Mr. Donald E. Rayfield
Mr. Donald E. Rayfield, 57, of Newnan, Ga., died March 18, 2004. He was born on May 10, 1946, in Sylacauga, AL to the late K.V. and Edith Rayfield. He was an engineer with Kimberly-Clark for 24 years.
The funeral will be Saturday, March 20, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Freeman officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Macedonia Baptist Church, 1504 Macedonia Rd., Newnan, GA 30263.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Bart Henson of Newnan; son and daughter-in-law, William and Kristen Rayfield of Greensboro, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Marese Rayfield of Jackson Gap, AL, Gene and Carol Rayfield of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Matthew Henson and Trevor Henson; nieces and nephews.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Doris Sibley Davis
Mrs. Doris Sibley Davis, 84, of the Rocky Mount Community of Meriwether County, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at Hospice LaGrange.
Born August 16, 1919, in Meriwether County, Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Levi P. Sibley and the late Annie Shaw Sibley. She was a lifelong resident of Meriwether County and retired as office manager from Dundee Mills in Newnan. She was a member of Luthersville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Bobby Brown of Luthersville; four grandchildren, Brannon Davis of Rocky Mount, Brandey Brown, Elizabeth Brown and Rachel Brown, all of Luthersville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Robert Davis; son, J. Sibley Davis; and brothers, Pleamon A. Sibley and Levi Perry Sibley Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 19 at Luthersville United Methodist Church, with interment in the Luthersville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 Thursday night at the Claude A. McKibben and sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. David L. Little Sr.
Mr. David L. Little Sr. of Newnan, Ga., a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and member of McIntosh Lodge 735, and lover of skydiving, passed away March 16, 2004. Mr. Little was born Dec. 10, 1930 in Fulton County to Herbet Alexander and Clara Hogan Little.
Surviving are wife, Vernice Little; sons, David Lawrence Little Jr., Thomas Gordon (Buddy) Cantrell, Patrick Timothy Cantrell; daughter, Pamela Helen Little; brothers, Gordon (Bill) Little, Jimmy Little, Howard Little; grandchildren, Shonta Smith, Kristina Watts, Nicholas and Alex Cantrell; great-grandchildren, Austin Watts, Madison and Taylor Smith.
Funeral services will be Friday, 1 p.m., at Higgins at Holly Hill Funerals and Cremation in Fairburn, Ga. Rev. Gary Howard, Rev. Frank Powers, Rev. Steve Murell officiating. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Higgins at Holly Hill in Fairburn. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga. in charge of arrangements. 770-253-4723.
Mrs. Dae Platts Lane Coe
Mrs. Dae Platts Lane Coe died Monday, March 15, 2004 at Portsbridge Hospice. Mrs. Coe was born July 25, 1923 to Albert and Isabella (Hogg) Platts in Yorkshire, England. She is preceded in death by husbands Arthur (Art) Lane and Thomas M. Coe. Mrs. Coe was manager of the Springer Opera House and served in the British Army.
Surviving are her son, Robert (Bobby) Lane; daughters, Sandra Marker and Dae Victoria Farrow; 2 brothers; 5 sisters, grandchildren, Robert A. Lane, Toffee Lane Marker, Laura Dae Farrow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 4598 Barclay Road, Dunwoody, GA 30336. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga. 770-253-4723.
Mrs. Ruby (Dial) Lord
Mrs. Ruby (Dial) Lord, 88, of Hogansville, Ga., died Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Ga.
Surviving are daughters, Ruby and Bubby Winkles of Hogansville, Ga., Florence and Bill Smith of Orlando, Fla., Jannette and Kenneth Hammett of Port St. Joe, Fla., Joyce and Johnny Barber of Luthersville, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Ann Lord of Senoia, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lord Sr. and son, Joe Lord Jr.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. Funeral service will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan, Ga. at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2004, Rev. Buddy Hammett officiating.
Mr. Henry Grady Ward Jr.
Mr. Henry Grady Ward Jr., 83, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died March 15, 2004. He was born May 13, 1920 in Carroll County to the late Henry Grady Ward Sr. and the late Olive Musick Ward. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his wife Eula Mae Jones Ward. He was a WWII veteran who served in the Army.
The funeral will be Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Gordon Road Church of Christ with Mr. Mansell Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Jarrard Breeding of Sharpsburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Lynn Ward of Fayetteville, Gregg and Pat Ward of Bretwood, TN; brothers, Harold Ward of Grantville, Bobby Ward of Newnan; sisters, Dorothy Wingo of Roberta, Ga., Sara Nell Barron of Jonesboro; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Judith Marie Alvis
Funeral services for Mrs. Judith Marie Alvis, 64, of Wedowee, Ala., were Thursday, March 11, 2004, at 11 a.m. (CST) from Ava United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Samuels and Rev. Danny Wilson officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee in charge.
The family received friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, March 10.
Mrs. Alvis died on Tuesday March 9, 2004, at her home.
Survivors include her husband, Frank L. Alvis of Wedowee; three sons, Mike Alvis (wife, Kimberly) of Sharpsburg, Ga., Kent Alvis (wife, Stacy) of Wedowee and Chad Alvis (wife, Lissette) of Newnan, Ga.; her mother, Ethel Uhde of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; a brother, Jerry Uhde of Cadiz, Ky.; three granddaughters, Abby, Rachel and Lauren Alvis; grandson, Dustin Alvis; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John Dunn, Jerry Uhde, Larry Montgomery, Mike Alvis, Kent Alvis and Chad Alvis. Honorary pallbearers will be the Wedowee Women's Christian Association.
Mrs. Alvis was born on March 9, 1940, the daughter of Ethel Rhodes Uhde and the late Ralph Uhde. She grew up in Poseyville, Indiana. She and Frank raised their children in Princeton, Indiana, and then moved the family to Newnan, Ga. They have resided in Wedowee, Ala., for 6 1/2 years. She was a member of Ava United Methodist Church and the Wedowee Women's Christian Association.
Mr. John Louis (Johnny) Brown
Mr. John Louis (Johnny) Brown, 77, died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Newnan Hospital of lung cancer.
He was born December 5, 1926 in Sebring, Florida, the son of Leonidas Papahristol and Giannoulas Papazaria. He moved to Newnan in 1935 and graduated from Newnan High School in 1945 and attended the University of Georgia where he was a trainer for the Georgia Bulldogs in 1945 and 1946. In 1946 he began his sportswriting career at the then Newnan Herald, later the Newnan Times-Herald, where he later became Sports Editor. He retired in 1996 and was named Sports Editor Emeritus.
He was an announcer for Radio Station WCOH and later was General Manager at Station WNEA. He served on the City and Coweta County School Boards and was also a Coweta County Commissioner for 16 years. He was a longtime member of the Newnan Kiwanis Club and an avid golfer. In 1996 he was honored by the Georgia Press Association for his 50 years of sportswriting. The multi-purpose building at the Coweta Recreation Department was dedicated as "The Johnny Brown Center" in 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Jones Brown; daughter, Mary Linda Howard and husband Wesley, Jr. of Newnan; son, John Louis Brown and wife Sherri, Marietta; daughter, Barbara Kathryn Jenkins and husband Ron of Newnan; sisters, Virginia Spence and her husband Bill of Pensacola, Florida, and Kathryn Brown of North Hollywood, California; grandchildren, Wesley Howard III, Lawson Howard, Jack Howard, Kathryn Keily Jenkins, Hailey Brown and Lauren Brown; several nieces and nephews; and stepchildren, Duke Sims and his wife Vicki of Roscoe, Illinois, and Jennifer Sims and her husband Jim Gill of San Jose, California; step-grandchildren, Ross and Kristi Sims. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Vidaurri.
The funeral service was held at McKoon Funeral Home on Monday, March 15, Dr. Lamar Potts and Dr. Harry Barrow officiating. Pallbearers were Harold Barron, Max Bass, Ron Beaucham, Joe Crain, Danny Cronic, Ray Duffey, Norman Harrison, Steve Hill, Alvin Johnston, Mike Norman, Kermit Perry, David Reynolds, Henry Seldon and Tracy Spence.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 2501, Newnan, Georgia 30264.
Mr. Thomas E. Hill Sr.
Mr. Thomas E. Hill Sr., 78, of Moreland, Ga., died Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Pointe Magnolia in Newnan, Ga. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Kraft Foods for 35 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Gramling of Moreland, Ga., and Susan and Edward McMichael of Moreland, Ga.; two sons, Thomas E. and Maria Hill Jr. of Decatur, Ga., and Lamar and Kathy Hill of Dahlonega, Ga.; two sisters, Marjorie Dickerson of Florida and Willie Frances Houze of Florida; brother, J. B. Hill of Clarkston, Ga.; grandchildren, Shannon Hill and Jessica Hoynowski, Ariel Rawls Hill, Amy and Chris Ferrell, Matthew Gramling, Justin McMichael, Stacy McMichael and Jeff and Tracy Bardugon; great-grandchildren, Peyton Smith and Noelan Ferrell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Inetta Williams Hill.
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, March 16. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17. Rev. Winston Skinner officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan, Ga.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, Ga. 30345.
Mr. W. Walter Williams III
Mr. W. Walter Williams III, 48, died Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Montgomery, Ala. Mr. Williams was born June 8, 1955 in Newnan, Ga.
Funeral services for Mr. Williams were held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Washington, Ga., March 13, with Rev. Paul Steinke officiating.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Williams Jr. and two sisters, Ann and her husband, Rev. Paul Steinke, Brooklyn, New York, and Jane and her husband David Richards of Tenafly, New Jersey.
Arrangements were handled by White Chapel - Greenwood Funeral Home, Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. John Louis (Johnny) Brown
Mr. John Louis (Johnny) Brown, 77, died Saturday, March 13 at Newnan Hospital of lung cancer.
He was born Dec. 5, 1926 in Sebring, Fla., the son of Leonidas Papahristol and Giannoulas Papazaria. He moved to Newnan in 1935 and graduated from Newnan High School in 1945 and attended the University of Georgia where he was a trainer for the Georgia Bulldogs in 1945 and 1946.
In 1946 he began his sports writing career at the then Newnan Herald, later the Newnan Times-Herald, where he later became sports editor. He retired in 1996 and was named sports editor emeritus.
He was an announcer for Radio Station WCOH and later was general manager at Station WNEA. He served on the Newnan and Coweta County school boards and was also a Coweta County commissioner for 16 years. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club and an avid golfer.
In 1996 he was honored by the Georgia Press Association for his 50 years of sports writing. The multi-purpose building at the Coweta Recreation Department was dedicated as "The Johnny Brown Center" in 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Jones Brown; daughter, Mary Linda Howard and husband Wesley Jr. of Newnan; son, John Louis Brown and wife Sherri, Marietta; daughter, Barbara Kathryn Jenkins and husband Ron of Newnan; sisters, Virginia Spence and her husband Bill of Pensacola, Fla., and Kathryn Brown of North Hollywood, Calif.; grandchildren Wesley Howard III, Lawson Howard, Jack Howard, Kathryn Keily Jenkins, Hailey Brown and Lauren Brown; nieces and nephews; and stepchildren, Duke Sims and his wife Vicki of Roscoe, Ill.; and Jennifer Sims and her husband Jim Gill of San Jose, Calif.; step-grandchildren, Ross and Kristi Sims. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Vidaurri.
The funeral will be held at McKoon Funeral Home on Monday, March 15 at 2 p.m., Dr. Lamar Potts and Dr. Harry Barrow officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 2501, Newnan, Ga., 30264.
Mr. Hubert Buchanan
Mr. Hubert Buchanan, age 73, of Newnan, Ga., died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Fayette Community Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga. He was retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company and attended Sargent Baptist Church.
He is survived by his three daughters Carolyn Buchanan Baker and husband Doyal of Newnan, Jane Buchanan Hunter and husband Rickey of Newnan, Beverly Buchanan McLean of Newnan; son Jerry Buchanan and wife Susan of Newnan; four sisters Elizabeth McDonald of Carrollton, Ga., Clestele Scott of Carrollton, Ga., Gladys Baughn of Ranburn, Ala., Barbara Staley of Newnan; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga., where the family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2004. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2004, Rev. Joe Bufford officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Donald Lee Maguire
Mr. Donald Lee Maguire, 33, of Newnan, died on Feb. 29, while boating on West Point Lake with his dog "Junior."
Survivors include his brother Doug Maguire of Newnan; his mother Dee Maguire of Newnan; and his father Mike Maguire of Newnan.
Don was an avid sportsman and loved to fish, water ski, snow ski, sky dive and go white water kayaking. He loved to go boating on West Point Lake with his faithful companion, a cocker spaniel named "Junior."
Don worked as an auto body man at Toyota South Body Shop and took great pride in the professionalism of his work.
Don had a passion for playing the guitar and trained at The Atlanta Institute of Music. He could listen to a song on the radio, know what key it was in, and almost immediately play the lead.
Don played goalkeeper and midfielder on several top soccer teams in both Premier and Classic Soccer and also played at the high school level. He was a certified soccer referee.
Don was a devout Christian who truly loved the Lord. The last place he and his brother went together was to church. The next place they had planned to go to together was to church. The last movie he saw was "The Passion of The Christ." Don was a loving brother and he and his brother Doug were constant companions.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 to 8 at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.
The funeral for Mr. Maguire is at 2 on Tuesday at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.
Mrs. Evelyn Lucille Blair
Mrs. Evelyn Lucille Blair of Sharpsburg died Friday, March 12, 2004.
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. David Ramey will officiate, and internment will be held at Sharon Memorial Gardens.
Those desiring may send online condolences to www.parrottfuneralhome.com.
Survivors include husband Clyde L. Blair; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Danny Swafford of Newnan; sisters, Helen Tanksley of Newnan and Dorothy Jacobs of Sargent; one brother, Al Hayes of Newnan; grandchildren, Michael Swafford and Danny Lynn Swafford; and one great-grandchild, Allen Chance Swafford.
Parrott Funeral Home.
Mr. Bethel E. Ethridge
Mr. Bethel E. Ethridge, 77, of Surprise, Ariz., died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, in Surprise.
Mr. Ethridge was born in Kansas City, Mo., and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He retired from the American Optical Company in 1985, after 38 years of service with the company. A beloved husband, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blv., Sun City, Ariz. A mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Joachim and St. Anne Catholic Church, 11625 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, Ariz.
Memorials may be made to Sun Health Hospice, 12740 N. Plaza del Rio Blvd., Peoria, Ariz. 85381.
Survivors include wife Mary M. Ethridge of Surprise; one son, John E. Ethridge of Palm Springs. Fla.; two daughters, Eugenia Melton of Glendale, Ariz. and Beth Suing of Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Sunland Memorial Park and Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz.