries International. She was a member of Newnan First Christian Church.
Surviving are children, Deborah Lynn Wilson of Vero Beach, Florida and Dianne Leigh Egan of Newnan, Ga.; brothers, Doug Hand of Woodbury and Lee Hand of Newnan; sister, Betty Grove of Sun City, Fla.; grandchildren, Nicole Ferguson, Wesley Moran, Amanda Moran Wake and Ryan Freeman; great-grandchildren, Mattie Wake and Ashley Ferguson.
A funeral will be Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Minister Clay Henry officiating. Pallbearers are Bob Trammell Jr., Johnny Henry, Ryan Freeman, Allen Hand, Joe McClendon and Earl Holder. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Visitation is Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Gary Lee Cox Jr.
Mr. Gary Lee Cox Jr., 55, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, June 2, 2003 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
He was born in Newnan August 16, 1947.
A funeral will be Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Parrish and Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family asks that flowers be omitted and contributions made to either the Methodist Children's Home or to Portsbridge Hospice Memorial Foundation.
Mr. Cox was a lifetime member of Newnan First United Methodist Church. He retired from Newnan Utilities as a lab technician after 20 years. He enjoyed model cars, planes and boats. Mr. Cox was a Civil War historian and was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was active in many Civil War reenactments. He was also a member of the Sharpsburg Sharpshooters.
Surviving are his wife, Carole Cox of Newnan; daughters, Sandi and Lonnie Lake of Virginia, Laura and David Payton of Newnan; sons, Michael Rickles of Adairsville, Ga., Chris and Tammy Rickles of Doraville, Ga.; sister, Marilyn and Clint Palmer of Newnan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cox Sr. of Newnan; nephews, Kevin and Susanne Palmer of Franklin, Curtis Palmer of Newnan; eight grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Claude Witcher Warren
Mr. Claude Witcher Warren, 92, of Appalachian Christian Village, Sherwood Dr., Johnson City, Tenn. died at the ACV Nursing Center, Monday, June 2, 2003.
Mr. Warren and his wife Frances came to Sulphur Springs, Tenn. in 1982 from Rome, Georgia. They lived for many years in Danville, Virginia.
He was born December 1, 1910 in Sargent, Georgia, the son of the late Emmett Paul Warren, Sr., and Emmye Witcher Warren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Frances Via Warren; a son, Claude "Buddy" Warren Jr. and a daughter, Shirley Warren Hale; three brothers, Wendell Warren, Newnan, Ga., E. Paul Warren, Jr., Austelle, Ga, and Hoyt Warren, Rome, Ga.
Mr. Warren is survived by one daughter, Nancy Snyder and son-in-law, Edward K. Snyder, Johnson City; two sisters, Susan (Mrs. George) Johnston, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Martha (Mrs. Ed) Whitlock, Newnan; one brother, Sidney Warren, Newnan. He has five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Newnan High School. With a career of more than fifty years in textile manufacturing, he began at West Point Mills, West Point, Ga. He joined Dan River Mills, Danville, Va. in 1945 and was employed there until 1965, holding management positions. He was chosen by the company to attend top management training at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Warren retired in 1975 as Plant Superintendent of Klopman Mills, Burlington Industries, Rome. He continued working as a consultant in the textile industry until 1980.
Mr. Warren was a Christian, deacon of West Main Baptist Church, Danville, attended Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, and the Christian church services at Appalachian Christian Village.
He was an active member of the Lions Club and Boy Scouts of America. While living at ACV, he was a mentor for young children in reading educational programs at Lamar School, Washington County.
Visitation will be at Morris-Baker from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, June 5, with the funeral service following at 1 p.m. in the North Chapel. Dr. Jess Johnson will officiate. Entombment will be in the Hillside Mausoleum of Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City.
Online condolences may be sent to the Warren family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, Tenn.
Mrs. Mattie Mae Whitlock
Mrs. Mattie Mae Whitlock, 83, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, June 2, 2003 at Beaulieu Convalescent Center in Newnan.
She was born January 13, 1920, in Fayette County to Paul Belcher and Delia Bunn Belcher. She retired from International Playtex. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by husband, Alvin Whitlock; son, Gene Whitlock; grandson, Allen Smith; and great-granddaughter, Pamela Smith.
Surviving are daughters, Betty Smith of Senoia, Shirley Smith and her husband Bobby of Manchester, Patricia Jaccaud of Columbus, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be Thursday, June 5 at Calvary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Remains will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Rev. Carl Calhoun and Rev. Bryan Calhoun will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higging Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Janelle Yarbrough
Mrs. Janelle Koonce Yarbrough, 60, of Hogansville, Ga., died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Hospice LaGrange.
A funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. R. C. Prescott will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Born January 16, 1943 in Walker County, Mrs. Yarbrough was the daughter of the late Cecil and Trudy Ramey Koonce. She lived in Troup County most of her life, was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansville, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are her husband, William J. Yarbrough; daughter, Deborah Spradlin-Ezley and her husband, Robert Ezley, all of Hogansville; son, Joel Yarbrough and his wife, Wendy Yarbrough, of Waco; sister, Betty Suggs of Calhoun; brother, Johnny Koonce of Hogansville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter, Becky Yarbrough Dollar.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Kenny (Ken) Devereaux Jr.
Mr. Kenny (Ken) Devereaux Jr. of Newnan died May 31, 2003.
Mr. Devereaux was born April 12, 1976 in Fulton County, Ga.
He is survived by his parents, Ken and Wanda Devereaux Sr. of Sharpsburg; brother, Christopher (Chris) Devereaux, Newnan; fiance, Carrie Warren, Newnan; grandmothers, Margarett Cantrell, Fayetteville; Mary Devereaux, Union City; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral will be Tuesday, June 3 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. David Ramey officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn. The family was receiving friends Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those desiring may sign the online guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Mrs. John B. (Julianne Blount) Humphrey
Mrs. John Bruce (Julianne Blount) Humphrey of Senoia, Ga. died at home May 31, 2003.
Mrs. Humphrey was born on June 15, 1930 in Decatur, Ga. In May 1947 she was valedictorian of the final graduating class at Starr High School, Sharpsburg, Ga. In June 1951 she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mrs. Humphrey will be remembered by her friends and family as an exemplary wife and mother as well as a model citizen who never had an unkind word for anyone. In her service to the community, Mrs. Humphrey taught Sunday School at Senoia United Methodist Church. An avid reader, Mrs. Humphrey also served on the Senoia Area Library Board for the past three years.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, John B. (Jack) Humphrey; four sons, John B. (Bruce) Humphrey Jr., Craig B. Humphrey, Steven M. Humphrey, Frank B. Humphrey, their wives, and twelve grandchildren.
On Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. a memorial service will be held at the Senoia United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Senoia United Methodist Church special garden fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
The family will receive friends after the services in the fellowship hall.
Metro Crematory, Peachtree City, Ga.
Mrs. Mitzie Brook Moody
Mrs. Mitzie Brook Moody, 69, of Tyrone, Ga., died May 30, 2003.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Harold Moody, Tyrone, Ga.; children, DeLynn and Brian Akers, Tyrone; Gary and Gitte Moody, Covington; Pam and Ronnie Crowe, Fairburn; Val and Philip Anthony, College Park; sisters, Judy Johnson, East Point; Marjorie Fairchild, Fayetteville; brother, Ralph Brook, Villa Rica; grandchildren, Brooke and Billy Akins, Ashley Fraker, Cameron Fraker, Coy Moody, Luke Crowe, Carly Crowe, Candace Anthony, Alex Anthony, Hannah Anthony, Abby Anthony; great grandson, Austin Akins, Newnan; several beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral was Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Rollins officiating. Burial in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Christian City Convalescent Center, 7290 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291.
The family received friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Mrs. Zora Elizabeth Sewell of Savannah Street, Newnan, Ga. died Friday, May 30, 2003 at her residence.
A funeral will be Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Rev. W. J. Johnson officiating, assisted by Rev. Larry Evans, Evangelist Susie Hudson, and Evangelist Inez Moreland. Burial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Luthersville, Ga. Family and friends will assemble at the residence at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers and flower ladies will be relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Will Sewell Sr.; three sons, Robert, Randolph and Wilbur Sewell; two sisters, Lizzie Mae Sims, Eula Freeman; brother, Charlie Wheelous.
Mrs. Zora E. Sewell was born December 22, 1910 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Wheelous. She joined the Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age, later she found interest in studying with the Jehovah Witnesses.
Surviving are children, Mr. and Mrs. Limmie Teagle (Catherine), Mr. and Mrs. John Will Sewell Jr., Ms. Johnnie Mae Sewell; grandchildren, Mr. Barry Teagle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irving (Kathy), Ms. Sharon Teagle, Ms. Denise Jackson, Ms. Jackie Whatley, and Ms. Nicole Morns; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Irene Addison
Mrs. Irene Addison, 80, of Springfield, Mo., and formerly of LaGrange, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at her home.
Mrs. Addison was born June 15, 1922, in Phenix City, Ala, to the late Arizona Roberts. She was a Baptist by faith and a homemaker, and was preceded in death by a son, Richard Addison.
A funeral will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, 506 Hill Street, LaGrange. The Rev. Udell Addison will officiate, and burial will be in the Grantville City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 3, 2003, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.
Surviving are: her children and their spouses, Julieann Smith of Lyons, Jeanette and Gene Allen of Pleasant Hope, Mo., Perry Addison of Newnan, J.B. and Chip Addison of Luthersville, Jerry Lee and Virginia Addison of Rockmart, Iris and Oscar Sikes of Baxley, and Shirley McKeehan of Pleasant Hope, Mo.; 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange.
Mr. William H. Scoggins
Mr. William H. Scoggins of McDonough died Wednesday, May 28, 2003.
A funeral was held Saturday, May 31, in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City. Dr. E.C. Chatham officiated, and burial was in Forest Lawn.
Surviving are his children, Carol Parmer of Senoia, Deborah Beddington of Thomaston, and Shane Scoggins of McDonough; sisters Ann Scoggins of Atlanta, and Patsy Ruark of North Carolina; brothers John Scoggins of East Point, Butch Scoggins of Marietta, and Jake Scoggins of California; grandchildren Dawn Kraker, Kelly Moore, Ronnie Beddington, Krystal Hendrix, and Chyane Scoggins; great-grandchildren Sabrina Kraker, Joshua Kraker, and Hailey Moore; and nieces and nephews.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City.
Ms. Jessica Renae Gatlin
Ms. Jessica Renae Gatlin, 13, of Tucker, Ga., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Egleston Children's Hospital.
A funeral service was held Saturday, May 31, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Silver Leaf Baptist church, with Reverend Bobby L. Giddens officiating. Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Gatlin was born Sept. 8, 1989, to Ms. Demetria Ann Gatlin and Mr. Quentin Colbert in Atlanta. She attended Silver Leaf Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Junior Usher Board.
She was also a member of Girl Scouts Troop Number 473. Ms. Gatlin attended Scott Elementary School in Atlanta, Midvale Elementary and Henderson Middle School in Dekalb County.
Survivors include her parents; the McNeal family; three siblings, Quintonia, Demecia and Corey; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby (Liz) Dennard, Mr. James Gatlin Sr. and Ms. Thelma Diane Johnson; great grandparents, Mrs. Hattie Mae Petty, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Artie) Scott and Ms. Ruth Mary Clark; a very devoted father figure, Mr. Kevin McNeal; uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Barbara Jean Massengale
Mrs. Barbara Jean Massengale, of Senoia, died Friday, May 30, 2003.
She was born Nov. 5, 1934, in Fulton County. Mrs. Massengale had been a resident of Senoia since 1969, having moved there from Tyrone where she lived for many years.
She was a retired clerk from Massengale's Grocery Store in Senoia. She enjoyed going to yard sales and flower gardening.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney.
Survivors include her husband, Davis Massengale of Senoia; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. David (Linda) Allison of Moreland, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew (Lynn) Cook of Sharpsburg; two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Mike (Rose) Massengale of Senoia, and Mr. Mark Massengale of Moreland; grandchildren, Lisa Allison, Kain Allison, Brad Massengale, Micah Dickie and Dane Dickie; and great grandchildren, Blake, Austin, Ariel, Chandler and Kaden.
A funeral service will be held Monday, June 2, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Senoia City Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of LaFayette Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care and attention provided during Mrs. Massengale's illness.
Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
Mr. Randy McElwaney
Mr. Randy McElwaney, of Sharpsburg, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at University Medical Center in Charleston, S.C.
A funeral service will be Monday, June 2, 2003, at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, with Reverend Jimmy Dupree officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Tyrone.
The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home.
Mr. Allen (Big Bird) Davis
Mr. Allen (Big Bird) Davis of Newnan, Ga., died July 27, 2003.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Cason Davis of Newnan; son, Andrew (Andy) Davis of Newnan; parents, Carlton and Inez Davis of Newnan; sisters, Donna and Joey Highnote, Douglasville, Cindy and Craig Cox, Jonesboro; several nieces, nephews and one great niece.
A funeral was Wednesday, July 30 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Godbee and Mr. Warner Smith officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The family was receiving friends Tuesday, July 29 from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Miss Lindsay Nicole Martin
Miss Lindsay Nicole Martin of Sharpsburg, Ga. died Sunday, July 27, 2003.
A funeral will be Friday, Aug. 1, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Tara Garden Chapel.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Dr. M. Stephen George officiating.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Deborah Martin.
Surviving are parents, Harry and Daphne Martin of Sharpsburg; paternal grandparents, Harry and Ann Martin of Riverdale; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Pat Cooper of Zebulon and Brenda and John Slate of Monticello; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Thomas L. Scruggs Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, Ga.