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Dr. George Willcox Brown
Dr. George Willcox Brown, 82, died on Aug. 26, 2000. Services will be held in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at 11 a.m. followed by graveside services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin. Officiating will be the Rev. Bruce Morgan of First Baptist Church and the Rev. Terry Thompkins of Wesley Woods of Newnan. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Andrews Brown; his parents, Carrie Williams and John Broadus Brown; and his sister, Carolyn Brown Benson. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Bowen Brown; four children, John Frederick Brown, George Willcox Brown Jr., Carol Ann Brown Cannon and Thomas Calhoun Brown; six grandchildren, Rachel Kaitz, Carrie Cannon, Thomas Brown Jr., Charles Cannon IV, Will Brown, Andrew Brown and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Kaitz. Dr. Brown was born in McCrae, Ga., on Aug. 27, 1918. He graduated from Mercer University, where he was president of the student government, Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity and Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Fraternity, and was a member of Blue Key Honorary Scholastic Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Medicine in 1943 and served an internship at St. Louis Hospital, during which he was called to command the 700th Medical Hospital Platoon in World War II. During his service to his country, he crossed the Atlantic 12 times in 15 months. Dr. Brown then attended the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Radiology, where he was president of his class. In 1950, Dr. Brown moved his family to Griffin to set up a premier radiology department for the new Griffin-Spalding County Hospital, where he practiced radiology until his retirement at age 66. Dr. Brown served as president of the Georgia Radiological Society and was a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Griffin and the Griffin Kiwanis Club. Friends may visit the family Monday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Griffin.

Miss Martha J. Long
Miss Martha J. Long, 56, of Carver Road, Griffin, passed away Saturday at the Vencor Hospital in Atlanta. Miss Long was a lifelong resident of Spalding County, daughter of the late James Harrington and the late Lula Harrington. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Rodney Harris of Griffin; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Wanda Long of Griffin; grandchildren, Allen Harris, Alex Harris and Kyle Long; sisters, Mamie Jo Smith of Thomaston, Katherine Wheeler of Griffin and Betty Harrington of Jenkinsburg; special friends, Betty Pollard, Dottie Killingsworth and Liz Mangham; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Miss Martha Long will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the McCullough Funeral Home. The Rev. S. Ed Hoard will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Clara P. Banks
Mrs. Clara P. Banks of 460 Palace St., Griffin, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Faith United Methodist Church with the Rev. M. Murphy officiating. Interment will be in Griffin Memorial Gardens. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jana Barkley of Griffin and Mrs. Virginia Weaver (Timothy); three sons, John Banks and Warren Banks (Jewell) of Atlanta and Andrew J. Banks of Griffin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other relatives. The body will lie in state at Spalding Undertaking from Sunday afternoon and will be carried to the church Tuesday to lie in state from noon until the funeral hour. Robert L. Parks Funeral Home of Cedartown is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Edna Prescott
Mrs. Edna Mae Rozier Prescott, 93, of Griffin, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Spalding Regional Hospital. Mrs. Prescott was born in Brantley County, June 20, 1907, to the late William Avery Rozier and the late Minnie Mae King Rozier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Oliver Prescott; sons, Hugh and Melvin Prescott; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Prescott was a member of McIntosh Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mae and David Chambers of Griffin; Barbara and Wendell Kennedy of Opelika, Ala., and Jackie Holley of Griffin; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Susie Prescott of Hershey, Pa., Ben Prescott of Kingwood, Texas and Byron Prescott of Griffin; daughters-in-law, Maudie Prescott of Griffin and Sallie Prescott of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Bell Hodges of Blackshear; brothers, Richard Rozier of Ocala, Fla., Perry Rozier of Hortez, Frank Rozier of Blackshear and Pete Rozier of Desota, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Edna R. Prescott will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. The Rev. Joey Huggins and the Rev. Jeff Jones will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit the family Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour and other times at the residence of Jackie Holley, 307 Pine Hill Road. McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. George W. Brown
Dr. George Willcox Brown, 82, died Aug. 26, 2000. Services will be held in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at 11 a.m., followed by graveside services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin. Officiating will be Dr. Bruce Morgan of First Baptist Church and the Rev. Terry Thompkins of Wesley Woods of Newnan. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Andrews Brown; his parents, Carrie Williams and John Broadus Brown and his sister, Carolyn Brown Benson. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Bowen Brown; four children, John Frederick Brown, George Willcox Brown Jr., Carol Ann Brown Cannon and Thomas Calhoun Brown; six grandchildren, Rachel Kaitz, Carrie Cannon, Thomas Brown Jr., Charles Cannon IV, Will Brown and Andrew Brown; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Kaitz. Dr. Brown was born in McCrae, Aug. 27, 1918. He graduated from Mercer University where he was president of the Student Government, the Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity and the Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Fraternity and a member of the Blue Key Honorary Scholastic Fraternity. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Medicine in 1943 and served an internship at St. Louis Hospital during which he called to command the 700th Medical Hospital Platoon in World War II. During his service to his country, he crossed the Atlantic 12 times in 15 months. Dr. Brown then attended the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Radiology where he was president of his class. In 1950, Dr. Brown moved his family to Griffin to set up a premier radiology department for the new Griffin-Spalding County Hospital where he practiced radiology until his retirement at age 66. Dr. Brown served as president of Georgia Radiological Society and was a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Griffin and the Griffin Kiwanis Club. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Griffin. McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Robert E. Whitaker
A memorial service for Robert Edward "Eddie" Whitaker, 27, of the 2400 block of Fayetteville Road, who was hit by a car on Aug. 14 and whose body was found Aug. 15 in Griffin, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at East Griffin Baptist Church.

Mrs. Simone P. Adams
Mrs. Simone Pelchat Adams, 84, of Chapel Hill Road, Williamson, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Arkansas. Mrs. Adams was born in Androscoggin County, Maine. She was the daughter of the late Louis Poussard and the late Alina Bussier Poussard. Mrs. Adams resided in Pike County for many years. She was a lifelong member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Arlene Pelchat, Arthur and Dorothy Pelchat and Raymond and Linda Pelchat, all of Griffin; daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Thomas Dempe of Seattle, Wash., Muriel Burton of Gray, Maine, Joan and Ray Nixon of Clinton, Ark. and Patty and Jay Smollen of Griffin; one sister out of 12 siblings, Jennette Perron of Jackson; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sept. 2, 2000, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 100 County Line Road, Griffin. Mr. Wayne Boggs will officiate. Following the service friends may visit the family at the residence of Pat and Jay Smollen, 639 Patton Road, Griffin.

Mr. Wayland H. Roache
Mr. Wayland Hubert "Paw-Paw" Roache, 73, of Griffin, passed away Aug. 26, 2000. He was a World War II veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne Division and was a prisoner of war in Germany. Mr. Roache is survived by his daughter, Teresa Parker of Sharpsburg; two sons, Macey Roache of Grantville and Tyson Roache of Griffin; five grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Atkins of Chattanooga, Tenn. A memorial was held Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at 2 p.m. at West Sunny Side Congregational Holiness Church. A reception was held following the service at the deceased's home. In lieu of flowers make donations to Griffin-Spalding County Regional Library in memory of Mr. Roache. Higgins & Son Funeral Home of Fairburn was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Barbara D. McLaurin
Miss Barbara D. McLaurin, 82, of Griffin, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at Spalding Regional Hospital. A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home in Griffin.

Mr. Jessie J. Driver
Mr. Jessie J. Driver, of 110 Tuscany Lane, Griffin, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by McDowell's Funeral Home.


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