Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Meeks
Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Meeks of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at Newnan Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father James C. Brown.
The funeral is Thursday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Gravitt officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The family was receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Otis L. Meeks; mother, Mildred R. Brown; daughters, Stephanie Bloom, Michelle Nestlehutt; son, Chad Meeks; granddaughters, Madison Nestlehutt, Abigail Bloom; sisters, Barbara Holcomb, Sue Cochren; brothers, Robert Brown, David Brown and Paul Brown.
Mr. Paul Edward Trull Sr.
Mr. Paul Edward Trull Sr., 63, of Pinson, Alabama, died Aug. 3, 2004 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Mr. Trull was retired. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vanessa Trull; father, John Trull; and brother, Donald Trull.
A funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan, Ga. Visitation is Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial funeral home in Birmingham.
Surviving are wife, Nancy Campbell Trull; daughters, Lynn Metcalf (Terry), Paula Gillespie (Gil), Vicki Riggins (Steve), Martha Ann Henderson (Tim); sons, Paul Edward Trull (Kim), Donald Ray Trull; mother, Virginia Trull; father, John Joseph Trull; sisters, Shirley Mayo, Brenda Barber, Tammy Phillips; brother, Chris Trull; 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Regions Bank c/o Nancy Trull.
Master Jacob Cole Wright
Master Jacob Cole Wright, age 4 months, died Aug. 3, 2004, at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He was born April 7, 2004 at Crawford Long Hospital, the son of David and Christy Allman Wright. Also surviving him are his grandparents, James and Gail Waite, Charlie Allman and Penny Peek, Barbara Cheeves, and David and Renee Wright. His great-grandfather is Milford Durrough. The funeal service will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 7, in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Buford officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. McKoon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rex W. LeFevre Jr.
Mr. Rex W. LeFevre Jr. died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004. He was born in College Park, Ga., March 20, 1929 and moved to Atlanta at an early age. He graduated from Boys' High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War in 1952 and 1953 as an Infantry Officer with the Second Infantry Division.
He began working with J. M. Tull Metal and Supply Co. in 1953 and held several management positions in Atlanta and Birmingham and became vice-president and general manager of Tull Equipment Co., retiring after 37 years. He then joined Pye-Barker Supply Co. as operations manager for eight years before full retirement.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and tennis. He was formerly a Kiwanian, Rotarian and Sales & Marketing Executive Club member. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Peachtree City.
Rex W. LeFevre Jr. died Aug. 2, 2004 at the age of 75. He died at Newnan Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Trippe LeFevre; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Mark Smith; and grandchildren Ian and Emily Smith, all of Newnan; sister, Jean L. Johnson of College Park; and a sister-in-law, Jean T. Elliott of Augusta, Ga. He is preceded in death by his son, Rex III who died in 1980.
The visitation for Mr. LeFevre will be Friday, Aug. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga.
The service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Peachtree City Saturday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Park, Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 333 Northside Dr., Suite E., Macon, GA 31210.
Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Meeks
Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Meeks of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at Newnan Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her father, James C. Brown.
The funeral is Thursday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Gravitt officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The family will receive friends Wednesday between 6 and 8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Otis L. Meeks; mother, Frances Watson Brown; daughters, Stephanie Bloom, Michelle Nestlehutt; son, Chad Meeks; granddaughters, Madison Nestlehutt, Abigail Bloom; sisters, Barbara Holcomb, Sue Cochren; brothers, Robert Brown, David Brown and Paul Brown.
Mrs. Minnie Erleen Haynes
Mrs. Minnie Erleen Haynes, 74, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at her home after a brief illness. Mrs. Haynes was born in Coweta County, Ga. to the late William and Victoria Jacobs on Feb. 15, 1930. She married her husband, John Alton Haynes in Moreland, Ga. in 1946 and cared for her family of 3 children all of her life. She was a member of Sharpsburg Baptist Church and loved her Lord. She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. Her love for her family will never be forgotten.
Mrs. Haynes is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Brant, and her husband Larry of Midway, Ga.; her son, Ricky Lee Haynes and his wife Barbara of Jonesville, NC; a sister, Emma Lou Stevenson of Sharpsburg, Ga.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alton Haynes; her son, Roger Dale Haynes; and a brother, Jimmy Luther Jacobs.
Mrs. Haynes' family will receive visitors at Jones Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. Her graveside funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Mr. Mike Thomas officiating. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Samuel Frank Morris
Mr. Samuel Frank Morris, 83, of Peachtree City, Ga., retired Meriwether County superintendent of schools, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004 at Southland Nursing Home in Peachtree City, Ga.
Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Greenville United Methodist Church, with two of Mr. Morris' former pastors officiating: Rev. Padgett Nelson and Rev. Marion Shivers.
Interment follows in the Greenville City Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Claude Harman Jr., Jim Mabon, Henry Parks, Pierce Tidwell, Tom Tigner and Roz Atkinson.
Mr. Morris was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Hazel Green, Madison County, Alabama, a son of Albert Benjamin Morris and Minnie Isbell Morris. After graduating from Hazel Green High School, he enrolled at the then Jackson State Teachers' College in Jacksonville, AL. His education was interrupted by WWII when in July of 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in the Armed Guard branch of the Navy in the Pacific Theatre and participated in most of the major campaigns there, from Guadalcanal through Okinawa. On April 6, 1945, his ship, the S.S. Logan Victory, was struck by a Japanese suicide plane off Okinawa. He received a commendation for bravery for his actions during this combat, signed by then Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal.
After the war, Mr. Morris returned to Jacksonville to complete his undergraduate degree in Education; and in 1946, he was married to Sara Dickey. He would later earn his master's in administration from Auburn University and serve as classroom teacher, basketball coach, elementary principal, high school principal, and finally as County School Superintendent in both Coweta and Meriwether counties. His entire career was spent in public education, and he retired as superintendent of Meriwether County Schools in 1977. Mr. Morris was a devoted member of Greenville United Methodist Church for over 35 years. He served on the Greenville City Council, the board of the Greenville Banking Company, was a member of the American Legion, and was recently presented with a plaque for reaching the 50-year milestone as a Mason.
Mr. Morris is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sara Morris of Peachtree City, Ga.; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Tom Crofton of Peachtree City, Ga., and Carol and Robert Saul of Atlanta, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Marty Morris, also of Peachtree City; sister, Mary Alice Hall of Hazel Green, AL; as well as 7 grandchildren, Kevin Crofton, Michael Crofton, Mary Katherine Crofton, Brooke Morris, Katy Morris, Andrew Saul and Sarah Saul.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mr. Morris may be made to: Greenville United Methodist Church, 502 N. Talbotton St., Greenville, Ga. 30222.
Smith-Steele-Meadows Funeral Home, Woodbury, Ga.
Mr. Jerry Singleton
Mr. Jerry Singleton of Senoia died Aug. 1, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Singleton, Senoia; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rachael Singleton, Jackson, GA; sisters, Betty Davis, Sharpsburg, Julie Lennin, Jackson, Ga., Peggy Bennett, Senoia, Catherine Barnes, Cleveland, Ga., Susie Waters, Senoia, Delores Parker, Sharpsburg, Sharon Humphrey, Dallas, Ga.; brothers, William Singleton, Griffin, Wendell Singleton, Brooks, Robert Singleton, Sharpsburg; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. at the graveside, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Debbie Singlton officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga. 770-964-4800.
MR. RALPH PARHAM, 86, of the Lone Oak Community of Meriwether county, died Saturday, July 31. The funeral will be at 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2, at Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Lone Oak, with interment in the church cemetery. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.
Mr. Elbert J. "EB" Gloer
Mr. Elbert J. "EB" Gloer, 72, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Newnan Hospital.
Mr. Gloer was born Oct. 8, 1931, in East Point, Ga. to the late Hugh Lee Gloer and Ethel Frances Brannan Gloer. A 1948 graduate of Russell High School, he attended the Atlanta division of the University of Georgia and graduated in 1955. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953 and retired after 34 years as a marketing consultant with Bellsouth Corp. Atlanta. He was a member of Heatherwood Baptist Church in Newnan, where he was a member of the Master's Sons Sunday School class.
Funeral services for Mr. Gloer will be Monday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at Heatherwood Baptist Church in Newnan. Pastor Tom Daugherty will officiate. Mr. Gloer will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. The family will received friends at McKoon Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Heatherwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 721 Shenandoah Blvd., Newnan, Ga. 30265.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Kathy Gloer of Fayetteville, Ga.; daughter Mary Katherine Hixson of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Eric Austin of Ellenwood, Ga.; grandsons, Ryan Gloer, Chad Gloer and Christopher Austin; and granddaughters, Kali Gloer, Celeste Hixson and Erica Austin.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Juanita Britt
Celebration of Life service for Sister Juanita Britt will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at 2 p.m. from the Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Frederick Forsh, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Steve Dennis, Rev. B. Orr, Rev. Ronald Grooms. Interment in the church cemetery. Pallbearers, Ace Britt, Marice Britt, Bernad Calhoun, Andwil Fountain, Tracy Fountain, Charles Mitchell, Rodney Britt. Flower bearers: Ladies of the 80s Social Club, honorary Designer Food Ladies (co-workers).
Juanita was born on Nov. 26, 1941 in Coweta County to Mr. Wilson Britt and the late Mrs. Louise Hardy Britt. She departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Newnan Hospital.
Juanita joined Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church at a young age. She served faithfully until her illness.
She was the family matriarch.
Preceding her in death were her mother, Louise Hardy Britt; Brother Herman Britt, Nellie Mae Calhoun, Margie Britt; grandchildren, Janet and Donnie Britt Jr.; great-grandaughter, Asia Hill.
Survivors, children, Donnie E. Britt, Sharon A. Britt, Rev. Ronald Grooms and Sister Vickie Grooms; grandchildren, Sophia Britt, Sean Foster, Amelia Britt, Jessica, Cassie, Devonta Grooms, Tara Britt; father, Mr. Wilson Britt; brothers and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Britt, Ms. Verna Amey, Billie Britt, Jessie Britt, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius (Alma) Strickland, Mrs. Barbara Hayes; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ida Britt, Ms. Diane Britt, Fannie Mae Britt; brothers-in-law, Mr. Marvin Hayes and Brother L. D. Amey, a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday eveing from 7-8 p.m. On the day of the service family and friends are asked to assemble at her residence, 82 Spring St., Newnan, at 12:45 p.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Mrs. Juanita Thornton Mansfield
Mrs. Juanita Thornton Mansfield, 84, of Newnan, Ga., died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004 at Dogwood Health and Rehabilitation in Fairburn, Ga.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Laura Mansfield of Newnan, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Mike Little of Wichita, Kan.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Daria Mansfield of New Hazelton, British Columbia; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 with Rev. Mike Merritt officiating. The family has asked that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions made to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Fayetteville, GA 30215.
Mrs. Aaris Smith
Mrs. Aaris Smith passed on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 at Avalon Health Care in Newnan.
Homegoing service for Aaris Smith will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, 2 p.m. from the Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Elder Woodrow Pinson officiating. Interment in the Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers: Daniel Ransby, Inman Beadles, James Dobb, Charlie Smith, Jam M. Smith, Lee Moss. Flower bearers: Newnan Socialites Club and relatives and friends.
Aaris was born on March 11, 1934, in Heard County. As a youngster, Aaris and her family moved to Coweta County where she remained until her passing. At an early age she joined Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Roscoe.
Aaris was mother to her children and grandchildren, and a friend to everyone she met. Aaris was known among her friends as a people person.
Aaris was employed with Beaulieu Convalescent as dietician, where she retired.
Survivors: children, Huilett Smith, Maxine S. Teagle, Hubert Smith (Beatrice), Eddie Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey (Lucinda) Stokes, Arlice Smith, Billy Smith; devoted friends, Canary Mitchell; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lillie Mae Thomas; brother, Ostell Echols; brother-in-law, Rev. Ira Smith; sister-in-law, Nevelle Smith; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble on the day of the service at her residence, 51 Hill St., Newnan, at 1 p.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. Henry Lee "Buddy" Barnes
Funeral service for Mr. Henry Lee "Buddy" Barnes will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Strickland officiating. Interment in the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. On the day of the service the cortege will assemble at the residence at 1 p.m.
Buddy was born on April 24, 1925 in Coweta County, Ga. to the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee and Josie Barnes. He retired from William L Bonnell Company.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Barnes; children, Namon (Sandra) Derring Jr., Sandra A. Jones, Marion Turner, Carolyn Ocansey, Leroy (Rosalynde) Barnes, Rosa Barnes, Debra Barnes, Sammy (Cynthia) Billingslea; brother, Willie James Barnes; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Mr. Gary R. "Tex" Boettcher Sr.
Mr. Gary R. "Tex" Boettcher Sr., 66, of Moreland, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004 at Franklin Healthcare in Franklin, Ga. Mr. Boettcher was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard in Texas and the Air National Guard.
He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Carroll of Moreland, Ga.; two sons, Charles Boettcher of Moreland and Gary Boettcher Jr. of Tuskegee, Ala.; brother, Eddie Robert Boettcher of Dunlay, TX; two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Boettcher and infant son Robert Edward Boettcher.
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, Sept. 28. Funeral service will be at Moreland Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. Remains will lie in state at the church from 10:30 until the service hour. Rev. Jerry Eley officiating. Interment will be at Southview Cemetery in Moreland, Ga.
Mr. Kermit A. Dye
Mr. Kermit A. Dye, formerly of Newnan, Ga., died Sept. 27, 2004 at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home in Cumming, Ga.
He was born in Russell County, Virginia, Aug. 29, 1914. He lived on Trail Ridge Road in Dahlonega, Ga.
He was a Veteran of Foreign Wars (WWII) serving for three years with the U.S. Airforce.
He is survived by his brother Aurthur A. Dye; sisters, Mrs. James A. Carlisle and Mrs. Edgar K. Smith of Newnan, Ga. and Mrs. Edward E. Johnson of Gainesville, Ga.
The burial took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan on Monday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Fred Shelnutt officiating.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Ralph F. Alford
Funeral services for Mr. Ralph F. Alford, of Newnan, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church. The remains placed in state at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Moses Woodruff, Jr., Pastor, Rev. Harold V. Kilgour, II, Eulogist, assisted by Rev. Hulon Kemp and Rev. Stacey Cowan. Interment at Westminster Memorial Garden, Peachtree City. The pallbearers will be Lt. Col. Otis McDaniel, CW-4 Retired Marvin Reed, Sgt. Major Samuel Watkins, Ent.-2 Demetrius Stepp, Dr. Craig Alford, Myron McDaniel, Mitchell Dean Thompson, Justin Mitchell and Dedrick Barnes.
He was born March 6, 1934 to the late Rev. James David and Mary Willis Alford. Preceding him in death were his sisters and brother: Janet, Leona, Vivian, Sarah and James David (J.D.).
Born and raised in Newnan, Ralph met and married his high school sweetheart, Arlena Mitchell, whom he cherished for 53 years and married for 47 years. He received his early education in the Coweta County School System; attended Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL and after a brief stay, joined the military where he received additional training and education in the medical field. He served his country for 20 years, retiring with the rank of E-8; serving tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam. After which, he was employed with the State of Georgia as Director of Laboratory Lincensure.
He acknowledged the Lord as the head of his life and exhibited his love for the Lord in his everyday walk, having served diligently in the following capacities in the local church: council chair, lay leader, trustee board, chaplain of The Gospel Choir and The Male Chorus.
Survivors are a loving and dedicated wife Arlena; two daughters Mrs. Kimberly (Rev. Harold V.) Kilgour and Ms. Renee Reed; son Ralph Wendell Alford; grandchildren Courtney, Aaron, Malcolm, Jalen, Tianna, Kendall and Noah; mother-in-law Mildred Mitchell; brothers and sisters-in-law William Alexander, Willie Mitchell, Gordon (Cassandra) Mitchell, Allen (Brenda) Strozier, Annie B. Thompson, Mildred Mitchell, Marie Mitchell, Gladys Mitchell and Johnnie Mitchell; adopted families Margaret Jane Kilgour, Ent. Demetrius and Eunice Stepp, and Sgt. Major Samuel (Yvette) Watkins; a host of nieces and nephews, god children and special friends.