Mrs. Bonnell Wilkes Bohannon
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnell Wilkes Bohannon, of Newnan, Ga., will be Thursday, May 27, 2004, 11 a.m. at Westside Church of Christ. Bro. W. Rush Wyatt officiating., assisted by Bro. Havis Johnson and Bro. James Arnold. Interment Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jerry Dean, James Paige, Johnny Partridge, Merrill Partridge, Reese Partridge and Willie Partridge.
Mrs. Bonnell Wilkes Bohannon was born Sept. 22, 1937, to the proud parents of Eddie Wilkes and the late Ethel Wilkes of Newnan, Ga.
Bonnell married her childhood sweetheart, James E. "Sonny" Bohannon. They were married April 3, 1955. In that union three children were born, Debra Ann, James Michael and the late William Bohannon. In 1985, Bonnell was baptized into Jesus Christ and was a faithful and beloved member of The Lord's Church.
Those who remain to remember and give thanks to God for her long and beautiful, joyous life are: a loving and devoted husband; two children, Debra Geter (Willie) of Newnan, James Michael Bohannon of Atlanta; her father, Eddie Wilkes of Newnan; brothers, Edward Wilkes (Joyce) of Carrollton, Harold L. Wilkes (Mary) of Newnan; sister, Gwendolyn Wilkes Woodard of Newnan; three grandchildren, Shun Nicole Robinson, Adrian Doran Bonner and Jamichael Bohannon, all of Newnan; mother-in-law, Annie Pearl Partridge; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Mr. George W. Clements
Mr. George W. Clements of Newnan, Ga., died May 20, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Clements, Newnan; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Don Hasty, Newnan; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Vicki Clements, Sharpsburg; mother, Clara Clements; sister, Delores Crawford; brother, Alton and Dorothy Clements, all of Greensboro, Ala.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. David Arrington officiated. Interment in Forrest Hills Memorial Park. Those desiring may send an on-line condolence to www.parrottfuneralhome.com.
Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga. 770-964-4800.
Mrs. Margaret "Gem" Collins
Mrs. Margaret "Gem" Collins, 89, of Cumming, Ga., died Tuesday, May 25, 2004. She was a member of Cumming United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy E. Collins. They were the owners of Collins Printing Company in Atlanta.
Surviving are daughters, Cornelia Binion of Newnan, Sandra Seagraves of Smyrna and Penny Ganzer of Cumming; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral will be Thursday, May 27, at 3 p.m. at Cumming United Methodist Church. Dr. Bob Bowling, Rev. Ron Pruess officiating. Interment will be in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, Ga.
Mr. Earl Wilson Coulter Jr.
Mr. Earl Wilson "Sonny" Coulter Jr., 47, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Newnan, Ga., died suddenly March 14, 2004, of cardiac arrest.
He is survived by his parents, Sandra and Earl Coulter Sr.; his sister, Laura Shackleford of Murfreesboro, Tenn; two children and one grandchild.
Mr. William Zachary Manos Jr.
Mr. William Zachary "Zack" Manos Jr., 18, of Newnan, Ga., died at Newnan Hospital on Sunday, May 23, 2004.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Central Baptist Church in Newnan with Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. The family was receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga.
Survivors include parents Zack and Rhonda Manos of Newnan; brothers Jim Manos and Cole Manos, both of Newnan; grandfather, Bill Manos of Newnan; uncles, Randy Manos and his wife Joyce of Newnan and Karl Johnson of White Oak, Ga.; aunt, Pam Johnson of Kingsland, Ga. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Mrs. Carolyn Fulcher Manos; and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Johnson. Pallbearers are Michael Mansour, John Ellis Mansour, Will Berry, Frank Berry, Yancey Flynn, Thomas Glazier, Maurice Satterwhite and William Huff. The Newnan High School Varsity Soccer Team will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Zack was a senior at Newnan High School and a member of Central Baptist Church. In 2003, Zack went on a mission trip to Honduras with members of Central Baptist Church and had hopes of returning. Therefore, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Central Baptist Church, Mission Trip to Honduras Fund, 14 West Broad Street, Newnan, GA 30263.
Mr. Raymond "Ray" Ferrell
Mr. Raymond "Ray" Ferrell, 49, of Newnan, Ga., died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at his residence. He was a man with many talents from working as a farm hand to working on garage doors.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Ferrell of Newnan, Ga.; sons, Johnnie Ferrell of Senoia, Ga., Joty Ferrell of Newnan; brothers, Tim Ferrell of Moreland, Ga., Jimmy Ferrell of Newnan, Joe Ferrell of Newnan; brother-in-law, Cory Wells of Newnan; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263, where the family will receive friends Monday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. A chapel service will be held Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Dr. Bob Martin officiating.
Mrs. Dot Moore
Mrs. Dot Moore, 84, of Newnan, Ga., died Sunday, May 23, 2004 in Newnan. Retired from the garment industry working in the production department.
Surviving are sons, Jimmy and Patricia Moore, Conyers, Ga., Bill and Tammy Moore of Newnan, Johnny and Gail Moore of McDonough, Ga.; sisters, Hazel Wright of Gainesville, Ga., Martha Gill Clark of Senoia; brother, Thomas Williams of Peachtree City, Ga.; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Victor Moore, Ben Moore, Tim Smith, Cecil Coursey, Scott Powell, Joseph Powell.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263, where the family was receiving friends Monday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. A chapel service will be held Tuesday, May 25 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pastor Danny Watson officiating.
Mr. Raymond Strozier
Funeral services for Mr. Raymond Strozier of Newnan will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home. Rev. J. T. Coleman officiating. Interment Westview Cemetery, Hogansville, Ga. Pallbearers: nephews.
Mr. Raymond Strozier was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Coweta County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Strozier. He was the youngest of seven children.
He attended the Coweta County Schools and joined the Air Force in 1954, serving seven years.
He was self-employed for many years, until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and one brother, William Strozier.
Those left to cherish his memory are three sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Rudley of Jackson, Ala., Mrs. Mattie Riggins and Mrs. Hazel Strozier of Newnan; two brothers, Mr. Robert Strozier of Atlanta and Mr. James Strozier of Newnan; two aunts, Mrs. Navada Pittman of Atlanta and Mrs. Easter Strozier of Hogansville; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Ida B. Turk
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida B. Turk of Newnan, Ga. will be Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. J. C. Neal, officiating. Interment is in the church cemetery.
Surviving are nieces, Ms. Louise Moore and Mrs. Minnie Lee Jackson.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. A. A. Walton
Mr. A. A. Walton, 85, of Locust Grove, Ga., died Sunday, May 23, 2004 at Henry Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1919 in Coweta County, Ga., son of the late Alton Otis Walton and the late Viola Cash Walton. He was in the trucking business and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Walton is survived by his wife, Agnes Bowles Walton of Locust Grove, Ga.; daughter, Rita Jones of Locust Grove, Ga., son Ray Walton of Locust Grove; sister, Emily Hiller of Decatur, Ga.; brother, J. T. Walton of Fayetteville, Ga.; seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, in addition to son, Ronnie Walton.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 25, at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga., between 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan.
Mrs. Frances Hudson
Mrs. Frances Hudson, age 92, of Hogansville, Ga., died Saturday, May 22, 2004 in LaGrange, Ga. She was retired from the garment industry as a hat designer.
She is survived by her husband James E. Hudson of Hogansville, Ga.; sons Samuel W. Jones of Riverdale, Ga. and James F. Jones of Hogansville, Ga; daughters Barbara Rutherford of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Jean Askew of Royston, Ga.; many grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being held by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga. 30263 where the family received friends Sunday, May 23, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will be held Monday, May 24, 2004 at 1 p.m. in Forest Hills Cemetery
in Jonesboro, Ga., Rev. Bob McCurry officiating.
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Vinson
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Vinson, age 74, died at her home in Whitesburg, Saturday evening, May 22, 2004 after an extended illness. Mrs. Vinson was born in Randolph County, Alabama in 1929 to James and Minnie League and moved to the Whitesburg area when she was a child. Mrs. Vinson was a homemaker whose priority in life was her family. She was a member of Holy Ground Holiness Church in Whitesburg most of her life and will be remembered as a good Christian woman, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Vinson is survived by her husband of 58 years, Mr. Floyd H. Vinson; four sons Billy Vinson and his wife Betty, Robert Vinson, Rayford Vinson and his wife Mary and Roger Vinson, all of Whitesburg; three daughters Sarah Hosmer and her husband Johnny of Whitesburg, Carol Dingler and her husband Lester of Bremen and Judy Ramey and her husband Jacky of Roopville; two brothers Arlen League of Austell and Royale League of Whitesburg; a sister Odell Shoemake of Carrollton; 25 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m., Monday, May 24, 2004. The funeral service will be at 12 noon, Tuesday, May 25, 2004 with Pastor Ronald Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Whitesburg City Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. James Leonard "Lenny" Smith
Mr. James Leonard "Lenny" Smith, 42, of Newnan, Ga., died May 19, 2004 at his residence.
Lenny is survived by his mother, Neva Smith; sister, Kim Ashmore; brothers, Elvis Smith, Berry Smith, Bill Smith; three nieces; eight nephews; two great nieces; one great nephew; aunts and uncles.
Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Powers officiating.
The family was receiving friends Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan.
Mrs. Bessie Mae Andrews
Homegoing service for Mrs. Bessie Mae Andrews will be held Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 2 p.m., Zion Hill Baptist Church, 87 Pinson St., Newnan, with remains placed in state 12:30 p.m. The Rev. W. J. Johnson, pator, The Rev. J. P. Geter, eulogist, The Rev. J. C. Neal, officiant. Interment in the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.
Mrs. Andrews was born to the late Sandy and Mammie Bagwell on April 29, 1917. Later in life she was united in love to Mr. Willie Thomas Andrews.
At an early age Bessie joined Faith Chapel Holiness Church in Gay, Ga. and dedicated her life to Christ. Until 1971 she served as a missionary on the praise team under the leadership of Vera Clark and Rev. Marvin Neal. After moving to Newnan she continued in her faithful service to the Lord as a missionary working with Alvin Andrews. Later she joined Smith Chapel United Methodist Church led by Rev. J. C. Neal, continuing her service on the motherboard until Christ received her into His bosom.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Bagwell; three children, Robert Lewis Hood (Ellarene), Willie T. Andrews and Margie Hood Adams.
Surviving her departure are nine children, Gussie (Harold Britt), Ruby Davis, Addie (Willie Harris), Melvin (Hazel Andrews, Kate (Jewell Glenn), Ernestine (Rev. Joe Geter), Dorothy (Alton James), and Willie Frank (Nerus Andrews). Also leaving to cherish her memory are 28 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Willie Mae and Ellarene and a host of family and friends. The cortege will assemble at the residence Saturday at 1 p.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Ms. Minnie Evelyn Hill
Funeral service for Ms. Minnie Evelyn Hill will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 4 p.m. from the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with remains placed in state at 3 p.m. The Rev. Reginald Littman, pator, officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.
In loving memory of our beloved mother Minnie Evelyn Hill born on March 28, 1921 in turin, Ga. to the late Shepherd and Marie Echols Hill. Minnie joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully until her death on May 18, 2004, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
She was preceded in death by her four brothers and three sisters and grandson Robert Jr.
Survivors: four children, Willie Arnold (Sonny), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elder (Lizzie), Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Branch (Kizzie), Mr. and Mrs. Howard White Jr. (Marian), six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. The cortege will assemble at the residence on Saturday at 3 p.m. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Mrs. Myrtle Watts
Mrs. Myrtle Attaway Watts, 93, of Grantville, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin.
Born Nov. 30, 1910 in Coweta County, Mrs. Watts was the daughter of the late Charlie and Laura Jones Attaway. She lived in Coweta County most of her life, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grantville, and was retired from Grantville Mills. She was the wife of the late Rev. Charlie L. Watts.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Eleanor Watts of Griffin; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Ed Wyatt will officiate, and interment will be in the Grantville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. John C. Higgins
Mr. John C. Higgins, 83, of Sebastian, Fla., died May 14, 2004 at his home after an extended battle with cancer. He was born July 17, 1920 in Boston, MA and moved to Sebastian in 1984 from Port Chester, NY. Mr. Higgins served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed by Eastern Airlines and the NY Department of Marine and Aviation at LaGuardia Airport. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 35 years of service as a supervisor of air traffic control at LaGuardia and Westchester County Airports. Mr. Higgins enjoyed flying, boating, fishing and playing piano; but his true passion was golf.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Sebastian; daughter, Jennifer Palmer and her husband Emory of Newnan; two grandsons, Emory Livingston Jr. and John Higgins Palmer.
A ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Eagle's Nest restaurant of the Sebastian Golf Course Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, where he made his last true friends. Seawinds Funeral Home, Sebastian, Fla.