Doshia Barham, age 74, of McDonough, Georgia, died March 26, 2009. She was born in Spalding County to the late Ezra Paul, Sr. and Mattie Lena Bevil She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church where
she sang in the choir and was a member of the Happy Hearts. She enjoyed her computer card games, gardening, and traveling. Her Husband, Ernest Avery "Abe" Barham and son, Timothy Barham, and brother, Ezra Paul Bevil, Jr. also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Barham is survived by her son, Keith Barham, Rex; daughter, Karen Watson, Canton; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 29, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Rev. Layne Jenkins and Rev. Alex Stroud officiated. Interment at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.
Rex Cecil Starnes
Rex Cecil Starnes, age 85, of Locust Grove, Georgia, passed away March 27, 2009. Mr. Starnes was born in Coeburn, Virginia, the son of the late Minnie Taylor and Emmett Patrick Starnes. He served his country in the U.S. Army & Air Force. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Mr. Starnes was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed his family, working on cars, and was known for being a devoted, hard-working man. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Mae Swinney Starnes and several siblings.
Survivors are his children, Lola Jean Haddock of Alpharetta, Tommy Starnes (Barbara) of Woodstock, Brenda Williams (Jerry) of Fayetteville, Joanne Russell-Howland of Locust Grove, Laura Clem (Mike) of Fayetteville, Jan Bannister (Le-wie) McDonough; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Molinery of Virginia; sister-in-law, Jane Scott of California; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Starnes was held March 31 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Pastor Hess B. Hall officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Lillie Grace Griffith Fuller
Lillie Grace Griffith Fuller, age 81, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away March 27, 2009. Mrs. Fuller was born in Escam-bia County, Alabama, the daughter of the late Cora Bell Daw and Joseph Ceburn Griffith. Mrs. Fuller was a loving homemaker, who enjoyed doing for other family and friends. She was a devoted mother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Fuller was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ivy Fuller; son, Rodney Fuller, and a brother, Leslie Grif-fith.
Survivors are her children, Elsie Fuller Reed (Dan) of Locust Grove, Shelby Rhodes (Aubrey) of Columbus, Steven Fuller (Linda) of Davie, Florida, Diane Layfield of Locust Grove, Kenneth Fuller of McDonough, and Brenda Griffin (Tommy) of Cumming; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Tommy Griffith of Memphis, Tennessee; sisters, Ruth Lessard of Valdosta, Laverne Ethridge of Atmore, Alabama, and Glendora Godwin of Brewton, Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mrs. Fuller was March 31 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Benny Tate and Rev. Tommy Aiken officiating. Interment followed at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com.
Florence Tripp Jeanes
Florence Tripp Jeanes, age 88, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away March 29, 2009. Mrs. Jeanes was born in Piedmont, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Savilla Viola McWhorter and Oscar Alonzo Tripp. She was a member of McDonough Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Jeanes retired from Atlanta Gas Light in 1989. She was a member of the Lakewood Eastern Star for 50 years. She was active and en-joyed traveling with the Presbyterian Ladies Circle, Silver Sixties, and the McDonough First United Methodist Ladies. Mrs. Jeanes was a devoted homemaker, who enjoyed flower gardening, traveling, and being with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Decatur Jeanes and a daughter, Wanda Jeanes.
Survivors are her children, Tom Jeanes (Ellen) of Stockbridge, Ginger Gardiner (Dan) of Mc-Donough; granddaughters, Kat-hy Kelly (Wayne) of Stock-bridge, Kelly Moss (Jason Mc-Kinney) of McDonough, Becky Marzullo (John) of Buford; 8 great-grandchildren, John-Daniel & Gabby Moss, Caleb, Jo-shua & Luke Kelly, Jared, Abigail & Rachel Marzullo.
Funeral service for Mrs. Jeanes was March 31 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Dudley Rose officiating. Interment at Rosemont Cemetery in Clinton, South Carolina, on Wednesday, April 1. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Sacred Journey Hospice. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Roy Charles Blizzard
Roy Charles Blizzard, age 78, of Jonesboro, Georgia, died Sunday, March 29, 2009. He was born in Madison, Alabama, to the late Mack Charles and Ruth Shirley Blizzard. Mr. Blizzard was also preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Thompson and Mary Ruth Blizzard. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church.
Mr. Blizzard is survived by his brother, Arvill Blizzard, Jonesboro; sisters, Elizabeth (Bess) Sellers, California, Doris Eck, Dallas, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. James Blizzard and Rev. Johnny Newell officiating. Interment at Flippen Cemetery. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.
Sharon Holland Jones
Sharon Holland Jones, age 51, of Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away February 28, 2009. Mrs. Jones was born in Hall County. Sharon was a devoted wife, mother, nanny, daughter and friend, who enjoyed her family, spoiling her grandchildren, Road Atlanta, and playing computer games. She was preceded in death by her father, William Robert Holland and a brother, Danny Lanier Holland.
Survivors are her husband, Alan Jones of Stockbridge; children, Shane Jones of Lawrenceville, Trisha Wheeler (J.R.) of Locust Grove; mother and step father, Betty and Rudolph Herrin; sister, Robyn Higginbotham (Brett); brother, Wayne Holland (Bea); grandchildren, Reece Wheeler, Chance Wheeler, Isaac Wheeler, and Landon Jones; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jones were held March 4 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Lewis and Rev. Tony Butler officiating. Entombment followed at Haisten/East-lawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.
Helen Collum, age 102, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away March 10, 2009. Mrs. Collum was born in Athens on August 23, 1906. She moved to McDonough in 1935 with her husband, Elmer M. Collum, who preceded her in death in 1957. She was a member of the Mc-Donough First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Collum was a talented person who provided handcrafted items such as ceramics, knit, and crocheted objects to the gift shop at Henry Medical Center when the hospital was first established. She was a charter member of the Silver Sixties Club at the Henry County Senior Citizens Center and received recognition on several occasions for her work with the Club. Mrs. Collum also served on the school nutrition staff at McDonough Elementary School for over twenty years. This was in an era when excellent home-style meals were served daily in the schools. Mrs. Collum’s primary task in the kitchen was baking biscuits for all of the students and the faculty. On her hundredth birthday Mrs. Collum was presented a Key to the City of McDonough by Mayor Billy Copeland. She was a strong believer in self-sufficiency and lived in her own home until her death.
Survivors include her children, Reverend Gene Collum, a retired United Methodist minister, Pat Barr and Miller Collum, both of McDonough. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Her home-going services were held at Haisten Funeral Home on March 12. Conducting the services was Rev. Gene Collum and Rev. Jim Vanwinkle, Pastor, First Christian Church of Stock-bridge. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833.