Baby Evah Monique Gomez
Baby Evah Monique Gomez, died September 9, 2009. Baby Evah was the beautiful baby girl of Hector and Amanda Gomez of Locust Grove; a sister to Adon Gomez of Locust Grove. Her grandparents are Mike and Valerie Reed of Cape Coral, Florida, Maria Herrera of Bellville, New Jersey and Hector and Mary Gomez of Lehigh Acres, Florida; she is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services for Baby Evah were September 12 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with Pastors Ritchie Miller and Stan Percival officiating. Interment at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Florida. Haisten Funeral Homes, McDonough, 770-914-8833.
Bettye Boyd Parr
Bettye Boyd Parr, age 74, of Stockbridge, Georgia, died September 11, 2009. She was born in Carrollton to the late William A. and Ellie Lucile Muse Boyd. Mrs. Parr was originally from Bremen. She was a graduate of Bremen High School, North Georgia College, and Grady Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology.
Mrs. Parr is survived by her husband, Ivan Walter Parr, III, Stockbridge; children, David Brent Parr, Fort Worth, Texas, Janet Lynne Parr, Nashville, Tennessee, and Craig Albert (Levenia) Parr, McDonough; grandchildren, Nicholas Ivan Parr, Erica Nickole Parr, and Hunter Austen Parr; and sisters, Frances (Donald) Reeves, Bremen, and Sarah (Jimmy) Redmon, Tallapoosa.
Funeral services were held on September 15 at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Rev. Dudley Rose officiating. Interment at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.
Michael Anthony Croft
Michael Anthony Croft, age 50, of Locust Grove, Georgia, died September 12, 2009. Mr. Croft was born in Fulton County, the son of the late Mildred Louise Baucom and Harry Dwaine Croft. Mr. Croft enjoyed spending time with his loving daughters, bowling, movies, NASCAR, wrestling and eating out.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (James Jr.) Carlile of Locust Grove, Bethany Croft of Locust Grove and Sara Croft of Hampton; grandchildren, Hunter Croft of Locust Grove and James Carlile of Locust Grove; siblings, Kitty, Marlene, Bonnie, Harry and Johnny; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Croft was held September 14 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with Rev. Alvie Rodgers officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833.
Carolyn Zander Fitzgerald
Carolyn Zander Fitzgerald, age 68, of Zebulon, Georgia, formerly of Henry County, died August 30, 2009. Mrs. Fitzgerald was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Helen Jeanette Foate and William Charles Zander. She worked in the medical field as a speech pathologist for 40 plus years. She was known for her dedication and sacrifices for her family and her work. Mrs. Fitzgerald enjoyed woodworking and painting and was an avid artist. She was also known for her sense of humor, kindness and caring. She attended the Cathedral of Hope Church in Stockbridge and was a member of the American Speech Hearing Association. She was preceded in death by brothers, Billy and Bud Zander.
Survivors are her husband, John Fitzgerald III of Zebulon; children, Holly and Frank Emory of Virginia, Kim and Arnie Cobb of Locust Grove, Lisa and Matt Amos of Florida, Roxy Bivona of Florida, Joni and Matt Bowen of Locust Grove, John and Krista Fitzgerald of North Carolina, and Dan Scott of Marietta; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fitzgerald were held September 3 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with Bishop Diante Walden and Pastor Yvette Walden officiating. Interment at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833.
Mary Lou Burdett Haun
Mary Lou Burdett Haun, age 90, of Locust Grove, Georgia, died August 30, 2009 at the West-bury Health & Rehab in McDonough. She was born in Cobb County, the youngest of 11 children, to the late Joseph Humphrey and Allie Elizabeth Morris Burdett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Edgar Haun, by her son-in-law, Bob Shetter and a grandson, Jim Shetter. She was a member of the Lester Road Christian Church and had been a foster parent for 40 children over a ten-year period. Over the years, she worked in the cafeteria of North Clayton High School and also worked for the College Park Christian Church Daycare. She enjoyed collecting dolls, reading, working puzzles, sewing and crocheting.
Survivors include her daughters, Lucie Shetter of Locust Grove and LeAnna Haun of Hampton; grandchildren, Robin Rochelle Shetter (Lane) Austin, Virginia Lynn Shetter (Joel) Cocoletzi, Hannah Marie Haun; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Austin (Casey) Benton, Kimberly Dawn Austin (Steven) Parrish, Amanda Leigh Austin (Max) Anderson, Crystal Maria Lee (Steve) Collifer, Sabrina Elizabeth Lee; great-great-grandchildren, Desirae Benton, Caleb Benton and Kayleigh Anderson; sister, Dorothy Maude Harpe of Ulee, Florida; many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
Funeral services were conducted September 2, 2009 at the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Interment at Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens in Mableton. Contributions may be made to the Westbury Health & Rehab of McDonough Activity Fund, 198 Hampton Street, McDonough, GA 30253 in memory of Mrs. Haun. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833.
David Jackson, age 64, of McDonough, Georgia died September 1, 2009. He was born in Atlanta to the late Gordon and Velma Suddeth Jackson. Mr. Jack-son was a Respiratory Therapist at Southern Regional Medical Center for 38 years. He was Treasurer of GSRC for several years and coordinated the golf tournaments for his beloved respiratory committee.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Joyce Jackson; children, Tracey (Michael) Messick and their children Kyle and Melissa, Michael (Kelly) Jackson and daughter Ella, David Jackson, Jr., Chip Bentfeld, Bobby (April) Capps and their children Zoe and Ranon, and Becca Capps; sister, Joyce (Wesley) Ballard and their children Johnny and Steve; and best buddies Roland Ivey and Al Hubbard.
Memorial services were held September 5 at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Di-rectors, with Pastor Dave Riley officiating. The family requests donations be given to Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, GA 30253. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.
Thomas Eckert Thornton, Jr.
Thomas Eckert Thornton, Jr., age 20, of Stockbridge, Georgia, died September 1, 2009. He was born in Miami, Florida, on October 30, 1988. Thomas was a 2007 graduate of Faith Academy and his favorite pastime was listening to music that he loved.
Surviving are his parents, Thomas Eckert, Sr. and Joanne Deegan Thornton and brother, Sean Thornton, all of Stockbridge; maternal grandmother, Marion Newman, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Thornton, Miami, Florida
Funeral services were held September 5 at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with Rev. Dudley Rose officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.