Ms. Robyn E. Willis
Ms. Robyn E. Willis, 45, of Newnan, died at her residence. Ms. Willis was employed by Dollar General. She was the daughter of Lucille Hawk.
Her father, Lamar Hawk, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Chandra Wallace of Newnan; a son, Joseph Clyde Brown of Arnco; a sister, Kim and Danny White of Calhoun; a grandmother, Addie Cheeves; grandchildren, Jackson and Brennan Wallace of Newnan; and a nice, Amber White of Calhoun.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, where the family received friends between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004. Funeral services will be held at McKoon Funeral Home at 2 p.m. today, with Pastor Danny Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Raymond M. "Ray" Benton Sr.
Mr. Raymond M. "Ray" Benton Sr. of Manchester, Ga., died July 8, 2004. Mr. Benton is survived by his wife, Frances Benton; daughters, Jayne E. Vincent, Union City, Tina A. Walsh, Newnan; sons, Raymond M. "Mike"Benton Jr., Sharpsburg, Anthony D. Clifton, Manchester; sister, Reeda M. Neisz Antioch, TN; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Interment Holy Hill. Those desiring may send an on-line condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, 770-964-4800.
Note of Correction:
Mr. Dock Wood Jr. passed on July 6, 2004 at Newnan Hospital. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 10, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Sellers-Smith Funeral Home. One brother and sister-in-law, James and Emma Ruth Wood.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Luther Couch
Mr. Luther Couch, 88, died Thursday, July 8, 2004. He was born in Fayette County on Dec. 9, 1915 to the late Marion Washington Couch and the late Effie Hubbard Couch.
He was a WWII Army veteran where he served as a combat infantryman. He served in the New Guinea and Southern Philippines liberation. He received a bonze arrowhead, WWII victory medal, American service medal, Asiatic-Pacific service medal with two bronze stars, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a bronze star.
He is survived by his daughter, June Sewell Eiland and her husband Jody Eiland of Newnan. Sons, Jerry Couch and Gary Couch, both of Atlanta; four grandchildren; sisters, Lois Rawlins of Newnan, Pauline Taylor of Moreland, Fannie Robinson of LaGrange; brothers, J. D. Couch of Hogansville, Marvin Couch of Grantville, and Howard Couch of Florida.
The funeral service will be Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 9, from 6-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Josie Mae Pritchett Smith
Funeral service for Mrs. Josie Mae Prichett Smith will be Saturday, July 11, 2004 at 3 p.m. from the Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Davis officiating, assisted by Rev. Ashley Stewartson, Rev. J. T. Coleman. Interment in the Eastview Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 9, 1933 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Mckinley (Josephine) Prichett. She departed this life on July 6, 2004. Josie was married to the late Mr. Willie B. Smith. As a child she accepted Christ at an early age and united with New Hope Baptist Church where she served as a member of the choir.
She was the mother of four children, one which preceded her in death, Betty J. Smith; as well as sisters, Rosie L. Shell, Rosie M. Holloway; and stepfather, Mr. Edgar Strickland.
Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Echols, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory (Dianne) Wilburn of Hoganville; son, Billy Smith of Newnan; sisters, Lucille Strickland, Mattie Strickland, Robert (Eloise) McGruder, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie L. (Lugenia) Dukes, all of Newnan; four brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Frank Prichett, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee Prichett, Rev. and Mrs. Johnny Strickland, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Strickland, all of Newnan; stepsisters, Mrs. Elnora Long, Newnan; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Lunell) Addison of Carrollton; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble on the day of the service at the residence at 2 p.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. Doc Wood Jr.
Funeral service for Mr. Doc Wood Jr. will be held Saturday, July 11, 2004 at 1 p.m. from the Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Rev. O. L. Wood and Brother Paul Barber officiating. Interment in Sunset Cemetery.
Mr. Doc Wood Jr. passed on Tuesday, July 2, 2004 at Newnan Hospital. He was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Coweta County, son of the late Doc Wood Sr. and Cora Lee Wood. He patriotically served his country as an Army Corporal during World War II, earning a Purple Heart for wounds received.
He was preceded in death by three daughters, Charlie Ester Wood, Cora Lee Wood and Delphine Jones.
Survivors: wife of forty-three years, Annell Wood; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Emma Ruth Woodland; one aunt, Ester Wood; six children, Wilma Maffett, Wanda and James Willis, Ricky Wood, Casey and Monica Wood, Ann and Carlton Scott and John Wood; six in-laws, Robert and Ernestine Adaway, Janis Parks, Phyllis and Michael Wiggins and Randy Adaway; fifteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Edna Jackson, Taurus McIver, Tavahris Jones, Joyisha Jones, Steven Willis, Carlos Scott, Carla Scott, Angelica Mitchell, Tanna Willis, Jessica Cato, Casey Wood Jr., Nicholas Wood, Michael Wood, Shelton Jackson and Sheldon Jackson.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. On the day of the service the cortege will assemble at the residence at noon. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnna, Ga.
Mr. John P. Woods Sr.
Mr. John P. Woods Sr., of Cashiers, N.C., and formerly of Newnan and Brooks, Ga., died Tuesday, June 22, 2004. A graveside service was held in Brooks, Ga. on Saturday, June 26, with the Rev. Charles W. Walden Jr. officiating.
Mr. Woods is survived by daughter Grace W. Walden; son, John P. Woods Jr.; sister, Martha W. Glisson; brother, James B. Woods Jr.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Nancy Johnson Nations
Mrs. Nancy Johnson Nations, 82, of Macon, Ga., passed away July 5, 2004 at her home. Mrs. Nations was born in the small town of Turin in Coweta County, Georgia, in 1922, one of five children of Rhodes Hall Johnson and Nancy Bowers Johnson. Her father was a farmer who raised cattle and peaches and served a lengthy term as a County Commissioner.
Mrs. Nations was active for many years in the Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon, where she had lived since 1950. She was always available to help with flowers for the church, to visit the sick, to help introduce new ministers and church staff to the Macon community, and to volunteer for whatever needed doing. She was also active in and a big supporter of the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival and the Macon Historical Society. Mrs. Nations and her husband frequently hosted foreign visitors to the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Nancy Nations was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was married for 63 years to John D. Nations, also originally of Coweta County. Mr. Nations is chairman of the board of Bearings & Drives, Inc., a Macon-based company with branches throughout Georgia and several neighboring states.
Mrs. Nations is survived by her husband, John, and her three children, Michael Thomas (Mary Jane) Nations of Atlanta, Nancy Nations (Cliff) Davis of Monroe, and Andrew H. (Carolyn) Nations of Macon; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Johnson Shell of Newnan; and brother, Leroy Johnson (Ella Hill) of Turin, Ga.
Services will be Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Vineville United Methodist Church with Dr. Marcus Tripp, Dr. Billy Oliver, and the Rev. Robert Green officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests tht donations in Mrs. Nations' memory be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 or to the donor's favorite chairty.
Hart's Mortuary, Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Mattie Belle Douglas
Mrs. Mattie Belle Douglas, 93, formerly of Grantville, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at Newnan Hospital Nursing and Rehab Center.
Mrs. Douglas was born Oct. 3, 1910 in Carroll County, daughter of the late John Henry Holland and Therbe Allene Bearden Holland. She was the widow of Clark D. Douglas and was preceded in death by her sons, James C. Douglas and Joseph Winford Douglas.
Mrs. Douglas served as a telephone operator in Grantville for many years. She was also employed at Temple Avenue Department Store in Newnan. She was a member of Bremen Church of Christ.
The family will receive friends today from 6-9 p.m. at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 7, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKibben Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Grantville Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters-in-law, Margie Douglas of Grantville, Charlene Douglas of Vernon, Texas; sister, Mildred Scales of Bowdon; grandchildren, Libby Moser of Lakewood, Colo., Cathy Fox of Vernon, Texas, Carolyn Douglas of Grantville, Joe Douglas of Newnan, Lisa Spence of Newnan, Charles Douglas of Newnan; and nine great-grandchildren.
McKibben Funeral Home, Hogansville.
Mr. Terry Lee Yearwood
Mr. Terry Lee Yearwood, 53, of LaGrange, died Saturday, July 3, 2004.
Mr. Yearwood was born Feb. 27, 1951, in Coweta County to the late Bill and Janette Dean Yearwood. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, was a Baptist and was a retired heavy equipment operator.
Graveside services will be held today, July 5 at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The Rev. Jonathan Fuller will officiate. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday night at the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.
Survivors include wife Yvonne Alice Barnes of LaGrange; two sons, William Troy Yearwood and Dwayne Levy Yearwood, both of Newnan; one brother, Don Yearwood of Grantville; and three grandchildren, Karen Yearwood, Logan Yearwood and Austin Yearwood.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.
Mr. Buford Ross Duncan
Mr. Buford Ross Duncan, 51, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, June 30, 2004. He was born March 4, 1953 in Coweta County, the son of the late Emmett and Ruthie Mae Duncan. Mr. Duncan was a mechanic with Peachstate Truck Sales.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Duncan of McDonough; daughters, Christi Duncan of Newnan, Tiffani Duncan of Newnan and Kelly Midas of Newnan; sons, David Shepard of Dalton and Tim Shepard of Newnan; sisters, Shirley Whisenhunt of Carrollton and Patsy Pemberton of Newnan; brothers, Sonny Duncan and Ricky Duncan, both of Newnan.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 2, with Rev. Don Helms officiating. The family is asking that flowers be omitted and contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Suite B, Fayetteville, Ga. 30215, or to the American Heart Association.
Mr. Steven H. Shortt
Mr. Steven H. Shortt, age 34, of Newnan, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2004. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 10, 1969, he lived in Woodbridge, Virginia most of his life and relocated to the Atlanta, Georgia area 8 years ago. He was self-employed as a consultant in the telecommunications field. He is the son of Hoyt J. Shortt and the late Mary S. Shortt of Woodbridge, Virginia. He is survived by his wife DeAnn Shortt; son, Logan Shortt, age 2; daughter, Lindsey Collier, age 13; brother, James S. Shortt, and his wife Tracy; his only niece and nephew Morgan age 7, and Carson age 3 of Fortson, Georgia. He is also survived by a loving extended family including his many friends. He will be deeply missed and stay in the hearts of all forever. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with visitation beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund is being established for Steven's young children. Donations can bemade payable to "The United States Secret Service Flower Fund" 401 West Peachtree Street Suite 2900, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. The Shortt family name should be noted on any check. McKoon Funeral Home 38 Jackson Street Newnan, Georgia 30263 770-253-4580.
Mr. Clen Wayne Smith
Clen Wayne Smith, age 18, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, June 30, 2004. He was born August 3, 1985 in Newnan to Brett Wayne Smith and Angelia Carol Mount Smith. He had attended Heritage Baptist Church School. He is survived by his father Brett Wayne Smith and his wife Nancy and by his mother Angelia Carol Smith of Andalusia Alabama. Also surviving are three sisters, Stacey Frank of Andalusia, Alabama, Holli Smith of Newnan, Ga. and Julie Smith of Newnan, Ga. His grandparents are Wilmer and Louise Smith of Newnan and Carroll and Mary Jo Mount of Andalusia, Alabama. Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Manders, Britt Worthan, Nathan McGrew, Norman McGrew, Ben Ponder, John Rega.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 7 to p.m. Friday, July 2. The funeral service will be at Heritage Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, Reverend Terry Worthan officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Ronald Sherwin Shoemake
Mr. Ronald Sherwin Shoemake, 66, of Newnan, Ga., died Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Sherwin was born May 13, 1938 in Whitesburg, Ga., son of the late Genarrh Shoemake and Clestelle Dean Shoemake of Newnan, who survives him. He was retired, having been employed by James River as a printing pressman. For over 40 years, Sherwin had served as an elder of The Whitesburg Christian Church.
Survivors included his wife of 45 years, Shelby Jo Cook Shoemake of Newnan, Ga.; daughter, Selina Frazier and her husband Bruce of Newnan, Ga.; two sons, Barry Shoemake and his wife Sandra of Borden, Indiana; Benjie Shoemake and his wife Marcelle of Newnan, Ga. His grandchildren are Cayla, Bryson, Micah, Marc, Rachel and Ava. Also surviving is a brother, Danny Shoemake of Lithonia.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. The funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Rev. Frank Watkins and Rev. Larry Musick officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga. Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Sherwin's memory to The Whitesburg Christian Church, P. O. Box 547, Whitesburg, GA 30185.
Miss Carol Hutcheson
Miss Carol Hutcheson, 51, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Aug. 29, 2004.
She was born Sept. 18, 1952. She was a member of Kenwood Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be in the chapel of Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga., 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004. Burial will be in Melrose Hill Memorial Gardens in Villa Rica, Ga. at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Darrell Hayes and Rev. Jim McClain will officiate.
Surviving are her mother, Frances M. Hutcheson of Sharspburg; sisters, Peggy and Sonny Edmondson of Palmetto, Ga., Linda and Darrell Hayes of Newnan, and Gloria and Larry Hayes of Sharpsburg, Ga.; sister-in-law, Angie Hutcheson of Douglasville, Ga.; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Luenell C. McKoon
Mrs. Luenell Conner McKoon, 89, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at Southland Nursing Home in Peachtree City.
A lifelong resident of Coweta County, Mrs. McKoon was born June 18, 1915, daughter of the late Eddie and Hattie Fordham Conner. She was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church, was retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co., and was the wife of the late Charlie Wade McKoon, who died in World War Two.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Cora McKoon of Hogansville; five sisters and their husbands, Frances Thompson of Grantville, Ophelia Beckom of Sharpsburg, Elsie and William Smith of Franklin, Christine and Roy Milam of Newnan, Margaret and Wyman Matthews of Lineville, Ala.; her guardians, Martha and Bruce Howard of Newnan; sisters-in-law, Laynell Conner of Griffin and Mary Elizabeth Conner of Newnan; a special friend, Harold Neill of Southland Nursing Home; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Gina Haynes and James Richard McKoon Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Gary Howard will officiate and interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Mrs. Francine Smith
Mrs. Francine Smith, 84, formerly of Newnan, Ga., died in Ft. Myers, FL, Aug. 28, 2004. Mrs. Smith was born in Dublin, GA to William Perry and Florence (Edwards) Tindol. She was a former member of First Baptist Church of Newnan and an avid bridge player. A graduate of West Georgia College, she taught in the Coweta County and Florida school systems for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. J. Wilkins Smith, Coweta County School Superintendent from 1949-1959. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Jan Smith, Wilkins and Mercla Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Deanne and Sal Butindaro; grandchildren, Denisonde Sunderly, Tristine Bendict, Robyn Swerlyck, Stacy Butindaro, Mark Smith, Jay Wilkins Smith; great-grandchildren, Cameron Sunderly, Samantha Sunderly, James Benedict. Graveside funeral service will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan.
Mr. David Stockbridge
Mr. David Stockbridge, 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at his residence in Sharpsburg, Ga.
He is survived by his wife Sallye Stockbridge of Sharpsburg; daughter, Patricia Stockbridge of Stone Mountain, Ga.; sons, David Stockbridge Jr. of Glenrock, Pa., Enis Stockbridge II of Emerson, Ga.; sister, Enid Lee of Michigan; brother, Franklin Stockbridge of Vermont; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends form 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 31. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. Dr. Harry Barrow officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.
DANNY ALAN SMITH, of Newnan, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. Funeral services will be held at McKoon Funeral Home, Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MRS. FRANCINE SMITH died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 in Fort Myers, Fla. Graveside services will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn. Family will receive friends Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.
MR. OLIVER WILLIAM SPANN, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 in Pine Manor in Columbus. Graveside services will be Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. in the Lebanon Cemetery, Plains. Hancock Funeral Home, Americus, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. David Brandon
Mr. David Brandon, of Newnan, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. He was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Mildred Brandon.
Survivors include his wife, Candis Brandon; a daughter, Alexis Jade Brandon; parents, Donald and Kay of Sharpsburg; a brother, Robert Eugene and Brandi Brandon of Newnan; a sister, Jennifer and Tommy Gray of Sharpsburg; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Bobbie Woods of Oklahoma City; and a paternal grandfather, Kenneth Brandon of Oklahoma City.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home, with Reverend Terry Thompkins officiating. Interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of David Brandon at The Bank of Georgia, 100 West Park Drive, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269.
The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn. 770-964-4800.