Mr. Alonzo Julius Walthall
Funeral services for Mr. Alonzo Julius Walthall, of Turin, will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, 2 p.m. at China Grove Baptist Church. Rev. L. M. Spear Jr. will officiate, assisted by Rev. Harold V. Kilgore II, Elder Alonzo Penson, Elder Woodrow Penson, Evangelist Brenda Glass and Elder Michael Penson. Interment Eastview Cemetery, Newnan. Pallbearesr: family and friends.
Alonzo Julius Walthall was born to the late Charlie A. and Julia Mae Walthall on April 10, 1928.
He graduated from Howard W. Warner High School in Newnan, Ga., in 1946 and soon after joined the U. S. Army. He served during the Korean War (conflict) and was honrably discharged in 1957.
He was a memer of China Grove Baptist Church, where he was superintendent of Sunday school until his health precluded him.
Two brothers preceded him in death, Hubert and William Walthall.
He leaves behind a loving and devoted wife, Dalhia Walthall; two daughters, Marlis Walthall and Mr. and Mrs Michael Godfrey (Synthia); two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Walthall (Angelia) and Aundra Walthall; remaining of three brothers, Richard; seven grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Danny Crocker
Mr. Danny Crocker, 23, of Newnan, Ga., passed away Oct. 9, 2004.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and Teresa Crocker of Jonesboro; grandmother, Evelyn Evans of Riverdale; brother, Robby Crocker of Jonesboro; sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Robert Goins of Newnan; aunts and uncles. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at Camp Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge. 770-210-2700.
Mrs. Anna P. Nibbe
Mrs. Anna Pauline Nibbe, 78, of Lake City, MN, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 at Lake City Hospital Mayo Health System.
Anna Nibbe was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Peebles, Ohio to Paul and Phoebe (Store) Fristoe. She graduated from Peebles High School. She married Donald Nibbe June 2, 1945 in Fort Thomas, KY. After they were married, they lived in Lake City. She worked at Lake City High School as a secretary in the superintendent's office. She retired in 1986. Her husband Donald died in 1988. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City and she was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheryl (Ronell) Wilson of Lake City, and Donna (Dan) Lichty of Newnan, GA; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother Richard (Bess) Fristoe of Peebles, Ohio. Her husband and parents preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City with the Rev. Scott Carmichael officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel, Lake City. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church.
Mrs. Sheila Richardson Wortham
Mrs. Sheila Richardson Wortham, 53, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Oct. 9, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Curtis C. Wortham Jr.; daughters, Bekki and James Gowens of Loganville, Ashlee Wortham of Lawrenceville; sons, Sam and Ric Wortham of Lawrenceville; father, Fred Richardson of Lake Oconee; sister, Trenia and Terry Phillips of Gainesville; mother-in-law, Juanita Wortham of Newnan; aunt, Gertie Luther of Snellville; grandchildren, Cora, Jacob and Caleb Gowens; 5 nieces, 2 nephews, and special family friends, Cassy Stringfield and Laurie Cleveland. Mrs. Wortham was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. Phil McMinn officiating. Interment will follow in East Shadowlawn Cemetery. The family was receiving friends Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Lane Park, Duluth, GA 30036. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.
Mrs. Gladys Stone Jackson
Mrs. Gladys Stone Jackson, 86, of Newnan, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004. She was the wife of the late Mr. Quimby Melton Jackson.
Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Jackson Sewell and Diane and husband Richard Greene, both of Newnan; one son, Wade and wife Donna Jackson of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Katherine Brown; and seven grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Andrew Poythress Sr.
Mr. Andrew Poythress Sr. of Newnan died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Ga.
Mr. Poythress was born Dec. 9, 1938, to the late George and Nellie May Ransby Poythress in Heard County. As a youngster, he accepted the teachings of Jesus and joined The Bethel Heard Baptist Church. Poythress met and became partner in marriage with Eloise Barber on June 7, 1961, and the union was blessed with three children.
Funeral services for Mr. Poythress will be Monday, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. at Bethel Heard Baptist Church in Franklin. Rev. Clinton Melson will officiate and be assisted by Rev. Willie Geter and Rev. Tony Poythress. Interment will be held at Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews, and the honorary pallbearers will be Donald Bennett and Allan J. Johnson.
Survivors include wife Eloise Barber Poythress; daughters, Monteen Herron and Angela Poythress; one son, Andre Lee Poythress Jr. (Valery); seven grandchildren, Brandon, Sade, Sharrad, Kameron, Maya, Tyler and Kaleb; brothers, Wilbur Poythress and Robert Poythress of Newark, N.J. and Joseph Poythress (Helen) and Sherman Poythress (Mattie) of Newnan; sisters, Beulah Lewis of Newark, N.J., Minnie Ball (Donald) and Bertha Hunter of Newnan; sisters-in-law, Christine Barber of Buffalo, N.Y. and Bernice Poythress of Newnan; brothers-in-law, Willie Lee Barber, Booker T. Barber Jr. and Gerald Barber of Newnan; one uncle, Brenson Poythress of Atlanta; one aunt, Winnie White of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Roscoe-Jenkins Funeral Home.
Mr. Roosevelt McGruder
Mr. Roosevelt McGruder, 59, passed on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at Newnan Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. from the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Moreland, with body placed in state 2:15 p.m. The Rev. Reginald Litman, pastor, Prophet Gregory Mitchell, officiating. Interment in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Greenville, Ga. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 7-8 p.m.
Mr. Roosevelt McGruder was born Feb. 4, 1945 in Meriwether County to the late Robert and Beatrice McGruder, the second to a family of fifteen children. He resided in Spalding County, in Griffin, Ga.
Roosevelt attended school in Meriwether County and joined Sunnyside Baptist Church, then later joined Community Biblical Base Outreach Ministry where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board. He first worked for Mr. Hope Williams at an early age on the farm. Then he was employed at Nick Water's Pulp Wooding Company for numerous years. Later he owned and operated McGruder's Logging Company which he really enjoyed. His part-time work was at Red and Ed of Newnan, Ga. where everyone was glad to see "Roe" coming.
On Oct. 31, 1977 he was joined in holy matrimony to Annie Doris Sinkfield.
He was preceded in death by his son, Roosevelt McGruder; and brother-in-law, James Sinkfield.
Survivors: wife, Annie McGruder; six sons, four daughters, Randy, (Gwen) McGruder, Robbin (Terry) McGruder, Rodney (Adrienna) McGruder, David (Emma) Chunn, Willie (Deshanda) Mitchell, Wendy (Lamar) Jackson, Engue (Tara) Mitchell, Sylvia Mitchell, Chrae Taylor, Randy (Sabrina) Mitchell, Rodrickus, Larandon, Robert, Rabin, Rita, Randarius, Randale, Rayonna, Rodria, Carlos, Mario, Devonta, Sabarius, Jeremy, Keshia, Javoris, Enrique, Elohim, Tyanna, Niclolos, Shemeka, Cassandra, Kenyetta, Maondroud, Quendrous, Jeffrey; sisters, Lou Gene (Alfred) Bailey, Sr., Ruby (Jessie) Wimbush, Ganail (Morris) Smith, Augusta Bennett, Bernita McGruder; four brothers, Ralph (Johnnie Mae) McGruder, Ervin (Patricia) McGruder, Cornell (Vanessa) McGruder, Emmanuel (Jettie Bell) McGruder; mother-in-law, Virginia Sinkfield; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willie Sinkfield, Annie (David) Tucker, Bobbi (Willie) Smith, Earnestine (Frank) Hart, Willie Merla Getter; aunts, Christine Grier, Annie J. (Tommy) Mitchell, Bessie Prather, (Willie Merle Getter); uncles, Willie E. (Eddie Sue) Clayton, Melvin Mitchell, Melvin (Ella Ruth) Millens, Mim Millens, Jr., special friend forever, Betty McGruder, other close friends, Nick, Waters, Ms. Louise, Ms. Pat, Joe. On the day of the service the cortege will assemble at his residence at 1:45 p.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Mrs. Lois Puckett
Mrs. Lois Puckett, 89, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Lybrand of Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren, Greg Owens of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jennifer Owens of Peachtree City, Ga., and Jonathan Lybrand of Newnan, Ga.; and her sister, Louise Ozmore of Grantville, Ga. Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, with Pastor Danny Wilson officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Martin Frank Wiles Jr.
Mr. Martin Frank Wiles Jr., 76, of Newnan, Ga. died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004.
He was ordained as a Baptist minister. He was an avid poetry writer and was a good friend and loved all neighbors. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ethel Wiles; daughter, Patricia Wilcox of Newnan; sons, Billy Wiles of Fayetteville, Ga. and Bobby Wiles of Greenville, Ga.; sisters, Hilda Shaffer, Martha Neese and Earlene Richardson, all of Mississippi; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family was receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Funeral service will be at Welcome Road Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, with Rev. David Dixon officiating. Interment will be at Brooks Cemetery in Brooks, Ga.
Mrs. Mary Crawford Bowen
Mrs. Mary Crawford Bowen, 71, of Grantville, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at Newnan Hospital.
Born Sept. 6, 1933, Mrs. Bowen lived in Coweta County most of her life and was retired from Owen-Illinois Corporation in Hapeville. She was the wife of the late Eldon Bowen.
Survivors include three sons, Brian Eldon Bowen and Christopher Kevin Bowen, both of Grantville, and Eric Dawson Bowen and his wife Cyndi of Newnan; daughter, Patricia Ann Dearing of Franklin and her husband Robert; mother, Lillie Lyle of Grantville; grandchildren, Gina Weston, Chance Dearing, Bryan McClurg Bowen, Mitchell Eric Bowen, Erica Leigh Bowen, Cody Alan Bowen, Tyler Bowen, Lindsey Jones, Kristen Jones and Christopher Eldon Bowen; great-grandson, Braylen Weston.
Graveside services will be conducted 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Grantville Cemetery.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. John Frank Brown
Mr. John Frank Brown, 69, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004. He was the son of Mr. John and Mrs. Bertie Brown. Mr. John Brown worked for the city of Newnan as a building inspector for 34 years and prior to working for the city he worked with Bill Pinson as an electrician and plumber.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Brenda Brown; daughters, Donna Candelaria of Peachtree City Ga., and April Brown of Sharpsburg, Ga.; son, John R. Brown of Newnan; sisters, Carrie Thompson and Margaret Cheeves, both of Sharpsburg; brothers, Clarence Brown of Sharpsburg and Milbur Brown of Peachtree City; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. The service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Joe Strickland officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. James Hayman Corey
Mr. James Hayman Corey, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth G. Corey; sons, Dennis Norman, Steve Norman and Kenneth Norman; brothers, Jack Corey and Billy Corey; granddaughters Lisa Walauer, Tiffany Garr and Elizabeth Murphy; six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2004. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Pastor Griff Jones officiating. Interment will be at Sharpsburg Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Ga.
Mrs. Alice Louise Otwell
Mrs. Alice Louise Otwell, 76, of Cedar Bluff, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Ga.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Bluff First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Smith and Ronnie Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee Memory Gardens. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Royce Latty, Johnnie Quentine Schrader, Johnny McPherson, Gerald Green, Billy Tyson and Bill Harwood.
Survivors include son, James S. (Martha) Watts III of Sharpsburg, Ga.; daughters, Diana (Glen) Elrod of Cedar Bluff and Kay Walker of Cedar Bluff; grandchildren, Larry (Salena) Beebe III, Hunter Walker, Angie Latty; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Beebe, Landon Beebe and Royce Latty. Special family friend Larry Leslie.
Mrs. Otwell was born in Polk County, Ga., daughter of the late Wilfred H. and Beulah Hicks Ralph. She was retired from J. C. Penny's. She was a member of Cedar Bluff First Baptist Church, volunteer at Cherokee County Nursing Home, Pink Lady volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Otwell.
Perry Funeral Home, Centre, Ala.
Mr. Henry Bruce Stegall
A service celebrating the life of Mr. Henry Bruce Stegall, 88, of Newnan, Ga., will be held Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at 11 a.m. from the Dent Chapel AME Church, Hwy. 34 West, Newnan, with body placed in state at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Ashford Hunter, pastor, Rev. Grady B. Vaughn, officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Daisy M. Stegall; seven children, Shirley M. Walker, Lonie B. Stegall, John H. Stegall, Yvonne S. (Quedallis) Goodrich, Annette S. (Alonzo) Curry, Roderick Whatley, Kennard Stegall; 13 grandchildren, Reta R. Jackson, Robin H. Stegall, Tosha B. Mahmood, Jon Darryl (Lynette) Stegall, Jammar E. Stegall, Raymond T. Stegall, Anthony King, Marquita Y. (Urbano) Martinez, Monique C. Goodrich, A. Chevez Curry, Roderick Whatley Jr., Angela Whatley, Jamaurey Whatley; 22 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; brother, Willie Irvin (Ruby) Stegall; two sisters, Caroline Calhoun, Frankie (Lawrence) Arnold; six sisters-in-law, Hattie M. Stegall, Betty Stegall, Ruby Lee Stegall, Sarah Coverson, Mary A. Davis, Mary S. Clement; four brothers-in-law, Willie Coverson, Charlie Clement, Oliver Beasley, Ralph Beasley; along with a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends, including a special niece Brenda Rainey, special nephew Henderson Stegall and childhood friend Rev. Grady Vaughn.
Family and friends are asked to assemble 12 Tuxedo Ave., Newnan, on the day of the service at 10 a.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, 770-253-1607.
Mr. Jeffrey Scott Conner
Mr. Jeffrey Scott Conner, 20, of 26 Wiseton Court, Simpsonville, S.C., died Sept. 26, 2004.
Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of Brant and Cheryl Richards Conner.
Jeffrey was a graduate of Shannon Forest Christian School, attended Presbyterian College and was currently a student at Greenville Technical College. His desire was to pursue a career in music. His interests included psychology, philosophy, and computers. He also enjoyed reading mythology, history and Eastern religion, in which he was very interested. He was a purple belt in karate.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his grandmother, Janet Conner of Forsyth, GA; aunt and uncle, John and Kay Smith of Conyers, GA; an uncle, Bert Richards of Lancaster, CA. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Richards, and grandfather, Brantley Conner.
Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 29 at The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, Greenville, S.C. Burial in Graceland East Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Shannon Forest Christian School, 831 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC 29615.
Mr. Donald George Straley
Mr. Donald George Straley, 63, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
He was the son of the late Robert Straley and the late Alberta (Rings) Straley. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Henry Straley.
He is survived by his wife Kathy (Loudermilk) Straley; four daughters, Tina and Don Childs Jr. of Senoia, Ga., Kimmie and David Harris of Newnan, Crystal and Thomas Ramey of Newnan, Ga. and Tiffiny Straley of Newnan, Ga.; son, Donald George Straley Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Grace Emerson and Patti Simons, both of Export, Pa.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, Rev. Ray Freeman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Dempsey Watford Jr.
Mr. Dempsey Watford Jr., 69, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Watford was a retired Eastern Airlines employee.
He is survived by his wife Colleen Watford of Newnan, Ga.; four daughters, Dianne Zytkus of Atlanta, Ga., Terry Parkingson, Tammy Negralle and JoAnn Houriean; son, Bruce Watford, Old Saybrook, Conn.; sisters, Edna Staffer, Eunice Birge, Verna Wachok, Ruby Farmer, Mary Myrick; brother, Ed Watford; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, Brother Rick Duncan officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.