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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA

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Jerry A. Eubanks, 46, former Marietta resident
Jerry Alan Eubanks, 46, of Dunwoody, formerly of Marietta, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Medford-Peden Funeral Home in Marietta, with Keith Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Park Cemetery in Marietta. A Cobb County native, Mr. Eubanks was employed by BellSouth Co. as a draftsman. Survivors include his mother, Betty Jo Eubanks of White; four brothers, James Eubanks and David Eubanks, both of Marietta, Joseph Eubanks of Acworth and Sam Newlin of Dunwoody; and nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends after 3 p.m. today and all day Monday at the funeral home.

Annie Harrison, 84, Cobb County native
Annie “Polly” Harrison, 84, of Marietta died Friday, March 30, 2001. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, with the Rev. Larry Sandidge officiating. Burial will be in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. A Cobb County native, Mrs. Harrison retired from the Cobb County School System as food service manager after 30 years. She was a member of Noonday Baptist Church in Marietta. Survivors include her husband, H. McCoy Harrison Sr.; one son, H. McCoy Harrison Jr. of Stockton, Calif.; one daughter, Betty Ann Harrison Doughty of Marietta; two sisters, Barbara Robinson of Acworth and Sarah Goff of Kennesaw; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles M. Hicks, 80, former Cobb police officer
Charles Martin “Buck” Hicks, 80, of Marietta died Friday, March 30, 2001. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Medford-Peden Funeral Home in Marietta, with the Rev. Charles Callahan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Yonah Baptist Church Cemetery in Cleveland. A Cobb County native, Mr. Hicks served served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a Cobb County police officer, a minister and a fireman. He also served as a Magistrate Judge in White County. He attended Beulah Land Fellowship Church. Survivors include three sons, Charlie Hicks of Ormond Beach, Fla., Howard Hicks of Marietta and Mike Hicks of Greenbrier, Tenn.; two brothers, Emmett Earl Hicks of Jasper and John Herbert Hicks of Florence, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Jane Cochran of Powder Springs and Cora Lee Carney of Marietta; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. Contributions may be made to VFW Post 2681. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alex L. Kendall, 81, World War II veteran
Alex L. Kendall, 81, of Austell died Saturday, March 31, 2001. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain. Mr. Kendall served in the Army during World War II. He retired from Scottdale Mill. Survivors include his wife, Evie Vaughn Kendall; three brothers, Bobby Inglish of Heflin, Ala., Clyde Kendall of Raleigh, N.C., and Zack Kendall of Scottdale; and two sisters, Faye Ethridge of Raleigh, N.C., and Jean Ward of Apex, N.C. The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home in Austell.

Veta C. Knight, 84, Acworth resident
Veta C. Knight, 84, of Acworth died Friday, March 30, 2001. Services will be 4 p.m. today at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, with Brother Bob Clardy and Ray Varner officiating. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Memorial Park in Kennesaw. An Arkansas native, Mrs. Knight was a homemaker and a member of North Cobb Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Larry E. Knight of Marietta; one daughter, Noel Jean Golden of Kennesaw; one sister, Doris Bland of Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Ohio Valley Christian College in Parkersburg, W.V. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ray Larkin, 57, Vietnam War veteran
Ray Larkin, 57, of Smyrna died Friday, March 30, 2001. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna, with Leon Hildreth officiating. Burial will be in Aragon Memorial Cemetery in Aragon. Mr. Larkin served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Hennessy Cadillac in Atlanta as a mechanic. Survivors include one daughter, Chelley Rae Dean of Woodstock; his mother, Lucille Browning Larkin of Smyrna; one brother, Tom Larkin of Powder Springs; one sister, Frances Morgan of Marietta; three grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

W.K. McWhorter, 62, former F.B.I. agent
W.K. “Woody” McWhorter, 62, of Marietta died Friday, March 30, 2001. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tom Pilgrim officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park. Mr. McWhorter was a former F.B.I. agent. He also was owner and president of the Buckhead Group. Survivors include his wife, Judith McWhorter; three sons, Mark McWhorter and Brent McWhorter, both of Marietta, and Scott McWhorter of Austin, Texas; one brother, Gene McWhorter of West Helena, Ark.; two sisters, Joyce Ekenseair of Searcy, Ark., and Martha Williford of West Memphis, Ark.; and three grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill in Marietta.

Charles W. Perry Jr., 39, former Cobb resident
Charles W. “Chuck” Perry Jr., 39, of Cartersville, formerly of Cobb County, died Saturday, March 31, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw.

Mildred Shaw, 93, Acworth resident
Mildred Shaw, 93, of Acworth died Saturday, March 31, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw.

Gerald B. Sims, 60, Vietnam War veteran
Gerald B. Sims, 60, of Acworth died Friday, March 30, 2001. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Collins Funeral Home in Acworth, with Danny Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Rolling Hills Memory Gardens. An Atlanta area native, Mr. Sims served in the Army during the Vietnam War as a 1st Lieutenant of Artillery. He also worked in the commercial construction industry. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church in Kennesaw. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Louise Sims; two sons, Jerry Saul Sims of Chamblee and Michael Stork of Cartersville; seven daughters, Tina Pence of Grayson, Donna Neese of Woodstock, Patsy Schirmer and Pam Duffell, both of Acworth, Vicki Brown of Kennesaw, Robin Brown of Marietta and Christine Waley of Cartersville; three brothers, John Sims of Cumming, Michael Sims of Smyrna and Lenus Sims of Kennesaw; and 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 to 9 p.m. today and until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ernest F. Bairdain, 81, Marietta resident
Ernest Frederick Bairdain, 81, of Marietta died Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta.

Nellie Betenbaugh, 83, Smyrna resident
Nellie “Nell” Betenbaugh, 83, of Smyrna died Thursday, June 7, 2001. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Atlanta, with the Rev. Robin Lindsey officiating. Mrs. Betenbaugh was a homemaker and a member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church in Mableton. Survivors include one son, Cecil Betenbaugh of Mableton; one sister, Estelle Lindsey of Conyers; and four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-child. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert E. Chambers, 73, Acworth resident
Robert Edward Chambers, 73, of Acworth died Thursday, June 7, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Collins Funeral Home in Acworth.

Jose M. Gomez, 16, Smyrna resident
Jose Madrigal Gomez, 16, of Smyrna died Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Services will be noon Sunday at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home in Marietta. Burial will be in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. Survivors include his parents, Jose and Martha Gomez of Smyrna; two brothers, Eloy Gomez and Christian Gomez, both of Smyrna; and one sister, Claudia Gomez of Smyrna. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at the funeral home.

Cory E. Hunt, 18, Austell resident
Cory E. Hunt, 18, of Austell died Tuesday, June 5, 2001. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Glenn Baptist Church in Austell, with Pastor Dennis Cooke officiating. Survivors include his grandparents, Richard and Susie Scott of Austell and Nicki Gullett of Hiram. Cremation Society of the South is in charge of arrangements.

Martha A. Madow, 59, formerly of Marietta
Martha “Bobbie” Allen Madow, 59, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Marietta, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001. Services will be noon Saturday at Davis Struempf Funeral Home in Austell, with the Rev. Berlyn Compton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Madow retired from Hair Force One in Marietta, where she was owner and operator. Survivors include her husband, Howard G. Madow; one son, Michael Shuey of Kennesaw; two daughters, Tonya Mihm and Tina Holbrook, both of Molena; three sisters, Louise Jenkins of Austell, Lois Compton of Marietta and Judy Bennett of Cedar Bluff, Ala.; and six grandchildren.

Lula E. Payne, former Smyrna resident
Lula Elizabeth Payne of Monticello, formerly of Smyrna, died Thursday, June 7, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home in Marietta.

Rebecca J. Spencer, 52, Smyrna resident
Rebecca Jean Spencer, 52, of Smyrna died Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna.

John R. VanDeventer, 47, Marietta resident
John Raymond VanDeventer, 47, of Marietta died Tuesday, June 5, 2001. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home in Marietta. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne VanDeventer; two sons, Andrew VanDeventer and Eric VanDeventer, both of Marietta; one daughter, Dana VanDeventer of Marietta; his parents, Raymond and Diane VanDeventer of Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Linda Haag of Winslow, Maine, and Kathy Chandler of Lexington, Ky.; and nephews and nieces. Contributions may be made to the VanDeventer children c/o Suzanne VanDeventer, 1157 Canton Road, Marietta, Ga. 30068. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Jeffery Howard Tatum, 40, Douglasville
TATUM — Jeffery Howard Tatum, age 40, of Douglasville, died June 6, 2001. Mr. Tatum was born February 6, 2001. Mr. Tatum was born February 3, 1961 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Charles Tatum and Ronda Fincher Tatum. He was a welder and a member of Floyd Road Baptist Church in Austell. Survivors are wife, Marla Tatum of Douglasville, GA; daughter, Savannah Tatum of Douglasville, GA; father, Charles and Linda Tatum of Panama City, FL; mother, Ronda Tatum of College Park, GA; brothers, Charlie Tatum of Panama City, FL, Scott Tatum of Riverdale, GA, Mike Tatum of Griffin, GA, Matt Tatum of Panama City, FL; sister, Susan Planert of London, KY; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 7, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Friday, June 8, 2001 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at Floyd Road Baptist Church, Austell at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 9, 2001 with Rev. Burman Cape and Rev. Jack Henry officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA.

William M. Allen, 61, Marietta resident
William Myrick Allen, 61, of Marietta died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home in Marietta.

Eugene E. Brazaitis, 57, Army veteran
Eugene Edward Brazaitis, 57, of White, formerly of Cobb County, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001. Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Owen Funeral Home in Cartersville, with the Rev. Kenny Jacobs officiating. A Springfield, Ill., native, Mr. Brazaitis served in the Army. He was the owner/operator of Kar Kolors and Street Stuff, both in Marietta. Survivors include his wife, Judy Bird; one son, Robert Bird of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Cindy Mathis of Dallas, Texas, and Robbyn Stanphil of Arlington, Texas; and three grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Joseph Furmanski Sr., 65, Kennesaw resident
Joseph Michael Furmanski Sr., 65, of Kennesaw died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meadows Funeral Home in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles, Ill. A Chicago, Ill., native, Mr. Furmanski retired from Chevron as a salesman. He attended St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Furmanski; five children; and eight grandchildren. Contributions may be made to WellStar Community Hospice, 4040 Hospital West Drive, Austell, Ga. 30106. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw is in charge of local arrangements.

Martha Gronberg, 98, Powder Springs resident
Martha Gronberg, 98, of Powder Springs died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, with the Rev. Dr. Howard M. Edwards III officiating. Burial will be in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park. A Borgenhaugen, Norway, native, Mrs. Gronberg was a member of Sons of Norway Lodge 3-475 and Christ Lutheran Church in Marietta. Survivors include one son, Thomas Gronberg of Powder Springs; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Henry J. Hobbs, 75, Marietta resident
Henry Jack Hobbs, 75, of Marietta died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Hay-Gantt Funeral Home in Marietta.

Anthony A. Hudson, Marietta infant
Anthony Ash Hudson, infant, of Marietta died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. Services will be private. Survivors include his parents, Theodore Anthony Hudson and Heather Draper of Marietta; and three grandparents, Eric Draper of Tallahassee, Fla., and Gail Draper and Sarah Hudson, both of Marietta. Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta is in charge of the arrangements.

Mereda M. Jackson, 66, Mableton resident
Mereda M. Jackson, 66, of Mableton died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mountainview Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Survivors include two sons, Judah Jackson of Sandy Springs and Kevin Jackson of Marietta; two daughters, Rhonda Jackson of Smyrna and Greta Crawford of McDonough; four sisters, Beatrice Casey, Betty Joe Damons and Cecelia Brawner, all of Gainesville, and Mattie Sparks of High Point, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home in Marietta is in charge of the arrangements.

Albert Mines, 75, Army veteran
Albert Mines, 75, of Marietta died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greers Chapel Baptist Church, with the Revs. Benny Butterworth and Jimmy Day officiating. Burial will be in Greers Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be at the church at 1 p.m. A Cobb County native, Mr. Mines served in the Army. He retired from the Food Giant in Marietta as a produce manager. He was a member of Greers Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty R. Mines; one son, Thom Mines of Dallas; three brothers, M.C. Mines of Marietta, Harold Mines of Smyrna and Pat Mines of Acworth; two sisters, Lucy Murray and Emily Watts, both of Marietta; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends after 10 a.m. today at Woodstock Funeral Home.

Nancy L. Pigott, 40, Acworth resident
Nancy Lassiter Pigott, 40, of Acworth died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta, with Dr. Jerry A. Black officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. A Cobb County native, Mrs. Pigott was employed by Winn Dixie Grocery Store as a deli manager. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Aaron Pigott; one son, Robert Pigott of Acworth; her mother, Jean Lassiter of Dallas; and one sister, Donna Collins of Dallas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clinton H. Stevens, 64, Marietta resident
Clinton H. Stevens, 64, of Marietta died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, with the Rev. Don Kriner officiating. Burial will be in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. A Battle Creek, Mich., native, Mr. Stevens was a business owner in Acworth for eight years. He was employed by Micro Center in Marietta. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Stevens; one son, Terry Michael Stevens of Marietta; one daughter, Stephanie Gayle Hammill of Acworth; two sisters, Elaine Kyser of Battle Creek and Virginia Winn of Union City, Mich.; three grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. Contributions may be made to Leukemia Society of America, 2625 Cumberland Parkway No. 205, Atlanta, Ga. 30339. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Verda F. Woody, 89, Mableton resident
Verda Fowler Woody, 89, of Mableton died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Roy Davis Funeral Home in Austell, with the Revs. Kenneth McDaniel and Ken Hennesy officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Danielsville. Mrs. Woody retired from Arrow Shirt Co. after 32 years. Survivors include three daughters, Ann Payson of Springfield, Mass., Sara Painter of Austell and Faye Hunnings of Hiram; one brother, John Glenn Fowler of Lawrenceville; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at the funeral home.

Archie Watson Young, 84, Power Springs
POWDER SPRINGS — Former Atlanta Black Crackers baseball player Archie Watson Young, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 28, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. “He loved baseball and he loved children,” said his wife, Essie Young. “He loved to see children express themselves.” Born in 1918, the Powder Springs native finished high school after completing a seventh-grade education, which was standard for blacks at that time. Young was about 14 when he lied about his age to find his first job at the Coats and Clark Thread Mill factory. He later worked as a porter at Southern Railway, where he would retire after 37 years. During his 20s, Young would take time off from his job to play baseball for little or no pay. The players would lose pay for rain-out games and had to purchase their own uniforms. Young played second base for the team, which played its first game in 1920 in the Negro Southern League. The Atlanta Black Crackers joined the Negro American League in 1937 and won the second-half title of the split season that year. Young chose to quit the team following an ultimatum from his supervisors at Southern Railway, but he continued to play baseball for semi-professional teams in Powder Springs into his 30s, according to his wife. Young umpired high school games and taught baseball to children in his church at New Hope Baptist Church, Mrs. Young said. She said he was a deacon at the church and a member of the Delphi Club, participating in children’s educational programs and activities. Young once served as a vice president of the Cobb County branch of the NAACP in the 1980s. The Cobb NAACP honored Young last week as the winner of the Elder Youth Achievement Award during an annual banquet. His illness prevented him from attending the event, Mrs. Young said. She met her husband in church in 1970 and lived on Butler Street, where Young was confined to his home for about five years. The couple have two sons from previous marriages, Francis Young, 56, of East Point and Benny Watts Jr., 51, of Atlanta. Young is survived by seven grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Hanley-Shelton Funeral Home in Marietta. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ralph Steed and J.C. Carter officiating. The body will be at the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

George Carson Watson, 95, Marietta
WATSON — George Carson Watson of Marietta, GA, age 95, formerly of Raleigh, NC, died October 28, 2001. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 AM, October 30 in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Marietta with the Rev. Dr. Joe P. Peabody officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Blue Ridge, Virginia. Born on August 3, 1906, Mr. Watson, the son of J. Marvin Watson and Nellie May Swain Watson of Danville, VA, was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Claudine Hall Gates Watson and his stepson, Hart Hall Gates. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1927 with a BA in Mathematics. Mr. Watson was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the President of his senior class. He played both lacrosse and basketball. In later years he established the George C. and Claudine G. Watson Scholarship which continues to provide students with financial assistance. He obtained a Master’s degree in 1934 from the University of Virginia. Mr. Watson taught at McGuire’s School in Richmond, Miller School in Charlottesville and Emory and Henry College, also in Virginia. During the 1930s he and his brother owned and operated Camp Appalachia in the mountains of Virginia. Mr. Watson joined the Mathematics Department faculty of NC State University in Raleigh, NC in 1945. He retired in 1978 as Emeritus Associate Profess of Mathematics. He was active in Fairmont United Methodist Church of Marietta, GA and an affiliate member of Fairmont United Methodist Church of Raleigh, NC. Mr. Watson is survived by three grandchildren: Mary-Beth Gates of Athens, GA, Fred Gates of Norcross, GA, and Robert Gates of Duluth, VA; four great grandchildren, all of Georgia; and a nephew J. Marvin Watson of Ashland, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Marietta First United Church, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30064.


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