Mrs. Betty Mildred Gordon
Mrs. Betty Mildred Gordon, 72, of Haralson, Ga., died early morning, Friday, March 5, 2004, at LaGrange Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Gordon was born to Samuel and Mildred Boozer in Pine Lake, Ga. on Dec. 19, 1931. It was in Pine Lake that she met Joseph Cleon Gordon, to whom she was married for more than 40 years at the time of his death in 1992. After Mrs. Gordon's retirement, they moved to Haralson and become members of Senoia Baptist Church and also attended Haralson United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Gordon will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at Haralson United Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Shannon will officiate. The family will receive friends beforehand at 4 p.m.
Survivors include daughters, Peggy Ann Henderson, Martha Gail Jones and Edith Faye Gordon, all of Haralson; one brother, Samuel J. Boozer of Monroe, Ga.; grandchildren, Joseph McCoy, Tammy Burger McCoy, Matthew McCoy and Donna Gordon; and one great-grandson, Trent Burger McCoy.
Jones Funeral Home.
Ms. Rudine Frances McCright
Ms. Rudine Frances McCright, 72, died March 5, 2004.
Ms. McCright was born Jan. 30, 1932, to the late Nell Hand McCright Craddock and Henry Lee McCright Sr.
She retired as the executive director of the Howell Industrial Clinic after more than 30 years of service.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Rev. Searcy Jackson will officiate, and internment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. David Aides, James Crews, Bobby Entrekin, Doug Hand, Larry Hand, Davis Hightower, Bill Hightower, Bill Hines and Jonathan McCright will serve as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society.
Survivors include stepmother, Mary McCright; one sister, Martha and Steve Morgan; brothers, H.L. and Beth McCright Jr., Ronald and Shirley McCright and Charles and Barbara McCright; aunt, Elva Hand; special friends, Elva Brooks and Leslie Bryant; nieces, Carolyn Martinez, Leigh Crews, Carla Yonk, Gina Bedingfield, Meghan McCright; and nephews, Davis Hightower, Bill Hightower and Jonathan McCright.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bobbie Dowdy Young
Mrs. Bobbie Dowdy Young, 68, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Jasper, Ga., passed away early Thursday morning, March 4, 2004, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Ga.
Surviving are a son, Weldon A Lowe Jr., Sharpsburg; daughter, Sue Caylor, Newnan; step-daughters, Catherine Young Bullock and Karen Young; brothers, Eugene Dowdy, Woodstock, Jack Dowdy, Toccoa; sister, Louise Love, Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Christie Ryder, Chris Lowe, Heather Ryder Battersby, Jason Lowe and Joseph Caylor; great-grandson, Mason Isaiah Batterby.
Services are Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, Jasper, Ga., with Rev. Gene Minix officiating. Interment in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery. For further information: www.caglefuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Shirley Ann Bechard
Mrs. Shirley Ann Bechard of Sharspburg, Ga., died March 4, 2004. Mrs. Bechard was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church. She is survived by husband, Dave Bechard of Sharpsburg; children, David and Bonnie Bechard of Sharpsburg, Heidi and Jeff LaMore of Auburn, Alabama, Kim and Jimmy DiGiulio of Newnan, Robin and Shawn Boswell of Wylie, Texas; grandchildren, Cassie, Cody, Christian, Cheyenne, Zachary, Christopher, Brett, Kirsten, Olivia, Isabelle and Gabbie; brother, Michael Brown of Chicago, sister, Janice Wolman of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Rev. Craig Hembree will officiate. Interment Westminster Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. The family will receive friends Friday from 3-7 p.m. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City.
Mr. David Lee Cook
Mr. David Lee Cook of Newnan, Ga., died March 3, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born Dec. 6, 1939, in Coweta County to Harvey and Gladys (Thomas) Cook, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Cook was retired from Georgia Power as a maintenance foreman and was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church. He loved gardening and enjoyed traveling. Surviving are his son, Nathan Cook of Knoxville, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Allen Rooks of Gay; brother, Harvey Wayne Cook of Newnan; sister, Jeanine C. Rainwater of Hogansville; grandson, Ashton Miles Ahern-Cook; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Robert Simmons and Rev. Colin Duncan officiating; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Dian Casteen Fields
Dian Casteen Fields -- June 6, 1957 - Feb. 28, 2004 -- was born in Washington State and later moved to her hometown of Glennville, Ga. with her parents and siblings. She then met her husband of almost 22 years, Grady Fields. Also surviving are her daughter, Ashley Dian Fields; stepchildren, Donald Fields, Robbie Fields, Michelle Yawn; step-granddaughter, Morgn Yawn; parents, Ed and Emmie Casteen of Glennville, Ga.; sisters and brother, Eleonore Bailey, Milledgeville, Ga., Patricia Driggers, Houma, LA, Debra Dubberly, Glennville, Alicia Stanley, Lyons, Ga., Dirk Casteen, Hogan, Ga.
A memorial service is planned for March 7 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, West Grantville Road.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Ga. was in charge of arrangements. Pastor Griff Jones officiating.
Mr. George Goolsby III
Mr. George Goolsby III, known as Goobernail, passed on Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Newnan Hospital West.
Homegoing service will be held Saturday, March 6, 2004, 1 p.m. from the Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Reverend Felton officiating, assisted by Rev. Moses Woodruff, Rev. Ronnie Johnson, Bishop James White and Evangelist Suzzete White. Interment in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Goobernail was born September 11, 1945 to the late George Goosby II and Christoria Hall. He was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1962. After graduating, Goobernail joined the Navy. Later returning to Newnan, he became a member of the Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee. He was employed with the BJ's Wholesale.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Amos Hall.
Survivors include his mother, Christoria Hall; sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Render Godfrey (Beverly), Mr. and Mrs. Gary West (Patricia), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods (Jackie), Ms. Sylvia Dennis (Tommie); brother, Mr. James Hall (Debbie); a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble on the day of the service at the home of his sister Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee "China" Woods (Jackie), 115 East Wedgewood Circle, Newnan, at noon. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan.
Mrs. Selena Love Jones-Moss
Funeral services for Mrs. Selena Moss of Newnan, Ga., will be Saturday, March 6, 2004, 1 p.m. at Greater Jehovah Baptist Church, Grantville. The remains placed in state at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Christopher McCambry, pastor. Rev. J. C. Neal, eulogist, assisted by Rev. Edmond Leigh, Pastor Craig Hill and Pastor Tony Nalls. Interment Westview Cemetery, Newnan. Pallbearers: United Methodist Men and nephews.
Mrs. Selena Love Jones-Moss was born June 6, 1932 in Coweta County, Ga. She was the first of three daughtes born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Otis Jones Jr. (R.E. Lou Jones). She was called to rest on Feb. 29, 2004. Having lost her birth mother during her early childhood, Mrs. Moss was raised by her father and loving mother, the late Mrs. Lugenia Jones. She had five sisters, one of whom preceded her in death (Velma L. Russell), and one brother who also preceded her in death (Otis Jones III).
Mrs. Moss received her education in the community of Grantville, where she also became a member of The Jehovah Baptist Church. She later joined The Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Newnan, where her husband is a member.
She was employed at Starcrest Nursing Home, Newnan, Ga., for 28 years before her retirement. Her other full-time career was spent providing a loving home for her family. For many years she enjoyed entertaining relatives and friends, as she brought much joy into their lives.
She was married to Mr. Thomas Lee Moss in 1951 and was the mother of one son and one daughter.
She leaves to cherish her life her husband: Mr. Thomas L. Moss; son, Mr. Lee Andrew Moss; daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Williams (Bessie); four grandchildren, Miasha Kentarra Moss, James Andrew Moss, Thomas Eugene Williams and Joseph Lamar Williams; four sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Williams (Agnes), Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Hill (Vivian), Mrs. Pearlis Jones Alleyne, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hawkins (Emma Jean); two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Cleola Gibson and Mrs. Elnora Garfield; one uncle; two aunts; two very special friends, Mrs. Mabell Rosser and Mrs. Mary Mitchell; a devoted niece, Henri Jean Stewart; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Mary Frances Foley Rounds
Mrs. Mary Frances Foley Rounds, 91, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, after a brief illness. She was born April 27, 1912 in Binghamton to Frances Foley and Kathryn (Kitty) Feheley Foley. She married Thomas Wilbur Rounds on April 21, 1934 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Binghamton and spent 54 loving years together while raising their six children. She was an active Catholic her entire life and a member of St. John Alter and Rosary Society for many years while she lived in Binghamton, and was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Fayetteville and St. George Catholic Church in Newnan after her move to Georgia in 1990.
Mary is predeceased by her beloved husband Tom, her son Chuck Rounds, her daughter-in-law Janet Rounds and her granddaughter Erin Nugent. She is survived by her son Tom Rounds Jr. and his wife Donna of Fayetteville, Ga.; daughter, Mary Kay Rounds of Binghamton; son, Jerry Rounds and his wife Irene of Warrenton, VA, her daughter Pat Bendert and her husband Ed of Fayetteville, Ga., and her daughter Sue Nugent of Newnan, Ga. Mary is also survived by 15 grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She also leaves behind her many cousins and friends in both New York and Georgia who are saddened at her loss but gladdened that she is reunited in Heaven with Tom.
Services will be held Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at St. George Roman Catholic Church in Newnan, Ga. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to the senior citizens center of your choice.
McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan is in charge of arrangements.
Little Miss Emma Grace Murphy
Little Miss Emma Grace Murphy, infant daughter of Clint and Angie Murphy, became an angel in heaven on Feb. 24, 2004.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her brother, Garrett Wilson Murphy; grandparents, John and Karey Murphy, Mike and Rosla Plant. Great-grandparents are Catherine Plant, Margaret Garrett and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Murphy Sr.
The funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga., with Rev. Jonathan Porter officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial fund to honor Emma Grace has been established at The Greenville Banking Company, P.O. Box 218, Greenville, GA 30222.
Mrs. Edna S. West
Mrs. Edna S. West, 83, of Old Jacksonville Road, Waco, Ga., died March 1, 2004 following an extended illness.
She was born April 14, 1920 in Coweta County to the late Wiley Barney Malcom and Dallas Amanda Denney Malcom and moved to Carroll County in her early years. Mrs. West was a homemaker and had volunteered for a number of causes including Mt. Zion Schools where she was recognized as senior volunteer of the year 1995-96, the First Step Program of Tanner Medical Center and the American Diabetes Asso. She also attended the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Winnie W. West who passed away in 1965.
Survivors include her children Bernice "Bunnie" and Tim Cook-Morley, Virginia and Rev. Dan Attaway, Irene and Ezra Cook, James and Patsy West and Katie Meadows, all of Carrollton, Verna Pye of Oraville, Calif.; sisters, Leone Burks and Eva Allen, both of Grantville; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, with Rev. Lance Snipes and Rev. David Sanders officiating. Mrs. West's grandsons will serve as pallbearers and her great-grandsons and grandsons-in-law will form an honorary escort. Interment will follow in the Carrollton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from noon to the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.
Mrs. Margaret Howell Passolt Moody
Mrs. Margaret Howell Passolt Moody, 95, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Passolt, was born Jan. 7, 1909 in Oxford, Miss., and moved to Newnan that same year when Mr. Passolt became the Water and Light Commission Superintendent, a post he held for decades.
Mrs. Moody died Feb. 29, 2004. Mr. Roscoe Rhodes Moody was her late husband. Her sister Louise and brother Howell also died before her. Mrs. Moody is survived by her sister, Catherine Passolt Glass, Newnan; daughters, Margaret and David Iwamoto of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Henrietta and Hilton Blackmon of Pine Mountain, Ga.; son, John Leigh and Dorothy Moody of Newnan. Her grandchildren are Jennifer Blackmon McGrady, Andrew Rhodes Iwamoto, John Rhodes Moody and Benjamin Howell Moody. Besides nieces and nephews, she leaves three great-grandchildren, Aaron and Braden Iwamoto and Mary Margaret McGrady.
Mrs. Moody graduated from Tift College as student body president in 1930. For two years she taught history at the old Starr High School in Senoia. She moved to New York City and was a member of Bloomingdale's "Flying Squad" and an art student at Columbia University before returning home to Newnan where she met and married Mr. Moody in 1935. During the mid 1950s and 1960s she was the secretary of Central Baptist Church. Her love of learning continued all her life -- she read French and German, gardened devotedly, and needleworked. In her younger years she played the piano and guitar, as well as bridge and canasta. She was a past member of the Reading Circle Junior Service League. She was a treasured mother and her children's best friend.
Visitation will be held at McKoon Funeral Home Tuesday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held graveside at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Wednesday, March 3 at 2 p.m., Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1221, Newnan, GA 30264.
Rev. Ralph Segrest
Rev. Ralph Segrest, dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, minister, teacher, and servant of our Lord died peacefully in his home Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004.
He is survived by his bride of 55 years, June; his children, Ray and Shirley Segrest of Albany, GA, David and Karen Segrest, George Segrest, and Martha and Brian Donnelly of Newnan; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so many wonderful friends.
Ralph was a veteran of WWII and served as pastor of Turin United Methodist Church Circuit for many years. Graveside services were Monday, March 1, 11 a.m. in Tuskegee, AL and a memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 2, 4 p.m. at Turin United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Turin United Methodist Church in Ralph's honor.
Arrangements by Corbitt's Funeral Home of Tuskegee, 334-727-1810.
Mr. William M. "Billy" Thurman
Mr. William M. "Billy" Thurman, 64, of Jones Mill Road, Whitesburg, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 in an Atlanta hospital.
He was born Dec. 13, 1939 in Fulton County, Ga., to the late Charlie Thurman and Ludell Clark Thurman. Mr. Thurman was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired employee of the Georgia Power Co. and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife Joice Fuller Thurman; children, Michelle Duke & Partner Terri Rayburn of Acworth, Billie Jo & Wendell Bradley of Bowdon, Charlie & April Thurman of Whitesburg; brother, Brown & Shirley Thurman of Whitesburg; sister, Brenda & Joe Bass of Sharpsburg; grandchildren, Sam & Casey Duke, Stephanie, Amy & Toby Bradley.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Henry and Rev. Gary Brown officiating. The body will be placed in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Walter Allen, Steve Burns, Tony Fuller, Dan Driver, Jamie Thurman and Edward Driver. Interment will follow in Carroll Memory Gardens with Rev. Ralph Williams officiating at the graveside. American Legion Post 143 will make the flag presentation.
Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.
Mr. Roy C. Thornton
Mr. Roy C. Thornton, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 29. 2004, at Beaulieu Convalescent Center.
Mr. Thornton was born April 1, 1921, to the late Henry Lee and Willie Lee Payton Thornton. He was a retired employee of the Bibb Manufacturing Co. and a member of Ephesus Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 2 p.m., with Minister J.C. Cook officiating. Internment will be held at Sargent Cemetery in Newnan. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Survivors include sisters, Velma Daniel of Hogansville and Annie Morris of Newnan, and an extended family of nieces and nephews.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mavis (Hilley) Cosper
Mrs. Mavis (Hilley) Cosper, 89, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, April 26, 2004 at Newnan Hospital.
A native of Carroll County, she was born Oct. 26, 1914, to the late Jack B. and Beulah Dukes Hilley. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bryant Cosper. For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Cosper worked side by side in the operation of their grocery and general merchandise business on the Carrollton Highway. They were long-time members of the First Baptist Church of Newnan. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Wilma Pritchard and Betty Cosper of Carrollton and Wilma Cosper of Cullowhee, N.C.; nieces, Brenda Songer, Patty Pritchard; a nephew, Charles Bridges, and a great-niece, Tabitha Hinson.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Dr. Gene Tyre officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.