Mrs. Tammy Ayers Lee
Mrs. Tammy Ayers Lee, 42, of Winston, Ga., died on Thursday, July 31, 2003.
A native of Douglas County, she was born Dec. 15, 1960 to Steve and Peggy Wright Ayers.
Mrs. Lee was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Jack Lee, Winston, Ga.; parents, Steve and Peggy Ayers, Winston, Ga.; daughter, Heather Ann Lee of Douglasville, Ga.; son, John Stephen Lee of Winston, Ga.; sisters, Trena Timmons of Winston, Ga. and Amy Morris, Winston, Ga.; grandmother, Mary Ayers of Winston, Ga.; and brothers and sisters of her husband, Jack Lee.
A funeral will be Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in Hightower's Memorial Chapel of Douglasville, Ga., with Brother Michael White officiating. Burial will be in Cold Springs Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 4-9 p.m.
Hightower Memorial Chapel, Douglasville, Ga.
Mrs. Brenda "Sharon" George
Mrs. Brenda "Sharon" George, 48, of LaGrange, Ga., died Thursday, July 31, 2003 at her home.
Mrs. George was born Jan. 12, 1955 in Newnan, Ga., daughter of Howard and Mable Stitcher Gaddy. She was assistant manager and waitress at McGuire's in Pine Mountain. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 25 years William H. George Sr.; six children, Tammy George, Melissa James, Howard George Jr., all of LaGrange, Dee Dee Buttram, Ragland, AL, Amber Perry of Roanoke, AL, Joey Dyes of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; parents, Howard and Mable Gaddy; two sisters, Judy McFarlin and Janet Ivey; brother, Tony Norton all of Newnan; several nieces and nephews; special relative Sally Pike of LaGrange.
A funeral will be Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with the Rev. Lamar truitt officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to Hospice LaGrange, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, Ga. 30240.
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange Chapel.
Mrs. Wyndolyn Allen
Mrs. Wyndolyn Allen, 70, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, July 28, 2003.
She was born in Newnan, Ga. to Henry and Marion Wright in 1932. She graduated from the Howard Warner School in Newnan and attended the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Ala. Mrs. Allen studied elementary education and was trained as a teacher, but gave up her profession to devote her time to her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. A devout Christian, she joined Mt. Vernon Baptist Church at a very early age, serving on many committees including the Gospel Choir, Deaconess Board, and the Courtesy Guild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Allen.
Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Mr. Malachi Allen; two daughters, Robin Johnson and Rhonda Allen, both of Newnan; father, Mr. Henry Wright of Long Island, NY; granddaughter, Bynghum Johnson of Newnan; great-granddaughter, Jashulynn Smith of Newnan; two aunts, Juanita Adams of Dayton, Ohio, and Mary Ella Patterson of Newnan; uncle, Frank Wright of Bronx, NY, and special family members, Gerald Dennis and family of Lawrence, SC, and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Williams of Atlanta.
The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rhonda Allen at 39 Pine Grove Circle in Newnan.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Philip A. Carr officiating.
Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. James Russell Canty
Mr. James Russell Canty, husband of Thelma Canty of Country Club Road, Newnan, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Newnan Hospital West.
A funeral will be Saturday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 87 Pinson St., Newnan with remains placed in state at the church from noon until the service. The Rev. W. J. Johnson, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Ernest Lewis, Rev. Kenneth Johnson and Rev. Larry Evans. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.
Flower ladies will be Allene Mahone, Carolyn Williams, Belinda Williams, Rudean Russell, Rosalyn Ingram, Marilyn Morgan. Pallbearers are Anthony Partridge, Aubrey Berry Jr., Clifton Williams, Al Ogletree, James Stegall and Alton Taylor Sr.
Mr. Canty was born in Ludowici, Ga. April 30, 1952 to the late Jospeh and Mudell Canty.
He lived in Newnan with his wife and family. Mr. Canty was a devoted father, husband and loved his family dearly. He was employed in the truck driving industry most of his life. He served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. He was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Newnan where he served as a member of the Male Chorus.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma J. Canty of Newnan, Ga.; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Kelby and Cheryl Canty of Kennesaw, Ga., Derrick Canty and a devoted friend Yolanda of Valdosta, Ga., Chris Canty and a devoted friend, Nicole of Newnan, Ga.; special nieces, Shayla Q. Canty, ROTC Airforce, Colorado, Shynethia Canty of Savannah, Ga.; two sisters, Merleen Canty of Washington, D. C., Dora Canty (Teia) of Ludowici, Ga.; four brothers, Mr. Joseph M. Canty of Detroit, Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Canty of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Canty of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Canty of Brandywine, Maryland; a devoted sister-in-law, Beverly Pender of Newnan, Ga.; nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Rita Pender; father-in-law, Mr. Willie C. Horsley of Newnan, Ga.; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m. On the day of the service family and friends are asked to assemble at the residence at 420 Country Club Rd. in Newnan, Ga. at noon.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Virgil W. Elder
Mr. Virgil W. Elder, 58, of Hogansville, Ga., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansville. The Rev. Wesley Boatman and the Rev. Frank Garner 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. Friday.
Mr. Elder was born Aug. 4, 1944, in Meriwether County, son of the late Mark James Elder and the late Lou Ella Smith Elder. He was a lifelong resident of the Grantville and Hogansville area and was a member of the Baptist church. He retired as the owner and operator of Elder's Grocery in Hogansville.
Surviving are his wife, Violet (Pat) Elder of Hogansville; son and daughter-in-law, Vickie and Kefon Tucker of Grantville; son, Vince William Elder of Hogansville; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Johnnie Mae and Ralph Melton of Livingston, Texas, Annette Whatley of Hogansville, and Carolyn Floyd of Mount Sidney, Virginia; brother and sister-in-law, Earnerst and Ann Elder of Grantville; five grandchildren, Brannon Tucker, Braxton Tucker, BreZhay Tucker, Bravian Elder, and Bryston Elder.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mrs. Linda Faye Stevulak
Mrs. Linda Faye Stevulak, 58, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died July 30, 2003.
A funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel in Fayetteville, Ga. Burial will be at Camp Memorial Park. The Rev. Steve Stephens will officiate.
She was born Nov. 9, 1949. She was a member of Crossroads Church in Sharpsburg, Ga. and was very active in Serenity Community Groups.
Surviving are her husband, Bob Stevulak of Sharpsburg; son, Dwite and Shelby Stevulak of Sharpsburg; grandson, Cody Lane of Stevulak; brother, Mitch and Joy Mitcham of Sharpsburg; sister, Brenda and Teddy Batton of Homestead, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ga.
Mr. William Larry McMichael
William Larry McMichael, 69, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003 at Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Ga.
He was a member of Moreland Baptist Church and a Mason.
He is survived by his wife Mildred (Carroll) McMichael; daughter, Regina Phillips of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Eddie McMichael of Grantville, Ga. and Bo Arrington of Daytona, Fla.; seven grandchldren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family was receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
The funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 with Rev. David Ramey and Rev. Jerry Eley officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan.
It is requested that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to LaGrange Hospice, 1510 Vernon Rd., LaGrange, Georgia 30240.
Mrs. Jo Anne Hall Ritch
Mrs. Jo Anne Hall Ritch, 72, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 at her residence.
She was the wife of John Ritch of Newnan.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. A funeral will be Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Newnan.
Mrs. Ritch was born Jan. 24, 1931 in Ducktown, Tennessee, and lived in Blue Ridge, Ga. during her childhood years. She attended Brenau College and graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Art; later, she received a master's degree in media science. She was a member of the University Band and Orchestra, and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. In 1955 she married, and she and her husband moved to Newnan where John Ritch was a band director in the Coweta school system. During her years in Newnan, she was very much involved in the First Baptist Church in the adult choir, Sunday School and children's missions programs, and in the church's ministry to deaf members. In recent years, she also participated in the women's Bible study class, the adult bell choir, and the church library ministry. She was an educator in the Coweta school system, serving at Eastside, Fairmount, Evans and Central schools, retiring in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Otis F. Hall.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Regina Hall of Blue Ridge, Ga.; brother, Don and Carolyn Hall of Blue Ridge; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Mike Exner, Rebecca and Bud Freeburg, and Jeannie and Craig Bryan; grandchildren, Ansley and Erin Exner, Joanna and Mary Freeburg, and Laura, Rachel and Jack Bryan, all of Newnan; nephew, Mark Hall of Asheville, North Carolina; aunt, Frances Parris of Woodstock.
Donations in Mrs. Ritch's name can be made to the library ministry of the First Baptist Church of Newnan, 15 West Washinton St., Newnan, GA 30263.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Annie Lee Dixon Stearns
Mrs. Annie Lee Dixon Stearns, loving wife and mother, age 82 of Franklin, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease, diabetes and renal failure. She was born Feb. 28, 1921 in Fort Valley, Ga., to Laura Forrest Dixon and Lewis Edwin Dixon.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Raymond Earl Stearns Sr. of Franklin, Ga.; two daughters, Shirley Ann Stearns of Franklin, Ga. and Pamela Kaye Steadham of Franklin, Ga.; two sons, William Edwin Stearns Sr. of Franklin and Raymond Earl Stearns Jr. of Pinellas Park, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Deborah Beauford, Michael Stearns, Donald Uhr, Robert Stearns, Cheryl Uhr, Rachel Lomax, William Stearns, Shane Steadham, Larry Stearns, Laura Stearns, Chad Steadham; five great-grandchildren, Melissa and Jessica Stearns, Darlene Uhr, Brandon Uhr and Larry Stearns.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. A memorial service will be at McKoon Funeral Home 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 with Rev. Bill Herndon officiating.
Mrs. Barbara Anne Bramlett
Mrs. Barbara Anne Bramlett of Palmetto, Ga., died Oct. 27, 2003. She was born in Fulton County, Ga., April 30, 1937 to Claude and Beaula Barton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bramlett. Mrs. Bramlett, a homemaker, was a wonderful and caring mother.
Surviving are three sons, Danny Bramlett, Randy Bramlett and Troy Bramlett and his fiance, Gail Parker, all of Palmetto; two brothers, Eddie Barton of Hapeville and Rick Liley of Palmetto; three sisters, Claudie, Pete, and Helen.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with interment in Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn. The family will receive friends Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Stephen D. Ramsaur
Mr. Stephen D. Ramsaur (1st Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps, Retired) departed this life Oct. 27, 2003.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris T. Ramsaur; two daughters, Karen and Jim Keeley, Buffalo, NY, Lynda and Steve Hart, Sharpsburg; son, Skip and Beverly Ramsaur, Tampa, FL; six grandchildren, Travis and Wendy Ramsaur, Ben Lewis, Chandler Hart, Courtney, Chelsea and Stephen Ramsaur III.
The body will be cremated and a memorial gathering held at a later date.
First Sgt. Ramsaur was one of the few remaining veterans who served the nation in World War II, Korea and Vietnam twice.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Christian Church of Tyrone, 294 Jenkins Road, Tyrone, GA 30290. Those desiring may sign an on-line guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga. 770-964-4800.
Mrs. Iris Harrison Wingo
Mrs. Iris Harrison Wingo, 67, of Palmetto, Ga., died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 at Fayette Community Hospital.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Parnell and Connie Triplett of Newnan; sister, Mary Nell Thomas; brother, Randall Harrison; grandchildren, Matthew Carrol, Celena Stewart, Cole Stewart; five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Higgins at Holly Hill Funeral Home. Interment will be at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higgins at Holly Hill Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.
Mrs. Minnie Ruth Wood
Mrs. Minnie Ruth Wood, 87, of Hogansville, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003 at Franklin Healthcare Center.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Minister Hal Simpson will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Wood was born May 16, 1916 in Meriwether County, daughter of the late William Benjamin and Georgia Argo Green. She lived in Hogansville most of her life, was a member of the Hogansville Church of Christ, and was active in the community, especially assisting those with special needs.
Surviving are a niece, Yvonne Neese of Hogansville; and a number of very dear friends, including Craig and Shelia Simpson of Luthersville, whom she considered as her son and daughter, and Monica Simpson of Luthersville, whom she considered as her granddaughter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Edwin Wood; and her son, Edwin Wood Jr.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Wilbur Steve Thomas
Mr. Wilbur Steve Thomas, 47, of Morrow, Ga., died Oct. 25, 2003.
He is survived by wife Barbara Rene Thomas; mother, Mary Nell Thomas; children, Chad, Eric and Travis Thomas; brothers and sister, Darrell, Margie and Bruce Thomas.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Higgins at Holly Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Hayes officiating. Burial in Holly Hill Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.
Higgins at Holly Hill, Fairburn, Ga.
Mr. W. Alton Beall
Mr. W. Alton Beall, 71, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Newnan Hospital East.
Mr. Beall was born April 13, 1932, in Spaulding County to the late Willie Lester and Lona Estelle Heard Beall. From 1950 to 1953, he served in the Air Force as a Senior Air Policeman.
Mr. Beall's professional life was as an accountant with West Point Mills and later with Shaw Industries. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Newnan.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. The graveside service will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27. The Rev. Don Helms and Rev. L.C. Lane will officiate.
Survivors include wife, Barbara Jean (Worley) Beall; daughters, Donna Lynn Beall, Jennie Beall Freeman and Lisa Beall Winstead; and grandchildren Jennefer and David Freeman.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Joseph Lewis McKoon
Mr. Joseph Lewis McKoon Sr., 76, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at his residence in Newnan.
Mr. McKoon was born June 15, 1927, in the Raymond community to Roy Wyche and Florence Jesse Duke McKoon. He was drafted in 1945 and served in the Army Air Corps, in which he was involved in the Berlin air lift of 1947.
He later spent eight years in the Army and served two tours of duty in the Navy Seabees in Vietnam.
Mr. McKoon was preceded in death by his parents and a son, William Anthony McKoon.
Funeral services for Mr. McKoon will be today at McKoon Funeral Home at 4 p.m. The Rev. Bobby Partridge will officiate. Internment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors. The family received friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Survivors include wife, Barbara Ann Wallace McKoon; one daughter, Marlena Ginger Ann Frost; sons, Joseph Lewis McKoon Jr. and his wife Patricia, Tony Harold McKoon and his wife Tina and Roy Alton McKoon; one granddaughter, Amanda Elaine McKoon; and great-grandchildren, Angel Lynn, Toni Marie and Katalyn Nicole McKoon.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Robert Dent Melson
Mr. Robert Dent Melson, 70, of Lillian, Ala., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003.
Mr. Melson was a native of Newnan. Funeral services for Mr. Melson will be held Monday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Pine Rest Funeral Home in Foley, Ala. Internment will follow at Pine Rest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home's Foley Chapel from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. The family suggests memorial donations be made to South Baldwin United Way, P.O. Box 244, Foley, Ala.
Survivors include wife, Kathryn "Kathy" D. (Graham) Melson of Lillian, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen M. (Melson) Graham of Pensacola, Fla. and Mrs. Trenie M. (Melson) Baker of Perdido Key, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Kathryn and Sarah Cohea of Lillian, Ala.; and four grandchildren.
Pine Rest Funeral Home, Foley, Ala.
Mr. James K. Osborne
Mr. James K. Osborne, 71, of North Hillside Drive in Carrollton, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at Emory Hospital.
Mr. Osborne was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Chambers County, Ala. to the late James Frank Osborne and Nellie Hanson Osborne. He was a U.S. Marine veteran having serviced three tours of combat during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a retired auto salesman and was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Osborne was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Scarlett Sprinkle, and one grandson, Eli Hagan.
Funeral services for Mr. Osborne will be held today at 2 p.m. at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel. The Rev. Tony Collins will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ryan Null, Bill Young, James Brown, Richard Hagan, Vance Hobbs and Garland Lavend. Internment will follow at Crumbley's Chapel Church of God with full military honors. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will receive friends today from 12 p.m. until the hour of service.
Survivors include wife, Joan D. Osborne; children, Susie LoPresti of Sharpsburg, Ronny and Anna Osborne of Destin, Fla., Mike and Lee Osborne of Roopville, Ga., Cody Osborne of Arlington, Texas, Kelly and James Brown of Franklin, Jodi and Bill Young of Sharpsburg, Blaklee and Adam Jones-Kelly of Atlanta and Holley and Richard Hagan of Ranburne, Ala; one sister, Bette Greathouse of LaGrange; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton.