Mr. Ace Hubert Brooks
Mr. Ace Hubert Brooks, 37, of Newnan, Ga., will be remembered at a funeral Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Sharpsburg, Ga. Rev. Ronald Grooms officiating, assisted by other ministers. Interment in Eastview Cemetery, Newnan. Relatives serving as pall bearers.
Ace Hubert Brooks was born Oct. 19, 1966 in Sharpsburg, Ga. He graduated from Newnan High School in 1985. His father, Mr. Charles Brooks, preceded him in death.
He leaves to celebrate his homegoing one child, Shantay Newson; mother, Frances Melson Brooks; brother, Paul (Patricia) Gay; sisters, Louella Melson and Oretha Lindsey; one niece; two nephews; very special friends, Teresa Russell, Will Young and Dixon Lindsey; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Bliss Clampett
Mrs. Bliss Clampett, 83, of Lanett, Ala., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 at Lanier Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Chambers County, Ala., Nov. 23, 1919, daughter of the late Maud Price Mobley and Charlie Mobley. Mrs. Clampett had lived in the Valley area most of her life and had been in declining health for the past several years. She was formerly employed with Playtex Corp., having worked in the Newnan, Ga. and LaFayette plants.
Surviving are son, Charles Clampett, Rock Sand, Ala.; sister, Clarice Gresham, Lanett; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett with Rev. Rusty Leston officiating.
The family was receiving friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson Brown - Service Funeral Home, Valley, Ala.
Mr. William D. "Bill" Head
Mr. William D. "Bill" Head of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Nov. 4, 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Head, Sharpsburg; daughter, Beth Head, Madison; sons, Andrew Head, Sharpsburg; Matthew Head, Sharpsburg; parents, Billy and Evelyn Head, Grantville; sisters, Cathy and David Hooker, Sharpsburg; Carole Young , Grantville; Machele and Eddie Glenn, Newnan; Audrey and Mike Harris, Hampton; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn. Min. Kieth Davenport and Min. Tony Crubley officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gradens.
In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to a trust fund benefiting Bill's children at the Bank of Georgia, 1005 Tyrone Rd., Tyrone, GA 30290.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn. 770-964-4800.
Mr. Gary Duane Craig
Mr. Gary Duane Craig of Moreland, Ga., died Oct. 31, 2003 from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Mr. Craig was born Nov. 30, 1953 in Fort Worth, TX, to Leslie and Melba Craig. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Craig; daughter, Jennifer Craig of Washington State; step-daughters, Patricia Fairbanks of Florida and Nancy Rogers of Douglasville; brother-in-law, Gary Collins of Moreland; 13 grandchildren.
A funeral will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at graveside in Luthersville Cemetery with Rev. Jim Whittle officiating.
Visitation was Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Shirley Bowles
Mrs. Shirley Bowles, 50, of Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., will be remembered at a funeral 1 p.m. Nov. 5, 2003 in the chapel of Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan. Interment in Eastview Cemetery.
Mrs. Bowles was born on Jan. 7, 1953 in Coweta County.
Surviving are husband, Rev. H.A. Bowles; daughters, Kwannisha Cheaves (Andre), Yaschko Bowles (Clarence McKenzie); sons, Andreco Bowles (Sandy), Rolando Bowles (Brenda), Santo Bowles; father, A. B. Melson (Annie Ruth); sisters and brothers, Marion Melson (Helen), Robert Cofer (Bonnie), Frank Hall (Ruby); grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mr. William Samuel "Bill" Lifsey
Mr. William Samuel "Bill" Lifsey, 99, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, Ga.
He was born Jan. 1, 1904 in Meansville, Ga., son of the late William Samuel Lifsey Sr. and the late Obediah Smith Lifsey. He was first married to Willie Maude Arthur Lifsey of Meansville and later married for 53 years to the late Dot Ida Kite Lifsey. Mr. Lifsey was with the Railway Postal Service for 38 years and was a Deacon Emeritus at First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, James T. Lifsey and Samuel Lifsey; and daughter, Doris Lifsey Andrews.
Surviving are daughter, Frances Lifsey Perry and Bill of Columbia, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Sarah Lifsey of Young Harris, Ga.; son, John David and Mae Lifsey of Atlanta, Ga. and son-in-law, Nat Andrews of Jasper, Ga.; nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Pat Yancey, Fella Johnston, Victor Hanson, Barry Walker, Stanley Andrews, Jamie Keith. Members of the David Stripling Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Newnan 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 with Dr. Gene Tyre and Rev. Jerry Walker officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southwest Christian Hospice or First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Narvell P. Cash
Mrs. Narvell Purgason Cash, 64, of Hogansville, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.
Mrs. Cash was born Dec. 30, 1938, daughter of the late Curtis and Ora Abner Purgason. She lived in Hogansville most of her life and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include her husband, Grady Cash of Hogansville; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Shane Spradley of Hogansville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy and Linda Cash of Butler and David Cash of Hogansville; three sisters, Doris Strickland of Marietta, Elaine Milliner of Tifton, and Millie Smith of Hogansville; brother, Edward Purgason of Newnan; five grandchildren, Jana Cash, Tyler Cash, Jonathan Purgason, Meghan Cash and T. J. Spradley.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, with interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 Wednesday night at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Jack I. Perry
Mr. Jack I. Perry, 84, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003 at Newnan Hospital. He was born July 14, 1919 in Dallas, TX to the late John and Birdie Williams Perry. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Cecil Perry; and his sister, Marguerite Perry Jones.
A veteran of World War II, he served his country as a glider pilot. He owned the Burger Basket Restaurant in Newnan for many years. Mr. Perry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed racing, animals, and most of all his family. He cherished his friends and acquaintances from Grace Community Fellowship Church.
The funeral will be Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funenral Home with Rev. Carl Greene officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home Wednesday between 6 and 8 p.m. Ben Cochran, John Davis, Joe Cochran, Paulie Davis and Bill Hughes will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Grace Community Fellowship Church, 75 Roscoe Rd., Newnan, GA 30263.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Byers Perry of Newnan; daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha & Billy Hughes of Waynesboro, GA and Barbara & Joe Cochran of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Holly and Raymond Brown of Palm Harbor, FL, Ben and Melinda Cochran of Douglasville, GA, Paul Davis of Philadelphia, PA, John Davis of Athens, GA, John and Karen Hughes, and Cynthia Hughes. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. John Charles Zinkowski
Mr. John Charles Zinkowski, 58, of Newnan, Ga., died Friday, December 12, 2003. He was born on July 21, 1945, the son of the late John C. Hartman and Julia Hartman Zinkowski of Newnan. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Karen Zinkowski of Newnan; his mother Julia Zinkowski; daughter, Korrie Jean Zinkowski of Newnan; son, John C. Zinkowski of Newnan, Ga.; two sisters, Patricia Giglio of Arizona and Judith Wyllins of Florida; one grandchild.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. Funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Chaplain Asa Mangham will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Brandon Shane Adams
Mr. Brandon Shane Adams, 32, of Franklin, Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 at Kennestone Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. from the Glenloch Baptist Church in Franklin, Ga. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Survivors include his wife Deborah Bradford Adams; mother and daddy, De dee and Harold Adams; two daughters, Kaylena Dee Adams and Amber Herring, all of Franklin, Ga.; son, Christopher Herring of Phenix City, Ala.; grandparents, Ardyeth and Leon Freeman of Franklin, Ga., and Richard Harold Adams of Baltimore, MD; brother, Jonathan Adams of Auburn, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Ruby Cheek.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.
Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Blair
Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Blair, 76, of Cumming, Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 in an Atlanta hospital.
She was born Nov. 3, 1927 in Gwinnett County to the late Vertis H. and Clarene Jarrard Knight. Mrs. Blair was retired from Con Agra Foods, and was of the Baptist faith.
Among her other accomplishments, Mrs. Blair enjoyed sewing and quilting and was well-known to her family and friends as a great cook.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Leon Blair.
Survivors include her children, Barbara Porter of Iva, S.C., Delores and Michael Lane of Cumming, and Kenneth and Seana Shannon of Lawrenceville; step-children, Danny and Anitha Blair of Newnan, Roger Blair of Bremen, Pam Blair of Newnan, Peggy and Greg Haye of Newnan and Bonnie and Gary Morris of Bremen; sisters, Lela Davis of Gainesville and Willene Whitlock of Eatonton; brothers, Vertis Knight Jr. of Huntsville and Charles Edward Knight of Dawsonville; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 in Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Searcy Jackson and Rev. Earl Jarrard officiating. Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 4-8 p.m. at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.
Mrs. Mary L. (Bill) Payne
Mrs. Mary L. (Bill) Payne, 93, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Avalon Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Westside Baptist Church in Newnan. The Rev. Doug Bearden and the Rev. Jimmy Fleming will officiate, and interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Mrs. Payne was born Jan. 15, 1910 in Coweta County, daughter of the late Bert and Elizabeth Morrison Attaway. A lifelong resident of Coweta County, she retired from Grantville Hosiery Mills and from West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Co. in Newnan. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and was the wife of the late Rufus R. Payne.
Survivors include three sons, The Rev. Melvin Payne and his wife, Mildred, and Joe Payne and his wife, Linda, all of Newnan, and Charles Payne of Okeechobee, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Edna Smith of Newnan; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. John C. Zinkowski Jr.
Mr. John C. Zinkowski Jr., 58, of Newnan, Ga., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003.
He was born July 21, 1945, son of the late John C. Zinkowski. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Karen Zinkowski of Newnan; mother, Julia Zinkowski of Port Richie, FL; son, John C. Zinkowski of Newnan; two sisters, Patricia Giglio of Arizona, and Judith Wyllins of Florida; grandchild, Alexandra Zinkowski, of Newnan.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. Funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Chaplain Asa Mangham will officiate. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Warren Bailey
Mr. Warren Bailey, age 81, of Senoia, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Fayette Community Hospital.
Mr. Bailey was born April 22, 1922, to the late William Austin Bailey and Sara Frances Brittain Bailey. He was retired from Ford Motor Company and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He was also a former post commander in the American Legion post in Senoia.
Funeral services for Mr. Bailey will be today at 4 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Koshorn will officiate, and internment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethel Methodist Church, 2325 Luther Bailey Rd., Senoia, Ga. 30276 or to The American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Suite B, Fayetteville, Ga. 30215.
Survivors include wife, Mrs. Myra Lou (Stephens) Bailey of Senoia; one daughter, Ann Bailey of Atlanta; three sons, Jim Bailey and wife Martha of Warner Robbins, Ga., Charles Bailey of Senoia and Joe Bailey of Senoia; six grandchildren, Bo Bailey, Stephen Bailey, Brittney Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Amber Fitzsimons and John Bowens; and one great-grandchild, Ivy Fitzsimons.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carolyn Doster
Mrs. Carolyn Doster, 81, wife of the late Samuel Lee Doster, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Thomson Manor, Thomson, Ga. Funeral services will be private.
Mrs. Doster was a native of Milledgeville, but had lived much of her life in Claxton. She was a Wave in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a retired nurse and homemaker. Mrs. Doster was a member of the First Baptist Church , Thomson.
Survivors include her son, Samuel Doster, Newnan; sister, Mrs. Harriette Lovelace, Thomson; two grandchildren, Samantha Doster, Will Doster, both of Newnan.
Friends may call at the residence, of Rusty Lovelace, Lee Street or at the Curtis Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga.
Mr. Gene Edward England
Mr. Gene Edward England of Palmetto, Ga., died Dec. 11, 2003. He is survived by his fiancee, Juana Landero of Palmetto; his father, Mr. Tommy England of Marietta; his mother, Linda and Ron Smith of Senoia; son, James England; daughters, Christina England and Tiffany England; sister, Michelle Overby of Palmetto; grandmothers, Mrs. Mable Loggins of Sharpsburg and Mrs. Lois England of Mabellton; aunts and uncles, Debbie England, Joan and Michael Lampkin, Kathy and Larry Calhoun, Wayne and Joan Bridges and John Alfred Bridges Jr.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Chuck Chambers officiating. Family was receiving friends Friday evening at the funeral home.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Susie Emmaline Gable
Mrs. Susie Emmaline Gable, 48, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday night, Dec. 10, 2003 at Newnan Hospital. Mrs. Gable was born in Austell, Ga. to Henry and Doris Loner, Susie loved life, her family, and playing practical jokes. Although her years were limited, she spent her life caring for others and placing their needs before hers. A Christian by faith, she attended the Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a warm and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Marshall Gable; her father, Henry Loner; two sons, Donnie Hudgens and Jeffery Hudgens, and their father, Alfred Hudgens; four daughters, Elaine Sims, Pamela Gable, Christi Gable and Betty Gable; two brothers, Herbet Loner and Alvin Loner; two sisters, Gail Spradlin and Donna Gable; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. The funeral service will be noon Saturday, Dec. 13 at Jones Funeral Home with Pastor Harry Parkerson officiating, Interment will follow at Whitesburg City Cemetery in Whitesburg.
Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Robert Oliver Hall
Mr. Robert Oliver Hall, 74, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville, Ga.
Services will be Monday 1 p.m. at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.
Mr. Hall was a native of Roanoke, Ala., but made his home in Newnan, Ga., for 29 years. He was retired from Kroger management after 42 years of service. He was the son of the late Annie Mae Hollst. He was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church. You will be missed by all who survived you.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ollie Faye Hall of Newnan; children, Ricky Allen Hall, Charles Michael Hall, Christie Michelle Hall Dewberry, all of Newnan; grandchildren, Bryan Michael Hall, Jacob Logan Hall, Lauren Sierra Dewberry; sisters, Lynn Harper, Helen Purvis, Margie Stagg.
Moore's Funeral Home, Milledgeville, Ga.
Mrs. Gloria Maddox Murry Herron
Mrs. Gloria Maddox Murry Herron, 56, of College Park, will be remembered at funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Newnan, Ga. Remains placed in state 11:30 a.m. Rev. H. H. Dyer officiating, Rev. Ronald Grooms, eulogist. Interment Sunset Cemetery.
Surviving are husband, Rev. Julius Herron; son, Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Joron) Murry; brother, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Maddox; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. The family requests contributions to the African American Alliance for Powell Chapel School, 92 Farmer St., Newnan, GA 30263.
Mrs. Herron was born into a close-knit family March 6, 1947 in Newnan, Coweta County, Ga. Her parents, Alton Maddox Sr., a minister, and Nicie S. Maddox, an educator, taught Gloria and her older brother, Alton Jr., to give great deference to the twin pillars of life: ethics and knowledge.
At an early age, Gloria entered into a lifetime commitment to Christianity by being baptized and becoming a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist church, the early home church of her mother's family. This early church affiliation spanned her religious horizon and, subsequently, enabled her to focus on the salvation of all human beings.
Through Christianity, Gloria was an accomplished singer, missionary and evangelist inspiring others to embrace the powers of faith, hope and charity and elevating the word of God to a path to righteousness and happiness. Her favorite biblical passage can be found in Psalms 24:7-10.
After attending the public schools in Coweta County and graduating from Central High School in Newnan in 1964, Gloria followed in the footsteps of her mother by matriculating at Fort Valley State College and subsequently graduating from this deeply-rooted teacher's college in 1968.
Like her mother, she returned to Coweta County and spent her entire educational career in its public schools. She was an outstanding teacher, educator, administrator and consultant. Her career in Coweta County started as a teacher at Moreland Elementary School and ended as principal of Fairmount School.
After retirement from the Coweta County Public Schools in 1998, the Georgia Department of Education encouraged Gloria to become a consultant with a special emphasis on giving guidance to educating troubled children. She was not afraid of coping with life's challenges and, in education, she developed an outstanding record for giving to the lives of children a sense of self-worth, purpose and discipline.
Despite her educational achievements and awards including advanced degrees from State University of West Georgia, Gloria wore neither her achievements nor her positions on her sleeve. She sought to be judged by the contents of her character and not by her social or educational positions. Like her mother, she put great emphasis on addressing the problems and elevating the triumphs of common people without fanfare.
In addition to rearing her son, Ed, she cherished her longtime marriage to Willie Murry. He was her constant companion in performing not only her educational obligations but also her religious duties in addition to family responsibilities. This companionship continued until he made his transition from the physical realm to the spiritual realm in 1995.
Against marital odds. Gloria was blessed with meeting Julius Herron who had already committed his life to pursuing the path of Jesus Christ in working on behalf of the needy, the infirm, the despised and those persons who were seeking the word of God. On April 2, 1997, Gloria and Julius were united in holy matrimony.
They were co-partners in Christ and in social activism. She aided her husband in giving impetus to a municipal resolution successfully changing the name of "McIntosh Street" in Newnan to "Martin Luther King Jr. Drive" by coordinating and submitting the requisite number of signatures to the Newnan City Council.
Gloria and Julius had also embarked on an effort to assist the "Powell Chapel School Restoration Project" sponsored by the African American Alliance Inc. This one room schoolhouse was built in 1937 and it is the oldest educational structure established and still standing by people of African ancestry in the county. Gloria's mother was one of the school's earliest teachers.
Gloria made her transition from the physical realm to the spiritual realm Dec. 9, 2003 at approximately 6:40 a.m. after spending nearly three hours with her husband and her brother at her bedside at South Fulton Medical Center. Throughout her hospital stay, Julius was at her bedside and Gloria was at peace with herself, according to medical officials, once her brother joined her husband at her bedside.
She is survived by her husband, Julius Herron; her son, Ed Murry (Joran); one brother, Alton H. Maddox Jr. (Leola); six grandchildren; one nephew; nine aunts; one uncle; one grandniece; one grandnephew and a host of cousins.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.