Mrs. Audrey U. Royal
Mrs. Audrey U. Royal of Peachtree City died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004.
She is survived by children, James and Marilyn Royal of Peachtree City, Jack and Kay Royal of Boston, Bill Royal of Senoia, and Dan and Marie Umbach of Newnan; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Mrs. Sue Royal and Mrs. Elizabeth Royal.
Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Carl J. Mowell and Son in Peachtree City. Interment will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. today prior to the service.
Carl J. Mowell and Son, Peachtree City.
Mr. James Marlin Bowling Sr.
Mr. James Marlin Bowling, 87, of Senoia, formerly of Memphis, died on December 25, 2004. He was born Oct. 24, 1917 in Ripley, Mississippi, to the late Charles V. and Salle Mae Anglin Bowling. Mr. Bowling was a retired machinist and welder with the federal government.
The funeral is graveside Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Senoia City Cemetery, with Reverend Dale Welden officiating. The family will receive friends today between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the Church of Christ, 279 N. Merton Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fayeteville, Ga. Those wishing may express their condolences online at www.mckoon.com
He is survived by his wife, Emma French Isom Bowling of Senoia; a son and daughter-in-law, James Bowling Jr. and his wife Joanne of Fayetteville; a daughter, Vicki Deglow of Jacksonville, FL; granddaughters, Debbie Wheeler and her husband Doug, and Erinn Deglow; great grandchildren, AmberWheeler and Stefan Michael Nutt; sister, Virginia Croft of Spring Valley, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lena Jabaley Gay
Mrs. Lena Jabaley Gay of LaGrange died December 24, 2004, at Hospice LaGrange, in the company of her family.
She had been visited by a multitude of family and friends during her 15 days at Hospice.
She was born at home on Lincoln Street on May 17, 1920, in LaGrange, the daughter of the late Charles Z. and Helene Turk Jabaley. She was a charter member of Saint Peter's Catholic Church.
She lived in LaGrange and Hogansville her entire life, except for brief moves with her husband in the army during World War II. She started work in her family's business in Hillside in 1934 and she retired from West Point Pepperell in 1986.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Sidney Michael and Patricia Lynn Kaylor Gay of LaGrange, William Robert Gay of Lexington, Kentucky; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen Carol and Richard Allen Martin of Cornelia, Ga; four grandchildren, Carlos Guillermo (and Janelle Monroe) Schweinfurth of Duluth, Helen Alejandra Schweinfurth of Long Island, New York, Matthew Christian Martin of Cornelia and Jennifer Lacy Martin of Atlanta; two great grandchildren, Gabrielle Nicole Schweinfurth and Sydney Taylor Schweinfurth of Duluth; one sister, Helen Jabaley of LaGrange; one brother, Charles Jabaley Jr. of Atlanta; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by all of them.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Sidney Morris Gay; her sister, Elizabeth Jabaley Beshara of Youngstown, OH; and five brothers, Joe, Fred, Jim, John and Raymond Jabaley, all of LaGrange.
The family received friends at the Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home on Sunday, December 26, 2004, and a Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Peter's Catholic Church in LaGrange, with Father Selva Raj officiating. Interment will follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions my be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 200 LaFayette Pkwy, LaGrange, Ga., 30241, or West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, 30240. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com
Funeral services are being arranged by the Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange.
Mrs. Lois Taylor
Mrs. Lois Taylor, 83, of Newnan, died Thursday, December 23, 2004. She was born March 10, 1921.
She is preceded in deaths by her husbands, Harvie Taylor and Thomas Payton; her parents, Bernard and Eva Copeland; and her brothers, Render Copeland and Bernard Copeland Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine Burtnett of Spanish Fort, Al.; a sister, Juanita Wortham of Newnan; brothers, Harold and wife Liz Copeland of Fayetteville; and Glen and wife Sheryl Copeland of Tampa, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Peggy Copeland of Greenville; grandsons, Billy and Karen Burtnett of Farihope, Al., and Randy and Debbie Burtnett of Spanish Fort; and several great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, where the famiy will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home today at 3 p.m., with Reverend Ken Norton and Reverend Searcy Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Providence Baptist Church Mission Fund.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Emma Lou Acree
Mrs. Emma Lou Acree, 80, of Newnan, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Acree was born in Carroll County in 1924 to Jesse and Mary Ellen Boyd. Although she spend most of her time caring for her family, she also worked for many years in the Arnold Mills. A devout Christian, she was a member of East Newnan Baptist Church, where she regularly attended until she became too ill. Mrs. Acree was loved by everyone who knew her and will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Funeral services for Mrs. Acree will be Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Whooping Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Clem, Ga. The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Watts and his wife Patricia; two daughters, Margaret Horsley and Joyce Blankenship; one brother, Johnny Boyd; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend and companion, Billy Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Ralph Pate Acree; one grandson, Donnie Blankenship; and a great-grandson, Joey Boatright. Roy Horsley, Steve Horsley, Johnny Horsley, Stanley Horsley, Danny Rouse and Scott Flemming will serve as pallbearers.
Jones Funeral Home.
Mrs. Helen L. Mabry
Mrs. Helen L. Mabry, 85, of Newnan and formerly of Forest Park, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004.
Mrs. Mabry was preceded in death by her husband James O. "Bill" Mabry.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel. The interment will be held at Jones Memorial Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include two sons, Mr. and Mrs. James A. and Debra Mabry of Sharpsburg, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank "Butch" and Susan Mabry of Conley, Ga.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Carol and Leroy Tyner of Newnan; one brother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Mildred Wallace of Griffin, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Morrow Chapel, Morrow, Ga.
Mrs. Lois C. Taylor
Mrs. Lois Eva Copeland Taylor, 83, of Newnan died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Taylor, and a brother, Render Copeland.
The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 27 from 1-3 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Norton and the Rev. Searcy Jackson officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Christine Lois Burtnett of Newnan; sister, Juanita Wortham of Newnan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Liz Copeland of Fayetteville, Glen and Sheryl Copeland of Tampa, Fla., Peggy Copeland of Newnan.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wanna Mae Waugh
Mrs. Wanna Mae Waugh, 94, of Newnan died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at Courtland Terrace Nursing Facility in Gastonia, N. C.
Mrs. Waugh was born Nov. 20, 1910 in Upshur County, W. Va. to the late Charlie E. and Ivy Jane Siron Hickman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton L. Waugh, and infant daughter, Claris Mae Waugh.
The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 26, from 6-8 p.m. Those desiring may express their condolences on-line at www.mckoon.com.
The funeral service will be Monday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Parrish and the Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
She is survived by her sons, Clayton and Janice Waugh of Newnan, Darrell G. and Patsy Waugh of Dallas, N. C., Leta Davison of Buckhannon, W. Va.; brother, Preston J. Hickman of Akron, Ohio; grandchildren, Cindy (Terry) Horenerman of Gastonia, N. C., Tony (Cathy) Waugh of Richmond, Va., Sandy (Wayne) Jarvis of Akron, Ohio, Ronny (Cindy) Waugh of Senoia, Candace (Dean) Watts of Temple; and eight grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Myron Robbie Haynes
Mr. Myron Robbie Haynes, 73, of Moreland, Ga., died Dec. 20, 2004 at Newnan Hospital.
A native of Coweta County, he was born in Moreland Aug. 10, 1931, the son of the late Lizzie Beatrice and James Robbie Haynes.
He was retired from the William L Bonnell Co. and was an active member of the Moreland United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lamar Haynes and Harold Haynes Sr. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Haynes, Bill Haynes, Hal Haynes Sr., Scott Haynes, Scott McMichael and Stan McMichael.
Surviving him are his wife, Robbie Rowe Haynes; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Alan Coody; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Monica Haynes; sister, Sally Eason; grandchildren, Tyler Coody, Sam Coody and Brandon Haynes; sisters-in-law, Rena and David McMichael, Betty Haynes and Sara Haynes; nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home where the family was receiving friends Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral is Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Moreland United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Huycke officiating. The interment will be at the Southview Cemetery in Moreland. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made to the Building Fund of Moreland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 156 Moreland, Ga. 30259.
Mrs. Charleen Virginia Medley
Mrs. Charleen Virginia Medley of Anthem, AZ, formerly of Newnan, died Dec. 19, 2004. She was born in Braselton, GA July 12, 1932 to Adolphus and Pearl (Stewart) Gittens. Mrs. Medley was retired from Arrow Shirt Co. and was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd L. Medley. Surviving are her son, Adolphus Lee Medley of Hapeville; daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and James Cargle of Newnan and Tammy and Clarence Monroe of Anthem, AZ; sister, Geneva McBerry of Conley; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 at Center Methodist Church in Hoschton, Ga. with remains placed in state at 1 p.m. Rev. Hoyt Skelton and Rev. Lamar Gittens will officiate, and interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Wednesday 6-9 p.m. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Fidelia J. Peek
Mrs. Fidelia Johnson Peek, 94, of Luthersville, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004 at Alvista Healthcare Center in Greenville, Ga.
Born Oct. 13, 1910 in Meriwether County, Mrs. Peek was the daughter of the late Herschel and Fletcher Garrison Johnson. She lived in the Atlanta area for a number of years before returning to Luthersville and was a member of the Luthersville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Joe Hoggard of East Point; son and daughter-in-law, William and Sherba Peek of Sharpsburg; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husbands Fred O'Neal and Ernest Peek, and her son, Floyd O'Neal.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Richard Campbell and Rev. Patrick Jansen will officiate, and interment will be in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Luthersville United Methodist Church.
Mr. Eric L. Weegar
Mr. Eric L. Weegar, 53, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy Weegar of Newnan, Ga.; daughter, Kaylyn Edens of Newnan, Ga.; sons, Jacob Weegar of Newnan, Ga. and Matthew and his wife Krystal Edens of Hawaii; sisters, Monica Jefferies of Satellite, Fla., Elaine Bailey of Clemson, S.C. and Christine Glatnz of Locust Grove, Ga.; brother, Mark Weegar of Hillard, Fla. Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23. Funeral service will be at Oak Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 with Rev. Harry Parkerson officiating.
Mrs. Joyce Lewis Sorrow
Mrs. Joyce Lewis Sorrow, 71, of Newnan, died Dec. 18, 2004 at Newnan Hospital.
A native of Fulton County, she was born in Atlanta, March 9, 1933, the daughter of the late Dewey Alton and Voyce Leona Hogan Lewis. Her life was dedicated to providing a nurturing and loving home for her family. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Thomas Sorrow and a son Tommy Sorrow.
Surviving her is one daughter Judy Bell and her husband Donnie, and their children Brittone and Kaley Bell. A sister Mary Wheeler and her husband Robbie and a brother Bill Lewis and his wife Elizabeth also survive, as do a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street where the family was receiving friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Lewis and Rev. Tye Sorrow officiating. The interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www. mckoon. com.
Mr. William Albert Abraham, Sr.
Mr. William Albert Abraham, Sr., age 81, of Newnan, died Dec. 18, 2004.
A native of Newnan, he was born Jan. 9, 1923 to the late William H. and Louise Smith Abraham. He was educated in the local school system. Billy, as he was always known to his friends, led a life of devoted service to the persons with whom he shared this world.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and this will be recognized during his interment service at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Billy's professional career spanned 46 years. After returning from World War II, he was associated with Model Laundry and Dry Cleaning on Temple Avenue. He acquired the property next door and opened Temple Avenue Department Store which he operated for 30 years with the love of his life Helen Beavers Abraham. Billy's watchword in business was "service and value for his customer." Every customer was personally greeted for all those years and were just part of a great extended family for Helen and Billy. There was always an attentive ear there for both the good times and the bad times shared by their family of customers.
Possessed of a servant spirit, Billy served on Newnan's City Council for 20 years. He was a Mason and Shriner for over 60 years and was a common sight in Shrine parades. He had been a faithful member of the Elks Lodge. Newnan's First United Methodist Church grounded Billy and Helen in their walk of faith through life.
Surviving Billy is his family; a daughter, June A. Maxwell and her husband Tommy; Al Abraham; grandchildren Wil Abraham, Tina Smith and her husband Jett, June "Sister" McElroy and her husband Brooks, Tommie Ann Abercrombie and her husband Shawn; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being made by McKoon Funeral Home 38 Jackson Street. The service will be Monday, Dec. 20, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Parrish officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery beside his dear wife, Helen. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mckoon. com.
Mrs. Rebecca S. Harper
Mrs. Rebecca S. Harper, age 96, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Everett Harper, Sr., of N. Gibson Street died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 at Sallie Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Rob Bray officiating.
Mrs. Harper, a native of Elbert County, Ga., had been a resident of Warrenton for many years. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Warrenton First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter in law: John E. Harper, Jr. and Judy of Newnan, Ga.; one sister Margaret Callahan of Athens, Ga.; two grandsons Richard Harper and Trey Harper both of Newnan, Ga.; three granddaughters Amy (Greg) Pierce of Newnan, Ga., Jennifer (Doug) Dreyer of Newnan, Ga., and Anna (Doug) Hall of Cumming, Ga.; three great-grandchildren Emmaline Pierce, Emery Pierce and Sealy Dreyer.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Warrenton, 301 Lee Street, Warrenton, Ga., 30828.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 12:30 p.m. till the hour of service at Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, Ga.