Mrs. Charlotte Ann (McKelvey) Gallimore
Mrs. Charlotte Ann (McKelvey) Gallimore, 47, of Newnan, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at her home.
She was born Sept. 11, 1956, the daughter of Dewey McKelvey of Greenville, S.C., and Sadie Degraffenreid of Trimble, TN. Mrs. Gallimore was employed by Roscoe General Store and has been a resident of Newnan for about 15 years.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Ralph J. Gallimore; son, Eric Gallimore of Hiram, Ga.; sister, Carol McKelvey of Newnan; brothers, Richard McKelvey of Columbus, Ga., and David McKelvey of Greenville, S.C.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
Mrs. Martha R. Hurst
Mrs. Martha Reeves Hurst, 89, of Luthersville, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Luthersville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gary Whetstone and the Rev. Richard Campbell will officiate and interment will be in the Luthersville Cemetery.
The family was receiving friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 Thursday night.
Mrs. Hurst was born February 15, 1914 in Meriwether County, daughter of the late Steven Linton Reeves and the late Estelle Almon Reeves. She retired as head bookkeeper from Coweta-Fayette EMC after thirty years of service and was a member of Luthersville United Methodist Church, where she had been active in the United Methodist Women and had served on the administrative board. An avid gardener, her yard was admired by all who passed by her home.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kendal and Patricia Hurst of Moreland; two sisters-in-law, Grace Hardy of Peachtree City and Clara Reeves of Roswell; two grandsons, Jay and Brandy Hurst of Newnan and John Hurst of Luthersville; and a great-grandson, William Ronald Hurst of Newnan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill E. Hurst.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Luthersville United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Henry Andrew Jackson Jr.
Mr. Henry Andrew Jackson Jr., 75, of Franklin, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003.
Mr. Jackson was born July 8, 1928 in Heard County, son of the late Henry Andrew Sr. and Claudie Eley Jackson. He was retired from Ford Motor Co. in Newnan where he worked as a mechanic. He was a member of Centralhatchee Masonic Lodge #403 F&AM and was a member of Centralhatchee First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Margie Minick Jackson of Franklin; daughter and son-in-law, June and Chris Jackson of Franklin; sons and daughters-in-law, Andy and June Jackson of Franklin and Carlton and Judy Jackson of Bowdon; seven grandchldren, 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Jackson of Douglasville, Harold Jackson of Franklin, and James Jackson of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters, Louise Olsen of Tampa, Fla., Bonnie Echols of Bowdon, Agnes Ward of West Point, Vesta Jackson of Newnan, and Kate Smith of Cleveland, Ga.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Doug Bingham officiating. Burial followed in Centralhatchee First Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Steve S. Tenney
Mr. Steve S. Tenney, 87, of Luthersville, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003 at Portsbridge Hospice in Riverdale, Ga.
He was a member of Gordon Road Church of Christ. He was a farmer and lived most of his life in Coweta and Meriwether Counties.
Surviving are three daughters, Edna and Robert Crocket of Franklin, Ga., Lavonia and Jimmy Seller of Union Point, Ga., Mamie Tenney of Luthersville, Ga.; four sons, Marvin and Mattie Tenney of Newnan, Ga., William and Betty Tenney of Newnan, Ronald and Unive Tenney of Dalton, Ga., Billy and Sheila Tyree of Luthersville, Ga.
Pallbearers were Bill Tyree, Joseph Hannah Jr., Ronald Hemming Jr., Paul Carroll, Willie Gray, Daniel Gray, Timothy Bond, Johnathan Hemming; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Dingler Tenney; son, Jack Lee Tenney; and parents, John Larkin Tenney and Mattie Lavonia Britt Tenney.
Arrangements were handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family received friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Funeral services were at McKoon Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, Minister Mansel Carpenter officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Judson Smith
Mr. Judson Smith, 88, of Moreland, Ga., died Oct. 6, 2003 at Newnan Hospital West in Newnan, Ga.
He was born Oct. 25, 1914 in Carroll County, GA, son of the late Charlie Smith and the late Willie Head Smith. He served in the Pacific during World War II. He had a wholesale supply business in Moreland for years and was a member of Moreland Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtie (Walker) Smith of Moreland; daughter, Judy and her husband Eric Hicks of Pell City, AL; two grandchildren, Kelly Hicks and Laura Hicks of Pell City, AL.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. The funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 with Rev. Jerry Eley officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Steve S. Tenney
Mr. Steve S. Tenney, 87, of Luthersville, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003 at Portsbridge Hospice in Riverdale, Ga.
He was a member of Gordon Road Church of Christ. He was a farmer and lived most of his life in Coweta and Meriwether County.
Surviving are three daughters, Edna and Robert Crocket of Franklin, Ga., Lavonia and Jimmy Seller of Union Point, Ga., and Mamie (Tenney) Teney of Luthersville, Ga.; four sons, Marvin and Mattie Tenney of Newnan, Ga., William and Betty Tenney of Newnan, Ga., Ronald and Unive Tenney of Dalton, Ga., Billy and Sheila Tyree of Luthersville, Ga.
Pallbearers: Bill Tyre, Joseph Hannah Jr., Ronald Hemming Jr., Paul Carroll, Willie Gray, Terry Branno, Mike Dock, Jonathan Hemming; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Francis Dingler Tenney and parents John Larkin Tenney and Mattie Lavonia Britt Tenney.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 with Minister Mansel Carpenter officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Johnnie Houston Wheelus
Mr. Johnnie Houston Wheelus, 73, of Greenville, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. as a result of a lengthy illness.
He was born in Meriwether County, GA, March 21, 1930, son of the late James Albert and Willie Mae Heard Wheelus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Ella Simpson Wheelus three years ago. He retired as an instructor at North Georgia Technical College. His love of mechanics carried over into his daily life as did his skills as a carpenter. He and his sons had done much of the rebuilding of their beloved Primrose United Methodist Church. His home and church reflected his gifts for design and construction.
Surviving are sons, John Mark Wheelus of Gainesville, Albert Wade Wheelus and David Alexander Wheelus and his wife Amanda of Greenville; sisters, Joyce Wood of Austell, Jewell Young of Moreland, and Joan Wheelus of Loganville; brothers, Everett Wheelus of Gainesville and Jimmy Wheelus of Bowden; five grandchildren, Amy Marie Daily, Donna Jean Marie Wheelus, Claudia Irene Wheelus, Joshua Richard Sloan Brunn and Samuel Edward Tucker.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga., where the family was receiving friends 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6. A funeral will be at Primrose United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, Rev. David Pickard and Rev. Vanden Horne officiating. Interment will be at Possum Trot Cemetery in Greenville, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Primrose United Methodist Church, c/o Nanny Bell Sitton, 190 Hugh O'Neal Road, Greenville, GA 30222.
Mr. Luther Edward Breed
Mr. Luther Edward Breed, 83, of Sharpsburg, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Beaulieu Convalescent Center.
He was born in Coweta County on Sept. 3, 1920, the son of the late John Thomas and Annie (Moore) Breed. Mr. Breed retired after 23 years service as an engineer with the State of Georgia Department of Transportation. He later operated his own business.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ollie (Brown) Breed; two daughters, Ann Fleming and her husband, Reverend Jimmy Fleming, of Newnan, and Janice Hogan and her husband, Bobby, of Sharpsburg; step-children, Terry Banks of Sharpsburg, Jimmy Banks of Hampton, and Annette Nolen of Heflin, Ala.; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, where the family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at McKoon Funeral Home, with Reverend John McDuffie and Reverend Jimmy Fleming officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be John Ferebee, Jeff Ferebee, Ray Fleming, Kenneth Warren, Jerome Bryant and Bobby McKoy. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. William Harold Hendrix
Mr. William Harold Hendrix, 80, of Hog Liver Road, Carrollton, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Emory Hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Carroll County, to the late Millard Hendrix and Iva Spence Hendrix.
Mr. Hendrix was a WWII Air Force Veteran, having served in the "Flying Panthers Bomber Group" as an engineer. His fraternal and civic involvement included membership in Buck Creek Masonic Lodge #637F&AM where he was a 50+ year member, being a charter member of Sunset Hills Club, being a life member of the American Rifle Assoc., and a member and supporter of both Duck's Unlimited and Quail Unlimited.
He retired as a salesman with the Union Camp Paper Co. and opened the Hog LIver Hunting Preserve in 1977 and operated it until his death. He was a member of the Carrollton First United Methodist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Ruby Griffin, and Hubert and Ruby Hendrix.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Stamps Hendrix; brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Margy Hendrix of Newnan, and Raymond and Mary Hendrix of Bremen; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Reverend Wes Griffin officiating. Music will be rendered by Mr. Greg Hendrix. Pallbearers will be Tommy Eubanks, Kevin Boteler, Kenneth Cooke, Billy Harper, Tiffany Willard, Stephanie Brakefield, Scott Hendrix and Tim Billingsly.
Interment will follow in Carroll Memory Gardens.
Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton.
Mrs. Nancy Gayle Austin
Mrs. Nancy Gayle Austin, 67, of Newnan, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East, Newnan, Ga.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 in Parkhill Cemetery, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, Oct. 5, from noon to 2 p.m.
Mrs. Austin was born June 5, 1936 in Shiloh, GA, daughter of the late Roy Douglas Allen and Blanche Moore Allen. She had lived in Newnan for the past year and was a member of Seale Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Austin Sr.
Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Bullard of Newnan, GA; two sons, Art Conner of Jonesboro, GA and Joseph H. Austin Jr.; two grandchildren, Samantha Bullard and Meghan Bullard, both of Newnan, GA.
Mr. William Walton "Walt" Carter
Mr. William Walton "Walt" Carter, 38, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sept. 23, 2003 in Atlanta.
He was a graduate of Calvary Baptist Day School, received his Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science in 1991 from Armstrong State College and received his Master's of Science in Management in 1995 from Georgia Institute of Technology. Home Depot Corporation employed him in their corporate office in Atlanta for the past eight years, culminating as Senior Systems Engineer. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, Savannah Chapter; Epsilon Delta Pi Fraternity at Armstrong State College; Phi Kappa Theta and Alpha Phi Omega at Georgia Tech; Toastmasters, Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta where he was a member of the Soul Food Sunday School Class, and was an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian L. Carter Sr. (the former Georgia Wynn of Newnan) of Savannah; brother, Julian L. Carter Jr., Lincolnton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgia C. and Robert Shapiro, Newnan, Ga., Juliann C. Barthelmess and Wynn and Robert Sullivan, all of Savannah; several nieces and nephews, including Robert Hinely and Stephen C. Hinely of Newnan.
A funeral was 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church with Dr. Jason A. Shirah and Rev. Lowery M. Brantley officiating. Burial was in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery. Remembrances: Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305 or charity of choice.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Savannah, Ga.
Ms. Dorothy Hinton Bethea
A funeral for Ms. Dorothy Hinton Bethea, 72, will be Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at 1 p.m. from the Clark Chapel UMC Luthersville, Ga., with remains placed in state at the church from noon until the hour of the service.
Rev. J. C. Neal, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Charles McCaskey, Rev. Adolph Amey. Burial in the Luthersville City Cemetery. Pallbearers, United Methodist Men; flower ladies, United Methodist Women.
She was born to the late Matthew and Beatrice Hinton July 8, 1931 in Meriwether County, Ga. At an early age she joined Clark Chapel United Methodist Church. She moved to Montclair, New Jersey where she worked at Mountain Hospital for several years.
She married the late Willie Marshall Bethea and moved to Patterson, New Jersey.
Surviving are sister, Margarene McGhee; aunt, Irene Alexander; sisters, Ovenia Gates, Sara, Florence, Annie Maude, Connie, Lillie; adopted daughter, Nicole Barrier; and she reared Roger and Chris Barrier; grandson, Justin; other relatives and friends.
Family and friends are asked to assemble on the day of the service at 2457 John Trammell Road, Luthersville, Ga. at noon.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Jan A. Callaway
Mr. Jan A. Callaway died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003.
Homegoing service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Dent Chapel A.M.E. Church with remains placed in state at the church from noon until the hour of the service. Rev. Ashford Hunter, pastor, Rev. Lonnie Houston, officiating, assisted by Rev. Melvin Brittian Jr. Interment in Forest Lawm Memorial Park. Pallbearers and flower ladies will be relatives and friends.
Mr. Callaway was born Oct. 5, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Amos (Martha) Callaway. He joined Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age and later was a member of Dent Chapel A.M.E. Church where he served as a choir member, male chorus, Sunday school teacher, steward and Sunday school superintendent.
He also served three years in the United States Army and was currently employed as a truck driver for United Waste Management.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ollie; and brother, James.
Surviving are his wife, Helen; children, Lemonica, Samara; grandchildren, Jamia, Jamarcus; brothers, Jessel (Mimmie) Callaway, Thurman (Kiddie) Callaway; sister, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. (Janice) Houston; six brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends are asked to assemble at 1431 Welcome-Sargent Road, Newnan, Ga. at noon.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Johnny Frank Henry
Mr. Johnny Frank Henry of 2407 Shannon Lake Circle, Union City, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 at Grady Health Care Center in Atlanta, Ga.
A funeral was Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. from the Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church, Palmetto, Ga., with remains placed in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. The Reverend Vandy Simmons, pastor, The Reverend Melvin Henry, officiating, asisted by The Reverend Collier Starks, The Reverend S. M. Domineck, The Reverend D. A. Morrow. Interment Palmetto City Cemetery.
Johnny Henry was born on December 25, 1938 in Palmetto, Georgia to Raymond and Flossie McFarlin Henry.
He attended the schools of Fulton County that served the Palmetto area. Both parents being of the African Methodist Episcopalian faith, Johnny joined Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. church as a child. During the mid 1970s America as Palmetto was experiencing a time of change. In an effort to have a well-organized transition the Palmetto Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was formed and Johnny was elected President. This group facilitated plans and actions that were beneficial for all mankind that kept Palmetto moving peacefully by working with city government.
Johnny was married to Mrs. Jackie Rosser Henry and the father of five children, Kenya and Carla (R.J.) of California, Warren, Corey and Tamika.
Johnny was preceded in by his father, Raymond; brother, Jerry Henry; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFarlin (Mattie) and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Henry (Ollie).
Surviving are wife, Jackie R. Henry; mother, Mrs. Flossie Henry; children, grandchildren, Chanitra, Tameka, Kenya Jr., Kristofer; siblings, James, Minnie Cochran (Lamar), Sherman, Charlie Roy, Steven (Sonia) Melvin (Helen), Gregory (Mary) and Randy; sister-in-law, Carlette W. Henry; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends were asked to assemble at the home of his mother, Mrs. Flossie Henry, 235 Fayetteville Road, Palmetto, Ga. at noon on the day of the service.
Final arrangements entrussted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Bessie Ware Hill
Homegoing service for Mrs. Bessie Ware Hill will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2003, from the Summerhill Baptist Church with remains placed in state at the church 11:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.
The Reverend J. T. Coleman, pastor, the Reverend J. R. Ware, officiating. Interment in New Hope Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. C. S. Hill.
Surviving: brother, Roosevelt Ware; sisters, Mary Johnson, Imogene Daniels, Geneva Ware; her nieces and nephews who provided love and care for her, Martha Smith, Elizabeth Smith, John M. Smith, Rebecca Orr; sister-in-law, Winnie Dunson; host of other nieces, nephews and relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening, Oct.2, from 7 to 8 p.m.
On the day of the service family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at noon.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Dorothy Lois Kelley Patrick
Mrs. Dorothy Lois Kelley Patrick, 86, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
She was born on July 12, 1917, in Molena, Georgia, the daughter of the late James Bob Kelley and the late Lois Susie Self Kelley. Mrs. Patrick was a long-time Pink Lady at Newnan Hospital and a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Harry Lee Patrick; brothers, Norman, Robert and Harry Zack (Buck) Kelley.
She is survived by one son, Robert Emerson Patrick Sr. and his wife Emma Laura Barron Patrick of Birmingham, AL; grandsons, Robert Emerson (Bobby) Patrick Jr. and his wife Kelley Brown Patrick of Birmingham, AL, Michael Lee Patrick of Austin, TX, and Frank Yeadon Patrick and his wife Beth Richardson Patrick of Wellington, FL; great-grandson, Robert Emerson Patrick III, William Gunnar Patrick, Ann Kelly Patrick, Frank Yeadon Patrick Jr., Amelia Kathleen Patrick, and Colin Michael Patrick; brother, Richard and his wife Naomi Kelley of Molena, GA; sister, Louise Hamlett of Molena, GA; sister, Lena Mae Wilson of Orlando, FL; sister, Ellie Pryor of Jessup, GA, Carolyn Barrett of Atlanta, GA; brother, P. J. Kelley and his wife Linda of Newnan, Ga.; sister-in-law, Sara Patrick of Decatur, GA; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 2, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the funeral will be held on Friday, October 3 in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with Dr. Gene Tyre officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawm Memorial Park.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga. 770-253-4580.
Mr. Jesse Junior Patterson
Mr. Jesse Junior Patterson, 71, of Newnan, Ga., died September 30, 2003.
Mr. Patterson was born May 18, 1932 in Randolph County, Alabama, to Jessie and Leola Hand Patterson. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a police officer for the City of Newnan.
He is survived by his wife, Mozelle Patterson of Newnan; sons, Ronnie Patterson, Mark Patterson, Jerry Patterson; brothers, Clyde Patterson, Gerald Patterson and Gilbert Patterson; sisters, Inamae and David Franklin and MaryLee and Jr. Allen; stepchildren, Diane Jones of Newnan, Belvie and Wesley McKoon of Newnan, and Bobbie and Arnold Gilmore of Carrollton; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Phillip Patterson officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Family was receiving friends on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Pallbearers for the service will be Thomas Musick, Tracy Gilmore, Dusty Patterson, Stevin Patterson, Chris Patterson and Tim Bennet.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan. 770-253-4723.