Richard C. Alexander
Mr. Richard C. Alexander, age 61, of McDonough, Georgia died December 9, 2008. He was born in Atlanta.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Marie Mathis of McDonough; children, Amanda Diane Lowry of Hampton, Richard Todd Alexander of Griffin, Rocky Lee Jones and April Darlene Mathis, both of McDonough; grandchildren, Lucas, Cody and Maryanna; and sister, Judy Wood of Fayetteville.
Services were held December 12, 2008 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Robert Denson officiating. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Margaret "Peggy" Correll
Mrs. Margaret "Peggy" Correll, age 65, of McDonough, Georgia died December 9, 2008. She was born in New York, New York to the late Arthur and Margaret DeWaters. Mrs. Correll was a member of Peoples Baptist Church and Academy. She graduated from nursing school as a Neonatal Nurse and worked with infants for many years and was also employed as a postal clerk in Staten Island, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Correll sold their life-long home in Staten Island to retire and live close to their family in McDonough where they found the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their personal Savior. She loved ceramics, arts, crafts and gardening. Most important she was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Correll.
Survivors include her children, Eddie (Donna) Correll of McDonough and Patricia (Shawn) Dunphy of East Brunswick, New Jersey; grandchildren, Nicholas, Ryan, Shawn Patrick, Billy, Jesse, Katelynn and Krista; and sister, Barbara Matthews of Mary-land.
Services were held on December 12 at Peoples Baptist Church with Pastor Dr. David McCoy officiating. Interment Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Billy Gordon Shepherd
Mr. Billy Gordon Shepherd, age 70, of McDonough, Georgia died December 9, 2008. Mr. Shepherd was born in Roanoke, Alabama, the son of the late Laura Harcourt and Earl Thompson. Mr. Shepherd served his country in the U.S. Army; he enjoyed NASCAR, college football, his cat and his granddogs. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Cooley Shepherd of McDonough; daughters, Jenny Shepherd Guider (Glen) of Lake Spivey, Lynne Shepherd Greenwood (Tod) of Deerfield Beach, Florida; sisters, Jerrie Watson of Newnan, and Hazel Preast of LaGrange; mother-in-law, Helen McClain Cooley of LaGrange, nieces, nephews and granddogs.
Services were held December 12 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. David Maddox officiating. Interment Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833, in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Paul Sowell
Mr. Jerry Paul Sowell, age 68, of McDonough, Georgia died December 10, 2008. He was born in San Augustine, Texas to the late Odis Ray and Vera Lee Fonville Sowell. He was a retired Army veteran and served during Vietnam. Mr. Sowell was also preceded in death by his son, Mike Sowell and sister, Mary Jane Rogers.
Survivors include his wife, Erika Ruth Sowell of McDonough; daughter, Yvonne (Darian) Sowell-Odom of McDonough; siblings, Venice Helen (Otis Thomas) Merritt Swanson of Highland, Texas, C.B. (Terry Ruth) Sowell of Jasper, Texas, Sharol (Ronnie) Darlene Simmons of Houston, Texas, Ruth Laverne Sowell of Lufkin, Texas; daughter-in-law, Becki Sowell of Hampton; grandchildren, Cole Odom, Josh Odom, and Justin Collier.
Services were held December 13 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Dr. Tim Dowdy officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
John L. Williams
Mr. John L. Williams, age 74, of McDonough, Georgia died December 11, 2008. He was born in Carrollton to the late Dewell Copeland and Elizabeth Brown Moore Williams. Mr. Williams was an active member of Bible Baptist Church and had previously served with other congregations as a bus captain. He was responsible for getting hundreds of children to church. In earlier years he enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, camping and sports. Most of all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly W. Seiz.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Williams of McDonough; children, Lisa Rainey of Loudon, Tennessee, Cyndi Singh of Hayesville, North Carolina, Jane W. Smith of Bogart, John Williams, Jr. of Newnan, Larry Gilbert of Crofton, Maryland, Ted Gilbert of Griffin; 13 grandchildren.
Services were held December 16 at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Blanton officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.
Martha Joy Powell
Mrs. Martha Joy Powell, age 75, of Stockbridge, Georgia died December 12, 2008. She was born in Atlanta to Clarence and Mary Lou Griffith. She enjoyed camping, bowling, and bingo. Most important to her was her family.
Survivors include her children, David Powell, Jesse Dean Powell, Michael Powell, and Wanda Dodd, all of Stockbridge; sister, Leila Wiley of Roopville; four grandchildren.
Services were held December 16 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Pastor Derrick Keeter officiating. Interment Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Donald Richard Vickery
Mr. Donald Richard Vickery, age 64, of Hampton, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 12, 2008. Mr. Vickery was born in Meriwether County on July 2, 1944 to the late Jimmie Loyd Vickery and the late Alma Jewell Hubbard Vickery. Mr. Vickery was a member of the Hampton First Baptist Church, belonged to Carpenter's Local Union # 225 since 1964 and retired from Malone Construction. While living in Riverdale, he was a member of the Riverdale Jaycee’s. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Richard Vickery, sister, Wanda Youmans and brother, Owen Vickery.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nancy G. Vickery of Hampton; daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Johnny Classen of Hampton, Lynda Gail and John Fine of Meansville, Lisa Dixon of McDonough, Connie and John Faulk of McDonough, Nikki and Chris Stacy of McDonough; grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Misty Classen, Curtis and Brittany Classen, Cory and Jeanette Classen, Douglas and Tiffany Dixon, Haley Faulk, Brandi Fine, Cody Fine, Christopher Dixon, Joshua Faulk, Abbey Stacy, Raegan Stacy, Kirsten Stacy; mother-in-law, Cornie Gibson of Woodbury; sisters-in-law, Linda Cartwright, Peggy Jordan; brother-in-law, BoBo Gibson; son-in-law, Sean Dixon; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held December 15 at Hampton First Baptist Church with Reverend Buddy Perstrope officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin.
Those desiring to make a contribution in memory of Richard may do so at Hampton First Baptist Church, 85 McDonough Street, Hampton, Ga. 30228, Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Dr., McDonough, Ga. 30253 or to Caring Bridge at www.caringbridge.org/visit/richardvickery. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home of Griffin, www.connerwestburyfuneralhome.com is in charge of the arrangements.