Mrs. Ann (June) Webb
Mrs. Ann (June) Webb of Senoia, Ga. died July 4, 2003.
She was born April 6, 1931 in Fulton County, Ga.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Mr. Raymond R. Webb; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Ann and Don Halstead, Jackson, Ga., Donna and Phillip Colins, Tyrone, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Lisa Webb of Newnan, Greg and Sandy Webb of Fayetteville, Ga.; sisters, Martha (Mot) Vickery of Fayetteville, Henrietta (Reta) Kennemore of Suwanee, Fla.; brothers, Harold Cawthon of East Pint, Ga., Michael Cawthon, McDonough, Ga.; grandchildren, Wendy and Joel McCullough, Corey and Nicki Halstead, Jamie and Lisa Jones, Dusty Webb and Daley Webb; great-grandchildren, Caleb McCullough, Jared McCullough and Wyatt Halstead.
A funeral was Monday, July 7, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Dr. Tom Daughtery and Rev. John E. Jarrard officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn.
The family was receiving friends Sunday, July 6, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Mrs. Virginia Ruth Witcher
Mrs. Virginia Ruth Witcher, 76, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.
Mrs. Witcher was born August 6, 1926 in Carroll County, Ga., daughter of the late Henry Clellon and Willie Beatrice Price Jones. Her life was dedicated to raising her children and being supportive of her husband's work and ministry. She was a dedicated member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Her activities in the church included teaching in Sunday School, directing the Sunbeams group, serving as a choir member and director and singing in her beloved ladies' trio. Her zeal for missions was characterized by her dedication to the Women's Mission Union, not only in her home church, but also in the Western Baptist Association.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Witcher was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Newton "Greg" Witcher.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. Powers Witcher; son, Charles C. "Chuck" Witcher; grandchildren, David, Julie and Ben Witcher and Katie Wrenn, and a daughter-in-law, Jennie Witcher. Surviving sisters are Margaret Young and her husband Dallas, Charlotte Warren, Janelle Cook and Joyce Velting. Her sister by marriage and in spirit is Thelma Jones. A brother, Billy Jones, also survives.
The family was receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at McKoon Funeral Home.
A funeral will be at Macedonia Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11. Rev. John Riley officiating, with the remains placed in state at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in the Witcher family lot.
Pallbearers and honorary escort will be deacons of Macedonia Baptist Church.
It is suggested that memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Witcher's memory to Macedonia Baptist Church, 1504 Macedonia Road, Newnan, Ga. 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Nellie Shepherd Woods
Mrs. Nellie Shepherd Woods of Westgate Park Lane, Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at Newnan Hospital.
A funeral will be Saturday, July 12, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with remains placed in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. The Rev. J. W. Gibbons, pastor, Rev. Herman Dyer, officiating. Burial in Eastview Cemetery. Pallearers and Flower Ladies will be relatives and friends.
Mrs. Woods was born Dec. 29, 1929 to the late Mr. Alton and Ella V. Smith Shepherd in Cartersville, Ga. (Bartow County).
Later she moved to Newnan and joined Mt. Sinai Baptist Church as a younster where she remained a faithful member until her death. She married Calvin Woods December 25, 1945 and they had four children.
Mrs. Woods was employed at Newnan Hospital as supervisor in the Environmental Service Department. She retired after 27 years of service. After her retirement from the hospital she found great satisfaction in nurturing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Nealite Social and Civic Club of Newnan. Her hobbies were traveling, sewing and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sister, Claude McGhee, Alton Shepherd, Margaret Ruth Mitchell and granddaughter Tosha Woods.
Surviving are children, James C. Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. (Linda) Woods Sr., J. Elaine Beasley (Stanley), Janis Johnson; grandchildren, Charles Woods Jr., Shun Woods, Adrian Woods, Andrea Woods, Shayla Woods, Shannon Woods, Shanira Johnson, Deon Johnson, Carina Woods, Christopher Beasley, Rachel Woods, Sonya Walker (Thomas), Courtiney Geter (Marcus), Sabrina Harris; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Shepherd, Joyce Shepherd; brothers, James Shepherd, Joseph Shepherd; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5-7 p.m.
Family and friends are asked to assemble on the day of the service at the residence at noon.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Doris Lowery Gaddy
Mrs. Doris Lowery Gaddy, 82, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 in Cheraw, S.C.
She was a daughter of the late Willie Clayton and Jamie Moore Lowery. She was the widow of Daniel Richard Gaddy. Mrs. Gaddy was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, McFarlan, N.C. She was retired from Delta Mills, Wallace, S.C., with 34 years of service.
Surviving are son, Richard "Dick" Gaddy of Columbia, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda Sturgill and Jim of Cheraw, S.C., and Dianne Robertson and Bill of Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren, Erin Gaddy of Columbia, S.C., and Kate Gaddy of Atlanta; sister, Haeeie Mae Rhynes Easterling of Cheraw, S.C.
The family will receive friends 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, S.C. A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10 in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.
Memorials may be sent to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Mildred Lowery, Rt. 1, Box 200 A, Morven, N.C. 28119.
Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, S.C.
Mrs. Barbara Anne (Westbrook) Jackson
Mrs. Barbara Anne (Westbrook) Jackson, 62, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, July 7, 2003 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. following an illness of several weeks.
She was born in Floyd County, Ga. April 9, 1941, daughter of Mural Christine Pitts Westbrook and the late Hugh Oulion Westbrook Sr. She was a member of Line Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Hugh Oulion Westbrook, Jr.
In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband, Dan Jackson of Newnan; daughter, Kelly Lashley and her husband David of Newnan, Ga.; grandchild, Megan Lashley of Newnan; sister, LaVern Westbook Anderson and her husband, Steve; brother, C. E. Westbrook; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. where the family was receiving friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 8.
A funeral will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. Rev. Bobby Carpenter and Rev. Franklin Treadwell officiating.
Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan.
Pallbearers will be Alvin Willingham, Gene Craven, Craig Jackson, Carey Jackson, Todd Jackson and Kyle Jackson.
It is suggested that memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Jackson's memory to Line Creek Baptist Church, P. O. Box 2472, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Nancy M. Casey
Mrs. Nancy M. Casey, 83, died July 7, 2003.
She was born August 22, 1919, and resided for 51 years on High Point Road, Union City, Ga.
In 2001 she made her home with her daughter in Sharpsburg. She retired from J.C. Penney after many years of service. She was born in DeKalb County, Alabama, to Cynthia and John McPherson.
She is survived by twin daughters, Joan Casey (Gordon) Lineberry of Smoke Rise, Warrior, AL, and Jean Casey (Bobby) Adams of Sharpsburg; six grandchildren, Pamela (Frank) Pruett, Curtis (Paula) Lineberry, Stacey (Drew) Tucker, Casey (Laura) Lineberry, Melanie Adams, Bobby (Jennifer) Lineberry; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Willodean Green of McDonough, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be Wednesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Pastor Clayton Scott officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to their favorite charity.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Parrott Funeral Home.
Mr. Joseph Steven Eidson
Mr. Joseph Steven Eidson, 56, of Wedowee, Alabama, died at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL, on July 6, 2003.
A funeral will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Wedowee on Tuesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. The Reverend William Thompson will officiate. Survivors include his wife, Linda Eidson; two daughters, Tara Evans and Tonya Harbin; four sons, Samuel Eidson, Joseph Harbin, Stephen Harbin, and Brian Eidson; nine grandchildren; mother, Jane Eidson; one brother, Mike Eidson; three sisters, Carol Fox, Janice Erwin, Jenny Coley.
Mr. Eidson was preceded in death by his father Joe Stone Eidson.
The family was receiving friends at the Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee, Alabama, on Monday from 4 to 10 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, send to Grace Prison Outreach, in memory of Steve Eidson c/o Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, at 826 County Road 129, Wedowee, AL 36278.
Mrs. Sarah M. Beall
Mrs. Sarah Mason Beall, 76, of Hogansville died Sunday, July 6, 2003 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.
Mrs. Beall was born October 15, 1926 in Clay County, Ala. to the late E.H. and Eris King Mason. A resident of Hogansville most of her life, she was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was retired from Uniroyal, Inc. She was the wife of the late Frank Melvin Beall.
The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Mr. Roy Wright will officiate and interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law Sarah Clayton of Austell and Jane and Bruce Perdue of Northeast, Penn.; three sons and daughters-in-law Walter and Glenda Graben of Opelika, Ala., Tony and JoAnn Gaben of Marble Hill and Bruce and Pat Graben of Nicholasville, Ken.; two step-daughters and a step-son in-law Joyce and Bill Brown and Julia Morrow all of Hogansville; a step-son and his wife Frank M., Jr. (Buster) and Gail Beall of Norcross; 12 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville
Mrs. Betty Bedford
Mrs. Betty Bedford, 89, of Newnan died Saturday, July 5, 2003.
Mrs. Bedford was born to the late William and Anna Hamilton Buckles on June 2, 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Bedford.
A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Bedford Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City. Reverend Gary Parrish will officiate. The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family has asked that flowers not be sent and memorial contributions be made to the Newnan First United Methodist Church Music Department.
Mrs. Bedford is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Frank Ervin of Sharpsburg; grandchildren Richard and Betsy Ervin of Orlando, FL and Susan and David Lover of Chaska, MN; and great-grandchildren Alex and Ben Lover.
McKoon Funeral Home
Mr. John Ray Blankenship
Mr. John Ray Blankenship, 47, of Wildwood Circle, Griffin, died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at the Spalding Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Blankenship was born in Fulton County on July 31, 1955 to the late John L. Blankenship. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Mableton and was a cabinet maker.
Survivors include wife, Carolyn C. Blankenship; his mother, LaVerne Todd Blankenship; four children, Michael Blankenship, Michelle Blankenship,
Todd Blankenship and Darlene Davis; four grandchildren, Cameron Blankenship, Tristen Blankenship, Carols Davis and Chandler Davis.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin. Dr. Tom Daugherty and Rev. J. E. Jarrard will officiate. Interment will follow in the Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lone Oak, Ga. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 1 Corp Square, Atlanta, GA., 30329,or to the GA Baptist D.D.M., P.O. Box 2878, Duluth, GA 30096.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, Griffin.
Mrs. Gina Dorrough
Mrs. Gina Wheeler Dorrough, 50, of Hogansvile, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Hospice of LaGrange.
A memorial service will be conducted at 4 pm, Monday, July 7, in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Wesley Boatman will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Monday.
Mrs. Dorrough was born March 6, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois and was a resident of Hogansville since 1975. She was employed at Carter's in Hogansville and was a member of the Catholic church.
Survivors include one daughter, Tanya Dorrough of Hogansville; three sons, Brent Dorrough of Portsmouth, Va., and Eric Dorrough and Tyler Dingler, both of Hogansvile; her mother, Dorothy K. Wheeler of Hogansville; three brothers, Geoffrey Wheeler of Hogansville, David Wheeler of Glendale, Mich., and George A. Wheeler Jr., of Germany; and five grandchildren,
Jordan Dorrough, Jessica Dorrough, Denver McLaughlin, Brandon Dorrough and Matthew Dorrough.
The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.
Ms. Transcene Sheratine (Sharon) Gates
Funeral services for Ms. Transcene Sheratine Gates of Senoia will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Haralson, Ga. Dr. Anne Bowles-Striplin will officiate, assisted by Pastor Josh Striplin and other ministers. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dexter, Greg, Willie Lee, Ernest, Kelvin, Jack and Bernard.
Ms. Gates died on July 2, 2003. She was born Dec. 15, 1967 in Coweta County. She was a member of The Piney Grove Baptist Church, when she joined at the age of five. She sung with The Chosen Few Gospel Group and a number of other Christian groups. She was a member of two Social clubs - The African Queen and The Bold and The Beautiful.
Survivors include her children, Nakeisha, Khadeidar and Demeturis; sister and brothers, Selina, Shemika, Courney, Jackie, Crystal, Emma,
Jermey, Mike Mike and Junebug; grandmothers, Ovenia Gates and Dorothy Price; her father, Harold Price; nieces, Kitty, Brittany and Sha Sha; a nephew, Drey; five aunts and four uncles; friends, Yasmeen (Kitty), Tsheika Green and Arlevia; and a special, devoted companion that was always supportive, Marcus Parks.
Roscoe-Jenkins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Fannie Guy Allen
Mrs. Fannie Guy Allen, 89, of LaGrange, Ga., died Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at her home.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday, July 4 in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, Ga. Elder J. D. Morris and Elder Bailey Wilson will officiate, and burial will be in Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Hogansville.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Allen was born Nov. 19, 1913 in Tallapoosa County, Ala., daughter of the late Hillary and Minnie Brand Guy. She lived in Troup County most of her life, was a member of the Baptist Church, and was retired from the Hillside Division of Milliken and Company. She was the wife of the late James Fred Allen.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Flora Walters of LaGrange, Mrs. Betty Smith of Wetumpka, Ala., and Mrs. Geneva Maxwell of Hogansville; two sons, James Allenof Hogansville and Billy Wayne Allen of LaGrange; three brothers, Lewis Guy and Warren Guy, both of LaGrange, and Joe Guy of Newnan; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Bernard Arnold
A memorial service for Bernard Arnold, son of Mrs. Lala Williams of 34 Westgate Park Drive, Newnan, Ga., will be Thursday, July 3 at 11 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church.
The Rev. W. J. Johnson officiating.
Announcement courtesy of Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Julian Granberry
Mr. Julian Granberry, 87, of Newnan, Ga., died at his residence June 29, 2003.
He was born in Heney County, Alabama, to James M. Granberry and Claudia Davis Granberry. He worked as a chef with Richmond Hotel and was a member of West Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons, Julian Granberry Jr. of Columbus, Ga., Robert L. Granberry of Newnan; daughters, Jackie McIntyre of West Hill, California, and Marie Gaddy of Newnan; sisters, Josey Givens of Columbus, Ga., and Mary Jim McGuirk of Atlanta; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Wayne W. Neighbors
Mr. Wayne W. Neighbors, 80, of Hogansville, Ga., died Monday, June 30, 2003 at Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Willis and the Rev. Carl Knowles will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville, with Masonic graveside rites.
The famiy was receiving friends at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Neighbors was born March 11, 1922 in Heard County, son of the late Lonnie and Berta Eley Neighbors. A recipient of a Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Army during World War Two, he had lived in Hogansvile since 1925 and retired as a rural mail carrier from the Hogansville Post Office after 37 years of service. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Hogansville and was a member of Hogansville Masonic Lodge 93.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Estelle Neighbors of Hogansville; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Michael Villani of Dallas; son, Ron Neighbors of San Francisco, Calif.; step-sons and step-daughter-in-law, John Lancaster of Hogansville and Burl and Louise Lancaster of LaGrange; sister and brother-in-law, Corene and Charles Morrison of Smyrna; granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Jeff Harman of Douglasville; great-granddaughters, Zoe Harman and Sophie Harman; ste;-grandchildren, A. J. Lancaster, Joey Lancaster, Jerry Lancaster, Gerald Lancaster, Kelley Brasher and Amy Thompson; several step-great-grandchildren.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mary Emma Reed
Mary Emma Reed, 102, died Monday, June 30, 2002.
She was born May 1, 1901 to the late John Thomas and Martha Yancey Hood. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Luverne Peterson, Angie Hood, and a brother, Robert Hood.
A funeral is Thursday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at graveside in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Terry Thompkins and Rev. Gary Parrish will officiate.
Please omit flowers and make contributions to Newnan First United Methodist Church.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.