4/24/1932 - 9/5/2010
Charles H. Craft, Jr. age 78 of Newnan, passed away on Sunday, September 05, 2010 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was born on April 24, 1932 in Cleburne County, Al to the late Charles H. Craft, Sr. and Bertha Lee Maxwell Craft. He was a faithful member of New Lebanon Baptist Church. Mr. Craft retired from the Ford Motor Company and served in the U.S. Army and was mason with the Coweta County Sylvan Lodge. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Madeline Craft; son, Rodger Bowen; daughter, Teresa and husband Ken McDonald; daughter, Angie and husband Jim Morgan; son, Kim and wife Karen Craft; sister, Bertia Lee Scott; grandchildren Matt Bowen, Emily Bowen, Brad Bowen, Spence and Erika Morgan, Christin and Blaire Morgan and Corey and Kirby Craft; great-grandchild Macy Morgan. Numerous nieces and nephews. . Funeral services for Charles H. Craft, Jr., will be held Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the New Lebanon Baptist Church. Mr. Craft will lie in state at the church from 1:00 pm till service hour. Rev. Jimmy Fleming and Rev. Dwight L. Moody will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at McKoon Funeral Home 38 Jackson St. Newnan, Ga 30263 770-253-4580. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made the New Lebanon Baptist Church 1674 Wager Mill Rd. Newnan, Ga 30263.
3/9/1944 - 9/6/2010
Linda Underwood Pierce, 66, died Monday, September 6, 2010 at her home in Newnan, GA. She was born in Calhoun, GA to the late D.F. Underwood & Mary Phipps Underwood. She was a member of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris, GA. Mrs. Pierce worked as an Executive Secretary for The Coca-Cola Company and she was a Certified Appraiser and Real Estate Broker. She enjoyed riding horses, quilting and raising her Australian Shepherds. The funeral service is Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, Rev. Darris Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The visitation is Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Healthfield Hospice, 2525 Highway 34, Newnan, GA 30265. Condolences may be expressed online at www.mckoon.com She is survived by husband, John “Jack” C. Pierce of Newnan, GA; daughters, Vanessa Parker & her husband Scott of Newnan, Laura Adams of Newnan; brother, Duward Underwood & his wife Lynda of Utah; sisters, Priscilla King of Tennessee, Nancy Rice & her husband Don of Michigan; grandchildren, Thomas Parker & his wife Kristy of Charlotte, NC, Randl Parker of Newnan, Brooke Parker of Newnan, Corey Adams of Carrollton, Campbell Adams of Newnan, Miakoda Clay of Newnan; great-grandchild, Mackenzie Parker of Newnan. McKoon Funeral Home 770-253-4580
9/12/1921 - 9/9/2010
Mrs. Lucille Mapp of Newnan died on Thursday, September 9, 2010, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Born Edna Lucille Phillips in Douglasville, Georgia, on September 12, 1921, the third of fifteen children, Mrs. Mapp moved to Newnan with her family during her childhood. A member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church at the time of her death, Mrs. Mapp will be remembered for her abiding love for her large family, numerous friends, and especially her Lord. During her earlier membership at East Newnan Baptist Church, she taught a youth Sunday School class and later a ladies’ class. She gave of her time freely, baking cakes for local nursing home residents and sharing her love with them. During her lifetime she worked for Playtex Industries, American Can Company, Kessler’s Department Store, and did private care for the elderly. Mrs. Mapp is preceded in death by her mother, Dessa Worthan Phillips, and her father, Joseph Clarence Phillips; husbands Ance L. Denny Sr., William V. Slaton, and W. E. Mapp; daughter Mary Ann Denny; sisters Lillian Carol Phillips, Patsy Sue Phillips, Louise Phillips Gazaway, Pauline (Polly) Phillips Key, Betty Jo Phillips Hanson, and Leila Phillips Millians; brothers William Allen Hoyt Phillips, Harvey Lee Phillips, Fred Duncan Phillips, and J. C. Phillips; great-grandsons Robert Nicholas Fields and Daniel Thomas Denny. She is survived by her children Carolyn Fields Smith, Tommy Denny, and Andy and Cynthia Denny, all of Newnan; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her siblings Rev. Donald and Jean Phillips of Monroe, GA, C.J. (Junior) and Patricia Phillips of Newnan, Barbara Phillips Thompson of Newnan, Mack and Betty Phillips of Newnan, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are by McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson Street. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Sunday, September 12th at 2:00 PM in the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with Reverend L. B. Rooks officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
8/27/1916 - 9/9/2010
Mrs. Dorothy Dean Thrower, age 94, died Wednesday, September 9, 2010, at Savannah Court in Newnan, Georgia. She was born in Newnan on August 27, 1916 to the late Grady Dean and Ethel Morris Dean. She had been a member of Lovejoy Memorial United Methodist Church for the past 82 years and her church was blessed by her freely giving of her talents to the many tasks she undertook during her years of service. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James E. Thrower; her brother, Reverend Willard Dean; and her sister, Marie Dean Morgan. The defining element of Mrs. Thrower’s life was what she considered life’s greatest blessings – her family. Surviving are her daughter, Nelda Boren and her husband, Jerry; grandson, Jay Boren and wife, Amy, and their children, Caden, Patrick and Caroline; granddaughter, Traci Boren Matthews and husband, Scott, and their children, Spencer and Dorothy “Dottie” Grace, all of Newnan; Jim Boren and wife, Marla, and their children, Macy Margaret, Wynn and Watson of Lilburn, Georgia. The funeral service will be Sunday, September 12 at 4:00 PM in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, Newnan, with Dr. Bob Martin and Reverend Kathy Broadwater officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lovejoy Memorial United Methodist Church, 60 East Washington Street, Newnan 30263.
12/17/1908 - 9/10/2010
A colorful chapter in the historical fabric of Coweta County came to an end in the early morning hours of September 10, 2010 as Dr. Howard Clarke Glover, Jr. departed this life in the comfort of his home. “Dr. Howard”, as he was affectionately known, had celebrated his 101st birthday last December 17th. He was born in Coweta County December 17, 1908 and was one of nine children of the marriage of Howard Clarke and Fannie Virginia Jones Glover. Besides his parents, Dr. Glover was preceded in death by his siblings Virginia Glover Graham, Caroline Frances Glover, Thomas Jones Glover, J. Littleton Glover, Mary Jones Glover Nixon, and the brother with whom he operated The Glover Clinic, Dr. Nathaniel Banks Glover. Educated as an undergraduate at Mercer University and the University of Virginia, Dr. Glover graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1934. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and the Phi Beta PI medical society. He served internships and residencies at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Watts‘s Hospital in Durham, and at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta (now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta).He then returned to his roots in Newnan to practice medicine for more than 55 years, and for more than 40 years he operated the Glover Clinic at 6 Brown Street in partnership with his brother Nat. He retired in 1993 at the age of 85. Possessed of a remarkable spirit of service, Dr. Howard was the saving grace for many an anxious parent. His calm, reassuring manner put fears aside if the child presented a runny nose or any other more serious problem. His patients knew that at the end of the visit there would be that comforting hug from Dr. Howard to go along with the bird he inevitably drew on each child’s hand. Mom and dad would be sent on their way, knowing that this good man would welcome their calls of concern should it be day or night. A great testimony to his endearing nature would be the hundreds of pictures of his patients that were framed on all the walls in his office. Many of his patients would continue to be cared for by him through high school and college if the need arose. His “kids” just did not want to give him up. Dr. Glover led a well-balanced life and loved to spend his leisure time enjoying hunting, fishing, or on the golf course. He was adept as a card player in bridge or poker. During his professional career he was a member of the Rotary Club and served on the board of, at that time, The Citizens and Southern Bank. As a loyal member of Central Baptist Church he had served as chairman of the board of deacons and was Deacon Emeritus at the time of his death. Dr. Glover is survived by his wife, Margaret Trapnell Glover to whom he was married January 1, 1938 in Newnan. His children are Harriett Trapnell Glover McCune of Alexandria, VA, Howard Clarke Glover III and his wife Becky of Lookout Mountain, TN, John Trapnell Glover and his wife Sandra of Atlanta and William Norwood Glover of Atlanta. Also surviving are his grandchildren John Chambers McCune III of Mobile, AL, John Trapnell Glover Jr. and his wife Merrilee of Bozeman, MT, Howard Clarke Glover IV and his wife Sarah of Boston, MA, Richard Trapnell Glover and his wife Emily of Chattanooga, TN and Jeffrey Barron Glover and his wife Carrie of Atlanta. There are six great grandchildren. They are Elizabeth S. McCune and Catherine A. McCune of Victoria, BC, Amelia C. Glover of Bozeman, MT, Sophia D. Glover of Boston, MA, James Alexander Glover of Atlanta and Richard Gates Glover of Chattanooga. His surviving siblings are Winifred Glover Boone Klein of Atlanta and Clifford Clarke Glover of West Point, GA. Funeral arrangements are by McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson Street. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday at McKoon Funeral Home between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be Monday, September 13, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Central Baptist Church with Dr. Joel E. Richardson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Dr. Glover’s memory may be honored by contributions to Central Baptist Church of Newnan P.O. Box 1221 Newnan, Georgia 30264.
1/8/1929 - 9/10/2010
Allie Louise Calhoun Sorrells, 81, of Newnan died Friday, September 10, 2010 at Tanner Medical Center in Carroll County, GA. She was born in Raymond, GA to the late Frank Calhoun & Jennie Moore Calhoun. She retired from nursing after twenty years from Dekalb Medical Center in 1978 and then relocated to Newnan, GA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Bob Sorrells; daughter, Janice Mears; and several brothers & sisters. The funeral service is Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, Brother Jake Calhoun officiating. The visitation is Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan. Condolences may be expressed online at www.mckoon.com She is survived by son, Danny Harmon & his wife Sue; brother, Jake Calhoun; sisters, Tommie Lewis, Edna Elliott, Josephine Anderson; grandchildren, Chris Harmon, Nicholas Harmon, Gabriel Harmon, Stefanie Francique; several great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. McKoon Funeral Home 770-253-4580
Sarah Joyce Andrews
5/1/1929 - 9/11/2010
Mrs. Joyce Payton Andrews, age 81, died Saturday at her home in Newnan, Georgia, surrounded by her beloved family. Mrs. Andrews was born in Coweta County on May 1, 1929, and was one of 8 children born to the late William Harvey and Annie Belle Samples Payton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Leland Andrews and by brothers, Floyd Payton, Jimmy Payton, and sisters, Christine Payton Scott, Ludene Payton Adkins, and Thelma Payton Winkles. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263, with Dr. Jimmy Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Friday, September 17, 2010, between the hours of 6 & 8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Mrs. Andrews was a member of First Baptist Church, Newnan for 49 years. She loved her church; and, as is fitting, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 15 W. Washington Street, Newnan, GA. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mckoon.com. She is survived by one sister, Molly Ann Payton Strickland; daughters, Denise Wilkin and Melissa Scott; sons-in-law, Dale Wilkin and Christopher Scott; grandchildren, Kristen Luellen-Kee, Kenneth Luellen, Andrew Wilkin, Kathryn Scott, Davy Scott and Payton Scott; great grandchildren, Chase Luellen and McKenna Grace Kee. McKoon Funeral Home (770) 253-4580