Jewell West Williams
Mrs. Jewell West Williams, 86, of Jonesboro died September 13, 2008. Mrs. Williams was retired from Crum and Forster Insurance Company in Atlanta. She was a member of WBCCI International Airstream Club since 1969. She traveled the U.S. and resided in her Airstream in Melbourne, Florida and in Helen for numerous years, which she enjoyed to the fullest extent. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory L. (Bill) Williams, parents, Annie and Ernest West, and sister, Dorothy West.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Jeannie and Mike Drinkwater of McDonough; son and daughter-in-law Johnny L. and Charlene Williams of Williamson; grandchildren Tonya Garrahan of Souderton, Pennsylvania, Billy Williams of Dale City, Virginia, Clifton Williams of Hampton, and Kristina McElroy of New Bern, North Carolina; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon West of Stockbridge and Claude D. West of Trinity, Texas.
Services were held September 20 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Pastor Chris Reynolds officiating. In lieu of flower, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Cremation Society of the South at Eagle's Landing in charge of arrangements.
Beverly Wilkie Robinson
Mrs. Beverly Wilkie Robinson, age 67, of McDonough, Georgia died September 22, 2008. She was born in College Park on May 29, 1941. She was raised by her step-father, Ward Wilkie and mother Emily Faye Greer Craig. Ms. Robinson loved to spend time with her granddaughters going shopping. When not shopping she loved to talk on the phone. But most important to her was her family.
Survivors include her children, Lisa Stanford, Amy Jo Johnson, and Eddie Robinson; granddaughters, Caitlin and Nate Bryant, Allison Stanford, Morgan Johnson, Jennifer Robinson; and sister, Betty Jo Greer.
Services were held September 24 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. Those who wish, may make donations to the American Diabetes Association. CannonCleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Carl Larry Law, Sr.
Mr. Carl Larry Law, Sr., age 70, of Rex, Georgia died September 23, 2008. He was born in Bartow County to the late Alfred Calhoun and Lillie Ida Lee Harris Law. He served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS Abnaki in the South Pacific. He was a member of the ‘Veterans of Atomic Testing’ Operation Redwing and was a member of the American Legion. Carl retired from Peach State Truck Sales. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, mechanic work, cooking, camping, playing cards, cookouts and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Bridges, Irene Price and by a brother, Dean Law.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Janice Law of Rex; children, Elaine Law of McDonough, Carl (Johnny) Law, Jr. of Jenkinsburg, Carol (Marty) Ingram of Morrow, Debbie (Paul) Alley of McDonough; grandchildren, Trisha Woods, Danny (Jesse) Karr, Amanda (Rogie) Stone, Patrick Law, Lauren Law, Stephanie Law, Taylor Alley, Nick Ingram; great grandchildren, Danni Twilley and Mairin Stone; brothers, William A. Law of Charlotte, North Carolina and Jimmy Joe Law of Grand Bay, Alabama; sister, Betty Jean Raley of Rome; numerous nieces, nephews and his special companions, Maggie and Bonz.
Services were held September 27 from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Interment Haisten at Eastlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Leukemia Foundation in memory of Mr. Law. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833, in charge of arrangements.
Eileen Paulk Byrd
Mrs. Eileen Paulk Byrd, age 56, of Hampton, Georgia died September 27, 2008. Mrs. Byrd was born on November 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Dennis Paulk and the late Audrey Cason Paulk. Mrs. Byrd was a member of the Faith Independent Baptist Church and formerly worked at Hellmann’s World Wide. She is preceded in death by husband, Jerry Byrd.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Charles Haney of Ashville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Joshua, Ryan and Zachary; great grandchild, Jordan; nephew, Matthew Paulk of Jacksonville, Florida; several nieces and other nephews.
Services were held September 30 in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home with Reverend Myron McIntyre officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stock-bridge. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, www.connerwestburyfuneralhome.com, in charge of the arrangements.
Lamar Mitchell Lewis
Mr. Lamar Mitchell Lewis, age 61, of Ola Community died September 28, 2008. Mr. Lewis was born in Polk County, the son of the late Margaret Elizabeth West and Fred Alton Lewis. Mr. Lewis owned and operated L.M. Lewis Transport Refrigeration Company. He enjoyed being with his family, working and when he had time fishing. He was preceded in death by a stepfather, Roy Finch and a son, Ashley Lewis.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Lewis of Ola; children, Melissa Anne (Larry) Scott of Athens, Tennessee, Brandon Mitchell Lewis of Douglasville, Cameron Lee (Jennifer) Lewis, Sabrina Karen (Charlie) Lewis, and Brandi Michelle Lewis, all of Ola; grandchildren, Bailey, Emmett, Cora, Ethan, November, Matthew, Christian Lewis and John Scott; brothers, Alton Lewis of Woodstock, Jimmy Lewis of Forest Park; sister, Deborah Boyd of Decatur.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Alvie Rodgers officiating. For those who wish in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Healthfield Hospice, 34 Upper Riverdale Road #101 SE, Riverdale, Georgia 30274. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833, in charge of arrangements.
Billie Woodrow DeLee Sr.
Mr. Billie Woodrow DeLee Sr., age 66, of Locust Grove, Georgia, died September 29, 2008. Mr. DeLee was born in West Point, the son of the late Rossie Lee McDowell and Hoyt Woodrow DeLee. He served his country in the US Navy. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling, playing pool, and karaoke. He was a member of the Henry County Moose Family Center #2170. A daughter, Nancy Lynn DeLee preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia DeLee of Locust Grove; children, Billie and Shannon DeLee Jr. of Florida, Jackie DeLee of Baxley, Edward and Renee DeLee of McDonough, Andrew and Rhonda DeLee of Griffin, Tammy and Robert Buachet of Florida, Lamar and Beverly Byrd of McDonough, Dana and Scott Linton of Kennesaw, Amanda and Carolyn Smallwood of Decatur; 18 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers, Ed and Ellen DeLee of Locust Grove, Thomas and Sara DeLee of Doraville, Cecil DeLee of Florida, Hugh and Millie DeLee of Cumming; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be Thursday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833, in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Roscoe Reams, sportsman extraordinaire, age 84 of McDonough, Georgia died September 16, 2008. Roscoe’s love of hunting and fishing began as a boy roaming the woods and camping along the Chattahoochee. He graduated from the Atlanta Boy’s High School; attended college at Georgia State; enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II. Roscoe taught himself to bow hunt in the early forties and gave demonstrations across the country including the ballroom of the Hotel Statler in New York City. He demonstrated his skill on the Tonight Show, and spoke and demonstrated his art at hundreds of wildlife shows around the nation. His biggest thrill was shooting a bear with a bow at thirty yards in the Smoky Mountains. He became so famous as a sportsman that Life magazine depicted him in a full-page ad sampling a glass of whiskey after a hard day in a field. In real life he was not a drinker. He was also featured in other publications as well as eighty newspapers shooting arrows into a prominent brand of tires to demonstrate how quickly they resealed themselves. He was known as the top hunting archer in the nation and Atlanta’s Robin Hood. In addition to archery, Roscoe was a champion fisherman and alligator hunter. He set a Georgia record catching a 9-lb. rainbow trout with an artificial lure. He was employed by the federal government to catch alligators off Blackbeard Island in Florida. While alligator hunting, he often caught the fish he cooked around the campfire at dinner. Roscoe was a master turkey caller and was in great demand as a guide for turkey shoots. He hunted deer, made hunting and fishing videos for TV, and worked full time at Delta Airlines until his retirement in 1986. His friends knew Roscoe as a modest man and loyal friend and most had no idea of his expertise and fame as a sportsman. He never talked about himself, but was always there to help when there were people in need. He often said “If you need me at anytime, anywhere, day or night, I’ll be there.” His friends knew his word was his bond. In 2002, Roscoe and his wife, Elinor moved to Henry County and became active in the Berea Christian Church. He was always available to do anything needed.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Elinor Reams of McDonough; stepson, Greg (Lisa) Hanson; daughter, Dianne Henneger; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held September 20 from the Berea Christian Church in Hampton. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to Berea Christian Church, 37 Woolsey Road, Hampton, Georgia 30228 in memory of Roscoe Reams. Haisten Funeral Home, 770-914-8833, in charge of arrangements.