Mr. Harold A. Kam
Mr. Harold A. Kam of Stone Mountain died Oct. 3, 2004. He was a veteran of WWII and a guiding force in the religious community. Mr. Kam is survived by his wife, Mrs. Enid L. Kam; sons, David Kam, Atlanta, Michael Kam, Newnan, and Alan Kam, Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Erik Cooper, Amy Kam, Bradley Kam, Jason Kam, Bria Kam and Danielle Kam. A graveside service will be held Wed., Oct. 6, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Philip Kranz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold A. Kam Memorial Fund, c/o Temple Sinai, 180 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 260, Atlanta, Georgia 30339. Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt. Vernon Highway, 404-255-8511.
Ms. Annie Kate Bussler
Ms. Annie Kate Bussler, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004.
Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Dr. C.A. Jernigan will officiate, and intermenty will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Survivors include sons Donnie Paul Bussler of Newnan and Ron A. Bussler of Cave Spring, Ga.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Charles (Stanley) Cannon
Mr. Charles (Stanley) Cannon, 52, of Palmetto, Ga. died Sept. 30, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Cannon, Palmetto; sons, Don and Amy Cannon, Moreland; Mark and Sondra Cannon, Sharpsburg; granddaughter, Ashley Cannon; parents, Garfield and Nell Cannon, Palmetto; sister, Ann and Archie Slaton, Statham, GA; brothers, Steve and Sue Cannon, Whitesburg; Scott and Karen Cannon, Smyrna; Earl and Michelle Cannon, Senoia; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Hicks and Rev. Steve Harper officiating. Interment Floral Hills Cemetery, Palmetto, Ga. Those desiring may send an on-line condolence at www.parrotfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn. 770-964-4800.
Mrs. Vey J. Parish
Mrs. Vey J. Parish, 97, of Newnan, Ga., left peacefully to join Jesus Christ early on September 30, 2004 after an extended illness. Mrs. Parish was born in Fairburn, Ga. on June 26, 1907. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Sgt. B. E. Parish; brother, Cliff Jones; sister, Mary Cox; twin sister, Faye Beall.
She is survived by daughters Alice and Ralph Presley of Newnan, Ga. and Betty Jean and Sid Waldrop of Ashville, Ala.; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was retired from Cluett and Peabody and a member of Southwest Christian Church, East Point, Ga.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at 4 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan, Ga. with Rev. Jim Dyer and Pastor Danny Wilson officiating. The family was receiving friends on Friday, Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that any donations be made to Southwest Christian Children's Home, Union City, Ga., or Unity Baptist Church, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Glenn Doyle "Red" Yates
Mr. Glenn Doyle "Red" Yates, 71, of Molena, Ga. died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004 at his home. Mr. Yates was a U.S. Navy veteran, a Delta Airlines retiree, and owner of D-n-T Custom Tees. He was also a dedicated and talented musician, specializing in bluegrass as a member of "Brushfire." He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. "Toni" Yates.
He is survived by his three daughters, Teresa Hobbs, Deb Salter and Sandra Salter, all of Jonesboro, Ga.; sons, David Yates of Jonesboro and Alan Yates of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Shirley Holloway of Austell, Ga. and Helen Horne of Franklin, Ga.; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous extended family and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, Ga. where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. The funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 with Father Karl Duggan and Pastor Charles Bennett officiating. Interment will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, Ga. He is deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.
Mr. Herbert W. Biles Jr.
Mr. Herbert W. Biles Jr., 87, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004. He was born June 16, 1917 in Cleveland, Tenn.
Mr. Biles was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Robbie Lee Biles and son Herbert W. Biles III. He is survived by two daughters, Rose Margaret Fowler of Sharpsburg, Ga. and Cena Martin of Shelbyville, Tenn.; sister, Myrtice Matthews of Fayetteville, Ga.; and brother, Jack Bernard of Tallahassee, Fla.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan, Ga. The graveside memorial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Atlanta, Ga. The services will be offered by Brother Rick Duncan of Trinity Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeal Home Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263.
Mr. Jamie Ted "Buddy" Bryant Sr.
Mr. Jamie Ted "Buddy" Bryant Sr. , 68, of Newnan, Ga., died at his home Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2004 after an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born in 1936 in Columbus, Ga. to William and Nancy Bryant. In Columbus, he worked as a bail bondsman and in 1971 moved to College Park where he worked for Anaconda Aluminum and also in real estate. Later, he worked for the State of Georgia before retiring to Sharpsburg.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his friend, Ms. Gerda Bowen od Newnan; two sons, Jamie Bryant Jr. of Sharpsburg and Jamie Cassady of Wilmington, North Carolina; three daughters, Tina Marie Hodge of Waycross, Ga., Teresa Gay Burdett of Riverdale, Ga. and Janie Tara Harbin of Waverly Hall, Ga.
James Bowen, Charles Bowen, Ronnie Moon, Jimmie Bowen, Charles Burdett and Samuel Wynn will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004. The graveside funeral service will be held at Waverly Hall Cemetery
at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 with Rev. Billy Holloway officiating. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Dr. Thomas George Crymes III
Dr. Thomas George Crymes III, DDS, 69, of Columbus, Ga. died at his residence Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004.
Graveside services will be held noon Saturday, Oct. 2, in Linwood Cemetery
with Rev. Charles Hasty Jr. officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road. The family will receive friends Friday from 2-6 p.m. at the residence.
Dr. Crymes was born April 1, 1935 in Greenville, S.C., son of the late Thomas George Crymes Jr and Mildred Wimbish Crymes. He attended Emory University and graduated from Emory University Dental School in 1959 and married Rebecca Dugan October 10, 1959. He was the grandson of the late Thomas George Crymes Sr. and the great grandson of John Westmoreland Crymes, both dentists in South Carolina. He served in the U.S Navy as a Second Lieutenant from 1959 until 1961. After his Naval service he practiced General Dentistry in Atlanta from 1961 until 1962. Dr. Crymes completed post graduate studies in Oral Surgery at Tufts University, Boston, Mass (1962-1963) and a residency program in Oral Surgery at Boston City Hospital (1963-1965). He had a private practice, Thomas George Crymes III, DDS Oral Surgery, from 1965 until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Crymes was a member and Past President of the Western District Dental Society, an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association and a member of the American Dental Association. He was a member of the Green Island Country Club, the Big Eddy Club and active member of First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Crymes also served on the Board of Linwood Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rebecca Dugan Crymes of Columbus, GA; his daughter, Rebecca Lillian Crymes of Rome, GA; his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas George and Laura Tate Crymes and their children, Tate, Madison and Thomas George Crymes Jr. all of Newnan, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. William Burke and Freddie Crymes of Charleston, SC; his sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred Crymes Young of Greenville, SC, Mary Lillian Crymes and James Dickey of Aiken, SC; several nieces and a nephew.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Dr. Crymes to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Rd., Columbus, GA 31909 or First Presbyterian Church, 1100 First Ave., Columbus, GA 31901.
Mrs. Frances Hicks (Frankie) Gilpin
Mrs. Frances Hicks (Frankie) Gilpin, 85, of Victoria Lane, Newnan, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004.
Mrs. Gilpin was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Bartow County, the daughter of William and Daisey Murphy Hicks. She was a retired beautician and member of First Baptist Church, Newnan.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Dale Gilpin Sr.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Pam Gilpin of Newnan; grandchildren, Kris Gilpin and Kelly and Montanze Whatley of Newnan; great-grandchildren, Jesse Gilpin and Jaylen Whatley; sister, Lois Ethel Mabry of Chattanooga, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Clay officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family was receiving friends at the funeral home Monday from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, Ga.
Mr. Willie James Green
A Celebration of Life Service for Willie James Green will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at 1 p.m. from the Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Carter officiating. Interment in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Willie James Green passed on Thursday, Nov. 25, at Newnan Hospital.
Willie was born March 24, 1928 in Selma, Alabama, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Green.
Survivors: wife, Betty Green; son, Anthony (Teresa); daughters, Taneisa (Oscar) and Tara; brother, Percy; sister, Mattier; five grandchildren, Maurice, Austin, Carrie, Marqavious, Jeremy; Godson, Jonathan Watts; many friends. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The cortege will assemble on the day of the service at 4 Bailey Drive, Newnan, at noon. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc.
Mr. Marvin Marcus
Funeral services for Mr. Marvin Marcus of Newnan, Ga., will be Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, 1 p.m. at Clark Chapel United Methodist Church, Luthersville, Ga. Rev. J. C. Neal officiating, assisted by Rev. Johnny Coleman, Rev. Mary Burth, Rev. Adolph Amey, Rev. Charles McCaskey. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers: West Georgia Christian Men's Club. Honorary pallbearers: United Methodist Men. He's the son of Surnella Ayers and the late Willie H. Marcus, born Nov. 24, 1934, and passed Nov. 26, 2004.
He joined Scotts Chapel Methodist Church of Moreland, Ga., and later merged with the Clark Chapel United Methodist Church, where he remained an active member. He was president of the Trustee Board, member of the United Methodist Men, and chairman of the Finance Committee. He also served as treasurer of the West Georgia Christian Men's Club.
Surviving are daughter, Patricia Kendricks; granddaughters, Annitris Marcus and Valerie Kendricks; great-grandson, Marcus Tucker; great-granddaughter, Mia Lockett; mother, Surnella Ayers; sisters, Ruby L. Hart, Utess Marcus, Uella Calhoun and Annie M. Terrell; brother, Ira Marcus; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mrs. Mabel Whitley McClellan
Mrs. Mabel Whitley McClellan, 93, of Seminole Road, LaGrange, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at Hospice LaGrange. Mrs. McClellan was born Oct. 29, 1911 in Randolph County, Ala., daughter of the late John Robert and Clemie Hall Whitley. She had lived in LaGrange most of her life and was a member of Southwest LaGrange Baptist Church, Georgia Mission Leader, Ladies Mission Group and the CEA Ceramic Club.
Survivors include one son, Norman McClellan of Cedar Bluff, Ala.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria Faye and Jimmy Buck of Stockbridge and Sandra and Grover Carter of Newnan; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Steve and Rhonda McClellan, Sam and Samantha McClellan, Scott and Teresa McClellan, Jeannie and Barry Carson, Pamela and Cornelius Herndon, Jaye and Bobby Copeland, Nanci and Mike Hamlin, Boyd and Marsha Cummings, Jeff and Lisa Carter, and Norman and Kim Carter; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The funeral services for Mrs. Mabel McClellan will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Hunter-Allen-Myhand Chapel with Rev. Fred Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview East Cemetery. The family will be at her home and will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. before the service. Flowers will be accepted, or those desiring may contribute to the Sandra M. Carter School of the Arts c/o First Baptist Church of Newnan, P.O. Box 738, Newnan, GA 30264. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange, Ga.
Mr. Alvin Gilbert Arrowood
Mr. Alvin Gilbert Arrowood, 79, of Sharpsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004.
He served on the Sharpsburg City Council for 14 years and was the Mayor of Sharpsburg for 16 years. He was retired from the Civil Service at Fort McPherson and was employed at Gilroy's Hardware Store in Peachtree City.
He was a member of Sharpsburg Baptist Church for 34 years and was a deacon there as well.
He was a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Arrowood, of Sharpsburg; daughters Connie Smith and Patty Arrowood, both of Sharpsburg; a granddaughter, Jessica Smith, of Sharpsburg; a sister, Bessie Penn, of Chamblee; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, where family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today.
He will lie in-state from 10:30 until 11 a.m Saturday. Funeral services will be at Sharpsburg Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004. Dr. Watson Mills will officiate. Interment will be at Sharpsburg Baptist Church cemetery in Senoia.
McKoon Funeral Home.
Mr. Wendell L. Shelnutt
Mr. Wendell L. Shelnutt, 52, of Grantville, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2004, at his home. His death followed an extended battle with cancer.
Born March 30, 1952, in Newnan, he was preceded in death by his father, Harvey D. Shelnutt.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Martha Norwood Shelnutt, of Newnan; his wife, Vernie M. Shelnutt, of Grantville; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Steve Neill, of Newnan; a son, Harold C. (Charlie) Brown, of Grantville; a granddaughter, Mallory Neill, of Newnan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debra and Glenn Ragsdale, of Peachtree City, Daffey and David Freeman, of Hogansville, and Diane and Bob Hughie, of Newnan; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shelnutt had made his home in Grantville for the past 26 years, where he was active in little league coaching and administration. He was a J. Company Dancers parent volunteer, was a Coweta County Special Olympics volunteer, and was a dedicated member of the Grantville First United Methodist Church, where he served as Lay Leader and held many positions on the Administrative Board.
He was employed as a consumer supervisor by the Rutledge Center of Newnan, where he was able to fulfill his desire to help individuals with special needs.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Grantville First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Palmer Boykin officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Grantville First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95, Grantville, Ga. 30220.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Dan Charles Powell
Mr. Dan Charles Powell, "D.C.," "Daddy D" or "Grand Daddy D," as he was so fondly called, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta.
Mr. Powell attended school in Coweta County. He was preceded in death by his mother Curly Powell, brother Willie Melvin Powell and a lifetime partner Frances Phillips.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel of Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home. Rev. Joe P. Geter will officiate and will be assisted by Evangelist Inez Moreland and Rev. L. S. Cowan. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery, and pallbearers will be James Reeves, Gary Woods Jr., Truman Render, Rick King and Ken Hayes.
He leaves to cherish his memory one brother, Alton D. Powell; one devoted daughter, Rosie Williams; one niece, Pamela S. Powell of Fairburn; nephew, Sidney R. Powell, and great-nephew, Brandon J. Powell, both of Shutesbury, Mass.; one great-aunt, Orrie Q. Powell, of Newnan; seven grandchildren, Vanessa Williams, Christopher Phillips, Eric Phillips, Gregory Brewster, all of Newnan, and Alan Phillips of Augusta, Ga., Dr. Cedric T. Barnes of Dover, Del. and Charles Phillips of Union City; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Mary L. Powell, Rudean King (Clifford) and Dorothy Durrah, all of Newnan, and Julia Durrah of Atlanta; brothers-in-law, Albert Durrah and Refford White of Newnan; and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.
Mr. Ralph Fears
Mr. Ralph Fears, 73, of Newnan, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Fairburn Health Care. Homegoing services will be held Friday, Nov. 26, from the Powell Chapel United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with remains placed in state at 10 a.m. The Rev. Joe P. Geter, pastor, officiating. Interment in church cemetery. He leaves to mourn: his loving wife, Sara; three sons, Ralph Fears Jr., Ronald Fears (both of Atlanta) and Kenneth Parks (Helen) of Dayton, Ohio. He also leaves two daughters, Jacqueline Fears and Elaine Hoff (Steven); 17 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. One sister, Hazel Barnes Shy, preceded him in death. He also leaves another sister, Carolyn (Robert) Stodghill; four sisters-in-law, Christine Parks, Christola Crawford, Mildred Ragland (Alfred), and Gladys Parks; two brothers-in-law, Eddie B. Parks and Oliver Parks and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Final arrangements entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Larry Thrower
Mr. Larry Thrower, 58, of Newnan, Ga., died early Monday morning, Nov. 22, 2004, at his home after an extended illness while surrounded by his family. Mr. Thrower was born in Newnan in 1946 to T. X. and Bessie Norton Thrower where his spent his entire life and raised his own family. He was a building contractor and the owner of Thrower Construction Company. A devout Christian, Mr. Thrower was not only an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church, but served as a deacon, Sunday school director, building and grounds superintendent, and had a perfect attendance record for more than 17 years before his illness. He will be remembered as a "Pillar" of Macedonia Baptist Church and the "Pillar" of his family. He is also compared to "Barnabas," the Encourager, for his continual encouragement to others. Even during the most difficult times in his fight with cancer, he was optimistic and upbeat.
Mr. Thrower is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mrs. Mary Nell Thrower; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Norton Thrower; a son, William Clint Thrower; a daughter, Lorrie Allen and her husband Pete; a brother, Roy Thrower and his wife Brenda; three grandchildren, Josh Cheatham, Shannon Thrower and Coty Thrower; several nieces and nephews and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Mr. T. X. Thrower, and a brother, Mr. Herbert Thrower. The deacons of Macedonia Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23. The funeral service will be at Macedonia Baptist Church 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, with Pastor John Riley, Pastor Searcy Jackson and Minister Judy Thrower officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund. Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.