Mr. Bobby Hogan
Mr. Bobby Hogan, 43, of Senoia, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 at Atlanta Medical Center.
He was born in Griffin, Ga. Dec. 14, 1960, son of the late Paul Melvin Hogan and the late Jean Connally Hogan. He was the public works director for the City of Senoia for the past four years. He was actively involved in the First Baptist Church of Senoia and the little league baseball program. He was also an avid East Coweta High School football fan.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Debra (Price) Hogan and two sons, Justin Hogan and Jarrod Hogan of Senoia; four sisters, Robyn Hogan Archuleta of Virginia Beach, Va., Dawn Hogan Buffington of McDonough, Ga., Kim Hogan Christian of Maple Valley, Wash., and Doris Hogan Jones of Sour Lake, Texas; brother, Paul Hogan Jr. of Brevard, N.C.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Pollard, Bo Monroe, Frank Pittman, Jeff Disharoon, David Bishop, Eddie Dixon, Scott Shavers and Mike Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Bishop, Marshall Gable, James Quick, Chad Bidne, Robert Harrison and Charlie Hardy.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. where the family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. In lieu of flowers, Debby, Justin and Jarrod Hogan have established a memorial fund in memory of Bobby Hogan that will benefit youth activities in Coweta County. An additional fund has been established by friends for future educational needs of Justin and Jarrod Hogan. Donations will be accepted at The Bank of Coweta. Make payable to Bobby Hogan Memorial-Education Fund, 7817 Wells St., Senoia, Ga. 30276. Specify memorial or educational fund.
Funeral will be at First Baptist Church of Senoia 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 with Dr. Ted Padgett and Rev. Bill Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Senoia City Cemetery, Senoia, Ga.
Mr. Robert D. Stephens Sr.
Mr. Robert D. Stephens Sr., 102, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
He was born Oct. 10, 1901, son of the late Walt and Anna (Barrow) Stephens. He was a faithful member of Elim Baptist Church and served the church in many capacities. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Elizabeth Brown Stephens in 1988 and also by a daughter, Rebecca Harris. Mr. Stephens was a tireless worker as a farmer, textile worker and store keeper.
Surviving are five daughters, Floye Parker, Dot Hancock, Janice Stephens, Linda Akers and Connie Mosley, all of Newnan; two sons, Levi Stephens of Cleveland, Tenn., and Robert D. "Bobby" Stephens Jr. of Newnan; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family received friends 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. Rev. Mike Harris, Rev. Bill Deakin officiating. Burial in Elim Baptist Church Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elim Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1529 Handy Road, Newnan, Ga. 30263.
Mrs. Ida Lou Haynes
Mrs. Ida Lou Haynes, 93, of Waycross, Ga., formerly of Newnan, Ga., died Jan. 12, 2004, at A. G. Rhodes Nursing Home in Marietta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Young Harris. She was a member of Moreland United Methodist Church for many years.
The funeral will be Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at graveside in Southview Cemetery, Moreland, Ga.
Surviving are daughter-in-law, Betty Haynes of Waycross, Ga.; granddaughters, Jackie and Robert Summerlin of Acworth, Ga., Lynn and Mike Hardy of Valdosta, Ga.; grandson, Scott and Susan Haynes of Valdosta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Leslie Springer, Erin Summerlin, Haylee Summerlin, Hannah Haynes, Holly Haynes, Ty Haynes, Ethan Hardy, Jordan Hardy and Nylia Hardy.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Annie Smith
Mrs. Annie Smith of Newnan, Ga., passed on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at Newnan Hospital. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church. Interment in the church cemetery. Mrs. Annie Mae Jackson Smith was born April 2, 1919 in Heard County to the late Nina L. Harton and Howard Jackson. She was a member of Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church where she was faithful until her health failed. Mrs. Smith was employed with the Cole, Wells and Molly Smith family where she worked in the labor of love. She was affectionately called Ma and Nan by her children and grandchildren. Her hobbies were fishing, quilting and baking cakes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Smith Sr.; children, Willie Jean Thurman and Eddie Smith.
Surviving are Carrie Bell Elder, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Smith Jr. (Pearlie), Mrs. Willie Bell Smith (Don), Dorothy Ann Ragland, Mrs. Mattie Ruth Smith Poythress (Sherman) Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Smith (Charlsie), Mr. and Mrs. Carl Edward Smith (Evelyn); 30 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Wade Mitchell, Roosevelt Mitchell; a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble on the day of the service at the residence at 1 p.m.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Junior Fletcher Thompson
Mr. Junior Fletcher Thompson, 78, of Richards Street, Carrollton, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, following an extended illness.
He was born June 24, 1925 in Carroll County to the late Fletcher and Lena Huckeba Thompson, Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a faithful member of the Happy Valley Baptist Church and had retired from Trent Tube after more than 22 years of service. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Thompson; sister, Lola Bryant; brothers, Winferd, Hubert, Carl and Bob Thompson.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy Parks Thompson to whom he was married May 23, 1952. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather to his children, Tony and Norma Jean Thompson of Carrollton, Keith and Tina Thompson of Bremen and Lisha and James Coffman of Carrollton, and his grandchildren, Linday Thompson, Jason Thompson, Brent (Liz) Thompson, Amanda (Russell) Cole, Angelica Rowell, Alyssa Rowell, Brandi (Jason) Worthan, Kyle Altman, Emiley Coffman, Terry Coffman, Vickie Coffman and Chris (Lori) Coffman as well as 14 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include a sister, Barbara Crews of Bremen; brothers, Render and Reba Thompson of Bremen and Raymond Thompson of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at Happy Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Thompson, Rev. Chuck Ivy and Rev. Tim Hosmer officiating. Remains will be placed in state at the church at noon. Interment in Carroll Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeal home.
Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.
Mrs. Sue (Laird) Bebee
Mrs. Sue (Laird) Bebee, age 89, of Anchorage Alaska, formerly of Newnan, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003. A native of Oklahoma, she was born July 22, 1914, the daughter of Jack and Maggie (Kindrick) Laird. She was predeceased by her husband Claude Bebee. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Bebee moved to Newnan. Mrs. Bebee was a long time employee of the Georgia State Patrol in its Newnan post. Surviving her are a son, David Bebee of Wasilla, Alaska, and, locally, a sister, Betty Austin, of Newnan, and two grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 with Rev. Don Helms officiating. A private interment will be later at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Hubert Harold Jackson
Mr. Hubert Harold Jackson, age 77, of Ephesus, Ga., passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 at his home after several months of declining health.
Mr. Jackson was born in Heard County, Ga. on Feb. 6, 1926 to the late Henry Andrew and Claudie Eley Jackson. He was a retired technician for the Western Union Telegraph Company. Mr. Jackson served his country faithfully during World War II in the United States Army. He was a member of the VFW Post #2667, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1588, both in Newnan, Ga. and the Heard County Cattleman's Association. He was a loyal member of the Ephesus Baptist Church in Ephesus, Ga.
Funeral services for Mr. Jackson will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the funeral home Monday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Daniel Jackson of Ephesus, Ga.; one daughter and son-in-law Cindy and John Alexander of Sharpsburg, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law Daryl and Kathy Jackson of Ephesus, Ga.; seven sisters Louise Olson of Tampa, Fla., Bonnie Echols of Bowdon, Ga., Agnes Ward of West Point, Ga., Vesta Jackson of Newnan, Ga., Kate Smith of Cleveland, Ga., Edna Helton of Villa Rica, Ga., and Margie Jackson of Centralhatchee, Ga.; two brothers Charles Jackson of Douglasville, Ga., and James Jackson of Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Roberta (Yearta) Walker
Mrs. Roberta (Yearta) Walker, 75, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at her daughter's residence.
A native of Newnan, Mrs. Walker was born June 11, 1928, to the late Jesse and Tera Thomason Yearta. She was a member of Tri-County Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents, were husband James Roscoe Walker and a son Teddy Walker.
Funeral services for Mrs. Walker will be today at 3 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Caryl Martinez, Darry Walker and Ron Whitlock will officiate, and internment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include children, Tina Addison and husband Chris, Lisa Plunkett, Vesta Martinez and husband Caryl of Thomasville, Ga., James Darry Walker Sr. and wife Anne of Alvaton, Ga., Dorothy Zwayyed and husband Saleem of Knoxville, Tenn. and Dean Hanvey and husband George of Morrow, Ga.; one sister, Pearl Reeves of Carrollton; one sister-in-law, Florine Smith of Anniston, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Willie Lee Robinson
Mr. Willie Lee Robinson, 51, of Mt. Carmel Road, Gay, Ga., died Jan. 4, 2004 at Molena Nursing Home.
Funeral is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at Shiloh Baptist Church, with burial in Shiloh Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Lee Birts will officiate, assisted by Rev. S. T. Curtis.
Mr. Robinson was formerly employed by the Beaver Lake Golf Course and was a cement finisher. He was a lifelong resident of Meriwether County, Ga.
Surviving are his father, Mr. Bennie Lee Robinson of Gay, Ga.; wife, Mrs. Essie Mae Hill Robinson of Luthersville, Ga.; daughers, Kandj Hill and LaKizzy Robinson, both of Luthersville; sons, Willie (Jennifer) Robinson Jr. and Alonzo Robinson, both of Luthersville; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Alive (Robert) Bolton of Woodbury, Ga., Mrs. Mable Thurman of College Park, Ga. and Ms. Lucinda Robinson of Gay, Ga.
Trice Funeral Home, Thomaston, Ga.
Mr. Albert Pollard
Mr. Albert Pollard, 85, of Griffin, Ga., died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 at Emory University Hospital.
Mr. Pollard was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Coweta County, son of the late William Thomas Pollard and the late Minnie Parrott Pollarrd. He faithfully attended Day Spring Community Church. He loved his German Shepherd, Bo, who was a faithful companion to the end. He was preceded in death by his sons, James and Robert Pollard.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Burdell Pollard; son and daughter-in-law, Tribble and Virginia Pollard of Williamson; step-sons, Larry and Josephine Chapman of Berea, CA and Butch and Delores Chapman of Acton, CA; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and special friends, Scott and Renee Floyd and children of Williamson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Albert Pollard will be held Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Warren Haisten Memorial Chapel. Rev. Gene Turkett will officiate. Interment will follow in the Line Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy. 54, Peachtree City. Friends may visit the family on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Day Spring Community Church, 1820 S. 6th Street Ext., Griffin, GA 30224 or to the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Pollard.
To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmcculloughfuneralhome.com.
Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Rd., is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Douglas Dart Schoonmaker Sr.
Mr. Douglas Dart Schoonmaker Sr. was born on Nov. 24, 1925 to Dr. and Mrs. Wilbur Randall Schoonmaker of New York City, New York. He spent his youth in Jackson Heights, N.Y., where he achieved the status of Eagle Scout. It was here where he met and married Anne Bedingfield Lanier. They have four children who are Douglas D. Schoonmaker Jr. and Anne Schoonmaker Murphy, both of Concord, North Carolina. The other two daughters are Catherine Schoonmaker Wright of Dunwoody, Georgia, and Bonnie Schoonmaker Compton of Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Schoonmaker served in the infantry in World War II. Following the war, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. After his military experience, he attended the University of Georgia, and started a career in sales. For more than 25 years, Douglas Schoonmaker was associated with Franklin Life Insurance Company. He excelled early in his career and became a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
After settling in LaGrange, Ga., Douglas became an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He served on the vestry there for several terms as both Senior Warden and Junior Warden of St. Mark's. Also in LaGrange, Doug served as president of the Life Underwriters' Association and the Troup County Humane Society. Additionally, he was an active member of various other civic ortanizations. Douglas Schoonmaker was a responsive participant in his community. Once, the local newspaper featured a story about Doug as they described how he came to the rescue of dairy farmers in Heard and Troup counties during an ice storm. With the assistance of a friend who was also a state legislator, Douglas coordinated the delivery of emergency generators which the farmers used to milk their dairy cows. This action on the part of Mr. Schoonmaker made it possible for the cows to survive the ice storm.
The children and grandchildren of Mr. Schoonmaker will lovingly remember him as a sensitive, kind and thoughtful person who made friends easily and asways stood ready to help others in need. He was an incredibly enthusiastic salesman whose business success resulted from a strong love for his life's work, fierce personal determination, and a serious daily work ethic.
Douglas Dart Schoonmaker Sr. is survived by one sister, Dorothy Schoonmaker Canal of Stratford, Connecticut; his four children and nine grandchldren who are as follows: Addie Schoonmaker McAnulty of Concord, N.C. , Lanier Schoonmaker Spell of Irmo, S.C., Richard Douglas Wright and Catherine Newcomb Wright of Atlanta, Ga., Douglas Hansen Murphy, Sarah Bedingfield Murphy, and Christian Schoonmaker Murphy of Concord, N.C., and Anne Bedingfield Compton and Catherine Grant Compton of Atlanta, Ga. It should be noted that Douglas's first grandchild, Addie S. McAnulty, gave birth to the family's first great-grandchild, Douglas Bowling McAnulty, "Bo", on New Year's Day, one day before Douglas's passing, January 2, 2004.
After a memorial service at All Saints Episcopal Church in Concord, North Carolina, on Saturday, January 17, 2004, Douglas Dart Schoonmaker will be laid to rest alongside his brother, Wilbur Randall Schoonmaker, in the Nationnal Cemetery in Marietta, Ga.
Arrangements by Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord, N.C.
Mrs. Pearlie Griffin
Mrs. Pearlie Griffin of Forest Park, Ga., formerly of Newnan, Ga., died Jan. 5, 2004 at Southern Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 6, 1915 in Carroll County to Riley and Susie (Reynolds) Winkles. Mrs. Griffin, a self-employed care-giver, was preceded in death by her husband, James Griffin; a son, Riley Griffin; 7 sisters and 3 brothers. She was of the Baptist faith and loved her family, people, gardening and quilting.
Surviving are son, Gary Davis of Union City; daughters and sons-in-law, Lucille Horsley of Warner Robins, Glorianna Fernandez of Covington, Carolyn and James Cody of Savannah, Scarlett and Neal Reynolds of Forest Park, Sharon Payne of Florida; brother, Arthur Winkles of Sharpsburg; 11 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Margie S. Purgason
Mrs. Margie Smith Purgason, 69, of the Corinth Community, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Born May 22, 1934 in Meriwether County, Mrs. Purgason lived in the Hogansville area all her life. She retired as warehouse supervisor from Playtex Apparel in Newnan after 43 years of service and was a devoted member of Corinth Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and as Vacation Bible School director.
Survivors include her husband, Grover J. Purgason of Corinth; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Rickey Adams of Franklin, Sue and Melvin Woodfin of LaGrange, and April and Mike Sanderson of Marietta; sister, Mary Elizabeth Gammon of Newnan; five grandchildren, Kevin Rogers, Kimberly Rogers, Michelle Blair, Callie Sanderson and Luke Sanderson; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Grover J. (Buster) Purgason Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 at Corinth Baptist Church. The Rev. Milton Hall and the Rev. Jesse Sims will officiate, and interment will be in the Corinth Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday night at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Albert F. Berry
Mr. Albert F. Berry, 75, died Jan. 1, 2004 at his home in Newnan, Ga. He was born in Wood Mountain, Sask. Canada, March 15, 1928, son of Albert and Dorothy Berry of Woodville, MA.
He began his career at Waltham Watch, Waltham, MA, in experimental engineering; later founded Allou Engineering in Waltham. In later years he became co-owner of Savol Bleach of Hartford, CT and E&C Chemicals of Carrollton, Ga. He was a Navy WWII veteran in the Pacific Theatre 1945-49, awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
He was Past Master of John Warren Lodge, Hopkinton, MA, member of Fulton Lodge, Atlanta, honorary member of Palmetto Lodge, Turin Lodge and Sylvan Lodge, Ga. He was an avid sailor, participating in many off-shore races, winning the New York Mayors Cup several years, and enjoyed hunting in New England.
Survivors are his wife, Muriel Berry; daughters, Wendee Hatton of Conyers, Ga., Joan Pickard of Crestview, Fla., Dawna Stitchberry of Lewiston, ME; grandchildren, Al and Cory Lawrence, Tim, Michael and Christine Hatton, Katie and Matthew Pickard, Holly and Christopher Weikel; great-grandchild, Patrick; sisters, Florence Enman, Grafton, MA, Jean Thorpe, formerly of Woodville, MA, currently of Barefoot Bay, Fla.
Memorial services at Palmetto Lodge, Park Street, Palmetto, Ga., Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m. A second ceremony will be held this summer on the New England Coast to scatter his ashes.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Turin Lodge, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 181, Turin, GA 30289.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Freeman J. Mullins
Mr. Freeman J. Mullins, 65, of Palm Bay, Fla., died Jan. 2, 2004 in Melbourne, Fla.
He had moved to the Palm Bay area two years ago, and previously was a resident of Grantville, Ga. for 20 years, where he owned Gator's Pizza and More. He was born July 13, 1938 in DeKalb County, Alabama, to Claudie and Freeman M. Mullins and was raised in Marietta, Ga. He was a member of Grantville Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Maria Mullins, Palm Bay, Fla.; sons, Joseph Mullins, Luthersville, Ga., Jimmy Mullins, Grantville, David Mullins, Phoenix, AZ, Ricky Mullins, San Bernadino, CA; daughters, Pat Mullins, San Bernadino, Paula Mullins, Maricopa, AZ; stepdaughter, Melissa Sorenson, Phoenix, AZ; stepsons, Chad McFee, Moreland, Ga., Richard McFee, Malabar, Fla.; sister, Eunice Ballew, Helen, Ga.; 28 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
The remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at Grantville Methodist 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla.