Mrs. Hazel Geneva (Broome) Coggin Woods
Mrs. Hazel Geneva (Broome) Coggin Woods, 79, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, July 21, 2004. She was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Edith Broome. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph L. Broome and Roy E. Broome and husbands Joseph E. Coggin and Bill Moody Woods.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Lovell of Monticello, Ky.; sons, Donald Coggin of Newnan, Ga. and Edward Coggin of Molena, Ga.; sisters, Mary Ferrell of Newnan and Ann Copeland of Tifton, Ga.; brothers, Harold D. Broome of Austell, Ga., James C. Broome of Newnan, Ga. and Ronald Broome of Fairburn, Ga.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., with Rev. Ben Bennett and Rev. Searcy Jackson officiating. The family was receiving friends on Friday, July 23 from 6-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery
Mrs. Sarah Grace Carter Hill
Homegoing service for Mrs. Sarah Grace Carter Hill will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at noon from the Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Pastor Anthony Long officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, College Park.
Sarah the eldest of five children was born on November 3, 1940 in Coweta County, Ga. She graduated from South Fulton High School in 1958, and she completed the Mattie Dimery School of Business. She was employed with the State of Georgia where she met her husband, the late Mr. Willie Hill Sr. To this union two sons were born. Sarah was a loving and faithful person and never complained.
Survivors: sons, Willie Frank Hill Jr., William Frederick Hill; mother, Mrs. Emmie C. Wheat; sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Linn D. (Judy) Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Dean W. (Janet) Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. (Carla) Bailey; brother, Mr. Harry J. Wheat; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends a the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. On the day of the service the cortege will assemble at 310 East Cambelton St., Fairburn, Ga at 11 a.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Mrs. Hazel Geneva (Broome) Coggin Woods
Mrs. Hazel Geneva (Broome) Coggin Woods, 79, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, July 21, 2004. She was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Edith Broome. She is preceded in death by her brothers Joseph L. Broome and Roy E. Broome and husbands Joseph E. Coggins and Bill Moody Woods.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Lovell of Monticello, Ky.; sons, Donald Coggin of Newnan, Ga. and Edward Coggin of Hardeville, S.C.; sisters, Mary Ferrell of Newnan, Ga. and Ann Copeland of Tifton, Ga; brothers, Harold D. Broome of Austell, Ga., James C. Broome of Newnan, Ga. and Ronald Broome of Fairburn, Ga.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., with Rev. Ben Bennett and Rev. Searcy Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 23 from 6-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery
Mrs. Gladys A. Bryson
Mrs. Gladys A. Bryson, 70, of Newnan, Ga., passed away July 21, 2004 at her home.
Survivors include: 3 daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Danny and Wanda Thomas of McDonough, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Trina Gibson of Newnan, Ga. and Ms. Belinda Sterling Hord of Newnan, Ga; special son, Paul Jennings Sr. of Orlando, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys A. Bryson will be held on Friday, July 23, noon, Tara Garden Chapel with Rev. James Cannon officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Ga. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 22 from 2-8 p.m.
Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, Ga. 770-471-7171 is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Juanita (Walden) McClain Pike
Mrs. Juanita (Walden) McClain Pike, 67, of Moreland, Ga., died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at her residence in Moreland. Mrs. Pike was retired, having been employed as a store clerk. She was born Dec. 2, 1936 in Troup County, daughter of the late Emory Richard and Opal (Sanders) Walden. Surviving are her children, Deborah Griffin and her husband Glenn, David Dean and his wife Della, Jennifer Haynes and her husband Kevin, Randy McClain and his wife Alison, and Jason McClain and his wife Amy. She has one brother, James Walden, whose wife is Janelle. There are also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23. Rev. David Arrington, Rev. Billy Burks officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Michael Wade Bell
Michael Wade Bell was called home to the Father on July 18, 2004, his 60th birthday. Mr. Bell was born at Ft. Bagg, N.C., to Robert and Mary Bell, who preceded him in death.
He grew up in the Southern Indiana area and graduated from the University of Dayton (Ohio). He served his country in the U.S. Army as an officer in the Armored Cavalry in Vietnam.
Mr. Bell moved to Georgia in 1979. He served 12 years in the Georgia Army National Guard. He was in the sales profession all of his life.
He was an active member of Newnan First United Methodist Church. He is past president of the Methodist Men's Club and a member of the Agape Sunday School Class. He is also a member of the Emmaus Community.
He is survived by his wife Susan (Hartley) Bell of Newnan; daughters, Ashley Bell of Newnan, Lisa Massa and her husband Tim and children Mallory and Morgan of Warsaw, Poland; brother, John Bell, his wife Tami and their four children of Indianapolis, Ind.; sister, Mary T. Walters and her husband Tom of Meridian, Miss.; step-daughter, Kimberley Reid and her husband Mark and their children of Perth, Australia; step-son, Julian Price and his wife Ann and their children of Decatur, Ala. He is also the son-in-law of J. W. and Maggie Hartley, Newnan; brother-in-law of Becky Wallace, Newnan and Don Hartley of Woodstock.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Parrish officiating. The family will receive friends in the Parrish Hall after the service.
Mr. Bell has requested instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made in his name to either First Methodist Building Fund, 33 Greenville St., Newnan, Ga. 30263 or Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Ga. 30291. McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Lee Callaham
Mrs. Mary Lee Callaham, 92, of Haralson, Ga., died July 18, 2004 at Beaulieu Convalescent Center. Ms. Callaham was born in Haralson, Georgia, to W. T. and Augusta Callaham in 1912. She attended classes to become a schoolteacher at the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Ga. and then received her master's degree from Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. She began her teaching career in Coweta County and then relocated to Tampa, Florida, where she owned her own schoolhouse, The Mary Callaham Day Nursery School. She lived in Tampa for almost 20 years after her retirement and then relocated back to Haralson eight years ago. She will be remembered as a devout Baptist who loved her Lord and loved children. Ms. Callaham was a supporter of The Baptist Women's Missionary Union.
Ms. Callaham out-lived all immediate members of her family, but will be missed by her friends and distant family. Preceding her in death were her two brothers, Welburn Aubrey Callaham and William Thomas Callaham Jr.
Ms. Callaham's remains will lie at Haralson Baptist Church from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. The funeral will be 2 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Edenfield officiating. Interment will follow at Haralson Baptist Church Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Doris Dean Statham
Doris Dean Statham, 70, of Palmetto, Ga., entered into rest June 17, 2004. She is survived by husband, Heulan Statham; children, Connie Dean Rios, Beverly Ann Wrobleski, Heulan Statham Jr., Anthony Statham, Sabrina Lynne Martin; grandchildren, Thomas Heulan Spence, Marc Anthony Knight, James Christopher Knight, Krystal Marie Priori, Heulan Statham III, Summer LaVerne Statham, Jessica Kirpatrick, Tina Marie Martin, Amanda Raye Wright, Jennifer Lynne Martin, Stephanie Scates, Steven Scates; great-grandchildren, Angelique Marie Toland, Alex Fernandez, Dylan Lee Wright, Evan Anthony Knight, Daniel Clayton Wright, Brandon Maurice Martin, Donald Hugh Kirpatick, Delia Dianne Hunt, Christian Tyler Priori. The family will receive friends today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Higgins at Holly Hill Funerals and Cremations. Fairburn, Ga., 770-964-7833.
Mr. George Howard Thompson
Mr. George Howard Thompson of Newnan, Ga. passed away Sunday, July 18, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was retired from Crain Oil Co. A member of Raymond Baptist Church, he had a love for golf and loved to fish. Arrangements are being handled by Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 1 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan, Ga. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Surviving are wife Mrs. Earnestine Thompson; son, Danny Thompson of Newnan; daughter, Sandy Cheryl Windom of Newnan; brother, Otis Celyon Thompson of Newnan; sister, Sara Lassister, Newnan; three grandchildren. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.
Mr. Joel Eady
Mr. Joel Franklin Eady, age 76, of Academy Drive, Barnesville, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2004 at the Atlanta Medical Center.
Mr. Eady was born in Coweta County on Sept. 26, 1927 to the late Albert Eady and the late Jackie McCullough Eady. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Ann Eady Hood; and a brother, George Eady. Mr. Eady was a retired driver with the Campbell 66 Truck Line. He was known as the "Walking Man" in Barnesville. Mr. Eady was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Eady is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marsha Eady of Griffin; grandchildren, Angie Hood, Anthony "Bubba" Hood, Tammy Eady Smith and Alicia Wolcott; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; brother, Mercer Eady of Barnesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ida Eady Spratlin of Newnan, Ga., Evelyn Eady Miller of Stockbridge, Ga., Betty Eady Mills and Ralph Mills of Williamsport, Penn., Hazel Eady Thompson and Walter Thompson of McDonough, Ga., Barbara Eady Price and Daryl Price of Trout Run, Penn., Dorothy Eady Sanford and Earl Sanford of Dahlonega, Ga., Bernice Eady Crawford and Carl Crawford of Senoia, Ga., Linda Eady Sparacino and James Sparacino of Covington, Ga., and Sharon Eady Pritchett and Edward Pritchett of Hayesville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Joel Franklin Eady will be conducted on Monday, July 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Rev. James Sparacino will officiate. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
in Senoia. Friends could visit the family on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Warren George Martin
Warren George Martin, age 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Newnan, Ga. He was born August 23, 1923 in DeKalb County, Ga., the son of the late Cantrell and Lena (Ledbetter) Martin. He was a member of Line Creek Baptist Church. For his service in the Army during World War II he was awarded The Bronze Star.
Mr. Martin was a mechanic and had worked for Pepsi Cola Company. Surviving him is his wife, Mary Smith Martin of Sharpsburg; his daughter Barbara Bullock of Cartersville, Ga.; step-daughters Connie Adams of Senoia, Ga., Mary Ann Berry of Carrollton, Ga., Deborah Duncan of Senoia, Ga. and Kathy Mason of Birmingham, Ala. His sister is Kate Tumblin of Lawrenceville, Ga. There are 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2004. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004, Rev. Bobby Carpenter officiating. Interment will be at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
in Stone Mountain, Ga., at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of The Line Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Leon Lovett Rosser
Homegoing service of Mr. Leon Lovett Rosser will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 11 a.m. from the John Wesley United Methodist Church, Grantville, with remains placed in state at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Frank Dean, pastor, the Rev. J.P. Geter, officiating. Interment in Grantville City Cemetery.
Leon was born Nov. 28, 1947 to the late William Henry Rosser and Mrs. Ellen Frances Rosser. He attended Grantville Brown Elementary, Central High in Newnan and later received his high school diploma from Washington High School in Atlanta. He worked as a master welder, carpenter, locksmith and a painter. Later he earned the respect as the town of Grantville's barber for over three decades. He was a member of John Wesley UMC Church where he served as Steward.
He is preceded in death by a brother Marvin Rosser and sisters Annette Alexander and Carolyn Parker.
Survivors include wife Dorothy J. Stevens Rosser, stepsons Mr. and Mrs. Randy Stevens (Debra), Mr. Corey Stevens and Mr. Reginald Stevens; grandchildren Brandon, Demarcus, Mya, Corion, Jasmyn and R.J.; mother Mrs. Ellen F. Rosser; brothers Mr. and Mrs. William L. Rosser (Rosetta), Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Rosser (Katherine), Mr. and Mrs. Joe N. Rosser (Sylvia), and Mr. and Mrs. Victor B. Rosser (Sandra); sisters Ms. Charlie M. Scales, Mrs. Bobbie J. Heflin, and Mrs. Marsha D. Ramsey; father-in-law Mr. Robert Stevens; sister-in-laws Julia Ann Hall, Betty Ann Langford (George); brother-in-law Mr. Willie Robert Stevens; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Family will assemble on the day of the service at 82 Meriwether Street, Grantville, at 10 a.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. W.C. Bright
Mr. W.C. Bright of Franklin died Friday, July 16, 2004, at his residence. He was born March 29, 1924, in Fulton County to Clifford and Lizzie May (Cochran) Bright .
He was retired from the city of East Point as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed working on lawn mowers. He was preceded in death by his son, David Bright.
Surviving are his wife, Josieleen Bright; sons and daughters-in-law, J.W. and Faye Bright, Kenneth and Deborah Bright, Jeffery and Judy Bright; daughter-in-law, Freida Bright; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 brothers; sisters, Ethel Mae Waller and Margaret Davis.
Funeral services will be today at 4 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. David Arrington officiating. Interment will be at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Visitation was Saturday, from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.
Mr. James D. Bryant
Mr. James D. Bryant, 80, of Sargent, Ga., died at Sun Bridge Nursing Home of Riverdale on July 16, 2004. Mr. Bryant was born in Coweta County May 28, 1924, to Joseph D. Bryant and Lucille Landrum. Mr. Bryant enlisted as a private with the 7th Army during WWII and was assigned to the 1st French Army where he served under General DeGaul. He then went to Rhine Valley for specialized training as a paratrooper and heavy machine gunner. Upon discharge of the army, he was a sergeant and platoon leader. Afte his army career, Mr. Bryant worked as a junior engineer for Playtex and retired 15 years late. James was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and he enjoyed gardening, fishing and the outdoors.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife and best friend, Eleanor M. Bryant; two brothers, Jerry E. Bryant and George Bryant; and two sisters, Edna Bryant Portwood and Jacqueline Bryant. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Aubrey Bryant.
His family will receive visitors Saturday, July 17, from 5-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home. His graveside funeral service will be held in Sargent Baptist Church Cemetery
on Sunday, July 18 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Asa Mangham officiating. Per Mr. Bryant's request, donations may be made in his memory to The Salvation Army, 770-251-8181 in place of flowers. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Roberta Lynn "Bobbi" Odegaard
Mrs. Roberta Lynn "Bobbi" Odegaard, 46, of Franklin, Ga., died Thursday, July 15, 2004. She was born July 8, 1958 in Rush City, Minnesota. She is the daughter of the late Paul Odegaard and Paulette Marier Odegaard. Mrs. Odegaard was employed as an operations manager with Kason. She attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She is surviived by her husband Mr. Jedd Morton of Franklin; daughtes, Stephanie and Jeremy Turner and Tara Odegaard Morton, both of Franklin, Ga.; son, Sam and Betty Rogholt of Grantville, Ga.; sister, Robin and Jerry Kitchenmaster of Minnesota; brother, Chris and Lynn Odegaard of Wright, Minnesota. Her grandchildren are Zachary Turner, Samuel Rogholt and Matthew Rogholt.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Danny Spencer officiating. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m., two hours prior to service.
Rev. Dewey F. Pearce
Rev. Dewey F. Pearce of Fairburn, Ga., died July 15, 2004. He was retired from Prestolite Battery Co. and was a minister for more than 50 years. Since retirement, he has served as associate pastor of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Union City, Ga. He loved his family and friends, the out doors, gardening and woodworking.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Pearce; son and daughter-in-law, Rockey and Debbie Pearce of Alabama; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Phil Dunaway of Palmetto; brother, Johnnie Pearce of Russellville, AL; sisters, Alma Miller and Zonie Williams, both of Russellville, AL; grandchildren, Mike Plott, Kim Metcalfe, Jason Pearce, Jonathan Pearce; six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Butler and Rev. Thomas Pearce officiating; interment Holly Hill Memorial Park. The remains will be placed in state at 1 p.m. at the church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 1-8 p.m. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 770-253-4723.
Mr. James Melton Peavy
Mr. James Melton Peavy, 87, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, July 15, 2004. He was a Mason for over 50 years and a member of Royal Baptist Church. Mr. Peavy was employed by United States Postal Service and a U. S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Avis Ayers Peavy; daughter, Pat and Rev. Danny Karr of Newnan; grandchildren, Kristin and Clint Karr; brother, Alton Peavy of Mount Airy, N.C.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18 at McKoon Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Dennis and Rev. Udell Addison officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 17, between 6-8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Royal Baptist Church. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery
in Newnan, Ga.
Infant Jebidiah Walker (Jeb) Searcy
Funeral service for Jebidiah Walker (Jeb) Searcy, infant, of Newnan, Ga., was Monday, July 12, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery
in Lanett, AL.
Dr. George Mathison officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.
Infant Searcy, who died Friday, July 9, 2004 at Egleston Children's Hospsital at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, was born July 3, 2004 in Riverdale, Ga.
Surviving are parents, Owen and Stephanie Searcy of Newnan; sister, Savannah Searcy, Newnan; brothers, Joshua and Jericho Searcy, Newnan; grandparents, Bill and JoAnn Nevin, Auburn, AL, John and Ann Finney, Guntersville, AL; aunts, Rhonda Nevin, Gainesville, FL and Patricia Finney, Guntersville, AL; uncle, Heath Ponder, Atlanta, GA.
Donations may be made to Southern Regional Medical Center NICU in Riverdale, Ga.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, Opelika, AL.
Mr. Doyle Eugene Patrick
Mr. Doyle Eugene Patrick, 72, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Emory Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Ga.
He was born April 16, 1932 in Dallas, Texas, son of the late Doyle C. Patrick and the late Virginia Price Patrick. Mr. Patrick was employed as a professional clown and was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his daughter, Melodie (Patrick) Gwinn and her husband Matt Corrie Gwinn of Moreland, Ga.; grandsons, Thomas Patrick Gwinn, William Tyler Gwinn and Michael Murphy Gwinn.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 15. Funeral service will be held at McKoon Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday, July 16 with Dr. Paul Dennis and Rev. Matt Murphy officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.
Marie Dunson of Columbus, Ga, died July 11, 2004. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan. Burial in Hillview Annex Cemetery, LaGrange, Ga.
Stella Wade Sweat, 91, of Hogansville, Ga., died Monday, July 12, 2004. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Burial in Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, Ga.